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Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

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621 J. Clyde Morris Boulvard, Newport News, VA 23601
+1 757-827-0600
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11:00 am - 12:15 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:15 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was so good we ordered takeout for our dinner

Since we just had a great meal in Yorktown the day before, we definitely wanted to find somewhere to have a good seafood lunch by the VA Living Museum. We found it in Harpoon Larry's. The service was very accommodating and fast and the food was very good. We could not get enough of the great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Brenda M
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Plano
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Orange, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Oyster bar and seafood - Great food and drinks ! The local oysters were phenomenal. Mahi taco's were the best I've ever had.

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Plano
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Since we just had a great meal in Yorktown the day before, we definitely wanted to find somewhere to have a good seafood lunch by the VA Living Museum. We found it in Harpoon Larry's. The service was very accommodating and fast and the food was very good. We could not get enough of the great seafood so ordered meals... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I have visited Harpoon Larry's twice. The first time was for lunch, and it was amazing!!!! We ate inside and had great service - it was also during the Newport News Restaurant Week. The Oysters Rockefeller were fantastic! The most recent visit was for dinner. We started off inside and it was very loud - which was... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our party of 7 had to wait for a short while before getting a table during a very busy dinner hour. I loved the nautical theme. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. A wide variety of items were on the menu. We enjoyed a plate of tasty calamari for our appetizer. Our individual entree choices varied and everyone was... More 

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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The meal, service and atmosphere was great (and the beer was very cold!) The seafood seemed fresh and plentiful. Definitely would return!

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newport news, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Harpoon larrys is a very good, chilled but upscale place to eat. Thursday's they have a shrimp special which is a can't miss

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Been twice at the original Harpoon Larry's in Norfolk. Here now in Newport News which is not as a dump as the one in Norfolk but I love the "dive" look of the original place. Crab cakes great. Fresh shrimp. Excellent beer selection. Order the blackened salmon with she crab topping. Divine and rich!!!

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Both of us had a really good meal (shrimp & grits and salmon & crab) and a great waiter. The place is open and airy and a very good atmosphere overall. Take visitors from out of town here regularly and we are never disappointed.

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate here on our stay in Newport News,va. Had a very short wait for a table on a Monday night. I had the stuffed flounder which was excellent. Will be back.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good seafood. Excellent key lime pie!!! Loud atmosphere. waitstaff okay, not exceptional. hush puppies were yummy but corn on the cob was nothing special. Took key lime pie to go and want to go back just for the pie!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 621 J. Clyde Morris Boulvard, Newport News, VA 23601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-827-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:15 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:15 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:15 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:15 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:15 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:15 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:15 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?