Harris' Grill; Thomas Harris, prop.

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Harris' Grill; Thomas Harris, prop.


412 W. Queen St. Tappahannock, VA

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Detailed History

This was run by Thomas Delmas Harris. Thomas C. Harris had a different Harris’ Grill in Green’s Fork at Routes 360 & 17. The businesses used the owners' middle initials to differentiate them. T. Delmas Harris' wife was Esther Harris. The Harris family is related to the McGuire family, proprietors of McGuire's Inn. Many thanks to chef Rock Harper, Mr. Harris' grandson, for the foregoing information. In January of 2023, Chef Harper was named a Semi-Finalist for the James Beard Awards in the category of Best Chef - Mid-Atlantic region! Mr. Harper is also the cousin of Lillian McGuire of McGuire's Inn so these two sites were related. Do not miss Chef Harper's Queen Mother's restaurant in Crystal City/Arlington, VA. He uses family recipes to make the best chicken sandwich on the planet.

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