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Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar

££ - £££
Northeast Virginia Beach
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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216 24th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3219
+1 757-422-6000
11:00 - 02:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very average location. Nothing special about the food. Crab legs are OK and fried shrimp about average. Service was nothing to get excited over. Too many other good places to eat in the area to waste your time and money on an average place

Thank Tom D
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just come across this place while we were taking a walk along Virginia Beach. It was Monday, and had oyster night. We ordered raw and steamed oysters. They were ok. The selections of drinks were so limited. I tried to order some cocktails but our waitress said she does not know those cocktails. Don't have good selection of draft... More 

Thank Lonnie-Sally
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First, unless you like dogs and smokers eat inside! I've been here a few times when visiting Virginia Beach and it's always good. The portions are huge so you might want to share. The service can be a little slow, but they tell you upfront about how long you'll wait for your food so it isn't a surprise. The bathrooms... More 

Thank kytraveler93
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Harpoon Larry's is GREAT for happy hour drinks. I love the vibe there. Went there many times when I lived in Virginia Beach from 2012-2014. There are too many fun times to list. Only complaint is that sometimes the food is hit or miss. I can honestly say they make the BEST hush puppies, but I've also had them undercooked... More 

Thank April Z
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This has always been one of our favorite places in Virginia Beach. In my opinion, their she-crab soup is the best on the east coast and the rest of the menu is up there also. So what to do this past weekend when the temps were in the 70s and we couldn't leave our four footed child in the car... More 

Thank paulette55
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a few of their rum runners, sooooooo good! Just wish they'd chase the smokers off the patio. Not fond of eating from an ash tray.

Thank Speeedracer62
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We went to harpoon Larrys to eat their awesome steamed shrimp, and crab legs. But their crab dip is the best around. It is fulling and tastes amazing. We go here every time we visit Va Beach . The beer is cold and cheap and they have a few decent happy hour specials.

Thank Eric M
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Grouper bites were Devine!!!! Tuna tacos done just right - and not a lot of distracting extras. Fish of the day was fried just right and sides were even good - perfect meal - highly recommend

Thank Fordpony66
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fun local bar/restaurant. The bar has TVs for sports. There are also dining areas away from the bar, if you prefer a quieter meal. The oysters are fantastic!

Thank smilee1177
Eufaula, Alabama
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Please go to Harpoon Larrys and get the crab dip. It is so amazing. Chock full of crab and hardly any filling. Absolutely perfect. Great oysters also.

Thank knox78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 24th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-422-6000

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