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Cutty Sark

American, Bar, Pub
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4707 Pretty Lake Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518-1916
+1 757-362-2942
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Norfolk, Virginia
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had high hopes but was let down.' TERRIBLE SERIVCE.. All the food is processed and bland Service A joke !! I would not recommend this place to ANYONE

Thank Petevabch
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I and my husband went there during happy hour and enjoyed the service and food at the bar. Both steamed and raw oysters were great. Good selection of local draft beer was awesome. We enjoyed the view from the bar too. We did not order main dishes but I could definitely recommend it for stopping by and enjoy good drink... More 

Thank Lonnie-Sally
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The cutty is a Bill n Deb fav. Good is always spot on and beer cold. The view is awsome and we always have great service

Thank Debbie B
Norfolk, Virginia
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622 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Winter does not offer this site its best advantage. Still there is no hiding the waterside appeal of this restaurant even in cold weather. The view from the parking lot has little curb appeal. The lot isn't paved. On the other hand there are nice views outside the bar dining area. They have heaters there that are effective but make... More 

Thank Robert B
Punta Allen, Mexico
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169 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Atmosphere is the best part of this place. Definitely a everybody knows everybody place. TIP: ASK to place your order. The Steak Night Special is perhaps their weekly bright spot. Even after placing an order, it did not arrive.......did not arrive... did not arrive. Finally, we asked the waitress for a credit and started to leave, when the order arrived.... More 

Thank jacjsc
New Market, Alabama
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had a good friend introduce me to the Cutty Sark back when i first moved there in 2008. It was very small then, but very family oriented and warm. The she crab soup is to die for! Everything I have ever eaten there has been great. i have been back many times over the years and it has always been... More 

Thank Sandy E
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I do not understand some of the reviews on here. C'mon folks, stop being so pretentious!! This is a great neighborhood/local bar. The staff is just as nice to you as you are to them. With live acoustic music and one of the best views of the sunset in the area, you can't go wrong. Not to mention the "Cutty... More 

Thank ErnieKitchen
Greenacres, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stopped in the Cutty Sark for dinner before a concert and the service was fast. We were there around 5:30 so it was just starting to get busy. I had the grilled scallops and they were very good. It was my first time there but I would go back agian

Thank michele1762
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I love dive bars and this is a dive bar. Food is OK greasy grill fare, what is expected. Nice view. Only problem is the female owner, she acts like a sailor, looks like a sailor, smells like a sailor, but god forbid you drop an f bomb or something she will throw you out. Also the service on the... More 

Thank Michael M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nice place on the water, very laid back, very busy for breakfast and brunch on weekends. They have karaoke on Sunday afternoons, and it is always packed! Food is average, drinks are average, but the atmosphere for a Sunday afternoon after a day on the boat is great. There is a dock to tie up as well.

Thank Andrea R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4707 Pretty Lake Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518-1916
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-362-2942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?