Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille hosts customer appreciation event to celebrate two decades in Downtown Ocala

Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille hosted a customer appreciation event on Monday to celebrate over two decades of service in the Ocala community.

Harry's Seafood, Bar & Grille celebrates 22 years in business with a customer appreciation event
Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille celebrates 22 years in business with a customer appreciation event

The restaurant, which sits smack dab in the middle of downtown Ocala’s main square at 24 SE 1st Avenue, has been a mainstay in the city since its inception 22 years ago.

Known for serving up Louisiana favorites with a modern twist, Monday’s special customer appreciation event gave customers a chance to try some of the seafood spot’s most well-known dishes and drinks on the house.

Patrons were treated to a bevy of the restaurant’s most popular dishes including smoked salmon spread, beignets, boudin balls, and their ever-popular jambalaya.

Food at Harry's Seafood, Bar & Grille
Food at Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille
Smoked salmon spread
The smoked salmon spread at Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille

The modern twist that Harry’s puts on its food has always been a big hit with the community, drawing a steady flow of customers every day of the week. While most traditional New Orleans restaurants serve up beignets, a white chocolate bourbon sauce and Oreo lodged in the middle is what sets Harry’s version of the sweet treat apart from the rest.

Oreo beignets and white chocolate bourbon sauce
Oreo beignets and white chocolate bourbon sauce
Boudin balls at Harry's Seafood, Bar & Grille
Boudin balls at Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille
The restaurant’s bright, brick dining room was decked out in Mardi Gras colors, beads and masks for the occasion that saw dozens of local dignitaries, business owners, and professionals in attendance. The annual event is the restaurant’s way of showing thanks to a community that has supported it steadily since 1997.

In addition to being a staple in downtown Ocala for over two decades, Harry’s has locations in four other cities across the state of Florida, including Gainesville and Lakeland.

The Ocala location is open seven days a week, starting at 11 a.m. each day and closing at 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Have you had a chance to stop in to the restaurant? Check out our photos from our first visit to Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille this year and share your photos and comments below, in a letter to the editor, or by visiting us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Read the complete menu, learn about their catering options, or read more about the company and their other locations by visiting the Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille website.