Budget - American Burgers - Newmarket
14/104 Newmarket Rd
This replica American diner has been around for donkey's years and has stood the test of time, attested to by the loyal cast of characters who keep coming through its doors.
For those who have yet to take a seat in one of Harry's blue vinyl booths and order an American hot dog and Boylan vintage cola, the diner can be found nestled out front of a nondescript commercial centre, easily identified by the resident pale aqua Bel Air Chevrolet parked out front.
While Harry's hotdogs (on a torpedo roll with American mustard) and old-style burgers (albeit with gourmet Wagyu patties) are the house specialties, there are plenty of other menu options including fish and chips, sandwiches and lasagne. The chips here, which are chunky beer-battered, are a stand-out.
Milk shakes come served in retro metallic containers and for young diners there are Junior meals – burgers, whiting fillets or chicken with chips and ice-cream and topping all for $7.50.
A retro bubble gum machine and jukebox add to the nostalgic picture. Meanwhile the owner, a vintage car aficionado, takes things further and organises occasions and events where vintage cars and their owners descend for a rockabilly good time.