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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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Ranked #27 of 389 restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Gloucester, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is very close to my office and whenever I'm having "one of those days" I like to lunch Harpoon Larry's. I enjoy the atmosphere and food. I love the lunch specials and quick service. My favorites are the oyster specials and the crab quesadillas. The nachos are good too, but it's a whole lot of food. I'm in,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Harpoon Larry's is a fun place We enjoyed the seafood dinners with clever names. The service was good and the wait was minimal. I had the Bermuda Triangle - a shrimp, scallop and lump crab sauté, and boiled red potatoes. It was very good, and so was the key lime pie I had for dessert. I am happy to recommend... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Lunch today with my wife... She had the fish tacos and I had 1/2 dz oysters and tuna sandwich. I asked that the tuna be done very rare and it was prepared perfectly. Sweet potato fries were also great. Wife liked her fish tacos as well. Service was friend and very attentive. $30 for lunch plus $8.00 tip was a... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner with a co-worker, and it was very good. Our server was the best, friendly and gave great food suggestions for our meal. We shared a cup of She Crab soup and it did not disappoint. My husband had the special crab on crab on crab and he loved it (soft shell crab,... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Asked some friend who are locals of a good seafood place, they recommended this place. Service was good and fast even thought the parking lot was packed. Food was just ok, nothing special and I wasn't blown away. I would come back to give them another try. Prices are competitive as well

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This would be it. I know you have heard this before. But this time it's the best. Crab cake, flounder, shrimp, and scallops. All fresh all very well seasoned, but not too much. Broiled for me and fried for DH. All i can say is that you have to go here.

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were a party of six dining on a Thursday evening with reservations. The place was very busy and the parking lot initially was full, but soon we caught up with our relatives who had already been seated in the outside dining area on the porch. Our waiter Mark was terrific and very accommodating of the two elderly people in... More

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Dinwiddie, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food is always good, the service is a little slow, but friendly. The she crab soup is one of the best things on the menu, but I have never had a bad meal from here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This restaurant was right up our alley -- fresh seafood, a great draught beer selection (including several local VA beers) and sports on tv. And the seafood was superb without costing a fortune! I had the "Bermuda Triangle" which was sauteed shrimp, scallops and lump crab. It was seasoned perfectly to bring out the flavor without masking it. My husband... More

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Longview, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My extended family and I ate on Father's Day at Harpoon Larry's in Newport News, VA. Despite the large crowd and our large party, we were seated and served quickly. My fried flounder was great. Others ate grilled tuna and custom burgers (one with a crab cake on top!). Everyone loved their food. Food was hot, cooked well, and tasty.... More

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