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Harry's Chocolate Shop

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329 W State St, West Lafayette, IN
Today
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

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
You have to at least stop in!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
Nightowl_RN
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Warsaw, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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114 reviews 114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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.

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Lemont, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I kept hearing from all my friends that I just HAD to check this place out. It always looked packed at night so I decided to go for lunch. I had the fish and chips and it was alright. Nothing really memorable about it.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Harry's is a true classic. Great venue, great food and great beverages. The place is dripping with nostalgia. An all time favorite of mine.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A nice, local Purdue bar that offers fresh and free popcorn and many different types of beer -- with most of them served in a plastic cup. Gets all kinds in the doors - from the 21 year old drunken college girls to the middle aged professorial types.

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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
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?