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Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

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621 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1819
+1 757-827-0600
11:00 am - 12:15 am
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Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the broiled seafood platter. Hush puppies are amazing. Food was excellent.Good atmosphere. Good assortment of beer too.

Raleigh NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy. We sat at the bar a shared a combo. Oysters, shrimp and clams were are good. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank steve1975
Englewood, Florida
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Practically a Tidewater institution, I've been coming to Larry's for years. The new location seems larger than the old Hampton haunt, yet it still has a similar fun character. Great place for happy hour and pub style food. Fish was fresh although my seared yellowfin tuna was served up medium grilled, yet still tasty. Great fried calamari!

Thank TravelLife19
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harpoon Larry's has been a staple in the Hampton Roads area for many many years they we're near Hampton for a long time and now they are right on J Clyde Morris Boulevard perfectly Central in Newport News. This place specializes in a really good time with really good food. You can ask for better fresh seafood. Specials every night.... More 

Thank Nancy C
Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tad bit noisier, and has cheesy decor. Standard fried fair, of note was the shrimp and grits, spicy, quantity just right. Server quick and polite.

Thank 162cliftont
Hampton, Virginia, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since they moved from the Hampton location, Harpoon Larry's has not been the same. I have been there three times, once for a business lunch and twice with friends. I ordered the tuna salad for lunch and it was so awful, I couldn't eat it. It was yellow in color, like mush and tasted of salt and not much else.... More 

Thank ShanWoods
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting family in the area and some wanted to get oysters. We had a larger group and they were very accommodating. Staff was very knowledgeable on menu options and gave great recommendations! A lot of choices on the menu for diverse diner preferences. So good, a smaller group went back for lunch 2 days later!

Thank DAPL
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buyers beware! Long time loyal customer since this place opened in Hampton years ago. Hands down the best fish sandwich ever (did not matter what fish) always. Every time enough for 2 and beautifully cooked fresh fish. Should be at $15 a sandwich (after taxes). Well not any more. Today I got a sandwich that looked like regular fast food... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scored big with a swordfish special that was unbelievable. Topped with a pico like avocado and rice. Definitely a great atmosphere with great food!

Thank Justin C
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Raw bar items were super fresh and flavorful. Ran out of Rockfish at 6pm on a Friday night which was a huge bummer but we were comped dinner and dessert. Great chill spot to go with friends and family...not a great environment for an intimate date. Reliable spot for fresh seafood dishes.

Thank Stacy-Ann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-827-0600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?