Harry's Restaurant

★★★★★
Worth the Wait Welcome to Harry’s Restaurant, family owned and operated for two generations. A roadside diner serving some of the best fried clams in Metrowest. Harry’s, known as a route 9 hangout, has been around since 1946. The decor is vinyl galore, but you can expect some of the freshest home cooking anywhere around. Stop by and enjoy our menu full of classic American home style dishes. Sure, we get a bit fancy here and there, but only to make the food taste extra special. After all, down home doesn’t mean down scale.
  • 149 Turnpike Rd Route 9 W

    Westborough, MA 01581

    Map & Directions
  • 508-366-8302

About Harry's Restaurant

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Seafood Restaurants
  • Sandwich Shops
  • Delicatessens
  • Barbecue
  • Italian Restaurants
  • Wine Bars
  • Breakfast
  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Diners
Hours
M-Th 7am-11pm, F 7am-midnight, Sa 11am-midnight, Su 11am-11pm (Summer Hours are Sun-Thursday: 7AM-12AM Fri-Sat: 7AM-1AM Summer hours are over Labor Day then they go back to Sun-Thursday: 7AM-11PM. Fri-Sat)
Special Offer
Worth the Wait
Associations
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association
  • National Restaurant Association.
Year Established
  • 1946
Keywords
  • Seafood Restaurant
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night,
  • Sandwiches
  • Breakfast Restaurant
  • Deli
  • American Restaurant
  • BBQ
  • Italian
  • Beer and Wine
Products
  • Seafood
  • cheeseburgers
  • hot sandwiches
  • bbq
  • salad
  • chili
  • pasta
  • sandwiches
  • hamburgers
Specialties
  • Breakfast all day
Payment Options
  • Cash
Languages
  • English

Food

Food
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All Harrys food is good but you got it the fried clams are not top shelf they are to large the smaller clams are sweeter and better and they need to use a better breading otherwise the best cheese burger in the world right here at Harrys and the best clam chowder in the world none better there clams like I said are to large the smaller clams taste much better and to prove it to you go eat at CAPTAIN JUD'S in northboro on Thursdays and Fridays they cook seafood for takeout only they know clams they cook the small ones and they are the best around there fish market is all fresh from the pier daily if you try them you will see what I mean by far better taste than Harrys

5
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All Harrys food is good but you got it the fried clams are not top shelf they are to large the smaller clams are sweeter and better and they need to use a better breading otherwise the best cheese burger in the world right here at Harrys and the best clam chowder in the world none better there clams like I said are to large the smaller clams taste much better and to prove it to you go eat at CAPTAIN JUD'S in northboro on Thursdays and Fridays they cook seafood for takeout only they know clams they cook the small ones and they are the best around there fish market is all fresh from the pier daily if you try them you will see what I mean by far better taste than Harrys

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The pros about this restaurant are that all their food are tasty, their breakfast is served all day. They also have really good spinach and cheese omelets. And they have fresh and abundant seafood options. I guess there is no cons. Bottom line is I will return.

5
★★★★★

The pros about this restaurant are that all their food are tasty, their breakfast is served all day. They also have really good spinach and cheese omelets. And they have fresh and abundant seafood options. I guess there is no cons. Bottom line is I will return.

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Harrys Restaurant has great food and a very attentive staff. What's there not to like? Thanks for everything. I cannot wait to come back.

5
★★★★★

Harrys Restaurant has great food and a very attentive staff. What's there not to like? Thanks for everything. I cannot wait to come back.

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This is the best diner around BY FAR. I have been to many diners, and this place has THE BEST breakfast food which is consistently good. Good lobster rolls. Seafood is always fresh. All the waitresses are courteous and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They have an enormous menu too.

5
★★★★★

This is the best diner around BY FAR. I have been to many diners, and this place has THE BEST breakfast food which is consistently good. Good lobster rolls. Seafood is always fresh. All the waitresses are courteous and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They have an enormous menu too.

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This place is a great place for breakfast. The food is always hot and fresh. The staff is great and prices are amazing. Thank you for the amazing service and food.

