This Greek and Italian restaurant, located inside the Roosevelt Gardens Shopping Center serves up what some locals call the best pizza around. In addition to good portions and good service, the Azalea Inn also features a game room for the kids. The Azalea Inn is also a lunchtime favorite. Another favorite at the Azalea is the Spanikopita.
This restaurant, as the name implies, is located on the Ocean View Fishing Pier. Serving all kinds of delectable meals, from the breakfasts to steamers and mouth-watering desserts, The Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant has something for everyone. Choices include the Ocean View Bloody Mary Breakfast, with steak, eggs, hash browns and texas toast, the oyster sandwich, Beef Lumpia and She Crab Soup. Check website for schedules.
Kelly's Backstage Tavern is a Norfolk burger institution. Known for its giant hamburgers, Kelly's has been consistently winning awards for its food for over 10 years. Awards include "Best Hot Wings", "Best Crab Soup", and "Best Local's Place", among many others. Kelly's on Granby Street also features an early entry program for NorVa, where you are escorted into the theater 15 minutes earlier than the general public.
Built in 1989, the Pagoda was a gift to the City of Norfolk from the Taiwanese Government. The building serves as both an event venue and as a restaurant with a menu featuring many Asian-inspired dishes and locally-sourced ingredients. The gardens are serene and picturesque, with both Asian and local flora. The garden also contains one of the largest koi ponds in Virginia.
This Italian restaurant has won several awards as the best vegetarian restaurant. Featuring an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet M-S, and special monthly wine tasting dinners, Amalfi is a favorite for both vegetarians and carnivores alike as yes, they do have meat as well. However, vegetarians and vegans will have no problems finding plenty of pleasing options, all the way down to the vegan gelato.
This lively chain specializes in-what else?-crab and seafood! Designed to look like a beach shack, Joe's offers colorful kid's menus covered in games and offering such kid friendly classics as mini burgers, pizza and popcorn shrimp. For grown ups, they offer up dishes like the classic Bucket of Shrimp, Chipotle BBQ Chicken and Shrimp, and the Crab Cake Sandwich. Guests can also purchase Joe's paraphernalia with clever slogans such as "Bite Me" and "My Waitress Gave Me Crabs".
Sirena Cucina Italiana (Sirena means Mermaid in Italian) offers up classic Italian cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. Located conveniently in Downtown Norfolk, Sirena is like a little slice of Italy. The menu includes such items as Polpo alla Griglia (Grilled Octopus with warm Cannellini Beans), Rigatoni alla Siciliana (Mild Italian Sausages and Eggplant in Tomato Sauce), and Medaglioni ai Carciofi (Veal Medallions in White Wine Sauce with Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil). Sirena also offers a large selection of wines, with Mondays being Wine Lovers Night, where bottles are 1/2 price.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, 456 Fish is housed in a building that is over 80 years old. The restaurant specializes in seafood, but they also offer chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian options. Menu items include such dishes as Fried Green Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Boursin and Crab Baked Tilapia and Mama's Lobster Spring Rolls. The bar also serves up classic and custom cocktails and a comprehensive wine selection.
The Freemason Abbey is located in a church that dates back over 130 years. The Freemason Abbey serves up quality seafood, steaks, pastas and more in a classy yet casual environment. Make sure you try the award winning She Crab Soup!
Velvet is an elegant restaurant and lounge, where meals are paired with drinks. The decor is modern and contemporary with deep red and orange walls and bar. The service is fast and friendly, so stop in with some friends to enjoy a cocktail.
Granby Theater is a live music venue inside a renovated
1915 movie and vaudeville theater. You can catch local bands and unforgettable performances. There is a dress policy, so dress to impress and don't wear sneakers.
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
Located in Portsmouth outside of Norfolk, the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel
& Waterfront Conference Center features scenic views of the Elizabeth River. This hotel is charming with a blend of traditional decor and modern amenities. The Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & ...