Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood

4.2
99 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood is the perfect fusion of oyster bar, sports bar and seafood house, serving up the ocean’s freshest fare (as well as some select land-locked dishes) in a fun and completely relaxed atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting) and a spectacular view of Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk.

14 flat screens, raw bar and extensive craft beer selection. Buck-a-Shuck happy hour Monday through Friday with $1 oysters and drink specials.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(609) 431-0092
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sean McKeever
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Place
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Parking details
PARKING (it"s easier than you think!):We suggest using the self-parking garage on Michigan Ave. When you dine with us, you have the option to purchase a parking voucher from Harry's for $5!VALET PARKING:Harry’s is located just before the valet parking area at Bally’s.VALET RATES:Fri/Sat/Sun $40.00Mon-Thur $25.00
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 99 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.9
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3.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Extremely loud not so clean and my scallops were very greasy. For the money there are many better places to dine in AC.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Harry's Oyster bar was a fun spot for a group. The food was just okay bar food - oysters were good, entree's were on the small side. Service took forever. However, the redeeming quality here was the outside patio - it was really nice, there was a live band - lots of fun! Especially for a group.

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R
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 12. We are all locals. Service excellent food superb!

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BK
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal - we dined inside - oysters, salads, salmon - all good - afterwards we listened to the band outside - beautiful night - and our server was great - she was helpful and charming. We will be back.

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E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Employees were very accommodating to our group of 8!

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c
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We are somewhat of a regular customer - go to Harry's at least once a month. Went this past Monday night for my son's 24th birthday with his friend and my husband for a table of 4 outside - but when we went up to hostess stand outside and asked if we could sit outside instead of inside. She said we have to go inside and tell them first and then come back. I sent my husband and my son, his friend and I stood right there at the stand in front of her. Then a couple minutes later, a couple with their baby carriage came up and asked if they could get a table (outside). The girl sat them. seconds later, I was still standing in front of the hostess stand, my husband came back and said okay-told them, can we have a table. She said sorry - no more tables available. You will have to wait - may be 30 mins or more.
What?! we were standing there ready to be seated at the "first come first serve hostess stand" outside. How did she not seat us FIRST before the couple that came later?! What is the matter with her?
VERY DISAPPOINTED as we wanted to share the outside experience with my son & friend. Had to sit inside - which is fine, but not what we came for. Also the crab nachos are really getting skimpy.
We are not coming back for awhile - and if I ever see that "girl" hostessing - we will never come back again.
She needs retraining on people and customer service skills.
Thanks,

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JH
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 10 had a variety of cocktails, appys, dinners and desserts. Everything was terrific. Weather was perfect to enjoy al fresco dining. Band played a great mix of tunes and wasn't so loud that we coudn't enjoy our conversations. Truly a great anniversary dinner1

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CB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Girls night out to see Rod Stewart. Harry’s was the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before concert. Service was quick,drinks and live band were great!

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DM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Prices were ridiculously high and portions were small. Overrated.
The hostess was not courteous - told us they open at 12:00 and customer made a mistake. They could have ask us to wait politely.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our mussels came wrong and the second batch tasted funny. The manager came over and took them off the bill which was nice.

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RD
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place and good food. Service was a little slow, but overall pretty good!

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went with 6 people family group. It was raining but patio looked like it would be fun and scenic. Some food was tasty enjoyed raw oysters and fish tacos. Salad was fresh and good sized. Sent back calamari because nobody could tell it was Cajun option - not spicey at all. When finally came again it was exactly the same and disappointing. Would have helped to be told that that is how they do it instead of waiting long time for same thing. Mussels were edible but not fresh tasting. Good selection and value so overall good.

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G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation however there was still an hour wait to sit outside!

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P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Was a big disappointment ..a lot of reviews were good...but I wouldn't recommend

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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a great place to eat prior to going to a Casino show. Also, great place on the boardwalk.

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r
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite the find almost as good as its parent docs similar menus well prepared food and generally available good choice of oysters to know seafood platters right on the boardwalk

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TD
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Tale of two different experiences on this one. Came on Monday with party of 2 during happy hour, food was very good, service slow. Came again at lunch with party of 14 reservation and staff seemed very overwhelmed though we were only ones in restaurant, service slow and food not so good at all. Took over 2 hours.

