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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 3 September 2013

Stopped in while traveling to the coast. Great seafood in a beach bar atmosphere. Great beer selection with killer clams and oysters. We will definitely make this a pit stop every time we are headed to Virginia Beach.

Thank otoemoto
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I pass by Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar on my way to work and wondered how the food would taste. Then I spotted a review in the local paper saying that the reviewer had really enjoyed their meal and recommended the special tuna preparation....More

Thank JACK10171
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Fun spot that the locals love and take their friends. We all had seafood and it was very fresh and well prepared. We had crab soup for the appetizer and fresh clams, a seafood stew, oysters and more. I would definitely return.

Thank MickyO100
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch on our way to Busch gardens. My husband and I shared the east beach oysters appetizer, a salad and a side order of crabby Mac and cheese. All were decent the best being the Mac and cheese. Service was...More

Thank Tbreeding
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We really loved the Rockfish with orange sauce. Also tried Salmon but it was only slightly better than average. I would definitely go here again in case we make the long trip to the area.

Thank giriraj79
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Nice, cozy, good food! It was our 1st time there and when we visit again we will go there. Try it you will like it!!

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Went there with my sisters on a weekend away. This place was suggested by the hotel staff where we stayed. Had the oyster platter and it was very good. The slaw was very different and had a kick to it, but I enjoyed it. We...More

Thank Beachfreak65
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We live about 10 minutes from Captain Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar and it's one of our favorite local restaurants (especially in the summer when the patio windows are open and there's a breeze). We eat there at least once a month (often more!) and...More

Thank VirginiaGrad1998
Reviewed 25 July 2013

After having a flight delay, we were interested in some local food. Our recommended restaurant was dark at 830 PM on a summer night, so we drove back to this spot. Didn't have high expectations, but we were VERY impressed. We had prompt, happy service...More

Reviewed 11 July 2013

We really liked the feeling of the place, and it didn't seem like there was a bad seat in the house. The people around us were happy and relaxed, I have to think because of the atmosphere. There were families and couples and parties, and...More

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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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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