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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (119 reviews)
“mahi tacos” (13 reviews)
“hush puppies” (38 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 1 week ago

Here is a Hampton favorite moved to RT 17 in Newport News near Casey. The food here is what you want out of a seafood Rest. without getting all dressed up or paying for it Comfortable with great beer and a bar. All kinds of...More

Thank thejeffb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The seafood platter was delicious and fresh. Get it fried or grilled, either way it was Great.

Thank Juango1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love going here, when my brother comes to town we make him takes us here. Atmosphere is great, as well as the service.

Thank msaries007
Reviewed 31 January 2018

When asking at the Mariner Museum where a good seafood Restraunt for lunch would be....was given this place...right down the street from the museum...on the left. I got the Oyster Tower....excellent!

Thank blu98
Reviewed 28 January 2018

First time at Harpoon Larry's after a HIGHLY rated recommendation from a person that has been at Harpoon Larry's many times, and we were NOT disappointed. The service was friendly, and quick. The order was served accurately and promptly. The Oyster Bar Menu has a...More

Thank Keith Y
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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 10 January 2018 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 6 January 2018

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 4 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.
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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