West Seattle restaurants: Harry’s Chicken Joint on the way

We’ve been keeping an eye on – and getting questions about – the former Meander’s/Jade West space north of Morgan Junction at 6032 California SW. For a while now, a piece of paper in the window has read simply “Harry’s,” but we’ve had no luck reaching anyone there. Finally – a little more information has turned up in the window: The piece of paper has changed to the one you see above, reading “Harry’s Chicken Joint, opening soon.” That dovetails – or chicken-tails – with what Rick “The Psychic Barber” Cook (whose new location is nearby) told us recently, reporting that he had spoken to the owner, who told him “it will be a sort of homestyle eatery with the main focus on fried chicken and plans to be open late February.” (Just found a Facebook page too, though it has little beyond the address and phone number, where we’ve left a message.) More info soon as we get it!

4:51 PM UPDATE: Just talked, briefly, to Bruce from Harry’s – he says they’re not likely to have the sit-down restaurant open till next month because they’re doing some interior renovations, but right now they’re planning on something interim for February: Takeout chicken for patrons of nearby Beveridge Place Pub (which doesn’t make its own food but allows food to be brought in), starting within a week or so if all goes well.

24 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Harry's Chicken Joint on the way"

  • Junction mom February 3, 2013 (3:33 pm)

    Oh lordy, within walking distance of my house? There goes my new year’s resolution, I’m a sucker for fried chicken. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • kas February 3, 2013 (4:35 pm)

    Right next to eco beauty!!! Can you say beauty day then fried chicken!?!? I can!! Yum!

  • Alki Resident February 3, 2013 (4:52 pm)

    Harry’s Psychic Chicken?

  • Steve February 3, 2013 (4:56 pm)

    PLEASE buy a new kitchen exhaust fan so your customers can breathe. Meanders was infamous for that.

  • West Seattle Hipster February 3, 2013 (5:06 pm)

    Awesome, always nice to have more food options on the Westside.

  • TaxBicycles February 3, 2013 (5:30 pm)

    Whatever happened to Wah?

  • Spana February 3, 2013 (5:31 pm)

    I like my chicken hairless

  • I. Ponder February 3, 2013 (5:32 pm)

    Great logo!!

  • Sue February 3, 2013 (7:22 pm)

    TaxBicycles, here’s the article about the accident that the Wahs had: http://westseattleblog.com/2009/12/west-seattle-restaurants-jade-west-proprietor-hurt-in-crash and he then decided to retire.

  • sun*e February 3, 2013 (9:47 pm)

    Glad it’s not a Harry Chicken Joint…I’m just sayin’…

  • KD February 4, 2013 (1:20 am)

    They brought in chicken to Bev Place for the Super Bowl. It was amazing! The guy said they’ll be open for take out next week.

  • pam February 4, 2013 (7:14 am)

    I hope it’s wonderful, local would be great because it’s a long drive to the Hop In in Renton for scrumptious fried chicken!

  • rick February 4, 2013 (8:53 am)

    I’m not actually psychic, but I predict a 10 pound gain this year. And they’ll have collard greens!!

  • Mark February 4, 2013 (9:34 am)

    I live nearby and I’m looking forward to visiting often. Will the menu have mashed potatoes to go?

  • quiz February 4, 2013 (9:39 am)

    Whohoooo!

  • let them swim February 4, 2013 (10:55 am)

    With the “Homestead” gone. And “Chicken Delight” being long gone. Looking forward to trying this new place. Whoever remembers “Chicken Delight”– you are showing your age.

    • WSB February 4, 2013 (11:01 am)

      “Let them” – I often try to tell our teenage son, again, the tale of Chicken Delight – at least where I remember it from (Los Angeles and Honolulu) – “broasted chicken” delivered in stapled-together paper/cardboard plates. “Don’t cook tonight, call Chicken Delight!” – TR

  • let them swim February 4, 2013 (12:20 pm)

    “C.D. was either on same block as Bev. Place or one block north. Ours was delivered via a V.W. Bug.(yellow of course).

  • Ron February 4, 2013 (5:10 pm)

    Chicken Delight…That brings back memories. I was a delivery driver there in high school. It was perfect; minimum wage and all the leftover chicken a teenager could eat.

  • onceachef February 4, 2013 (9:29 pm)

    It’s not directly in the ‘hood, but darn close: Marco Polo’s broasted chicken in Georgetown/SODO is tasty too!

  • Letter B February 5, 2013 (7:49 am)

    Way to go Bruce! It be nice to get a preview of the full menu, make the masses even hungrier. I’ll be seeing you soon.

  • Harry's February 5, 2013 (3:34 pm)

    Thanks everyone- we have posted a menu on our door and will put up more info at our Facebook page. Can’t tell you how excited we are and how happy we are to be a part of such a great neighborhood. See you soon.

  • Tracy February 7, 2013 (10:56 am)

    Please tell me you’ll have some fried pickles too! Can’t seem to find any good ones in Seattle and miss them! :)

  • Ben February 18, 2013 (11:36 am)

    i sampled Harry’s fare at Bev Place Pub yesterday.
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    the fried chicken was intensely flavorful, with breading like a crispy herb biscuit surrounding the meat.
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    pulled pork sandwich was surprisingly fresh, reminiscent of a po’ boy.
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    potatoes were satisfyingly simple.
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    the only weak spot (IMHO) was the collard greens. nothing wrong with them, just too plain for my taste. could use some bacon fat and/or vinegar, and a dousing of hot sauce after serving.
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    all in all, an exciting portent!

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