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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

) #6 of 589 Restaurants in Norfolk $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner tonight. The oysters were wonderful and the happy hour specials are great. The only less than perfect things were The over cooked fish and the crab cake on my platter. Every thing else was fabulous. We plan to go back soon....More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hush puppies were great, asked for them to be cooked crispy to be done in the middle. The crab patty appetizer was very good. Wished I tried the cheesecake as heard it is supposed to be one of the best. Good size portions, reasonable...More

Thank Lambruceco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formerly a 7-Eleven, this is a local restaurant, very popular with people from all over Norfolk and the local military bases. They have a fairly large offering, some dishes you won't find any where else. When they get busy, which is most lunch and evenings,...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting atmosphere with a nice outside dining area. parking can be challenging at peak dinner times.

Thank Branson P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How do you screw up hush puppies? They looked like a hush puppy until you bit into it and it was raw. Four of us ordered dinner--three meals served and the fourth finally showed up. Crummy service. The pinnacle of mediocrity!! Move along folks, nothing...More

Thank Mauicruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with hush puppies that were raw in the middle. Then I ordered the crab cake sandwich. The crab tasted fishy and the fries were over cooked. My mother ordered the Cuban sandwich which was so greasy because they buttered the bread before pressing...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for the week in a vacation home. Best food we had the whole time we were there. Great shrimp & oysters. Fast service as well. Only downside was little parking. Great place!!!

Thank Shelley G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place defiantly has a groovy vibe. 60's music, great service and atmosphere. If ever in town again we will defiantly be back!

Thank pblais1199
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner and beverages with a friend. Food was good, good atmosphere but the service was slow and lacking in attention to detail. No asking if we wanted another drink and when we ordered another drink it was basically thrown down on the table....More

Thank Tim200492
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the food and the staff was polite and waitress was friendly. Would eat there again. We did not wait that long on our food.

Thank sdavis680
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8 July 2016|
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Response from Mary V | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 6 or more.
7 September 2015|
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Response from tdubb62 | Reviewed this property |
Very casual. We had on shorts and tee shirts. Enjoy the food!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-965-4667
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Grill and raw bar offering fesh local seafood. Funky eclectic decor with outside dining on covered patio. Weekly Chef Specials created by award winning chef David Watts. Monday-Saturday $6 lunch specials, daily Groovy Daddy specials 4-7pm and brunch on Sunday. Something good is always happening at Captain Groovy's.
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