Harry Bissett's

★★★★☆
  • 279 E Broad St

    Athens, GA 30601

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  • 706-353-7065

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Have eaten here a couple of times and have enjoyed the food and ambiance. I am usually disappointed when I eat Cajun/Creole outside of New Orleans, but Harry's is actually quite good. The portions are large, and the menu has a lot to chose from. The location in downtown Athens makes you almost think you're in the French Quarter.

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★★★★☆

Have eaten here a couple of times and have enjoyed the food and ambiance. I am usually disappointed when I eat Cajun/Creole outside of New Orleans, but Harry's is actually quite good. The portions are large, and the menu has a lot to chose from. The location in downtown Athens makes you almost think you're in the French Quarter.

Pros: Variety, ambiance, portions

Cons: cramped dining areas

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Date of visit: 9/9/08 time: 7p.m. Thinking that our second visit would be better than the first visit when we never got to eat at Harry Bissets, we made reservations so we would not have a problem getting a table like the last time. Our server was great, and had it not been for him, we would have been thoroughly disappointed. We had the Crawfish Etouffee and the blackened Mahimahi covered with etouffee with creamed spinach and red Australian Shiraz wine, which was great --- minus all the gnats buzzing around our table !! Good thing there were extra plates, so we just covered our food to keep them out. WOULD THE MANAGER PLEASE, PUT UP SOME FLY STRIPS IN INCONSPICUOUS PLACES?? The decor and atmosphere, MINUS THE GNATS, was fine.

One final note: when the hostess answers the phone with a heavy southern accent, it sounds as if she calls the place HAIRY BIZZUTS..... like all you serve there is HAIRY BISCUITS. (Probably the same rude hostess that would not get us a table, like the last time). Since the restaurant is Cajun, shouldn't the pronunciation be: HA-REE BEE-SET-Z ?!

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★★☆☆☆

Date of visit: 9/9/08 time: 7p.m. Thinking that our second visit would be better than the first visit when we never got to eat at Harry Bissets, we made reservations so we would not have a problem getting a table like the last time. Our server was great, and had it not been for him, we would have been thoroughly disappointed. We had the Crawfish Etouffee and the blackened Mahimahi covered with etouffee with creamed spinach and red Australian Shiraz wine, which was great --- minus all the gnats buzzing around our table !! Good thing there were extra plates, so we just covered our food to keep them out. WOULD THE MANAGER PLEASE, PUT UP SOME FLY STRIPS IN INCONSPICUOUS PLACES?? The decor and atmosphere, MINUS THE GNATS, was fine.

One final note: when the hostess answers the phone with a heavy southern accent, it sounds as if she calls the place HAIRY BIZZUTS..... like all you serve there is HAIRY BISCUITS. (Probably the same rude hostess that would not get us a table, like the last time). Since the restaurant is Cajun, shouldn't the pronunciation be: HA-REE BEE-SET-Z ?!

Pros: DOWNTOWN LOCATION, GREAT SELECTION OF WINE AND CAJUN CUISINE

Cons: GNATS, GNATS, GNATS.... AND DINGY HOSTESSES !!

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Fine dining, pretty expensive, but you are paying for their overly helpful wait staff and light hearted, comfortable atmosphere. The menu has a spicy shrimp option, and I promise you they mean it, it will light your mouth on fire! This is a great restaurant to visit on a date, with someone that doesn't mind shelling out a lot of cash, or with family coming to take you out to a nice restaurant

4
★★★★☆

Fine dining, pretty expensive, but you are paying for their overly helpful wait staff and light hearted, comfortable atmosphere. The menu has a spicy shrimp option, and I promise you they mean it, it will light your mouth on fire! This is a great restaurant to visit on a date, with someone that doesn't mind shelling out a lot of cash, or with family coming to take you out to a nice restaurant

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I recently ate at Harry Bissets in Athens, GA and it was less than satisfactory. It wasn't that crowded but we had reservations and we still had to wait 20 minutes. I ordered the Scallop Linguine and it was flavorless, ive had better lean cuisines than that. the price wasn't that high- but for the food i received it was. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, just go to the Varsity!!!

PROS: Atmosphere
CONS: Bad service and food

2
★★☆☆☆

I recently ate at Harry Bissets in Athens, GA and it was less than satisfactory. It wasn't that crowded but we had reservations and we still had to wait 20 minutes. I ordered the Scallop Linguine and it was flavorless, ive had better lean cuisines than that. the price wasn't that high- but for the food i received it was. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, just go to the Varsity!!!

PROS: Atmosphere
CONS: Bad service and food

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This place is great, from its location to the decor and service. Not to mention the drinks and food. Located right near UGA's campus, Go here after a Bulldogs game when your tired of the beer drinking get some food and a Martini.

5
★★★★★

This place is great, from its location to the decor and service. Not to mention the drinks and food. Located right near UGA's campus, Go here after a Bulldogs game when your tired of the beer drinking get some food and a Martini.

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This is a decent place to eat downtown. The upstairs rooms are cozy while the downstairs are crowded. Get the dining room that overlooks broad street. Try the raw oysters, we found a pearl last time we went.

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★★★★☆

This is a decent place to eat downtown. The upstairs rooms are cozy while the downstairs are crowded. Get the dining room that overlooks broad street. Try the raw oysters, we found a pearl last time we went.

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Set in an old brick home in downtown Athens, Harry Bisettes succeeds in every way. There are more than a dozen good wines by the glass to choose from. Shrimp Roumalade, though not as good as in some places in NO, it was no slouch. Blackened catch of the day etouffe was succulent and a little sweet, with fresh stir fried veggies and collard greens. Sweet potato pecan pie with Chantilly cream was not too sweet or rich, as hard to believe as that is. Creme brullee was strong too.

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★★★★☆

Set in an old brick home in downtown Athens, Harry Bisettes succeeds in every way. There are more than a dozen good wines by the glass to choose from. Shrimp Roumalade, though not as good as in some places in NO, it was no slouch. Blackened catch of the day etouffe was succulent and a little sweet, with fresh stir fried veggies and collard greens. Sweet potato pecan pie with Chantilly cream was not too sweet or rich, as hard to believe as that is. Creme brullee was strong too.

Pros: wine by the glass, atmosphere

 

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