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Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
+1 757-227-6222
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner with my daughter and friend was just wonderful. The étouffée was excellent. Creative cocktails, my favorite is the French 75. This restaurant is one of a local group, owners of Bird and Baldwin, a must for fine dining in Norfolk.

Thank Yolanda2802
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One evening, a group of 9 of us went out to dinner during a week-long conference at the nearby Marriott. We had some wine and beer and pretty much everyone had a seafood dish. We started with fried calamari that was fresh and delicious. The overwhelming favorite was the jambalaya, which was absolutely amazing. Try it! I had the Fruit... More 

Thank Andrew S
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a great place for a date or family night.they have a bar and tables in the basement that takes to Georgetown.cozy atmosphere and upstairs is equally good.Now the food. The oyster choices are second to none and priced to enjoy even more. They also carry Cajun dishes that also are great tasting. Not a place to turn down,you... More 

Thank 1969johnny2040
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The Big Easy bar(down stairs) is in my opinion the best bar in town. For several years I have come to Norfolk for work and found myself at the big easy. The bar staff is calm and cool. The reason I spend my time to write the review is from one bartenders in particular, Christiana spent time with me and... More 

Thank maryland3rdmate
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Maryland3rdmate, thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoy Big Easy and always make a stop when you are in town on business. Christiana is an amazing bartender and we love having her as a part of our Big Easy Family. We look forward to your next business trip that brings you to Norfolk! We... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had the fish special and it was good but nothing to write home about. The ingredients were fresh. The staff was helpful. We will go back and try them again.

Thank R J
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

RJ, thank you for your review! I am happy to see that you will be coming back to Big Easy to try more items on our menu, I hope your next visit is something to write home about! We strive to do better every day! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Have not had a dinner there, usually just get oysters, house martinis and some other light food from the bar menu. Everything we have tried has been wonderful jambalaya, gumbo, blackened tuna or fried fish tacos, sliders and their specialty burgers have all been better than expected for the price. They also have personal pizzas and wings but we have... More 

Thank Chili J
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Chili J, thank you for your review. Our happy hour menu is always changing at Big Easy thanks to our managers and chefs coming up with drink and food specials. We look forward to seeing you for happy hour again soon! We strive to do better every day! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Service was very, very slow. It actually took them about 15 minutes to get us water, and another 10 to bring our beers. We were well over an hour before we got our meal. Anyway of you have the time (which we did not) the food is OK. Not a great menu but their burgers are excellent and their she... More 

Thank JerseyJim7
Virginia Beach, VA
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our first visit was a success on all levels, and we'll be back. My husband and I both ordered off the specials menu. My scallops were perfectly prepared, and the risotto was delicious. His seafood pasta was equally delicious, and a generous portion with enough left for lunch the next day. Our server, James, was attentive and pleasant, as were... More 

Thank VAPrgal
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I ate here for our first dinner in the USA having moved from the UK. The food was excellent and good value. The service was helpful and friendly. The crab cakes were delicious and my wife's lobster was well cooked. It was quite quiet and lacked atmosphere but that was probably the time of day. If you... More 

Thank rich201
York, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The restaurant was OK. Didn't think the food was great, but not bad either. Service was ok. Could use some improvement in the food quality.

Thank bobyorkpa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-6222
Norfolk Seafood Company, located on Tazewell Street, is a place where seafood lovers can find a traditional plate of flounder, scallops or crab but without the fancy ingredients and inflated prices. The restaurant is centrally located in downtown Norfolk above the Big Easy Oyster Bar. The mission of the Norfolk Seafood Company is to bring tasty seafood to locals and tourists, minus the trip to the Oceanfront. Norfolk Seafood Company The menu features everything a good seafood restaurant should offer, plus all the sides. Expect to find coleslaw, fries, green beans, and other traditional side items, all of them ideal accompaniments to crab cakes, shrimp, scallops, and other seafood favorites. Appetizers include the same gumbo featured at the oyster bar downstairs, as well as shrimp cocktail, crab dip, oysters, she-crab soup and other tasty options. A cold beer, wine or a specialty drink from the bar rounds off any meal. The menu is kid friendly, but a child's menu is also available for parents looking for smaller portions for their children. In addition, the decor and atmosphere make it clear that the establishment is a family friendly locale, ideal for celebrating any family occasion be it a birthday, anniversary, or just a Saturday night on the town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?