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Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant Review: Reminiscent of yesteryear's fish houses, Harry’s is short on décor but long on deftly prepared seafood. The restaurant is owned by the Dougherty family, proprietors of the century-old Dock’s Oyster House and Knife & Fork. True to its name, Harry’s features oysters, at least a dozen selections daily, ranging from Cape Cod Wiannos to Emerald Coves from Denman Island in British Columbia. Chowders --- New York- and New England-style --- are good, but we recommend the corn and crab chowder with roasted jalapeño cream. You’ll be bragging to friends about eating Harry’s Clam Bake, a titanic composition in a cast-iron crock brimming with clams, mussels, half a lobster, seasonal fish, shrimp, scallops, corn, red bliss potatoes and chorizo. The kitchen will prepare fresh, popular fish in any style, from grilled, pan-roasted or fried to blackened, and serve it with your sauce of choice: lemon beurre blanc, tomato vinaigrette, white wine and herb, black bean and corn salsa, or teriyaki. Roasted potatoes and sautéed vegetables accompany the final dish. Desserts are filling; Key lime pie and a sundae are good choices. The wine list is serviceable, but the beer lineup is a standout and long on craft brews. On a clear day, ask for outdoor seating. Service, alas, can be uneven.