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The Public House

$$ - $$$American, ,
1112 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
+1 757-227-9064
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“tater tots” (8 reviews)
“mac cheese” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
1112 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone here--salads, mac and cheese, sandwiches and burgers. An extensive beer menu, and good apps. We went twice on a recent visit to Norfolk!

Thank dmtmama
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My husband had to work so it was me and a 22 month old today for Mother’s Day. They don’t have a child’s menu but our waiter suggested I could just order a pancake for me little one. The white collar Mac and cheese wasn’t...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Riding heavily on their great location on Colley Ave in hip Ghent district, their unimaginative menu, overly seasoned, overly saucy, and mostly fried menu is not motivated by their huge beer list. The same lame and fatty boring menu that you find at every other...More

Thank tate3441
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Came there on a cold night to try the Shepard's Pie -- one of my favorite foods. The pie was served in a skillet that keep the whole pie warm. The pie was just the right size and had nice cheesy topping on the mash...More

Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food is very good and I love the unique twist they put on typical foods. The homemade tator tots are yummy and the Mac n cheese is delish. Fantastic beer selection too.

Thank Kelolo67
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went with a large group. Food was good as usual. They always have a good beer selection. Service was good. Server missed out on another $20 in tips because they add an automatic gratuity to your check.

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Went for lunch, ordered a "specialty," fish & chips. Fish and chips both cooked in oil about a week past its prime, fish was barely cooked. Had it replaced by a grilled cheese sandwich, "hold the tomato." Guess what was not "held." Sandwich was dripping...More

Thank PhilfromTheVillages
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Saturday brunch. The food was ok. Only ok. Good enough to eat and not send back to the kitchen, but not good enough to return anytime soon.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a pint with my son just back from deployment. Ended up ordering the poutine. Was excited to see it on the menu, less excited about the dish. The server was just friendly enough. Might be better to go another time than a...More

Thank petrone72
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great atmosphere, interesting and tasty food, reasonable prices. Great selection of whiskeys and friendly, helpful wait staff. Service was very good. Great experience overall.

Thank playinfl2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-9064
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