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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Suffolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The wife and I had a great dinner here and the staff was very friendly. They took excellent care of us. The place has an up scale feel but a really casual atmosphere. The prices are reasonable, a dinner for 2 would be around $50-$60 depending on drinks. Shorts & golf shirt would be a good fit here. The only... More 

Thank babyduck51
Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here for a number of years now and have always had a exceptional experience. I would recommend the oysters as they are extremely fresh and perfectly prepared. My husband and I, most recently, capped off our Valentine's Day celebration with drinks and steamed oysters and clams. We had excellent service as usual and a fun experience.

Thank DariaGirl
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten lunch here many many times and enjoyed it tremendously. Decided to try at night for a dinner. Since this is a seafood place I would normally order seafood BUT I wanted prime rib since that was the Tuesday night special. So very happy I did, ordered medium rare, came out perfect with a smoke and rosemary taste. The... More 

Thank Eva B
Winona, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Capt. Groovy's is a MUST visit whenever we are in Norfolk!!! I love the Nachos with fresh jalapeño! Good beers on tap and good happy hour. We also enjoy the lunch specials!! My daughter-in-law enjoys choices that are gluten and dairy free. Family friendly.

Thank 952Becky
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love most of the seafood but hard to find a place to park without walking a few blocks. Good local place just have to circle the block a few times to get lucky and find some parking

Thank onegoodreal8tor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast last spring. After looking over their descent size menu I decided on Grits and shrimp. Glad I did. It was awesome; just the right amount of tomatoes and Cajun spice. Good atmosphere and they even have a little patio out front. Stop by very reasonable!!

Thank Garry V
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early.. best wings in Hampton Roads, great salads, amazing nachos. Best prices.. don't know how they do it

Thank Nancy B
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It used to be a nice place, it seems now that they have had a success, they treat hardworking people like you don't belong there. I feel sorry for the cooks and servers.

Thank paradisecruz
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was literally one of the best around...keyword WAS. I don't know why things have changed but I wish they hadn't. I used to frequent this restaurant 3 to 4 times a week and sometimes more with take away orders. 1. The service is not great anymore...in many ways...servers take a long time to acknowledge table & bring water, take... More 

Thank Stephanie G
Sofia, Bulgaria
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to get a bucket of beer and wings with the guys. And I say that as a self declared wing snob.

Thank jccalamari

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-965-4667
Grill and raw bar offering fesh local seafood. Funky eclectic decor with outside dining on covered patio. Weekly Chef Specials created by award winning chef David Watts. Monday-Saturday $6 lunch specials, daily Groovy Daddy specials 4-7pm and brunch on Sunday. Something good is always happening at Captain Groovy's.

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