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Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
+1 757-227-6222
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16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am from the Florida / Alabama border and used to frequent New Orleans several times a year. I had never heard of this restaurant until I moved across from the street from it but am very glad I gave it a try! The atmosphere is pretty cool with a dining area underground and one upstairs as well. The bar... More 

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Thank Brittney B
Dublin, Georgia
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487 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in with an Open Table reservation, but did not need it . Sat downstairs and had "Cat" as our waitress. Great, professional and friendly service. Our oysters were very good and our tuna appetizers were large portioned and delicious. Laid back atmosphere and low prices drink specials made our experience memorable. I highly recommend. Cat was a great waitress,... More 

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Thank CobaltConnection
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

tucked away in downtown Norfolk, there is this low key Restaurant, that is truly amazing. For the seafood lover a must-go-to Restaurant. Upstairs it offers seafood in an upscale atmosphere, downstairs there is a rustic Bar/Restaurant, frequented by many locals. Sitting at the bar, one can watch the professional oyster shucker do his handy work. The Oyster Rockefeller, the Gumbo... More 

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Thank Thor S
Torrington, Wyoming
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Norfolk for a week long conference, my husband and I reserved a table for dinner at The Big Easy. I love seafood and really wanted something fresh. The She Crab Bisque was perfection! Just what we wanted...creamy, lump crabmeat, and a splash of sherry! Yummy! What can we recommend? Oysters Rockefeller, Seafood Jambalaya and the Seafood Combination Crock... More 

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Thank Kathleen B
Los Angeles, California
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189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is great! Rockefeller Oysters came fresh and warm. Ask the server for crackers and a lemon to get the full experience. Shrimp an grits special was awesome. It came with a great mixture of sausage, veggis, and shrimp to give a taste of perfection. Huge portion of the main course. I wasn't able to fit room for... More 

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Thank Justin B
Huntsville, Alabama
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Dinner with my daughter and friend was just wonderful. The étouffée was excellent. Creative cocktails, my favorite is the French 75. This restaurant is one of a local group, owners of Bird and Baldwin, a must for fine dining in Norfolk.

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Thank Yolanda2802
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

One evening, a group of 9 of us went out to dinner during a week-long conference at the nearby Marriott. We had some wine and beer and pretty much everyone had a seafood dish. We started with fried calamari that was fresh and delicious. The overwhelming favorite was the jambalaya, which was absolutely amazing. Try it! I had the Fruit... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a great place for a date or family night.they have a bar and tables in the basement that takes to Georgetown.cozy atmosphere and upstairs is equally good.Now the food. The oyster choices are second to none and priced to enjoy even more. They also carry Cajun dishes that also are great tasting. Not a place to turn down,you... More 

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Thank 1969johnny2040
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Big Easy bar(down stairs) is in my opinion the best bar in town. For several years I have come to Norfolk for work and found myself at the big easy. The bar staff is calm and cool. The reason I spend my time to write the review is from one bartenders in particular, Christiana spent time with me and... More 

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Thank maryland3rdmate
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Maryland3rdmate, thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoy Big Easy and always make a stop when you are in town on business. Christiana is an amazing bartender and we love having her as a part of our Big Easy Family. We look forward to your next business trip that brings you to Norfolk! We... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had the fish special and it was good but nothing to write home about. The ingredients were fresh. The staff was helpful. We will go back and try them again.

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Thank R J
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

RJ, thank you for your review! I am happy to see that you will be coming back to Big Easy to try more items on our menu, I hope your next visit is something to write home about! We strive to do better every day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-6222
Description
Norfolk Seafood Company, located on Tazewell Street, is a place where seafood lovers can find a traditional plate of flounder, scallops or crab but without the fancy ingredients and inflated prices. The restaurant is centrally located in downtown Norfolk above the Big Easy Oyster Bar. The mission of the Norfolk Seafood Company is to bring tasty seafood to locals and tourists, minus the trip to the Oceanfront. Norfolk Seafood Company The menu features everything a good seafood restaurant should offer, plus all the sides. Expect to find coleslaw, fries, green beans, and other traditional side items, all of them ideal accompaniments to crab cakes, shrimp, scallops, and other seafood favorites. Appetizers include the same gumbo featured at the oyster bar downstairs, as well as shrimp cocktail, crab dip, oysters, she-crab soup and other tasty options. A cold beer, wine or a specialty drink from the bar rounds off any meal. The menu is kid friendly, but a child's menu is also available for parents looking for smaller portions for their children. In addition, the decor and atmosphere make it clear that the establishment is a family friendly locale, ideal for celebrating any family occasion be it a birthday, anniversary, or just a Saturday night on the town.

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