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A.W. Shuck's

2200 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1915
+1 757-664-9117
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (58 reviews)
“po boy” (14 reviews)
“hush puppies” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2200 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend brought me here claiming how great the place was. I like the atmosphere but did not think the food was exceptional, just average. Staff was friendly and prices per plate for entree s in the 18-25 dollar range. Portions were reasonable.

Thank thratko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a VA Arts Festival event at Chrysler Hall. Planned on a meal at one of our favorite seafood place in Portsmouth. Called for reservation only to find out they were closed Sundays! Noticed a recommendation on Festival’s website for AW Shuck’s in Ghent (near...More

Thank Gilbert F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there several times. Lots of fun people watching. Great food at a reasonable price. Not the place for kids, quiet talks or shy people on weekends. For everyone else, drop in and have a great time.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I ordered the fried shrimp dinner. It arrived very overcooked. Fortunately, I like well done food. However, 99% of people would have returned the plate. The hushpuppies were so overcooked they were as hard as golf balls. The server immediately replaced them. My wife's version...More

Thank Irving F
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The place has a lot of shell fish and other seafood. It should do pasta, as the pasta creations it throws its seafood on top of I have found delicious although the fish or shell is often just okay. The meatloaf is good and the...More

Thank FairlyWellTravelled
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We ate here on our last day in Virginia and thank God we did! These people know what they are doing! They could not have been more accommodating to explain their menu and make recommendations. The cocktails and beer selections were excellent- service was quick...More

Thank shoelessrose
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's small but comfy. My friends and I sat at the bar. We had raw oysters, fried jalapeños, fries, calamari, bread and butter, and plenty of alcohol. The staff is nice, we ate, drank, and watched football. I would recommend this place for shellfish lovers.

Thank Mia P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I was very pleased with the drink menu and experienced some fine brews. The employees were very schooled in the selection available. Great dining experience and a very pleasant staff. P.S. My wings were perfect!

Thank nikkitron
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Staff was good, but not very engaging. Got the calamari, raw oysters, oyster po boy and Chesapeake burger. Calamari was average, portion size small. Oysters were to be expected. The po boy was HUGE and flavor on point. Chesapeake burger was large and "juicy" per...More

Thank ripstack
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The food here is always fantastic, fresh and reasonably priced for the quantity you get. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I always recommend trying the specials listed on the chalkboard!

Thank Jennifer W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1915
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-664-9117
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