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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met another couple here for a late lunch. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The prices are moderate for this area. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank mikeyt62
Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Biddable eclectic menu. Delicious seafood! Combination neighborhood bar and restaurant! The menu is eclectic and the seafood is dependable! Always glad to go there!

Thank nessor
central fl
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a late lunch/ early dinner. We sat in the outdoor space. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The Oysters on the half shell were fantastic! We all ordered an assortment of items and none of us were disappointed. The menu is varied, the beer good and cold and the place is friendly and the wait staff... More 

Thank vickieji
Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is one my wife and I favorite places to visit, especially if we are really hungry and want to get great happy hour drinks. The food is good the staff is amazing. always a great and fun thing to do.

Thank William H
Norfolk, Virginia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fellow teachers are always meeting at Cat' Groovy's for showers, birthdays, friendly dinners/lunches. I don't like seafood in general, but there's a big menu. I don't love Groovy's, but it probably won't disappoint anyone. In fact, tomorrow night I have to go to Groovy's again for a baby shower. Locals like the decent prices and the good quantity of... More 

Thank elizabeth m
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We started out with a dozen raw oysters. Although a decent size, they were thin and easily fell apart, not plump and sweet. We tried the Oyster Rockefeller and they were very tasty. We had Blackened and Grilled Redfish with Redbeans and Rice. The fish was ok, but the fillets were really thin. There was a selection of craft beer... More 

Thank Kathleen C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

They have great happy hour specials and the food is always good. We have been here many times. Note that if you are waiting for a table you are not allowed to order apps at the bar. Apparently its a policy, even if there is an hour plus wait, no exceptions. We learned this the hard way as we waited... More 

Thank Kandis B
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Actually saw this for the first time while driving down Shore drive, beautiful coastal community area (East Beach) if you are in the mood for some sight seeing. Outside dinning area, right in front, to enjoy the view. The wait staff was excellent! We came in just before the dinner rush & as patrons came in, many received a warm... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Second visit here. Tends to attract a solid local crowd, parking was packed by 6:00 but we got a table in the heated outer area. Service was slow but they tried. Bar was backed up, but we came for the food and they didn't disappoint. Half price oysters for happy hour so slurped down a dozen. Special prices on beer... More 

Thank Robert H
Norfolk, Virginia
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591 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have been here several times and just did not like having to fight for a parking space. This time was more pleasant for me. I had a crab cake with collards. My wife had crab soup and a special side of grilled root vegetables. On a very cold evening, we were seated for a fairly late dinner in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?