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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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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Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent for fresh seafood. Wait staff very good, service good. Wide variety of seafood and very well prepared.

Thank kytraveler604
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time, definitely coming back! Great casual place for great seafood. Clam basket and East Beach oysters were yummy! Shared the Psychedelic Mushroom and onion rings both tasty! Our server Desiree was terrific. Keep up the good work!

Thank Quilterbee2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy she crab soup! Nice fresh fried oysters. Delicious clams in a tasty broth. Reasonable price. Outdoor seating is plentiful. Way to find.

Thank WireWrapGems2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited Capt. Groovey’s earlier and it was a top choice for visiting relatives from the U.K. If you want to impress family and friends this should be on top of the list!

Thank NorthernVirgin1a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the standard coastal seafood menu items--Capt. Groovy's offers seafood entrees with some added flavor combinations like my wife had broiled oysters on the half shell with spinach, cheese, and bacon. My oyster sandwich had lightly breaded oysters not so coated. The waitress was VERY...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me tell you, this place has it going on. The staff is super friendly. The food is amazing. The mushroom appetizer, you have to get it. I have literally ordered 2 and just ate those as my meal. All the girls are so nice...More

Thank jessedonn3321
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have had great experiences and food there but also had bad experiences including uncooked chicken. Outdoor area is fun and always a crowd there for lunch and dinners. Fish dishes good and bar good.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ate outside. Pretty much had the place to myself. It was in between services. What a delicious burger and the server was very cool and accommodating. The hang-out for locals in this neck of the woods. You should try it.

Thank hiromita
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant while on vacation and looking for seafood. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank michellechance40
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My girlfriend and I had burgers and they were great. Best time is to come during happy hour and get the beer/food deals. I ordered the She Crab Soup and it did not disappoint (except for the price of $9 a bowl). The appetizer hot...More

Thank jclift05
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Questions & Answers
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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