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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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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was not busy at all. Only 1 table came in while we ate our entire meal. Ordered raw oysters for appetizer. Took about 20 minutes to get them. Asked for lemon for water, never got it. Server did not deliver food to any of...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Captain groovy's is excellent when it comes to food specially seafood. Parking is a problem because we all want to be there. We usually park at the church across the street. Every meal is excellent and the food is excellent it's very relaxed and casual....More

Thank GloriaMunday
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Out of towner looking for a locally owned restaurant that serves seafood. Found it here! Great service. Excellent food. Cant go wrong here.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I try to hit local restaurants when I travel. The name certainly caught our attention. Not fancy but I don't think they want to be. Some unique dishes. We were both please with the food and the service.

Thank haleydave
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We recently had dinner with friends while visiting our son in Norfolk. We had a very good experience, food was all very delicious, disappointing that they were out of hush puppies but other than that we had no problems at all. Service was very good,...More

Thank Scrapbooker_in_PA
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We used to love this spot. Always good never great but the atmosphere was good and the staff was friendly. The last 3 visits it just wasn't good and the staff just wasn't very friendly. The portabella mushroom appetizer used to be amazing. This time...More

Thank Navyspouse
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were actually looking for more of a seafood restaurant but, this was close to our motel. We had to wait to get in on a Friday evening but, it was very good and we were happy to be able to walk there after our...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We love this place. Nice atmosphere and prices. Staff are awesome. Happy hour is on point. We love the bucket of clams and raw oysters. The "no wake" burger is pretty tasty.

Thank usseffb
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Too expensive for what you get. Menu was very limited for a seafood place. Outside dining was a joke.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Had dinner at Captain Groovy's recently with my family and the food was outstanding. My wife and I had the shrimp appetizer with vegetables and it was very good. My wife had the Mahi and I had the Bayford Oysters with Asian slaw and fries....More

Thank davidkX2580XE
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Questions & Answers
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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