Nestled in the European inspired Adriatica Village of McKinney, Texas is a restaurant that stands out. Drive down the cobble stone streets until you get to the lake and you’ll soon find Harry’s at the Harbor.
McKinney residents aren’t too surprised when a new restaurant moves into town, but some may have missed this gem.
This is where real Southern hospitality meets impeccably prepared meals. Harry’s offers full lunch, dinner, drink and Sunday brunch menus that include the following dishes and much more:
- THE HARBOR OMELET
A large fluffy omelet spread with creamy smoked Gouda cheese, layers of smoked salmon, homemade potato cakes drizzled with capers and diced tomatoes
- ALASKAN SALMON
Fresh Alaskan salmon char-grilled, laid on a bed of couscous that has been tossed in a creamy béchamel sauce with spinach and sliced artichoke hearts
- CRAB & SHRIMP MONACO
Two large grilled crab cakes topped with four garlic sautéed jumbo shrimp, cooked in a creamy seafood sauce, served with steamed white rice and buttered broccoli
- GUINNESS™ STOUT STEAK PIE
A large bowl of tender sirloin beef, carrots and potatoes simmered in 10 pints of Guinness™ Stout, topped with flaky pastry and served with a side of steamed broccoli
- THE BACON EGG BURGER
½ lb. of juicy grilled Angus beef burger, topped with an over easy fried egg and 2 slices of smoked bacon on an open faced sesame bun
After parking in the conveniently located garage and being greeted by top-notch staff (and sometimes Harry himself), visitors have the option of eating in the restaurant or cocktail sections, party room, wrap-around bar or two level patio on the shore of the lake.
The atmosphere is a cool, sophisticated take on what feels like a casual sports bar mixed with a fine dining experience. You can watch the game with your favorite brew or lounge around sipping a glass of wine without ever feeling out of place.
Stop by 6601 Mediterranean Dr. McKinney, Texas to check out Harry’s at the Harbor today.
The Story of Harry’s at the Harbor:
Once upon a time… in a land called Fort Worth at a place specializing in Information Technology (IT); Harry and Jan met and eventually were married in 1987. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters named Mandy and Kristin. Their IT jobs eventually led them to a new, exciting land of Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney in 1998. Mandy graduated from McKinney North (2007) and Kristin graduated from McKinney Boyd (2010).
As the years went by, it came to pass that Harry achieved 34 years in IT Management and Customer Service; he desired and dreamed about owning his own business and leave the corporate world far behind while Jan continued in this realm of work. Harry and Jan have shared a love of competing in and being spectators in athletic sports since their childhood; and with their German and Czech heritage also enjoy food and spirits. They take great pleasure in being patrons at good local restaurants sharing a meal with family and friends while catching a game or sporting event on TV to relax. Thus, the dream of owning a business developed into an idea to create an establishment that they would find irresistible: great food, spirits, family friendly, clean-appealing atmosphere, excellent service, ability to catch a game on TV with locality to Stonebridge Ranch and easy access for the McKinney community overall. So they contacted some friends of theirs, (who together have over 50 years in the restaurant business) to discuss teaming together to create a restaurant that would provide all of this at reasonable prices.
Next question was exactly where could they bring all this to reality? We definitely wanted to do this adventure in McKinney. We were working on a few locations when construction started back up in a new section in Adriatica and a sign for retail space went up we called…and the rest as they say is history.
This new part of Adriatica is called The Riva Harbor. Led by exquisite design and impeccable standards, George C. Fuller oversaw the construction of “Harry’s At The Harbor”.
Our mission at Harry’s is to “Provide every guest an exceptional experience by providing great food at reasonable prices with the best service in McKinney, in a friendly, clean, unique facility in Adriatica.”
Our team’s goal is for you to “relax and enjoy your time At The Harbor”.
If we did not meet your expectations please let us know and if we did please tell your friends.
We welcome you to “Harry’s At The Harbor”; we thank you for the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again real soon!
Information Provided by Harry’s at the Harbor
By Sawyer Erickson