5
★★★★★

This place is a great place for breakfast. The food is always hot and fresh. The staff is great and prices are amazing. Thank you for the amazing service and food.

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Breakfast is the highlight and lunch and dinner specials are in abundance. Lobster Mac and Cheese. Steak and Cheese, Mac and Cheese. Homemade pies and desserts are just wonderful.

5
★★★★★

Breakfast is the highlight and lunch and dinner specials are in abundance. Lobster Mac and Cheese. Steak and Cheese, Mac and Cheese. Homemade pies and desserts are just wonderful.

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"A very extensive menu that I have no idea how they put out in the space they have. No frills atmosphere.

A hole in the wall, but the food is surprisingly great and a great value. Friendly Staff and loaded with regulars"

5
★★★★★

"A very extensive menu that I have no idea how they put out in the space they have. No frills atmosphere.

A hole in the wall, but the food is surprisingly great and a great value. Friendly Staff and loaded with regulars"

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Have been stopping in here every time I am in the area for a couple of years now, I wish I could say it's a secret, but this place is always so jammed it is clearly no secret. The food is great- all made from scratch- I know because I have spoken to many different cooks about their specialties, and many different servers, and they all indicate the scratch, made on premise mission. I don't think anything from the lengthy menu would be a mistake, Save room for dessert- they offer many delicious pies, puddings, cakes and ice cream. My favorite is the basic grilled cheese with tomato. Or maybe the chili fries. And a hotdog.

5
★★★★★

Have been stopping in here every time I am in the area for a couple of years now, I wish I could say it's a secret, but this place is always so jammed it is clearly no secret. The food is great- all made from scratch- I know because I have spoken to many different cooks about their specialties, and many different servers, and they all indicate the scratch, made on premise mission. I don't think anything from the lengthy menu would be a mistake, Save room for dessert- they offer many delicious pies, puddings, cakes and ice cream. My favorite is the basic grilled cheese with tomato. Or maybe the chili fries. And a hotdog.

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Breakfasts are really good. There is always a wait on the weekend, the tables empty out quick, and so be patient. It doesn't look like much, the tables are kind of squished together, but we have found the best place to sit is at the counter. Easier for you- no one bumping into you, and easier for the waitresses- same thing- no bumps. If the counter is full next time I go in, I have only myself to blame, The waitresses are quick, friendly and efficient, and your food is ready within 15 minutes. We love the omelets and the pancakes. I remember the ice storm last year, I think Harry's was the only place in town that had power, and the staff was almost running and never stopped smiling. They only take cash, there is an ATM inside.

5
★★★★★

Breakfasts are really good. There is always a wait on the weekend, the tables empty out quick, and so be patient. It doesn't look like much, the tables are kind of squished together, but we have found the best place to sit is at the counter. Easier for you- no one bumping into you, and easier for the waitresses- same thing- no bumps. If the counter is full next time I go in, I have only myself to blame, The waitresses are quick, friendly and efficient, and your food is ready within 15 minutes. We love the omelets and the pancakes. I remember the ice storm last year, I think Harry's was the only place in town that had power, and the staff was almost running and never stopped smiling. They only take cash, there is an ATM inside.

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This is a great place for a meal- they are open from early to late every day. Friday fish fries are really good, but they also make home cooking favorites every day for lunch and dinner. The lobster rolls- fresh and delicious, Even something as basic as a grilled cheese tastes so good when Harry's cooks it.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place for a meal- they are open from early to late every day. Friday fish fries are really good, but they also make home cooking favorites every day for lunch and dinner. The lobster rolls- fresh and delicious, Even something as basic as a grilled cheese tastes so good when Harry's cooks it.

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"Food was excellent. The restaurant was a bit small and dated but the place was extremely busy. The only drawback with the place is that accepts cash only and no refills on soda. Service was good. The entrees are priced well and have good size
portions."

5
★★★★★

"Food was excellent. The restaurant was a bit small and dated but the place was extremely busy. The only drawback with the place is that accepts cash only and no refills on soda. Service was good. The entrees are priced well and have good size
portions."

