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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
11:00 am - 12:15 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:15 am
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Minster, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here multiple times. Would recommend scallops and the Bermuda Triangle combination. Good fresh local food and oysters. Service was great. Knowledgable staff took great care of our party of 10-12 people. Good selection of beer and wine. Would go back the next time I am in town.

Thank Sfrims
Newport News, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An old friend was in town for business and wanted to get together for a few beers and an early dinner. I decided to suggest Harpoon Larry's as I had never been there before. From the outside, as you can see by the picture, it doesn't look like much but on the inside, Larry's is warm, cozy, and comfortable. We... More 

Thank Bammerm
Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local seafood! Check them out on Monday nights for $1 oysters any style! The Rum Runner is a must try. I prefer it with 99 Bananas in the straw!

Thank DaphneVA
Newport News
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband wanted seafood for his birthday so we went 09 July 16. Harpoon Larry's was wonderful. We had a large group that also included 2 young kids. Our server took the time to help us all and gave us suggestions for ordering. A perfect meal for all. Several of the adults ordered drinks and were impressed. The kids (ages 3... More 

Thank Francene K
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247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I go to Larry's about 4 times a year. Most recent visit was a Sunday for lunch. As before, we were seated quickly, server arrived soon after, got our drinks, soup and salad quickly too. Crab soup was excellent, wife loved her salad. But the shrimp were probably the best we have ever had. Good size, seasoned and... More 

Thank metalhead
Newport News, Virginia
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't eat here often, but once again after dinning here two times in last few weeks question why we don't come more often. Some lament not the same as the old place in Hampton I say thank God. The old Harpoon was more bar then restaurant. It had it's place and time but this is so much larger and... More 

Thank M C
Newport News, Virginia
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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rated it average, because that's been my experience twice. Food isn't that great, prices are more expensive than some of the better seafood restaurants around here. Our server seemed like she'd had better days but she was fine. It's not my first choice but other people I know seem to like it. They also like to drink, a lot... More 

Thank ChristinaM41_12
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, slightly higher prices than the competition and a friendly staff. Give it a try and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Thank Greg J
Newport News, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, pleasant atmosphere, nice patio area, good food. Nice selection of local craft beers too.

Thank tincarfin
Atlanta, Georgia
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying in town and asked the front desk what was around to eat and was given Harpoon Larry as a choice. I tried it out and will be back if ever in town again. I was seated on the spot, service was great as was the food. I had calamari, crab legs and a key lime pie and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 am
11:00 am - 12:15 am
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?