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“oysters!!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar
Ranked #175 of 1,405 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“oysters!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

we went looking for oysters, and Oysters we got
we ordered every oyster item in the menu, the server was nice, but not too knowledgeable about oyster or the menu. it did not make a difference for us, since we wanted to eat seafood and had oysters in our mind.
the oysters from the raw bar were great
the fried oysters and the potatoes from the main menu were also great
the mussels were terrible but we did not let it ruin the dinner.

we also had their specialty drink which were OK.

I would def visit this restaurant again, but will only stick to the raw bar oysters as they were priced reasonably and tasted great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not Great But Not Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Went with friends for lunch. Was craving some fried oysters. They were tasty but small. Ales were good.New waitress was efficient but messed up friends order.Will go back because it's not bad!

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Thank RangerLee
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The food was cold. Not even room temp!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just think of ordering seafood and have it arrive at your table cold. The server tried to make up for it with some drinks but we paid our bar tab and left. I'm just glad not a one of us ate any! Too much bad potenial. Drinks were good though and considering the crowd there drinking that must be the attraction.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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St. John's, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic service & seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I loved this restaurant. The food was fantastic (I had the Mediterranean tuna) and was introduced to hush puppies for the first time. Those bits of fried bread were great. I tried them at a few other restaurants but none compared to Harpoon Larry's. The atmosphere was really fun and warm and the service was really incomparable. I hate to say that I forget the name of our server (Mandy maybe??) - she was really exceptional. Great night out!

Visited October 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

really only went for the Happy Hour Rum Runners but decided to eat also. Ordered the crab cakes/coleslaw and fries and the tuna with penne. The wait was about 40 minutes and when the tuna arrived, it was actually cat fish in a creamy pasta served with hush puppies.

Didn't want to wait another 40 minutes so I accepted it - it was decent enough but rather tasteless.

The crab cakes were very good. Waitress offered to refill our Rum Runners from a fresh batch as she said the ends of the last batch had gone watery - fair enough. The general service was mediocre and we noticed other diners waiting quite a while for their food.

Overall, the management need to sort out the poor service and long waits for food. Our meal was 7.00pm on a Thursday evening - not exactly peak time but I don't think we shall be returning any time soon. Not that I think management will care.....it's a pity because this place has so much potential.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank katy-lied
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