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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
+1 757-622-3966
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went for Restaurant Week where they offered two sets of three course dinners - A $25 and a $35 package. My wife and I both chose the grilled pork chop which was cooked perfectly and delicious. I was expecting a smaller...More

Thank wxprof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a repeat visitor to this restaurant. This past weekend Jan 13th was a disappointing visit. Our order was three Filet Mignon's. When we asked not to butterfly them. Our waiter had a shocked response. That was just the beginning. 1 medium raw 2...More

1  Thank serverbeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch just prior to seeing an opera. The waitress was excellent and got us out in a timely manner. She was also very pleasant when we asked for special changes to the meal and split checks! We will return here before our...More

Thank Twizzler6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love bar area with great atmosphere. Always great meal and good cocktails and awesome customer service. Love bringing out of town guests because it’s never disappointing.

Thank Ausra Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the lunch at the restaurant. It is what we expected as far as quality. They have a pretty good rating. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank Marc N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation and were seated promptly which I thought was a great start. We were so excited about trying this place, and it certainly disappointed us. Our appetizer, calamari was really good, however our main courses were not impressive, each...More

1  Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had reservations on Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful table overlooking the historic restaurant. The waiter (Josh) was very attentive and the food was delicious. You cannot go wrong with the she-crab soup! My husband loved the fried oysters. We wanted...More

Thank Leslie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister-in-law turned 65 right before Christmas, so we had a big birthday dinner in her honor. The interior of the Freemason Abbey is quite beautiful, having served as a church in the past. Our server, Josh, did a good job taking care of us....More

Thank jerrys01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is awesome. Great to sit and visit with some friends. Service was quick and professional. Food. It was good. Nothing special, however with the amazing building, atmosphere, great price, and excellent service it was an overall great experience. Many beers on tap as well....More

Thank docholiday174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place met my expectations and some. I love that this restaurant is in an old church. It is such a classy classic establishment. The atmosphere is so intimate. The food was remarkable. The She-Crab Soup was fa-nominal. My husband and I enjoyed a nice...More

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Questions & Answers
Serge D
2 April 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Property representative |
Yes! We can accommodate almost all allergies, we always ask that you let your server know of your specific allergies so they can communicate to the kitchen and we can ensure every precaution is taken on your meals.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Property representative |
We at Freemason Abbey always recommend reservations, just to be on the safe side! And we are about a 7-10 minute drive from Douglas Wilder Performing Arts center
Raymond F
30 November 2016|
Response from Lori M | Property representative |
Freemason Abbey is 4 blocks from Chrysler Hall, it is about a 10 minute walk. Often guests will park in the Chrysler Hall parking garage and walk to us for dinner, then walk to the show so that they are close to their cars... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-3966
  • E-mail
Located in a 140 year-old renovated church, Freemason Abbey Restaurant has been a local's favorite in the heart of downtown Norfolk for 23 years.

Freemason Abbey is closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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