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Thirsty Camel

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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394 W Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503
+1 757-480-0874
08:00 - 02:00
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Shady Grove, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime we are in the Tidewater VA area, we try to visit the TC. They also have specials i.e. prime rib on particular night.

Thank shadygrove1
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A Oceanview intuition. Right on the beach with great food and specials. Great service and a colorful clientele can make for fun visits, whether for a beer to unwind or the "Bloody Mary Breakfast."

San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Thirsty Camel is okay. This isn't anything special. It's a dive bar but not bad. The camel outside is cool. Drinks were okay. People are nice. I hope they stick around.

Thank janej4747
South Bend, Indiana
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192 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Would have been five stars but a roach walked up to me after dinner the first night. My BF laughed and laughed. I guess it's normal? Anyway, nice folks, great service and really good crab cakes, onion rings and ribs. Would go back.

Thank q1964
Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

OMG.. Now I had a date with an old friend so we decided to go to the Beach.... Sit an reminisce.I was looking very fly , by the way..well after talking and enjoying the moonlight for hours.. Nature called, so I went to the nearest bathroom, which so happen to be The Thirsty Camel.Noe the Band was Nice! Indeed! Rocking!... More 

1 Thank uniqueiam
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

great place to eat and hang out --- great shrimp and prime rib two for one --- located right on the water near the Ocean View Pier

Thank M7505MYleew
Tehachapi, California
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418 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good service and friendly atmosphere. Just off Chesapeake Bay. Bar scene, with consistently great food. A good choice for down home meals.

Thank Frank S
Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Had steamed jumbo shrimp and really good orange crushes both really good. Liked the cocktail sauce to. Had breakfast there Friday morning while waiting for my room. Really good steak and eggs with a mimosa. For $12.50 you get a big breakfast and one drink. I really liked it.

2 Thank Mary Z
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

An older establishment on the Ocean View Beach in Norfolk. A favorite of locals for years however this was my first visit even though I lived and worked in that area of Norfolk in the 60s. Good crowd and we chose to sit at the bar for a drink. Ordered and shared an order of steamed shrimp. Absolutely superb, so... More 

Thank Bill M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. We had steam shrimp and a dinner with 2 crab cakes bake potato, cole slaw and hush puppies. It was so much food that we shared everything. I was suprised. It wasn't what i expected. I was really good.

Thank Sonja M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 W Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-0874

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