Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood

3.9
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$30 and under
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Seafood
From the family behind iconic Dock's Oyster House and Knife & Fork Inn, Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood is the perfect fusion of oyster bar, sports bar and seafood house. Harry's serves up high quality, fresh seafood at reasonable prices in a fun and completely relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the raw bar featuring a dozen different oyster varieties, house specialties include a classic Lobster Roll and Harry's Clam Bake.

Other highlights include an extensive craft beer list and Buck-a-Shuck happy hour Monday through Friday with $1 oysters and drink specials. Indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting) with a spectacular view of Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk and live music daily in the summer months!
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
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vipCoachjdk
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seafood selection and preparation was excellent. The oysters were outstanding. Always a must stop when in Atlantic City.

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MarvellaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim our server was awesome we will definitely be back.

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PatriciaA
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall very good. Sent something back, took too long to get replacement

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PamW
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for AC Restaurant Week and loved it! Can’t wait to go back again. Food was great, service was great and our hostess, Laura, was awesome!

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional value for price; one of the best restaurant-week dinners we have experienced!

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Karin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A decent spot for lunch, but would have been better when it's warm out and you can sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 of us were there after the Atlantic City boat show. All I can say is wow. The oyster shooters were amazing! All homemade. The food was excellent and the service by Sydney was top notch! Thank you for an awesome evening!!!!

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lurkfest
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Seemed nice as I entered, however the ambiance of the restaurant was like a TGI Fridays. I was expecting something like Harry's Tap Room which can be found in DC/Northern Virginia. Maybe it would seem nicer during the summer or when the sun is out. We were there when it was dark.

Three of us had lobster rolls and it was good. I mean, I love lobster rolls! However if I compare it to other lobster rolls I've had (Coastal Flats, Perry's in Tysons Corner, Maine Lobster Rolls food truck) it was at the bottom of the list.

One of our guests was having a diabetic sugar low and the staff was quick to help with some orange juice and I'm very thankful for their swift aid. That was so nice of them to help us so quickly.

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LisaD
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Prices very reasonable. We’re out of a few cocktails though would definitely will be returning

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was very good, but the place was not even a little crowded. Food was disappointing, I have been here a few times in the summer and food was very good! Quality was not worth the money this time, I would not recommend going in the off season, moving on to another seafood establishment!

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vipPamelaW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was fair at best. We had a reservation but we were stuck inside on a really beautiful night instead of being seated outside. Service was adequate

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and hostess were excellent. The ambiance is great. I love the live band. Fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. We were here years ago, and it was 100 times better then.

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stephaniem
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We made a reservation for a medium party. They gave us tee he option to eat inside or out but they told us we have to go outside to see the other hostess. Service was decent. They got orders right. Drinks were okay, extremely sweet. Seafood pot was missing certain seafood then the lobster smelled foul. They took it off the ticket. Very nice of them. Overall idk if I'd go back and waste money there.

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vipCARMINE
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside during the air show and it was an awesome experience. Our server Sydney was great as well as the food.

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roberts
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

music was too loud - food was ok, but not very flavorable - clam chowder too salty - waitress was excellent.

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 16 of us. Food was wonderful. One order of Lobster was over done but out of 16 dinners that was remarkable.

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LIsaYE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Told them in advance it was a birthday - they never acknowledged. Food was good but they didn’t accommodate anything!!! Service was ridiculously slow.... it took a 1/2 hour for each drink and excuse was the bartender had a problem... and it was for a lemonade. No free refills on soft drinks... and with the cost of food... that’s silly. Place was dirty and not very inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and waitress was excellent as well!

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johnc
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for price

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India
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was just OK. The corn and crab chowder was good. My crabcakes had way too many shells in them couldn’t eat them sent them back. Overall just average nothing special. Wouldn’t go back

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PeterN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We try to visit Harry's oyster bar on our family visits to Ballys Casino. The food is always good as well as the service. My grandchildren love raw oysters and claims so we order the appetizer sampler which is chock full of fresh clams oysters shrimp crab meat and of course a lobster. The place is a little noisy but not enough to drown out conversation just enough to make it a fun place to eat. The corn and crab chowder is exceptional and I highly recommend it. One suggest if you don't like to wait make a reservation and you will get seated promptly.

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vipCheryl
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!

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EricM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was awesome. We had fresh fish and scallops along with crab linguini. We only wish there were more than 4 scallops. Service was outstanding.

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DANIELJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Tried to copy and paste my Google review but it only allows me 2000 characters. The food was subpar, the service was no good and it was overpriced. Go somewhere else for seafood or wait until you're somewhere better for it.

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vipKandisP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Long wait, even with reservations. Kid friendly due to the loud environment. Terrible service. Corn Crab chowder was very good. Crab cakes were prob the worst I’ve ever had, was shredded meat, lots of filler and shells in every bite Tasted more like fried tuna. Lobster Mac wasn’t great. Pan seared flounder was very good. All in all I wouldn’t go back nor recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service .. great live music outside. The day we arrived it was 20 knot winds from the west. The court yard protected the wind and allowed us to enjoy the outdoors..

