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MJ's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4019 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
+1 757-648-8942
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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591 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Because of the lighting this place makes Riverview come alive. This neighborhood restaurant and bar is almost always friendly (except caraoke night). I typically walk to this place and especially at lunch time there are good deals. Although I've never had a meal here that I would rave about, I thoroughly enjoy the specials pricing. When busy it can be... More 

Thank Robert B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

On our last visit to this place the crowd was 3 or 4 deep at the bar. We waited a full 15 minutes without ever being acknowledged by either of the two bartenders. They actually kept their heads down to avoid eye contact with patrons. They were very busy but stayed in certain sections of the bar. When my friend... More 

Thank Jack H
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We just moved to Norfolk and my son (a Chef) said to eat somewhere local not at the big franchised restaurants. We did a google search and #2 on the list for the area is MJ's Tavern. When my son was young, we called him MJ so we decided this is where we will go. We have now tried it... More 

1 Thank Maurice B
Hampton, Virginia
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347 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Full disclosure, I have known Mike and John for years and went to church with them until they moved to Norfolk. I've been here several times and thought I'd written a review, but apparently not. This is a "neighborhood" bar and grill, though in the evening there are apparently customers from all over Tidewater. It now has a couple of... More 

Thank GrandpaGene
Yorktown, Virginia
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Attended a business networking event for Saint Patrick's day and had a great time socializing. The food was good, but the drinks and the service were both less than desirable.

Thank joanneelainetanner
Norfolk, Virginia
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We went here for the meatloaf but didn't find it on the menu so I ordered the club sandwich, which was a little pricy at $12 but it was HUGE and came with French fries. My husband tried the special, which was only $6.99 and was a fried chicken wrap with fries. He couldn't finish his either. Had we spent... More 

1 Thank shurwitz
Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

My fav--------the mac n' cheese side is to die for! Husband had the grilled pork chop----said "best he ever had." I lost count of the number of staff people who asked us how everything was......(we sat at the bar). Very friendly staff make you feel welcome and right at home. Beautiful little place with a touch of eclectic; table linens;... More 

Thank PBA1117
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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is a pleasant blend of nice touches, like table linens and fresh flowers from the garden, and community, which is demonstrated by wall displays recognizing groups that the restaurant supports. My friend and I ordered the blue plate specials, which seemed to be ready made food. The clam strips or uniform and stuff. My friend said the fried... More 

Thank Shay S
Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I came in for lunch during the work day. I had the Brisket & Swiss Panini with sweet potato tots. Very yummy. All of the food was hot and fresh. The gentleman that waited on me was very attentive, friendly and was one step ahead of me the whole time. I appreciate these local taverns that are obviously locally owned... More 

1 Thank Carol W
Traverse City Mich
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Saturday special was so good. I will be back. Clean very clean. Comfortable dress but nice clean home made food

Thank Elizabeth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4019 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-648-8942

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