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Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

621 J. Clyde Morris Boulvard, Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 827-0600
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English first
Fairfax, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent and the beer cold, but my group of friends all found it too loud to converse comfortably.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This use to be be a favorite hike in the wall that every local knew. It's be redone to be bigger, more restaraunt then bar and family friendly but still good food and the old feel

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I first visited Harpoon Larry's simply because I'd never been. That was about 4 months ago and I've been two more times since then! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they seasonally have fresh cobia. This delicious fish was rare to find at most restaurants even when I was living in Florida. Of course the clam selection pays... More

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Williamsburg, Va
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend brought me here for a belated birthday dinner. I chose one of the nightly specials which was two crab cakes each with their own topping, and my g/f had the seafood salad and a bowl of she-crab soup. We sat in the outside patio which is screened in, excellent for no pests! Our waitress was awesome, very friendly... More

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District Heights, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The seafood is fresh and outstanding, the service is spectacular and the atmosphere is fun! I had oysters and they were the best I'd ever had. My waitress, Krystal, was a jewel.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The only complaint here was the loud music which made it hard to hear the conversation at the table. The new location is more family friendly in other ways. We had six seated comfortably in a booth - two children and four adults. The food is good and Caroline our waitress was very attentive and friendly in a way that... More

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Glenmont, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Started with fried calamari and hubby had oysters Rockefeller which he loved, excellent and the side sauces were not at all spicy so I loved them. Main entree for me was the Wharf Combo. It had FIVE shrimp, FIVE scallops, FIVE oysters and 2 hush puppies all for $20.99!!! The apple slaw side was very good. Hubby had stuffed shrimp... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The night began late but our server was full of vim and vigor. When we asked about her favorites on the menu, she did not hesitate to bare all. We ordered everything she suggested and enjoyed every last bite. We began with the crab nachos which were deliciously new to the four of us and demolished in a hot minute.... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A girlfriend and I went for the first to Harpoon Larry's for their one cent shrimp, and it was a phenomenal experience! First off, our waitress, Jess, was super nice, friendly, and on top of her game. She got our drinks out to us right away! We ordered a pound of shrimp and the crab nachos. Both were WONDERFUL. I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Fun atmosphere and great food! Calamari for appetizers and she crab soup! Hot and tasty! Had blackened red snapper and veggies for dinner. Excellent! Good selection of brews. Beer and drinks were a bit pricey in my opinion. However all and all would definitely go back and highly recommend. Everyone in group was very satisfied with their selections.

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