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LH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service at the bar was horrible. We ordered oysters waited for 45 minutes and they never came. I was disappointed.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We did not have a good experience. We were a table of 8 so we expected things to take a little extra time but after waiting 45 minuets for water we went to the bar and got it our selves. Then we were notified that the bar staff accidentally through out drink order away and so the server had to put it in again ☹️. All of the appetizers came out except for the soup. Obviously forgotten as they aren’t making each bowl from scratch. Three out of the eight did not enjoy their meal... the scallops were salty and the crab cakes were full of shell. Unsure if this is somewhere I would go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were a late reservation celebrating my daughters 21st birthday and 2 college graduations. Our server was training someone and they did a great job with our party of 10.
We had an Uber mix up so not all of our party arrived on time but the servers never rushed us or made us feel badly about it and I’m so grateful for that.

The calamari was excellent and while the entrees were fairly expensive everyone enjoyed their meals and my oldest daughter was thrilled to learn that the glass her drink came in was hers to keep!

Overall, we had a great time and showed our gratitude in the gratuity. We will return.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Been many times and never disappointed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We surprised my mom for her 38th birthday because she had came to Harry’s once before. All week she was talking about seafood and wanting it badly; so I decided to look up seafood restaurants in Atlantic City and sure enough my stepdad said Harry’s is the place. The service was outstanding and our waiter was marvelous

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Servers were patient with our large and challenging group.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best oysters in town,well worth the drive or walk in Atlantic City

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J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. 15 people for a birthday dinner including the staff singing happy birthday. It was amazing not one complaint.

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Atlantic City
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for a night out! Right off the boardwalk for perfect location. Excellent raw bar selections and drink options. Fresh fish prepared multiple ways! Great casual hangout!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation for 8:00 on a Saturday night, got there and table was ready. Great service from waitress, very knowledgeable about menu and drinks. Food didn’t disappoint, great raw bar. Dinner selections were perfect, everybody, party of seven were very satisfied with food and service.

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T
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised, food was outstanding with the same quality yet much cheaper than docks oyster house (same owners). Raw bar was excellent. Will definitely return.
Menu offers dinners as well as sandwiches. Our group of 8 all had dinners, and all were prepared perfectly. The clam bake is a must try, for $37 you get a half lobster, 3 huge scallops, 4-5 Jumbo shrimp, 6+ clams, 6+ mussels, various varieties of fish, sausage, corn on the cob all served in a fantastic broth in a hot pot. This is one of the most expensive meals on the menu, but worth every penny. Most other entrees are very reasonable, portions were great.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was fantastic. Our server was polite and went above and beyond to make a special connection. We will be back!

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O
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, and the staff was attentive. I always prefer a little too much time between courses then getting served too quickly. Harry's took the time between courses to the extreme. Our table never ordered dessert due to the excessive time between appetizers and entrée. All food was hot except the vegetable with the entrées, which were room temperature to cold.

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JO
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food were very good. We will be back had no problems with 10 people. Price is reasonable.

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m
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always had good service here, but the other night was extraordinary in terms of service and food. We had the most amazing server - Melody! Ask for her next time you're in, you won't be sorry.

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t
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service and a great meal. The atmosphere is fun and comfortable. The only small complaint I had would be that the entire meal seemed to be soaked in garlic and tons of butter...which makes everything delicious...but it didn't need so much. Otherwise very highly recommend!

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LF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a fun night out with outdoor music and great food!

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OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We come here every year on vacation- always great food and service....only negative is no refills on drinks.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were seated quickly but the server took a while to get our order. The food arrived quickly and was good but not necessarily exceptional. Mixed drinks were pricey. Great indoor and outdoor bar.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall nice experience. We arrived at 445pm for dinner which was perfect by 6pm it was packed and noisy. Also, the poor servers were overwhelmed when it got busy. Whoever scheduled their tables assingments was a mess. One server was on one side of restaurant, then the next serving table completely on other side of restaurant. However they all chipped in and helped eachother!! Very nice servers and that's why we will definitely go back!

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UM
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ok, there was a long black hair on one of the oysters. NOT a good way to start a meal. It's called looking at what you are about to serve, quality control. The rest of the meal was just ok at best, not horribly bad but certainly not great either. The vegetables and potatoes were marginally warm. Maybe I convinced myself that they were warm. My fish was warm, not hot, but at least warm. Not likely to return there. In fact upon leaving my wife said, "that experiment is over."

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Shore restaurant. Great with kids!
Go all the time!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Our servers were great but the food was not. We chose this restaurant from the good reviews and high rank on trip advisor but it was very disappointing and over priced.

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