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Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

621 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1819
+1 757-827-0600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (118 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
621 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1819
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has some of the best she crab soup I have ever eaten. The dinner time wait can be lengthy, but I think the food is worth every minute. The restaurant has a sports bar atmosphere, but there is seating that would be comfortable...More

Thank K236PQcheryla
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It never cease to amaze me how many people dine there. As many times as I have been only once was I satisfied. My last visit might be my last meal. The food was not even warm. Waiter told me they didn't have a microwave....More

Thank YvonneHD77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here last week. I had eaten here once before and wasn’t impressed. She crab soup was good with extra crabmeat on top. Oysters Rockefeller were not hot so I sent them back and got a new order which was hot but dry and...More

Thank flossgloss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading and hearing much hype about this place, finally went to try it with a group of friends. Although it was a mid-week night, it was still pretty crowded but we were seated within 10 minutes. You can definitely judge this by the parking...More

Thank Redleg6
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for raw oysters. They had the traditional accompaniments plus a few extras. The bar area was nice and they had an excellent selection of craft beer. I also had the crab cake sandwich. That was a little underwhelming and the...More

Thank AR4024
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fun place .Great oysters. Went there for my birthday. Family fun. It is close by and convenient. We will be back!

Thank dduguid2016
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We were here for the second time and what a treat, the food was great, the only thing we called ahead and ask for a table of 12 and we waited for over a hour and half for a table simply because the previous table...More

Thank nascar99
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place as we had scoped out reviews before going. I was unfortunately disappointed. The good: The service was good, no wait, and it was pretty close to our hotel. Fun atmosphere, has a bar. The Bad: the food was...More

Thank FeedMeSeymour84
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and I sure am glad we went. The food was delicious. The service could have been better. It took us about 20 minutes to pay for our meals.

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Harpoon Larry's Seafood & Oyster Bar is, probably a good place for the younger set to hang out or to hook up, or whatever they do these days. The Friday night my wife, daughter and I visited, It was busy, (obviously popular), but not overly...More

Thank Les U
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Yes. Recommended if a larger group, especially on Fri, Sat evenings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-827-0600
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