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Food and restaurants in Norfolk

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General Entertainment
“Experience it all at the Waterside District! Here you will be able to eat a variety of cuisines, enjoy kid-friendly activities and late night entertainment! Inside Waterside is The Market, which hosts many unique dining options including Vin Wine Bar, Star Hill Market Bar, Cogan's Pizza, The Fudgery & plenty more! We love this place during the summer months, free concerts every weekend and activities.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is a MUST GO for authentic Mexican food. Featured on "Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives," it has amazing food you may not have tried before. Everyone who visits insists on returning to Jesse's!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Rooftop bar with a gorgeous view of the water and downtown Norfolk. Fantastic atmosphere. Go near sunset to get a good picture!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“( 5.4 miles/ 18 minutes) You will see this on the way to East Beach. We still haven't gotten here, but I've heard it's the best seafood around. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“(3.5 mi/ 14 minutes) Highly acclaimed and local. They serve til they run out of their famous sweet potato biscuits. My favorite is the Stevie. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Creole-southern inspired cuisine. Nice atmosphere and location. Wait times can be long for seating and food. I recommend adjusting your expectations to this. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Greenies atmosphere is relaxed and casual. They have great outdoor seating overlooking the water. Perfect place to grab a bite to eat or hit happy hour at the bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Best breakfast ever! Same block, only 100 ft. So close, it's like a real 'Bed & Breakfast' experience.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“(3.5 mi/ 14 minutes) Highly acclaimed and local. They serve til they run out of their famous sweet potato biscuits. My favorite is the Stevie. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! Your choice of your favorite coffee with or without espresso, hot cocoa or tea. Grab it to go, or sit and enjoy the free WiFi ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“It's quiet and cozy, with an old school feel. Perfect for bringing a book or your lap top to get some work or reading done. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place for breakfast,coffee, pastries, breads, salads, soups, smoothies”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Woodfired pizzas, fresh pastries baked every day, and loaves of bread are just one block away. The bakers use organic flour for all of their dough!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place for breakfast,coffee, pastries, breads, salads, soups, smoothies”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are seven restaurant locations in Virginia servicing breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with quality ingredients. They begin each day by baking a wide variety of delicious crusty breads using a thirty year old natural starter. They make their own mozzarella cheese, roast our own tomatoes, grow our own greens and toss our Farm to Plate salads with specialty oils & vinegars. Features: Daily Happy Hour, Gluten-free Menu, Full-Service Catering, Farm to Plate Salads, Neapolitan Pizzas, Free-Range Burgers, Home-made Desserts, Full Bar, Children’s Menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“(9 min./ 2.9 miles) My daughters favorite. Huge, delicious, affordable pastries. I've tasted the apple fritter. Yum!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion or simply to satisfy a sweet tooth with our delicious desserts. So many flavors and desserts to choose from, we’re sure we have a flavor that will keep you coming back for more. They are just a short walk away. They also recently moved to the Pagoda Garden! The view is fantastic. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Sooo goood!! This is a walk across the street. OMG....the canoli's!!!!!! This place has been here for over 100 years. The owner is super nice. Do it!”
  • 3 locals recommend