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Griff's

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Bar, Pub, American
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513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I went here with my wife and two other couples on a Thursday evening because our favorite place in Portsmouth, the Bier Garden, had a two hour waiting list. There were probably two or three waitresses serving a bar/restaurant with easily 100 people in it; it took us 20 minutes between table visits from our waitress, and when we did... More 

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Thank Doug S
Suffolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I love this place. Check it out if you like seafood and they also serve many other items for non seafood lovers. Burgers here are great and the service is as well. I love going when its light traffic in eatery. Even better service and food. Solid safe place to eat for all, even kids.

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Thank socratesjesus
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It absolutely drives me crazy to meet friends at a place and the service is below par. We met at Griff's in downtown Portsmouth and had to listen to the waitress and bartender how slow it was yet we had to ask for a drink every time. They never once asked if we wanted food. Best of luck Griffs.

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Thank Greg B
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a great place to hang out and have a beer or two and play pool and listen to music. Sometimes live bands play while other times there is a DJ. The food is pretty good as well. Nice place, friendly staff, and customers don't cause trouble.

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Thank vacritter2000
Portsmouth, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We've been there quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is always good, and the staff very friendly.

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Thank dekedog
Portsmouth, Virginia
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Had to get away from all the drunken stumblebums at LBs across the street, so I came here. Much nicer place, better class of people, and you actually get what you pay for in alcohol quantities.

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Thank yeldarb27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I attended an event here and looks can be deceiving, it is very spacious inside and the food was delicious!

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Thank jen0416
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

The tables were almost on top of each other. The food is not that great. Everyone I was with did not finish their plate. I had the chili- bad decision. I am from the South so it was very different to what I am accustomed to. The She-Crab soup was okay. The atmosphere was very relaxed and cool. I liked... More 

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Thank RebbeccaStan
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

If you like hanging with your friends, maybe shooting some pool and listening to a band on the weekends then Girffs is the place to be. Always fast and friendly the serving staff and bartenders are always there to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. The wings are awesome. If you like them hot hot hot they can... More 

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Thank Robert C
Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

I have never had luck with any of their food, but the bar is nice and they usually have a good band on the weekend. Lots of variety at the bar. Good atmosphere - roomy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth

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