Drive to Lunch at Harpoon Harry’s

Harpoon Harry’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The tables at the rear of the restaurant have the best view of the Peace River activity and, obviously, are the most popular.

With cooler weather forecasted for the weekend, SBCC Event Organizer, Jim Wilson, planned a drive on Saturday, October 7. The route began in Sarasota, wound through the countryside to the southeast and ended in Punta Gorda. The destination was lunch at Harpoon Harry’s. The popular restaurant/sports bar sits at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf on the widest section of the Peace River. The Wharf also is the site of a couple dozen little shops and other eateries.

It was a great, scenic drive. The odometer on our MINI Countryman registered about 132 miles from home to Harpoon Harry’s and return (via I-75). The food was good and the restaurant was doing a brisk business. It’ll be hard to get a table when the flocking snowbirds really start arriving in numbers. The event was organized on relatively short notice, which probably led to a smaller turnout than usual. Those who were unable to join in missed a truly enjoyable day.

Photos are by the author and Debbie Wilson.

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