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Food and restaurants in Portsmouth

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“The Waterside District offers wonderful restaurants, boating, and tourist attractions. Take a dinner cruise on The Spirit of Norfolk, Escape the Ship on the USS Wisconsin, learn more about our great US Navy on Nauticus, or catch the Ferry over to Portsmouth. ”
  • 26 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
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
American Restaurant
“Beautiful abbey restored into restaurant. Delicious food and wonderful service. Reservation recommended for weekend.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a gourmet take on the classic grilled cheese! bring your appetite because these are big sandwiches ! I recommend the Johnny Apple seed! or if you love chocolate go the Big O will satisfy your cravings! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Authentic German Food. Awesome place to eat and very good waitstaff. I have dined here for years and the food is amazing. Well stocked Bar in back. Look for the trees next to Long Boards and its in the lighted tree path. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“(13 min. / 4.3 miles) This is in downtown Ghent. My son's favorite Pizza place. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“My go to lunch spot in Norfolk VA! Generous portions of good food, great service and again, locally owned!”
  • 10 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 ”
  • 6 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
Café
“The food and service at Cafe Europe are always outstanding! Thursday evenings are Bistro style with live music. I suggest making reservations ahead if you are dining on the weekend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Just in case you crave your signature Starbucks drink, there is one around the corner.”
  • 1 local recommends

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
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
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great produce. There is a second floor that you can take by elevator or stairs. I didn't know this for awhile! The toiletries and wine is upstairs. ;)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend