Harry Christensen

Executive Chef, Proprietor
Harry Christensen

Just off Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key is Harry's Continental Kitchens, fine dining at its best. Harry's features globally inspired coastal cuisine with an emphasis on local seasonal flavors and served in a beautiful garden setting.
Harry and Lynn Christensen started Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key in 1979 with a new concept in food service: gourmet dinners to go! They haven't looked back since. With Chef Harry at the helm, the couple also established an outstanding catering service that offers impeccable service and creates magnificent parties. In 1985, the Christensen's added the wonderful restaurant Longboaters know and love... Harry's.
It’s still a family affair with the same chef/owners Lynn and Harry's with their son Hal as the General Manager. The restaurateurs rely on the support of a long time staff that shares Harry's devotion for delicious food and indulgent service.
"Worth the trip to Longboat" says Zagat Survey. Harry’s consistently wins Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award as "one of the best 500 restaurants in Florida." The Wine Spectator deems Harry's wine list "outstanding."
Harry's Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With Harry's Deli right across the street you can take home and enjoy a spectacular dinner with virtually no effort. The Deli also offers an extensive wine selection, the very best smoked salmon, homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, party trays and freshly baked desserts.
For over 37 years Harry's premier Catering Service has been creating memorable affairs from black tie to beachwear. In 2009 Harry opened Harry's Corner Store at 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive so no matter what your needs, Harry's is there.
The Christensen family invites you to enjoy continentally inspired cuisine in Harry's tropical dining room, savor gourmet take-out from Harry's famous deli, experience Harry's flawless catering for your next affair and Harry's Corner Store for your next stop and shop experience.

Cuisine:Eclectic , Seafood, Continental, Wine Bar and Bistro