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“Soul food from Harry's smiling sister”
Review of Smiling Harry's

Smiling Harry's
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Freetown
Cuisines: Caribbean
Description: When entering the National Park "Half Moon Bay" just west of Freetown, you cant miss Smiling Harry's Restaurant and Bar.
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Description: When entering the National Park "Half Moon Bay" just west of Freetown, you cant miss Smiling Harry's Restaurant and Bar.
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Smiling Harry was selling sodas on the beach, but his smiling, one-tooth sister served us the best chicken and rice on the island. It was the only item on the menu the day we were at Half Moon Bay, but the beers were cold and you can't beat the atmosphere. Loved it! :)

Thank Nohmad
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

I've been to this place a few times but never knew the name of it, just always knew it as the place to get drinks at Half Moon Bay beach. I went with my family and my parents were a bit hungry and decided to buy some jerk chicken. We were in a rush but the owner assured us our order would be prepared quickly and encouraged us to sit down and relax while we waited. I went back to the car but I could hear my mom laughing and having a wonderful conversation with him. Great friendly service and delicious food too. Good for cold drinks also.

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Thank Nattie03
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Half Moon Bay and Smiling Harry's are worth the drive from St. John's. Indeed, they probably are worth the flight from anywhere.

Abandon the cramped tourist beaches on the west and south west of the island and head immediately to Half Moon Bay. Once there, stake out a patch of sand under the trees, take a swim and then walk to Smiling Harry's for the best rum punch in the known universe.

Harry himself staffs the beach-front trailer (drinks only) and his brother is up at the cafe. Both are legends and have stacks of great stories. Ask Harry about being Silvio Berlusconi's driver and get the straight dope on the abandoned hotel.

Their opening hours are "whenever they are open" but they generally are there (in season) from about 11 or 12.

Be warned, between their food, rum, sunshine and lovely beach you may decide to abandon your family, job and home so that you can devote your time to being a professional beach bum.

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Thank leicamr
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Smiling Harry's is a local institution - and justifiably so. Set slightly up the road from the spectacular Half Moon Bay, it is THE place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat during the day. The menu's about as basic as it gets - great burgers and a local dish or two every day. The drinks are cold, and dispensed with unique charm.

You can make a quick stop on a sightseeing tour, or while away some time talking putting the world (and cricket) to rights.

It would be worth the trip over even without the beach...

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1  Thank mizgeorge
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

There aren't many places to eat on the South East of the Island but this one is perfectly located next to Half Moon Bay. We ate there on the way to the beach a couple of times and you order from whatever is available in the kitchen on the day. First time we had chicken and a burger, the next, fish and chicken - both times the food was superb and the children (10 and 12) ate well. Service is friendly and custom appreciated. We shall return as it is next to our favourite beach!

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Thank Gussyfit
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