Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Harrys Pizza and Subs - Smyrna Atlanta Georgia

You can find Harry's Pizza and Subs at 2150 Powers Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 in a small shopping center anchored by Hillside Liquor Store. Parking is to the lot out front - it's a bit tight but you should be able to find a spot. It's probably the closest restaurant to the Eugene Gunby Rd access to the Chattahoochee National Park.

Harry's Pizza and Subs is your basic mom-and-pop pizza joint, located right at the corner of Powers Ferry and Interstate North Pky (this is the road that parallel's Aker's Mill north of I285). I find it's a very convenient location to hit after hiking the Hooch trail nearby - in fact that's how i found this place. After hiking I was left with some time and decided to try Harry's for a quick lunch and a brewskie.

When I think of dive, I think of places like Harry's - not that it's nasty or anything, in fact it's relatively clean. Dive in a good connotation, in the sense of having been around for a while and catering to locals - a place that isn't pretentious and that provides a good quality of food and drink that appeals to those same locals. Harry's definitely fits that description.

As you walk into Harry's you'll realize it's a bit like walking into Dr Who's Tardis - while the building facade suggests a small Sub-Station sized business, you'll find this space that expands into an atrium exposed to a dinning mezzanine upstairs. You order at the counter and someone delivers your drink (for me it was a draft Sweetwater 420 - it seemed appropriate due to the Hooch being so nearby). My food came out about 20 minutes after ordering. While there I noticed small pockets - groups of about 8 or so that were meeting. I heard conversations relating to network engineering from one group and, amazingly, RPG (think Dungeons and Dragons) coming from another - in other words, I felt right at home.

 While deliberating on food at the counter I picked up this to go menu which duplicates what's on the wall menu. Seems they have the usual selection, very similar to other places I've visited so everything was very recognizable. I went with a 10" Mighty Meaty New York style pizza with extra jalapenos. The pizza here is very similar to New York Pizzaria in the North Hills Shopping Center of of I285 and Chamblee Tucker Rd. In other words, delicious, a good representation of the pizza you would find in New York, and very filling.

The server was quite good, answering my questions and providing suggestions - she was also quite attractive which isn't a bad thing. I notice that they have trivia night on Tuesday nights with $2 drafts - might bring in a group and check it out. In all I had a good experience with good food - I want to try the subs the next time I visit.

-- John 

(also posted to Yelp)
Harry's Pizza and Subs Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  

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