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Harry's Chocolate Shop

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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A place to stop for sure.

A hole in the wall college bar with good food. Stopped here to watch NFL playoff game on a Saturday afternoon and came back later in the night. definitely a college bar at night but during the day had good chicken wings, wasn't crazy about the sauce but each to his own. I do recommend the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
BrianEH32766
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is famous around Purdue, and is generally packed to the gills on weekends. From an ambience perspective, it makes sense, but I cannot understand why beyond that. Compared to the other college bars in the area, Harrys has the fewest drink specials, making it a bit more expensive. You would expect the drinks to be better then, but... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hole in the wall college bar with good food. Stopped here to watch NFL playoff game on a Saturday afternoon and came back later in the night. definitely a college bar at night but during the day had good chicken wings, wasn't crazy about the sauce but each to his own. I do recommend the homemade chips though. excellent.... More 

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Thank BrianEH32766
Chicago, Illinois
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189 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made my first trip here after a Purdue basketball game, didn't get the window table, but had a great booth and the service was amazing

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Thank hart277
Palm City, Florida
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359 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A classic college bar full of student and alumni. It has the feel of an old ice cream shop with a bar twist. I think what brings people back is the friendly staff and the history for alumni.

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Thank tedact
Upper Arlington, Ohio
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

When you go to Purdue and you turn 21, your first stop is Harry's. I have been going there every time I go to Purdue for 33 years. No place better then; no place better now. Be sure to get the popcorn!

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Thank TBPoole
Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Harry's Chocolate Shop is a great campus bar, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, near Purdue University. Founded in 1919 as a soda fountain and an ice cream shop it began to offer adult beverages sometime after WW2, according to their website. This reviewer was a "semi-regular" patron back in the 70s and 80s. While on campus today for a nostalgia... More 

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Thank M P
West Lafayette, Indiana
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Last time I went to Harry's was a while ago. The food was great - if you could a server to take your order. Hasn't changed much. Unfortunately, the same owner had The Pub and it's out of business (building is demolished, actually) and the food was the same there but with better service and atmosphere. RIP, Pub. Now Harry's... More 

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Thank Eric F
West Lafayette, Indiana
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Lot of history in this place but drinks are fairly expensive compared to other bars. Mainly for alumni.

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Thank Michel H
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

While on campus for work always looking for a local hangout! It's cool to be able to experience the local college hot spot!

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Thank Jennifer C
Olathe, Kansas
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748 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
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.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?