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Harry's Chocolate Shop

Bar, Pub
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329 W State St, West Lafayette, IN
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12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Drinks

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
Fun Breakfast club bar

Great fun with everyone in costume sat mornings and good service and cheap drinks. Lots of great fun being in the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great fun with everyone in costume sat mornings and good service and cheap drinks. Lots of great fun being in the place.

Thank JimOB1
West Lafayette, Indiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is the campus bar. Been here for years. Not fancy but if you are an alumni, it will bring you back your college days, because I don't believe it has changed since it's grand opening. Food and drinks are good, I love the pasta chef salad.

Thank Dana W
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

34 years ago this was the bar we visited to get a bowl of chili with a michelob. Back at Purdue to refresh memories we had to go back to the place. The interior is worn but still has this great student bar atmosphere. The food is decent and drinks are good.

Thank Gilbert V
Warsaw, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Harry's Chocolate Shop is a Purdue institution. I knew old Harry Merrick...not sure of spelling. Harry was a character. If he liked you, you could do nothing wrong but if you rubbed him the wrong way he would not serve you. Things have change in the past 50 years. Now it lacks the uniqueness it used to have. Wish I... More 

Thank gov5180
Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is a staple to anyone who has ever attended Purdue. It's been around forever, and it is spilling over with character. It's clean, the service is great, and you won't be disappointed. It wasn't very busy when we were there, but we also visited early in the day during the summer. It's a small place, so I would... More 

Thank Nightowl_RN
Indianapolis, Indiana
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Every single person who has attended Purdue University knows about Harry's Chocolate shop. I became sold on this place when I attended grad school there, and I have never enjoyed chicken wings EVER except these when my brother made me try them. So good I actually craved them when I was pregnant! Of course this place can get incredibly crowded... More 

Thank bweis13
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a staple for all students and visitors of Purdue to see at least once. I have been here a few times and can say it is just ok. Probably if I were an alumni maybe I would feel differently but it is just an old run down bar to me. Does have several really good beers on tap.... More 

Thank emmaretto
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is one of places that I have nothing but fond memories about. It is a great bar to visit with friends. It is a Purdue classic.

Thank John S
Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

It's a college bar that has been there forever. It has a special place in the hearts of Purdue grads. But to give it a true restaurant review; it is average. The food is OK but nothing special. If you go at night it is too busy to enjoy a meal. At night it is a college bar. Go Boilers.

Thank elconquistador765
Lemont, Illinois
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I have been to Harry's several times and have yet to eat anything other than the popcorn. (very good). Yes, the place is old and somewhat worn,(understatement), but frankly, that is how I remember the college bars of my day. I call it character. And, the drinks are cheap and served by some friendly bartenders and servers.

Thank BDG6610

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 329 W State St, West Lafayette, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am

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