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Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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621 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1819
+1 757-827-0600
11:00 - 00:15
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:15
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the seafood at Harpoon Larry's. Crabs, fish, steamed muscles, clams, shrimp, you name it. You can get it steamed (my preference) or fried. The service is good and the atmosphere is friendly. Its crowded on the weekends and definitely crowded on the weekends in the summer time. But, who cares? Stop by anyway and have a rum runner.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I officially will not eat here again due to laziness and poor quality. Beer menu, the chalk board, "sorry out of date". The beer menu they hand you, "sorry out of date". How hard is it to update the beer menu? Oysters menu, "sorry, we don't do that anymore." Order a dozen "local" and you will get what they give... More 

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yorktown, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good expensive seafood but well worth it, always packed and service can be hurried, but well worth the try. The menu is extensive so something for eveyone

Thank Alex L
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, as usual! She crab and salmon on this trip. Impeccable steamed muscles in white sauce. I got my 5th t-shirt. Great IPA's. Lovely waiter. This is my go-to seafood spot whenever I travel to Williamsburg/Hampton/Newport News area.

Thank tygertj
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our first visit. The food and service are consistently great. They always have a selection of fresh oysters from different places - you can pick your favorites or let them put together their recommendation and enjoy. They are very careful if you tell them about allergies so if that is an issue for your family this has... More 

Thank Ron C
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent the Hampton Roads area for business travel and I am always looking for good places to dine. This location has a good atmosphere. It will good on my list of good places that I would return to and dine at.

Thank Kevin J
Yorktown, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding and quick service along with quality food from the special lunch menu. Very reasonable prices and nice size portions for the price. Excellent place for a business lunch for a large or small group.

Thank Dennis5969
Edison, New Jersey
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221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great craft beer selection. Crowded, loud. Huge bowl of she crab soup. Had to ask for knife, fork and napkin when dinner was delivered. Menu doesn't say, but was told entree comes with hush puppies and a choice of one side. No hush puppies when dinner was delivered – had to ask for them. Good portion crab cake had very... More 

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Arlington Heights, IL
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because of the reviews. Sat down at one of the bars around 5pm, there was a bad smell at the bar, like an old dirty bucket filled with dirty water and disinfectant cleaner. Was going to leave because it was pretty bad, but I tufted it out because I wanted to try some seafood before I went back... More 

Thank AAASparky
Woodbridge, Virginia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant. Nice atmosphere, fabulous food. The service was very good. I had the fried oysters, and, they were absolutely wonderful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank carolynthompson001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:15
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?