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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“The Waterside District offers wonderful restaurants, boating, and tourist attractions. Take a dinner cruise on The Spirit of Norfolk, Escape the Ship on the USS Wisconsin, learn more about our great US Navy on Nauticus, or catch the Ferry over to Portsmouth. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Rooftop bar with a gorgeous view of the water and downtown Norfolk. Fantastic atmosphere. Go near sunset to get a good picture!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“(3.5 mi/ 14 minutes) Highly acclaimed and local. They serve til they run out of their famous sweet potato biscuits. My favorite is the Stevie. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a gourmet take on the classic grilled cheese! bring your appetite because these are big sandwiches ! I recommend the Johnny Apple seed! or if you love chocolate go the Big O will satisfy your cravings! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“(13 min. / 4.3 miles) This is in downtown Ghent. My son's favorite Pizza place. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Beautiful abbey restored into restaurant. Delicious food and wonderful service. Reservation recommended for weekend.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“My go to lunch spot in Norfolk VA! Generous portions of good food, great service and again, locally owned!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Norfolk's award-winning taproom with dozens of drafts on rotation and an impressive bottle menu. Casual and hip, this is one of our favorite places to drink in town, and definitely the best beer selection. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a restaurant with sit down eating and a bar inside and a patio outside. It serves Bolivian food and has delicious margaritas and chips and salsa. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A little yacht that goes underway for dinner parties, holiday celebrations (Independence Day on the water seeing the fireworks), etc. Take a trip on the water!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Want some where to enjoy the game! Look no further to a home town heroes famous sports bar. You might even bump into Roger himself 👌🏾‼️”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! Your choice of your favorite coffee with or without espresso, hot cocoa or tea. Grab it to go, or sit and enjoy the free WiFi ”
  • 6 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Get some spatzel, bratwurst, rolladen, or goulash. 400+ global beers to choose from. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Our favorite wine bar in all of Norfolk! They also have the best craft cocktails. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Enjoy “Tapas” style food with a humble selection of wines and spirits . Very cozy and nice atmosphere. A wonderful night”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like good drinks and piano music this place is for you! the have an amazing take on whiskey where they smoke the whiskey right in front of you if you like whiskey you have to try it! i recommend a Woodford reserve smoked with cherry wood chips! ”
  • 7 locals recommend