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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

) #5 of 588 Restaurants in Norfolk $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
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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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like the food and the staff was polite and waitress was friendly. Would eat there again. We did not wait that long on our food.

Thank sdavis680
Reviewed 3 days ago

After enough time on a plane and finally arriving at ORF, I wanted some local lunch. This place was ranked high enough by Tripadvisor, so I thought I'd give it a shot. The voodoo chicken wings are a must for those who love wings -...More

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Captain Groovy's on our way from NJ to OBX. It's about 5 minutes west on Shore Road in Norfolk. I had a delicious spinach salad, and my husband had some of the best (and biggest) Buffalo wings we've ever had! On top...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The catch of the day on a sandwich was very good. I had it broiled with roumelade. My wife had the Caesar salad with oysters on top. They were very large and sweet. The dressing was not overpowering. The crabby mac is the best side...More

Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Captain Groovy's twice now and have both times felt it wasn't as great as I expected. There's always a crowd there, but I don't see what the fuss is about. The food was decent (had soft crabs one visit, shrimp the next),...More

Thank deco-one
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in based on trip advisor reviews and other than the music playing too loud at lunch the service was goid, food done as requested and my date enjoyed her seafood platter with a very large battered and fried crab cake. My tuna tacos would...More

Thank edward c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the TA reviews and drove from downtown out to this little place. No parking available so parked on the street about two blocks away. Friendly staff. Had the combo seafood platter and it was very, very bad. Fish was very dry, lobster was hardly...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I googled Trip Advisor for top restaurants in Norfolk VA and this place was in the top 5 for Norfolk. Since I was already in Norfolk, I figured it would be a quick drive BUT following google maps it took us 20 minutes and it...More

Thank Chuck370
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were just roaming around Norfolk on our way to the Botanical Gardens (which are also awesome) and came across this place. Nice staff, good menu, $2 Red Stripes, good ambience. Between the three of us we had the burger with crab, mussels, and nachos....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visited here for lunch one Sunday after going to the botanical Gardens. We really want some good seafood. The food and service was just average. We sat outside which was nice and the wait staff was good but there no reason to drive across...More

Thank Eddie A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you take reservations?
8 July 2016|
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Response from Mary V | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 6 or more.
Is there a dress code?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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