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A great stopover place when you're on your way from here to there...relaxing atmosphere, good food and just something a little different from the usual chain restaurants you see everywhere. Definitely a must stop when I'm in the area!

5
★★★★★

A great stopover place when you're on your way from here to there...relaxing atmosphere, good food and just something a little different from the usual chain restaurants you see everywhere. Definitely a must stop when I'm in the area!

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"Love Harry's. One of those rare, old-fashioned diners with greasy, unhealthy goodness.

It's an all-American diner. It's nothing fancy, cash only, somewhat expensive. But if you love diners and flashing back to the old days, you'll love Harry's."

5
★★★★★

"Love Harry's. One of those rare, old-fashioned diners with greasy, unhealthy goodness.

It's an all-American diner. It's nothing fancy, cash only, somewhat expensive. But if you love diners and flashing back to the old days, you'll love Harry's."

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Greasy, delicious diner food. I'm a sucker for places that serve breakfast all day. Late hours don't hurt either

5
★★★★★

Greasy, delicious diner food. I'm a sucker for places that serve breakfast all day. Late hours don't hurt either

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Food is great, the service is good and the prices are the best.

5
★★★★★

Food is great, the service is good and the prices are the best.

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The food was hot, and tasted GREAT. I hadn't been here in years but I will be back very soon, the prices are pretty reasonable too.

5
★★★★★

The food was hot, and tasted GREAT. I hadn't been here in years but I will be back very soon, the prices are pretty reasonable too.

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Best lobster roll in New England!! It doesn't get any better than this!

5
★★★★★

Best lobster roll in New England!! It doesn't get any better than this!

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Alysia did a great job. She was very welcoming and so polite. Her service was outstanding on top of the food that was soooooooo good. Thank you for a great meal!

5
★★★★★

Alysia did a great job. She was very welcoming and so polite. Her service was outstanding on top of the food that was soooooooo good. Thank you for a great meal!

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The service was wonderful on both visits. The food was tasty and came out nice and hot. The cost is not expensive. We're from Baltimore but next time we visit Harry's is in our dining plans.

5
★★★★★

The service was wonderful on both visits. The food was tasty and came out nice and hot. The cost is not expensive. We're from Baltimore but next time we visit Harry's is in our dining plans.

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The food was terrific. The service is outstanding and the server was friendly, efficient and courteous. The atmosphere is homey, makes for a comfortable meal. We'll be back

5
★★★★★

The food was terrific. The service is outstanding and the server was friendly, efficient and courteous. The atmosphere is homey, makes for a comfortable meal. We'll be back

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The food is delicious. I've never had anything to complain about here. They always make you feel at home and the staff is efficient and polite.

5
★★★★★

The food is delicious. I've never had anything to complain about here. They always make you feel at home and the staff is efficient and polite.

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They have the best food and its always served with a smile. I love it here. See you again real soon!

5
★★★★★

They have the best food and its always served with a smile. I love it here. See you again real soon!

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Always enjoy coming to Harry's. The clams are amazing. And Jen is a terrific waitress, she always makes our visits enjoyable and relaxing.

5
★★★★★

Always enjoy coming to Harry's. The clams are amazing. And Jen is a terrific waitress, she always makes our visits enjoyable and relaxing.

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This place is a rare gem! Excellent food, friendly staff. No where else can you get a rare burger and fries any time of the day especially in the morning. The seafood here rivals the best places on the North Shore!

5
★★★★★

This place is a rare gem! Excellent food, friendly staff. No where else can you get a rare burger and fries any time of the day especially in the morning. The seafood here rivals the best places on the North Shore!

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The staff is always cheerful and positive. They always put a smile on our faces. When we walk in they always greet us and other people. When the head chef or Eddy is working, our food always comes out perfect.

5
★★★★★

The staff is always cheerful and positive. They always put a smile on our faces. When we walk in they always greet us and other people. When the head chef or Eddy is working, our food always comes out perfect.

