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5103 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23508-2041
+1 757-321-2923
11:00 - 02:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great locals spot. Very good bartenders and draft beer options. Easy parking. Near ODU. TVs and always a game to watch.

Thank raleigh6152017
Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've dined here a dozen times as it is one of my husband's favorites. I find it to be overpriced and iffy on taste and serving portions. My last visit was Friday, February 10th. I ordered blackened catfish with collards, salad, and cornbread. The salad was plated with the fish which I found odd. The fish, while delicious, was one... More 

Thank marbles2017
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I had lunch at Chow with Old Dominion University colleagues. We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. It was my first time eating at Chow and I was impressed at the start. This is a very casual eatery with blackboards on every wall announcing the specials and drink lists of the day. They have many local beers on... More 

Thank SNPH
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went after work with a bunch of coworkers and out-of-towners. Shared the Pimento Cheese plate which was a wonderful appetizer enough for 4-6 people (we had 8 people). Everyone had a drink or two and an entree. I had the black bean burger which was good. Everyone loved their food. Atmosphere was nice, not too loud.

Thank Dolores R
Norfolk, Virginia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Food ok. Large choice of beer and whisky. Atmosphere very casual. A little bit noisy but it is ok.

Thank E T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited Chow for a work lunch and thoroughly enjoyed myself! Our server was fantastic. She was prompt, courteous and was quick to attend to our large party. Located on Colley Avenue right before the Jamestown Crescent Bridge, getting in and out of the restaurant was no problem at all. The decor was what you would expect of a Southern Cuisine... More 

Thank TLCSmithTravel
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered the pork belly special. The pork belly itself was not bad, but nothing sensational, actually loved the stew featuring sweet potato, cranberry, and kale more. I could just eat that stew any time, it was delicious! Tried a bite of my husbands flat steak with mashed potatos and mushroom gravy, that too was fantastic!

Thank Rachael M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Had the flat iron which was good- it had a really tasty rub (ground black pepper and coffee) plus the fried okra and fried pickles were good. We were here with a really big group but the servers kept on top of everything and were super helpful.

Thank 127naomib
, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great restaurant for comfort food; I had shrimp and grits: tasty and spicy excellent service, large enough portions for doggie bags, large selection of craft beers Casual and family friendly

Thank kidsdoc25
Chesapeake, Virginia
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328 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food was tasty. I had the BBQ plate, with Carolina BBQ pulled pork, corn bread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes. Others in my group had country fried steak, meatloaf, and fried chicken. Everyone liked their meals. Restaurant has a decent selection of beers; large selection, I would say. Nice selection of beers from local breweries in Virginia, as well. Also... More 

Thank Stefan G

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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
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
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: 5103 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23508-2041
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-321-2923

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