Harry's Seafood Grill
Harry's Seafood Grill

Harry's Seafood Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrysseafoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3027771500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Lee Banks, CEC, AAC
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harry's Fish Market + Grill, adjacent to Harry's Seafood Grill, is available to cater your office or personal breakfast and lunch. Contact our Management Team for more information.
  • Entertainment:
    Entertainment We offer live acoustic entertainment from 6-8PM every Wednesday night during the summer. Come join us on our patio!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage also available.
A word from Harry's Seafood Grill
Harry's Seafood Grill is a causal, upscale seafood eatery & a hot spot on the river. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Harry's Seafood Grill has become THE place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and late night in the City of Wilmington. The chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, and other imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis, and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Harry's Seafood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (114)scenic view (105)special occasion (89)fit for foodies (76)vibrant bar scene (43)notable wine list (35)romantic (35)great for lunch (33)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (25)hot spot (21)great for brunch (19)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Food is good, but not always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Food is good, but not always great. At this price, it is hard to consider it on a regular basis due to the inconsistency of the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took Mom and my sister to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    Took Mom and my sister to Celebrate Birthday & Mother's Day. Fun meeting some of the alumni from the old Columbus Inn where mom worked for many years. Harry's is delightful. Great food...service....and ambiance. Worth the ride from south Jersey to Wilmington..!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is what I wrote to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    This is what I wrote to the restaurant: Dear Matt, This was the first time that we have ever visited you. Upon entering the front door we were greeted by a very cheerful maitre d'. I gave her the reservation number and had to wait only 2 minutes to be seated. Everything was perfect we had a completely enjoyable afternoon. The food was outstanding and the service spectacular. I had left a note on the OpenTable website for the maitre d' but did not mention anything to anyone. When we finished lunch we ordered a coffee and a dessert. When the dessert came out we were so impressed with the presentation!! The peanut butter layer cake had “Happy 20th Anniversary” written in caramel across the top of the plate!!! I thank you very much
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food there is awesome.
    eateries
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    The food there is awesome. It may be a little pricey in comparison to other places, but you certainly get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though we were out on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Even though we were out on the deck, and it was a bit coo, the food could have been served hotter. It would cool off soon enough so it got cold faster than we would have liked. Other than that the experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your oysters and sashimi are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Your oysters and sashimi are the best around. -J. Burkhardt
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Our dining experience was outstanding. Harry's is a great place for any occasion. Open table makes allows you to plan ahead w/ ease. We will definitely dine at Harry's Grill again & will use open table for reservations wherever available. Thank you for offering this service to your customers! FIVE STARS!!!! :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great 'by the glass'
    FJMBRM
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Good food, great 'by the glass' wine slection. Sit outside along the river, if possible. Very loud inside!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have eaten here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    We have eaten here before and this time the food was way below their standards. It was restaurant week and we ordered off the special menu. If you cannot do a cheaper menu well, don't bother doing it at all, you may lose potential future guests... We also waited a little long between courses, considering we had a late reservations and once we sat down half the dining room was empty by the time our first course came. Our server was nice and there appeared to be plenty of staff on the floor, but not sure why it took so long...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Atmosphere were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Service and Atmosphere were very good. Restaurant Week menu provided some excellent choices - HOWEVER a Salad that was labeld as mildly spicy was much overly spiced and was extremely hot. Hotter (spice) than ANY meal we have ever been served. NOT what we expected
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I celebrated our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    My wife and I celebrated our 13th anniversary at Harry's Seafood Grill. We had a fabulous time!! The staff was pleasant and the food was outstanding. Didn't get full could of been a larger portion. However overall I would recommend it to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our meal a Harry's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    We enjoyed our meal a Harry's Seafood. At the prices charged, however, we will not make it our "regular" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I believe everyone enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    I believe everyone enjoyed themselves very much. I really like the location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harry's Seafood is our favorite
    alif
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Harry's Seafood is our favorite "special occasion" spot. My husband proposed here so it holds a special place in my heart! The food is always excellent, the atmosphere relaxing and the service is always attentive and friendly without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good. We
    Bernie
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The food was very good. We were disappointed that although we had a reservation and were at the restaurant on time, we had to wait over 15 minutes to be seated, while a party was seated before us who arrived 5 minutes after we did. We saw no advantage to using the automated reservation service for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our booth was situated next
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Our booth was situated next to the bar and the door, so it was very chaotic, also the food was just average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    The food was excellent! The noise level in the restaurant made it difficult for conversation at times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good but it took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The food was good but it took a total of 2 hours for the 3 of us to have dinner. The waiter said there was a mix-up in the kitchen but even so, he didn't check on us for long stretches of time. Because we had theatre tickets, we were conscious of the time and had to rush through dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat in the bar section
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    We sat in the bar section and it was too loud. We could not hear to talk. Next time I would request the dining room. I thought the food was good but not as good as it should have been for the price. Our waiter, Joshua, was excellent!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my absolute favorites,
