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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and great service! Our server was very helpful and brought out the kids food first which is always a big help. Some of the favorites amongst the group was the Crap Cake Entree, Ahí Tuna Entree, Fish Taco, and Fried Shrimp Entree, but...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had Thai salad. Sesame flavor in the dressing made it all great. No iceberg lettuce here, all field greens. Strips of chicken were flavored, not plain. It was an excellent choice. Another in our group said the mussels were good, too. The chocolate mousse...More

Thank Mari114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times and never had a bad meal. Just ate there today and had the blackened fish sandwich. It was excellent. Their she crab is excellent as well.

Thank rwagz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband works at nearby Little Creek, so we met here for lunch. Super friendly service even though they were busy with the lunch crowd. Good food as well. Parking lot is a bit small, so those who drive big trucks beware!

Thank strawberryale
Reviewed 14 February 2018

For a couple of years I have driven by this restaurant and noticed the crowds.On the way to the Hampton Roads tunnel my wife and I decided to try this very nice place while we waited for traffic across the tunnel to subside.We now know...More

Thank Keydet1971
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Everything I have ever ordered from here has been delicious. The restaurant is very nice and a great atmosphere. Perfect for anything. Families, friends, date night and more! Some of my favorite dishes has been their chicken wings and seafood pasta dishes.

Thank cncassida
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place was really not up to par. The service was ok, but the quality of food was not good. Never again.

Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Let me tell you, I was in Norfolk for a week and ate at Captain Groovy’s 2 nights for dinner and an outstanding Mahi sandwich sandwich for lunch. I made sure to go during happy hour both of the nights and was very satisfied with...More

Thank Stevo74
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Great restaurant. This is a favorite with the locals. Can get a little crowded during happy hour and the reason is because they have a great happy hour! Tip: Be sure to look at the happy hour menu if going during these hours.

Thank t c
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Server was very good, had the Mahi Mahi and my wife had the Nicoise Tuna salad. Seafood was tasty and fresh. It looks like a seafood shack and it was, not classy dining but who cares the food was so good well worth the trip.

Thank Ron R
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Questions & Answers
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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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 $6 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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