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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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115 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started out with a dozen raw oysters. Although a decent size, they were thin and easily fell apart, not plump and sweet. We tried the Oyster Rockefeller and they were very tasty. We had Blackened and Grilled Redfish with Redbeans and Rice. The fish was ok, but the fillets were really thin. There was a selection of craft beer... More 

Thank Kathleen C
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have great happy hour specials and the food is always good. We have been here many times. Note that if you are waiting for a table you are not allowed to order apps at the bar. Apparently its a policy, even if there is an hour plus wait, no exceptions. We learned this the hard way as we waited... More 

Thank Kandis B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually saw this for the first time while driving down Shore drive, beautiful coastal community area (East Beach) if you are in the mood for some sight seeing. Outside dinning area, right in front, to enjoy the view. The wait staff was excellent! We came in just before the dinner rush & as patrons came in, many received a warm... More 

1 Thank Amanda J
Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit here. Tends to attract a solid local crowd, parking was packed by 6:00 but we got a table in the heated outer area. Service was slow but they tried. Bar was backed up, but we came for the food and they didn't disappoint. Half price oysters for happy hour so slurped down a dozen. Special prices on beer... More 

Thank Robert H
Norfolk, Virginia
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572 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have been here several times and just did not like having to fight for a parking space. This time was more pleasant for me. I had a crab cake with collards. My wife had crab soup and a special side of grilled root vegetables. On a very cold evening, we were seated for a fairly late dinner in the... More 

Thank Robert B
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were lucky enough to eat here during happy hour, although the food was good, and I am sure it would be good regardless, half price oysters will always make the experience that much better. The experience was great, it is what I want from a seafood restaurant along the coast. I enjoyed the draft beer and raw bar for... More 

Thank Patrick R
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good place for a beer and a bite after work, or lunch with the family on the weekend. Reasonable prices, & the food is great. We really enjoyed the she crab soup.

Thank MirandaRH
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It's the closest 'good' restaurant to our house, so we eat there every so often. It's a seafood place, but actually a pretty good place to get a burger or Mexican entree too! Their fish tacos are delicious. Sometimes difficult to park...plan to park down the side streets...it's not far to walk.

1 Thank Debrolex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My GF wanted some seafood for lunch and a search of TA turned up this place. A little out of the way, but worth the detour. Don't expect "cookie cutter" oysters; these were all different sizes, some stuck together, but very fresh, as were the shrimps and mussels we ordered. Wings and Asian slaw were pretty good also. Looks like... More 

1 Thank 330driver
Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to Captain Groovy's many times for lunch. Never disappointed. It's been a long time since I looked at the menu as I've settled on the oyster sandwich. Always plenty of good oysters. And a good selection of beers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?