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Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar

111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
+1 757-227-6222
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“beignets” (13 reviews)
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“oysters” (35 reviews)
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I was with a small group and we sat downstair, the bar dining area, and it was fun space. I don't eat oysters or shellfish, so the menu was very limited in its offerings for me. There was an exceedingly long time between placing orders,...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Based upon the many TripAdvisor reviews we thought that we would give it a try. So our choice was crab avocado salad and the sea food combination and we also ordered a Dante merlot wine to accompany our dinner. Excellent is the word I would...More

Thank jomar75
RZ R, Public Relations Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave your kind review. I will make certain it is shared with the staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 15 February 2018

The Big Easy has an upstairs and downstairs bar -- we were downstairs where we had a series of casual appetizers for dinner at very good prices. I think $9 a dozen for freshly shucked oysters on the half shell -- done by a friendly...More

1  Thank Karl P
RZ R, Guest Relations Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I went with my husband for my birthday to Big Easy. We were seated downstairs, which was cozy (not in a cramped sense.) It was pretty empty when we arrived but filled up by the time we left, but I never felt it was too...More

1  Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Found this place by sheer luck and so happy we did! The menu has a great selection with something for everyone, the food is amazing and the service outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable and offered well thought out recommendations. We were promptly greeted and welcomed...More

1  Thank Marcie S
RZ R, Front Office Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi Marcie! We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at Big Easy Oyster Bar! We have different specials most nights of the week so definitely come back and see us again! Thank you for leaving such a great review!

Reviewed 20 December 2017

We stopped here en route to OBX, attracted by the decent reviews we'd seen on-line. When we first arrived, we were promptly seated and our drinks order taken. Then a large dozen plus party arrived and we were forgotten in the din - maybe they...More

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The upstairs part is the Norfolk Seafood Company and downstairs is the Big Easy Oyster Bar. It’s in an old, downtown building and outfitted with wooden tables and has a long bar across the wall at the...More

Thank Mike353632
RZ R, Front Office Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Mike, We are glad you enjoyed your food! The long wait time for food will be addressed with our staff and we do apologize for not having Tanqueray or Bombay Gin in stock at that time. We greatly appreciate the feedback and will work...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Big Easy Grill and Oyster bar is along a side road in the Granby area of Norfolk near Macarthur mall. The restaurant is actually down stairs in the basement of the building as you enter. There is also an upper area but in all...More

Thank LizandC
RZ R, Front Office Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoy the cocktails and our selection of seafood. I apologize that you have only had an “okay” experience with us. If there is anything we can do to improve your...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Based on reviews, we thought we would give this restaurant a try. We stopped by on a Thursday early evening and we were among only a few guests present. We both ordered the lobster, shrimp and scallops seafood combination. The quality and quantity of seafood...More

Thank We-R-Voyagers
RZ R, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to give your feedback. I apologize that your experience was anything less than perfect. We have spoken with our managers and chefs about your experience and we have taken action to correct the issues you expressed. If you have any...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had great seafood here. I had a combo platter with crab, shrimp and scallops. My husband had fish and shrimp. Both dishes were awesome. Our server was great. We would come back to eat again.

Thank Suzanne B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 30
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-6222
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Norfolk Seafood Company, located on Tazewell Street, is a place where seafood lovers can find a traditional plate of flounder, scallops or crab but without the fancy ingredients and inflated prices. The restaurant is centrally located in downtown Norfolk above the Big Easy Oyster Bar. The mission of the Norfolk Seafood Company is to bring tasty seafood to locals and tourists, minus the trip to the Oceanfront. Norfolk Seafood Company The menu features everything a good seafood restaurant should offer, plus all the sides. Expect to find coleslaw, fries, green beans, and other traditional side items, all of them ideal accompaniments to crab cakes, shrimp, scallops, and other seafood favorites. Appetizers include the same gumbo featured at the oyster bar downstairs, as well as shrimp cocktail, crab dip, oysters, she-crab soup and other tasty options. A cold beer, wine or a specialty drink from the bar rounds off any meal. The menu is kid friendly, but a child's menu is also available for parents looking for smaller portions for their children. In addition, the decor and atmosphere make it clear that the establishment is a family friendly locale, ideal for celebrating any family occasion be it a birthday, anniversary, or just a Saturday night on the town.
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