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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 good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“tater tots” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I rolled into the Public House solo and as such bellied up to the bar which is my usual routine when out alone. Within moments of finding my spot the barkeep Joe was inquiring as to my drink wishes. Upon informing him that I usually...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Went with friends visiting from Tampa. I had been here for work event and thought it was nice place (but really just had a beer) plus many others who live local said it was the place to be. Both my friend and I are beer...More

Thank Kaybee66
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My wife has wanted to visit this establishment for a while. I surprised her on our "kid free" Sunday play day and we visited the Public House on July 23rd. The bartender was slow to take our order and and then we didn't get what...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Went for drinks later in the evening after we arrived in Norfolk. Very welcoming environment, with knowledgeable & friendly staff. HUGE selection of whiskey & scotch. (Ask for Rob if you need help selecting one to try.) Cocktail list is also very impressive.

Thank CLCropsey
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Menu was fun to read -- a nice sense of humor went into some of it. We ordered the tomato/basil salad, the steak & arugula salad, French dip sandwich and Buffalo chicken sandwich. Also the asparagus "fries" and bacon wrapped tator tots as well as...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I came here for a birthday party and ordered the veggie burger. Service was slow but I expect that for this place and even more so since it was particularly crowded the evening that I went. I also got an amaretto sour and it was...More

Thank Rochelle757
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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