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This is my first visit and it has just become my new favorite restaurant. Excellent across the board!

5
★★★★★

This is my first visit and it has just become my new favorite restaurant. Excellent across the board!

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Wait staff is great, food is the best. I try to eat here at least once a week. Food is always great and service was amazing. Very attentive and friendly. We love it here.

5
★★★★★

Wait staff is great, food is the best. I try to eat here at least once a week. Food is always great and service was amazing. Very attentive and friendly. We love it here.

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Wait staff is great, food is the best. I try to eat here at least once a week. Food is always great and service was amazing. Very attentive and friendly. We love it here.

5
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Wait staff is great, food is the best. I try to eat here at least once a week. Food is always great and service was amazing. Very attentive and friendly. We love it here.

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Everything was perfect. The staff, food and atmosphere. I love it here.

5
★★★★★

Everything was perfect. The staff, food and atmosphere. I love it here.

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Stopped in for breakfast and it was fantastic! The server was great too...very polite.

5
★★★★★

Stopped in for breakfast and it was fantastic! The server was great too...very polite.

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Love the lobster roll special! Keep it coming! You guys have great service!

5
★★★★★

Love the lobster roll special! Keep it coming! You guys have great service!

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Very attentive and friendly service. Food was great, We will definitely be back again, we always are.

5
★★★★★

Very attentive and friendly service. Food was great, We will definitely be back again, we always are.

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The perfect diner. Wonderful, cozy and friendly. The staff was great. Thanks for a really nice meal.

5
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The perfect diner. Wonderful, cozy and friendly. The staff was great. Thanks for a really nice meal.

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Fish chowder was great! My brother had some of the tapioca pudding and said it was devine. Alyssa was so friendly, very pleasant and accommodating. Same great service, and same great food we've enjoyed for years.

5
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Fish chowder was great! My brother had some of the tapioca pudding and said it was devine. Alyssa was so friendly, very pleasant and accommodating. Same great service, and same great food we've enjoyed for years.

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Love the lobster special. Keep it coming! Fantastic Service!!

5
★★★★★

Love the lobster special. Keep it coming! Fantastic Service!!

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Stopped in for breakfast this morning and it was fantastic as always. The servers were great too!

5
★★★★★

Stopped in for breakfast this morning and it was fantastic as always. The servers were great too!

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This place is a rave gem! Excellent food, friendly staff. No where else can you get a rare burger and fries any time of day. Especially in the morning. The seafood here rivals all other places!

5
★★★★★

This place is a rave gem! Excellent food, friendly staff. No where else can you get a rare burger and fries any time of day. Especially in the morning. The seafood here rivals all other places!

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The staff is always cheerful and positive. They always put a smile on our faces. When we walk in, they always greet us and other people. When the head chef is working, our food always comes out perfect.

5
★★★★★

The staff is always cheerful and positive. They always put a smile on our faces. When we walk in, they always greet us and other people. When the head chef is working, our food always comes out perfect.

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This is my first visit and it has just become my new favorite restaurant. Excellent across the board! Thank you!

5
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This is my first visit and it has just become my new favorite restaurant. Excellent across the board! Thank you!

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This is my first visit and it has just become my new favorite restaurant. Excellent across the board! Thank you!

5
★★★★★

This is my first visit and it has just become my new favorite restaurant. Excellent across the board! Thank you!

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Food, as always, was great. Service was amazing- very attentive and friendly. We love it here!

5
★★★★★

Food, as always, was great. Service was amazing- very attentive and friendly. We love it here!

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Wait staff is great- food is the best. I try to eat here at least once a week.

5
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Wait staff is great- food is the best. I try to eat here at least once a week.

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Very attentive and friendly service. Food was great. When I'm in the area, I will definitely come back. It is best.

5
★★★★★

Very attentive and friendly service. Food was great. When I'm in the area, I will definitely come back. It is best.

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Very attentive and friendly service. Food was great. When I'm in the area, I will definitely come back.