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had 7 people. Food arrived cold. When we asked for 2 plates to have the vegetables well done and soft they arrived hard and almost raw they brought a second set that was worse. This is not yet bad, however the waiter said the chef was trying the best he could. I really don't understand that.

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sharoni
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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LindseyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 20 minutes to have our server take drink orders. Our drinks were never refilled.

We waited 2 hours for our food to be delivered to our table. When it arrived, 1 dish was cold, one was underdone, one was overcooked, and one was so unappetizing it was inedible.

The waitress took off about $60 from our check for the inconvenience, but it was still too much to pay for this awful food and even worse service.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We have been to Harry’s quite a few times before and will not be going back any time soon. I made a reservation and requested to be outside as I had done before. We showed up to be seat inside. When I questioned them the hostess outside was very rude and told me that they don’t take reservations outside. I wish I had been told that at the front. Then our server Lisa was TERRIBLE!!! It took over 30 mins to get our drinks. She never checked in to make sure things were ok. When we finally got our drinks after chasing her down to say we we hadn’t gotten them they came with melted ice as they had been sitting for some time. Then we received our oyster order with one shell empty. When pointing it out the person told us “Well I didn’t make it.” We then had to ask 4 other people to get the 1 we had missed. We finally got it after our dinner was delivered. Overall the food was t bad and the music was nice but we were there celebrating a graduation and didn’t have a good time. Usually when I write that in the notes for the reservation they make a point of at least saying something.

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AP81
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I never write unfavorable reviews, however Harrys came very highly recommended and to say the least we were all very disapointed. The place was not crowded, so there was no reason for the service to be as poor as it was. It was slow and although the waitress wrote down the orders, she still got them wrong on delivery. The food was mediocre at best and the ceviche which 3 of us were looking forward to having was NOT ceviche, but rather indercooked sliced, shrimp (not diced) over shredded lettuce in some kind of dressing (other than lime).

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vipWhydoineedtoenteranicknam
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Wouldn’t go back. Our food server was attentive but all else failed. Bisque was room temp, crabmeat cocktail was a day away from expiry and served with two sauces in plastic to go cups. Lobster sandwich was prechewed and blackened Maui sandwich was a Filet O Fish with too big a bun for too small a filet.
Lastly the joint needs a mopping and paintbrush. It’s as worn as Bally’s entrance.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second annual work get together for Good Friday holiday. The food was delicious and all orders were served as requested. Our server was friendly and courteous. We even received a dessert for the birthday boy's celebration. Will definitely return for next year's celebration.

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decent food. Not overly priced for Atlantic City. Service and staff were excellent.

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vipCARMINE
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time for lunch. Michal was our server, he was very personable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We had high expectations visiting Harry’s this weekend but we were both disappointed once finished dining. Walking in and being seated both went well. The restaurant was lit appropriately, but the bar was very loud and it was very warm inside. We did wait for a host for about 5 minutes. Our drinks arrived quickly, and the server was knowledgeable and made recommendations appropriately. She was very energetic and polite. Appetizers we had fried oysters and raw oysters. The raw were delicious and shucked perfectly. The fried were a little overdone but still tasty and the presentation was great. They were not oily from the fryer which I was pleased with. For entrees, the timing was very poor. We waited about 25-35 minutes after we finished our apps, and I was not offered another beer in the mean time. I had to flag someone down and ask. Our food came out late and only lukewarm. We got linguini and clams in white sauce (not your usual white sauce) and a seafood broil combo. The white sauce was creamy, almost like Alfredo, and had onions(?) in it. We were hoping for white wine sauce with oil and garlic, which is normally what Linguine and Clams white is. No description on the menu and no notice when we ordered it, so this was disappointing also. The sauce was congealed on top, so clearly this was sitting under a warmer for at LEAST 5-10 minutes, which was further proven by my barely warm meal. Clams were fresh and tasty on top. The broiled seafood was good quality food, but served with fries. Waste of space and cheap alternative to what could have been a nice vegetable mix. Crab cake was not baked all the way through, and the crabmeat inside was not of good quality. The flounder was the best part. One baked oyster (cold from sitting, but tasty) and two over cooked dry shrimp. Dessert was good. Not recommending the bread pudding but the chocolate cake was great. Overall, I’d recommend Harry’s for drinks and apps before dinner, but maybe try Docks next time for our meal.

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BarbaraL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went week 2 of restaurant week. Flounder sandwich was amazing as was the clam chowder and key lime pie! Can’t wait to go back for a happy hour!

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vipSeawinds21
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went in on Restaurant Week special. Food was great snd service was excellent. Will come back.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone who works at Harry’s is super friendly, knowledgeable and kind. The fish and seafood is the freshest, presentation is creative and amount is abundant. The desserts are scrumptious you homemade. The manager makes you feel at home and mingles through the room making sure all are having a wonderful culinary experience.

FAQs

Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 431-0092.

Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood is rated 3.9 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.