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“Amazing crab cake”

Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar
Ranked #2 of 454 Restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing crab cake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Had the crab cake dinner. Definitely get the crab cake blackened. It was fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited April 2012
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Hampton, Virginia
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426 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Crazy, noisy but great food.!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Just have to experience Harpoon Larry's. Great food in a noisy atmosphere. Service is great. Evening wait times are expected. Usually 20 min. or more.
Great place for any age diners. Great daily specials.

Visited May 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Harpoons's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

It use to be a great bar with great service, not so much anymore....

Visited August 2011
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Thank jaynajay
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Yorktown, Virginia
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Seafood & Ales!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

This local treasure has some of the best seafood and ales around. It's a little cramped but that tells you it's a pretty popular place with locals and travelers.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Kielbasaman
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Yorktown, Virginia
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142 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“An interesting place that must be visited once in a lifetime”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Over the years I have visited Harpoon Larry's nearly a dozen times or so. It seems that their famous Thursday pound of shrimp for $10 stirs my hungry side once or twice a year. To be honest I can't imagine another place I have ever been to that is quite like Larry's, lol. On that note, if you are visiting, the food and the overall experience are worth it. Now, I am not telling you that this will be the finest seafood place you will ever eat at nor am I stating that they have the best seafood bar none. I am just telling it like it is and suggesting that your life would not be complete unless you enjoyed this joint at least once.

Although it seems that the staff come and go with the seasons the food always tastes the same. My main complaint is the fact that they do not serve Coke but instead serve Pepsi. Parking is always interesting and there seems to be a limited number of spaces right in front of the restaurant but additional parking is available at the adjacent mattress store. Just be kind and do not park directly in front of the mattress store, there are dozens of spaces right near the street that are a few extra seconds away.

Some of the more interesting features regarding the restaurant are the countless old pictures of local fisherman hanging on the walls. The interior has not changed in decades so there is quite a bit of history associated with the wear and tear. I hope they leave it just the way it is though! Some things are better left as they are. Stop by and experience something different and memorable.

  • Visited March 2012
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