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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (63 reviews)
“etouffee” (8 reviews)
“wings” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Captain Groovy’s based on previous reviews, and we were not disappointed! Had to try the She Crab Soup, and it was very well balanced with some nice chucks of crab. I had a glass of wine and husband had a mixed drink, not overpriced...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jazzygal123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was friendly and professional. The food was really great. There was a lot of military personnel there for lunch. A great endorsement in my opinion. Loved the whole experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank _tnf203
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I really liked this neighborhood jaunt. One of the best salad salmons in town, but twice in the last month I’ve been verbally accosted by those that work the floor. Not sure why. Seems trivial when compared to the effort the owner places in trying...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CAA0402
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

my brother and neice were in town from Massachusetts and had expressed interest in eating at Captain Groovy's vrill and Raw Bar. A mistake, would have been tastier at Capt "D's". Long wait for food, only 5 adults and we arrived after the rush .......More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank R S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went back again and the food was still excellent and a pleasant atmosphere sitting on the outside patio where it's quieter than inside, especially on a busy night. Service was good as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Olli S
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Nice neighborhood restaurant, eat in or on covered patio. Service excellent, good food, bacon wrapped scallops delish. Tuesday night $15 prime rib special comes with homemade mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. Meat was placed on top of my potatoes would have like mine along side...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Nice place inside. Food was nicely prepared very tasty & hot. I had the Cajun Etouffee with shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, andouille sausage, peppers and onion sauté in a cajun gravy over rice and my wife had the Seafood Pescatore- with shrimp, mussels and scallops saute...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank arn0ldc1
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Great staff, specials. Neighbors and I go as often as able. LOVE the wings! Specials after 4 economic. Friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alene W
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Nice spot for locals. Parking is always difficult but there are parking options. Love the outdoor eating area. Seafood pasta and the Chicken wings are very good. The last 2 times we went it took longer to have the waitress bring our check than it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Angelo E
Reviewed 7 September 2018

the only fish offering was Mahi Mahi and Salmon-disappointed that no other fish selection was offered.-The lobster rolls were not very filled and the Au Jus Beef sandwich was flavorful. Cole slaw was average and the house cole slaw with the not so sweet apples...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth L
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8 July 2016|
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Response from Mary V | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 6 or more.
7 September 2015|
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Response from tdubb62 | Reviewed this property |
Very casual. We had on shorts and tee shirts. Enjoy the food!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-965-4667
  • E-mail
Grill and raw bar offering fesh local seafood. Funky eclectic decor with outside dining on covered patio. Weekly Chef Specials created by award winning chef David Watts. Monday-Saturday $7 lunch specials, daily Groovy Daddy specials 4-7pm and brunch on Sunday. Something good is always happening at Captain Groovy's.
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