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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%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar is a great place that is off the beaten path from the main tourist areas. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. The service was impeccable. I was seated promptly and my order was taken in a timely...More

Thank Michael N
CaptGroovy, Public Relations Manager at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time dining with us! Please come back again!!! Thanks for the Groovy review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was exceptional! The best scallops I’ve ever had! The fried oysters were cooked perfectly! So then I got the cheesecake, and had an out of body experience- incredible! That was by far the best seafood restaurant I have visited in a long, long...More

Thank JMolnar426
CaptGroovy, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your positive experience! We take pride in return patronage and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered tuna steak sandwich. Asked for med.rare..it was well. The server had to be prompted to refill drinks and I felt it was a bit overpriced for what it was and where...More

Thank kathyshirley70
Klind007, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry for the disappointment in your sandwich and service. This is unacceptable; however, we are always obliged to fix any mistakes brought to your server's attention! As far as service goes, we will be sure to address this issue and hope that you'll dine...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant. Get there early! Popular place! Great Happy Hour! Generous pour for bourbon on the rocks.

1  Thank eatin_goodVirginia
CaptGroovy, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in and visiting and for the positive review! In addition to our daily happy hour we also offer other weekly specials! This includes Prime Rib Tuesday’s, half of wine on Wednesdays and Cajun Night on Thursday’s!! Also stop in for brunch!

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Always good service, the food is always hot and fresh (and delicious!) I’ve never had a bad meal here, and I highly recommend it!!!

1  Thank Aubryn M
CaptGroovy, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We so appreciate our lovely and gracious return customers! Thanks for the Groovy review!

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

It was pleasure to eat at Capt. Groovy. The food was great and if you haven’t tried the sweet potato salad you are missing out!!

Thank amjdupont
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Have eaten at Groovy's many, many times. It is one place we always take out of town guests and friends because the food is amazing and the prices are reasonable. This is not your $$$$ view or ultra cushy high end dining experience, this is...More

2  Thank Dave O
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The husband and I went today at lunch time. I ordered She Crab soup and fried oysters. He ordered just a chocolate mousse since we ate a big breakfast at the hotel. The diet soda didn't taste right and the glasses were so small? The...More

Thank Limaries
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant with big flavor. Everything we had was delicious. Our dinner was worth every penny.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This was the hole in the wall I was looking for during our stay! We sat outside in the porch area, which remained cool and breezy even though it was in the 90’s. Our waitress, Leigh, was AWESOME. She led us down the right path...More

1  Thank the4sheas
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

I'll be sure to tell Leigh about your positive review. It sounds like she did a great job! Thank you for the great review. Please come see us again.

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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 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 $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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