5
★★★★★

Very attentive and friendly service. Food was great. When I'm in the area, I will definitely come back.

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Fish chowder was great! My brother saw the tapioca pudding- that was his lunch! Pleasant and accommodating. Same good service and good food, we've enjoyed for years!

5
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Fish chowder was great! My brother saw the tapioca pudding- that was his lunch! Pleasant and accommodating. Same good service and good food, we've enjoyed for years!

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Perfect dinner. Wonderful, friendly staff.

5
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Perfect dinner. Wonderful, friendly staff.

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Love the lobster roll special! Keep it coming. Fantastic service.

5
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Love the lobster roll special! Keep it coming. Fantastic service.

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Stopped just for breakfast- fantastic! Servers were great also.

5
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Stopped just for breakfast- fantastic! Servers were great also.

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The food is great and the prices are reasonable. The french fries with gravy are to die for! Great diner atmosphere.

5
★★★★★

The food is great and the prices are reasonable. The french fries with gravy are to die for! Great diner atmosphere.

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Harry's is the exact definition of a classic diner. It's been around forever and a day! It has the standard diner counter to sit at or booths and a few tables. They make a mean milkshake!
Prices are low - CASH ONLY THOUGH SO COME PREPARED - although last I saw they had an ATM inside.

I'm not crazy about the breading they fry with but they have a diverse menu of sandwiches, hot plates, fried foods, soups, salads and what diner is complete without BREAKFAST ALL DAY!

Ample parking. Service with a smile.

Men's room is outside so beware in winter - ha!

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Harry's is the exact definition of a classic diner. It's been around forever and a day! It has the standard diner counter to sit at or booths and a few tables. They make a mean milkshake!
Prices are low - CASH ONLY THOUGH SO COME PREPARED - although last I saw they had an ATM inside.

I'm not crazy about the breading they fry with but they have a diverse menu of sandwiches, hot plates, fried foods, soups, salads and what diner is complete without BREAKFAST ALL DAY!

Ample parking. Service with a smile.

Men's room is outside so beware in winter - ha!

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Message from Harry's Restaurant

Harry’s originally opened in Shrewsbury in 1946 and moved to a former gas station in Westborough in 1968. The restaurant and dairy bar are iconic in Westborough. It got started in 1946 by Harry Cohen from Worcester, MA. He used to be a house painter who was diagnosed at an early age with diabetes. The ladders became too heavy to carry and he needed to be in close proximity to food. He had always worked for himself so he decided to open a restaurant. He rented an old shack on Rt 9 in Shrewsberry, MA and started out with pastrami sandwiches. At that time it was called Harry’s Famous Hot Pastrami. He would line up rows of rye bread and being a painter, he would use a paint brush to paint each slice of bread with mustard. People lined up for his famous pastrami sandwiches. Then he followed with hand cut onion rings (devised of a homemade batter) and that too became a hit. The same recipe is still used today (it’s a seven step process). Harry started to slowly add more items to the menu including fried clams, fish & chips and scallops, all of which was hand painted on venetian blinds which he would switch to change between day and evening menus.

Gradually he added sandwiches, hot style diner food and a complete soda fountain with his famous frappes and hot fudge sundaes. This location stayed in tact through 1968 and eventually changed it’s name to Harry’s Restaurant & Dairy Bar. In 1969, he purchased an Esso gas station on Rt 9 in Westborough (current location), hence men’s bathroom entrance still remains outside the restaurant.

Current owner Jon Cohen grew up around Harry’s and has at some point, worked in every position of the diner. In 1985, he took over as owner and remains as dedicated today.

More about Harry's Restaurant

Harry's " one of the few places serving dinner past midnight " bills itself as "the place for fried clams," and the claim's legit. The clams (both with bellies and the sacrilegious strips) are tender. Welcome to Harry’s Restaurant, family owned and operated for two generations. A roadside diner serving some of the best fried clams in Metrowest. Harry’s, known as a route 9 hangout, has been around since 1946. The decor is vinyl galore, but you can expect some of the freshest home cooking anywhere around.

 

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