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Harry's Chocolate Shop

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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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Nostalgia

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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113 reviews
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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.

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Warsaw, Virginia
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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?