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Norfolk Pendulum

820 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1718
+1 757-962-6990
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef” (5 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
820 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1718
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Have been back enough times for them to think we are stalking them! Burger Friday is the best deal in town - for the best burger in town! The Cubano is better than great; the roasted pork is so smoky and delicious; all the items...More

Thank deh99
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Pendulum is a boutique butchery that sells wine and cheeses and sharpen knives and serves food--all in a great space staffed by great people. We just returned to Norfolk after 25 years of living in Manhattan, and found that so many locals in the know...More

Thank Fred193
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I special ordered Shish Kabobs for a get together and did some other shopping along with fabulous Cuban Sandwiches for lunch with friends. Thank you Pendulumfinemeats. The smoked Shish Kabobs turned out fantastic for friends and family for dinner.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Why haven't I tried this place before? My wife's hamburger was one of the best she has had ("beef had lots of flavor; prepared perfectly"); and she loved the side salad, especially the dressing. My brisket was perfect! Lots of smokiness, not much fat to...More

Thank deh99
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the best place to get a great sandwich full of flavor and quality. My husband left happy and full after barely finishing his open faced brisket sandwich. I had the cubano, full of flavor on wonderful focaccia. Definitely worth paying for. The decor makes...More

Thank Marcia C
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I had been wanting to go to this restaurant for some time. Friday is $6 burger day. (bacon added$2). The burger was cooked perfectly. The fries were good. There are several good burger places in Norfolk, but Fridays, no one beats the Pendulum.There is limited...More

Thank JayB1r
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The bride and I had missed the previous Pop-Ups at Pendulum so we made sure we could make this weekends offering. "Cleaver, A Chophouse" was all we had hoped and expected it to be. Fine, hand cut steaks, sauteed mushrooms and seared rare duck breast....More

Thank r s
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely delicious dinner uniquely prepared by Chef Anthony Sangiacomo and Edward Oast . Everything from the Cesar salad with chicken skin croutons, Bronzini on Hoppin John, Oxtail on Greens hash. Dessert was over the top Pistachio and Olive oil Cake also Muglio...More

Thank boxshop
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous local gem! Small but cozy. Fresh and local selections to eat in or take home! Local butcher shops are a rarity, and this one is fabulous! You can stay for a bite in house or get some fine elections to take home with you...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Codex is the new restaurant using the Pendulum space in the evening. My wife and I had a tremendous evening there lately. The meals were terrific, the staff friendly and the ambiance really enjoyable. Dinner comes in chapters. Chapter One has the chicken liver tart....More

Thank Len W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-962-6990
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