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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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun atmosphere, friendly staff, and excellent food are a sure-fire recipe for an excellent review. The she-crab soup was outstanding....and the serving was huge! Loved the broiled salmon that came with its own crab sauce. Oyster specials and stuffed flounder were fresh and delicious. Lots of choices on tap. The moscato wine was okay, but would have preferred a smoother... More 

Thank School_Admin413
Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Harpoon Larry's has excellent food and the servers are wonderful. The atmosphere is just loads of fun. There is music and there are TVs and a bar. It's like an everyone knows everyone type of place.

Thank daisyduke2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I celebrated my 40th Birthday there with a party of 20 plus. The food was the best and the two servers was absolutely great!!! Best seafood place in Newport News

Thank Vadiva247
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to hang out at their long curved bar. Lots of locals, and they get there early, like 3:00pm. The food is great, service awesome and also the decor is perfect for a Oyster Bar Restaurant.

Thank ytram1949
Monrovia, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No matter what time of the day, or what day of the week I go, this place is packed!! Even if you must wait, the wait is well worth it. The food is wonderful, and the beer selection is just fabulous.

Thank debbienewportnews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family restaurant. Prices reasonable. Great selections for seafood. Drinks are cold and staff is super nice and helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a quick review, this place never disappoints, Oysters are a plus here and the wait staff is always friendly and warm. Will continue being loya! patrons!

Thank chinyere e
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Mahi Mahi Tacos (blackened) with apple slaw, and it was delicious. However, I was also with a large group; they ordered a huge variety of items (Salmon - apparently the most ordered non-oyster item, Gumbo, crab cakes, and more). Everyone cleaned their plates completely. I'll have to go back to try their other items.

Thank Dawn L
Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

25-50 year olds kind of place, good seafood, large selection of beers on tap and bottled. We have been there a couple of times and if you have hearing issues stay away from the bar side. Staff friendly and prompt, but young. Over 55 years old come for lunch, much quieter.

Thank janesusanfrank
Newport News, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exterior facade is not much to look at; the place is small but the food is great. They serve seafood nice and hot and service is quick. I consider it as a warm weather place . The crab cakes are my favorite and they are big and tasty.

Thank evanspeggy

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?