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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
+1 757-622-3966
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild game” (34 reviews)
“crab quiche” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
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Reviewed yesterday

We went early on a Thursday night, before a show. I had made reservations in advance. We were seated immediately and had a waiter there in a matter of moments. Hay's took good care of us, explained the special (Prime Rib on Thursdays) took our...More

Thank terribear19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our server Blake provided excellent service. The she crab soup was excellent. We had the broiled seafood and seafood Fantasia. Both were lots of food and great quality. The atmosphere can’t be beat.

Thank Twila D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My office crew went here for dinner. We were 17. They saw us at two tables back to back which made of easier conversation. The service was good. And the food better. Great portion sizes. And nice variety on the menu. The hit is with...More

Thank Petra H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there a couple times. The atmosphere was great old world feel and great food. It's so close to everything downtown Norfolk has to offer. Just a short walk and you're back to the downtown night life of Norfolk. Must stop and eat.

Thank ricsgoneagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the history attached. It is also a short walk from the Nauticus Museum and the USS Wisconsin. The food is good and the staff was courteous.

Thank Dana F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best soup! Affordable, good food. Great selection, wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Best part, my daughter picked up the tab!

Thank Jtvha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience overall with a group of coworkers. I had not eaten here in nearly 10 years and pleased to see that they are consistent and steady. We went on a Friday night, and a couple in our group enjoyed the wild game offerings. Food...More

Thank tate3441
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad to know the second time around it's as reliably good as it was 8 years ago when we first visited.

Thank DKBristow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends so there were 4 of us. The meal was very good and for a higher end meal not too expensive. The service was great. I would say the seats were a little cramped but not too bad. I would go back and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very nice old church. We sat upstairs where you see better the ceiling. Food is simple but tasty and the service is good.

Thank TravelingCat22
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Questions & Answers
Annette B
25 January 2018|
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Response from docholiday174 | Reviewed this property |
Second floor maybe not. But the first floor is for sure.
Serge D
1 April 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Property representative |
Yes! We can accommodate almost all allergies, we always ask that you let your server know of your specific allergies so they can communicate to the kitchen and we can ensure every precaution is taken on your meals.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Property representative |
We at Freemason Abbey always recommend reservations, just to be on the safe side! And we are about a 7-10 minute drive from Douglas Wilder Performing Arts center
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-3966
  • E-mail
Located in a 140 year-old renovated church, Freemason Abbey Restaurant has been a local's favorite in the heart of downtown Norfolk for 23 years.

Freemason Abbey is closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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