    elinden1
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    One of my absolute favorites, food wine and service, plus a great outdoor deck!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I very much enjoyed my visit
    demomof3
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    I very much enjoyed my visit to Harry's. The outdoor dining experience was lovely, we got to watch all of the lunchtime activity around the waterfront and saw beautiful boats sailing by... The only slight complaint I have is that every so often I felt like we had been forgotten outside by the waitstaff. It seemed that just as I would begin to wonder, they would show up and be attentive for a while. Other than that, it was a superb dining experience for me! My meal was delicious and the other meals that I tasted were also quite nice. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No complaints though I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    No complaints though I had to wait an additional 30 minutes for a table even with the reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and wine list.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Very good food and wine list. Service was off. Ordered oysters, which were very good, however took a long time to get. My collegue ordered soup and the soup arrived quickly. He was finished his soup before the oysters arrived. Additionally, the entrees both arrived before I finished my oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My guests and I had excellent
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    My guests and I had excellent meals. The service was attentive. It is a fun place and the overall experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have chosen Harry's in
    chinagirlVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We have chosen Harry's in the past to meet as a halfway point with friends. This time was not enjoyable. The room was very COLD and we got no cooperation with either the waiter nor the manager. We ate with jackets on! The chicken ordered by 3 out of 4 of us was very salty. The shrimp cocktail (at $2.50 a piece!) were medium size and very mushy. Some items were taken off the bill but that is not what we were looking for. We much rather would have enjoyed our meal. Previous trips were very satisfactory and that's why we've returned. Not this time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance was visually attractive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Ambiance was visually attractive. However, the level of noise was uncomfortable taking away from a totally pleasant evening. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent wait staff-Max was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Excellent wait staff-Max was very knowledgeable. Very fresh seafood, deliciously prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Polished abd lively, a sterling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Polished abd lively, a sterling leader in Wilmington's emerging riverfront scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thought the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We thought the service was awful. The waitress put other peoples food on my check. She took her cash tip while we were still sitting at the table. It was my sisters birthday and never brought anything out. The hostess had on pants that were so long they were allover the floor. And they were very dirty. I used to love this place. I feel however it might be going down hill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The table location I requested
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The table location I requested was not available when we arrived but they said they had a table in the bar area that looked out onto the river. What they didn't tell us was that it was right next to the bar so we had to put up with a group of people standing within inches of our table all night. At one point I had to ask a gentleman to move because he actually was leaning against the back of my wife's seat. Also the kitchen made a mistake when preparing our dinners....my wife ordered her filet rare and I ordered my steak medium rare and when they were brought to the table her's was medium rare and mine was rare. Our waiter, Max, did tell the manager about the way our meat had been cooked and the manager did come over to the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    Bernie
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The food was excellent and the wait staff was also very good. I don't think that I could call it a rare find because there are a number of good seafood restaurants in Philadelphia. It certainly was memorable and I will definitely will go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I told the waiter that I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    I told the waiter that I was interested in a brothy (not creamy) soup, and he recommended the Conche chowder. It was delicious, but the bowl contained only 2 oz of broth at most. Such a small portion looked ridiculous in a large bowl and is too little quantity for $7.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Food was very good. Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    The Food was very good. Everything was great, except our waiter gave us poor service. He failed to communicate with us on all levels. The lunch was enjoyable, but could have been fantastic if he was more personable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress, Julie, was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    Our waitress, Julie, was very good. She was very friendly and accomdating. She was very knowledgable about the menu items. It was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All staff members I've dealt
    AnnieG
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    All staff members I've dealt with are good...checking in frequently and are courteous. However, none seem to "take it to the next leve" -- an extra level of warmth or dialogue that "clicks." Usually that's okay with business lunches but it may help is some instances. An intended part of the design, but I don't (and other guests have commented as well) like the open view of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    I have been to this restaurant many times before and have always enjoyed it. The only issue I had with this particular visit was where we were seated. It was in teh bar area and very, very loud. I think this should be reserved for parties without reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    This was my first visit to the Harrys seafood. The service was outstanding at both the bar and table. The bar tender pleasantly replaced a drink that I was not satisfied with, she was very helpful in my next selection. The server was very knowledgable about the menu. The food was suprisingly delicious. I was completely impressed. Overall one of the best restuarants that I have been to in years! I will tell my friends and visit more frequently!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific place to go when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Terrific place to go when you're in the mood for raw bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood was very good, even
    pickydiner
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Seafood was very good, even for someone who is not a big seafood fan.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my absolute favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Wilmington. I am always guaranteed an excellent meal and stellar service at Harry's. Whether enjoying the oyster and appetizer specials for happy hour or sitting in the dining room for a meal, the experience cannot be beat. Excellent atmosphere both inside and out. Among my favorite dishes are the ceviche, tuna entree, and the truffle cupcake. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate