Winter Haven, FL: Harry’s Old Place, New Truck

Our self-contained mobile catering unit is ready and waiting to serve up Tallulah's treasures from the sea.

by Eric Pera | TheLedger.com

Our self-contained mobile catering unit is ready and waiting to serve up Tallulah's treasures from the sea.

Fans of Harry’s Old Place, a Winter Haven restaurant specializing in seafood, may have noticed a food truck parked outside in recent weeks. It’s actually the restaurant’s mobile catering kitchen, essentially a food truck, which is capable of cooking up many of the restaurant’s specialties.

The truck is there because of the economy and the heat.

Co-owner Harry Bells says his lunch business has been off of late, and he needed to cut back on expenses. Additionally, the heat in the restaurant kitchen was getting unbearable. So he decided to close the restaurant during lunch time and serve customers straight from the truck.

So Bell is saving money and still serving up his popular fried grouper and shrimp baskets, fish tacos, fish and chips, along with weekly specials like conch fritters and salads.

The truck, which Bell calls Tallulah’s by the Sea, is parked at 3751 Cypress Gardens Road. Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. He’s still open regular hours for dinner, 5-9 p.m. Tue., Wed. and Thrs.; 5-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday 4-10 p.m

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