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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Very crowded, even at 7 pm but worth the wait. We sat outside (a bit muggy but didn't want to wait for an inside table.) Very lovely waitress who suggested an awesome beer not on the menu. Food was prompt and served to us by...More

Thank Judy Z
Reviewed 12 July 2012

We found this place on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Portion size was great, dessert great, and the flounder was fresh and perfectly cooked. The waitress was very busy but we were not in any hurry. This place was full of locals and we...More

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 22 June 2012

After returning from a week on the Outer Banks, (sublime, by the way) we stopped at Capt. Groovy's because of it's proximity to the Norfolk Airport. It's a 5 minute drive away in a VERY non-touristy part of town. We got there right after they...More

Thank karph
Reviewed 21 June 2012

We ordered a dozen oysters and the meat of them was so small that you could have put one of them on the top of a dime and it would not have covered it. For $14 this was a real disappointment. The waitress, Angie was...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

My wife and I have been coming here since it opened.... And I used to do laundry here in my younger years (yes it was originally a laundrymat). We come here for dinner at least twice a month and I hit the lunch specials another...More

Thank Josiah H
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Great food and service! If it's not hot, sit outside and enjoy!

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 30 April 2012

We had lunch there recently and found that the prices were a bit higher than expected. The menu is diversified so we did not have a problem with that, but the food did not meet our standards vs. price. One of us ordered a cup...More

Thank tinywhiny
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We were skeptical at the initial recommendation from a client on a business trip, but every time we go visit that client, we now eat at least one meal at Capt. Groovy's - we've been known to eat lunch and dinner there on the same...More

Thank GothamMuse
Reviewed 22 August 2011

My husband and I ate lunch at Capt. Groovy's yesterday from someone's recommendation who gave us a word of caution that it was a "rustic place, but the food was fresh and very good". Lots of signs in the parking lot cautioning not to park...More

Thank Susan M
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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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