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Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant

) #117 of 596 Restaurants in Norfolk $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
400 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1414
+1 757-583-6000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
400 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1414
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted to experience local seafood near the ocean. This place was very crowded with fisherman and we ate in the bar area. The crab cakes were the best I have ever had!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd heard a lot about the great steamed shrimp and she-crab soup here so we probably had higher expectations than we should have. We heard that this place was for sale, so we thought we'd better try it out soon! The view would have been...More

Thank Meryl Ann B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traffic was crap so we decided to try the pier. Went inside but decided to sit upstairs which is open. Wait for a glider chair was an hour but she said it was hard to say for sure. We opted for the octagon picnic table....More

Thank Wade R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will keep this simple, the Hostess and Server we had were rude & inexperienced. The food was just OKAY, not great.... it's definitely not worth the wait time. oh, yea, you will wait for your drink (17min), a straw(12min), to place your order(29min), to...More

Thank ReviewingEverywhere
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We are locals and visited the restaurant with some friends on Wednesday July 12th. I cannot begin to tell you the level of unprofessional-ism and disgust the hostess displayed that evening. It was one of the worst experiences I have EVER HAD in a restaurant....More

Thank OVFoodie2015
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We arrived about 7:30pm and the upper restaurant was full. We were told that the wait would be about 15 minutes, so because the view was great, we decided to wait. After about a half an hour...we saw a few things that just didn't set...More

Thank Paulette E
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice on a resent short vacation. The first night we went around 9pm on a Friday. The wait to sit was an hour, the wait for food was an hour which we were well informed of. We had nothing else to do...More

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I had not been to Harrisons pier since 1979. I was finally able to return to Harrisons Fishing pier since Judy Boone was kind enough to rebuild the joint following a hurricane many years ago. The pier is definitely a improvement over the previous one....More

Thank Gregory E
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This has a great view, nice decor inside. The waitress was very nice. Service service service is so lacking we waited 1:45 mins for just our apps which our opinion was they had our food ready at the same time and just waited on bringing...More

Thank Gatortoe13
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My husband and I dined late on a Saturday evening. We sat down, looked around to see if anyone was going to greet us or take our orders, nothing. A waitress was staring at us, but never came over. My husband went over to the...More

1  Thank Marie C
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Questions & Answers
Tina K
21 May 2017|
Response from Walter O | Reviewed this property |
They are open at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday for breakfast / brunch / lunch.
24 September 2015|
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Response from CouttsC8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help either. Call the pier is all I can say. Don't remember seeing any animals on the pier when I was there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1414
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-583-6000
Pier Restaurant serves on two levels including terrace on the roof. Located on a 1690 foot pier extended out into the Chesapeake Bay off Norfolk's Ocean View beach.
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