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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
+1 757-622-3966
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 via mobile

We stopped by on our way and it was a really good choice! Very special and different from other restaurants. Fancy looking and familiar atmosphere! Food is really good and clean. They offer different menus depending on the day and time of the day. I...More

Thank Inesa L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Service was attentive and prompt. Atmosphere inside an old church was cool. Food was delicious. Fried green tomatoes with bacon jam was tops, and the she crab soup was the best we tasted (scraped everything out of the bowl). The historic Freemason neighborhood it's located...More

Thank twystl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice quite clean restaurant that use to be a church now a restaurant always have the crab cake n she crab soup the service was nice I will continue to return

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Artichoke dip was delicious. Service was friendly and kind. Presentation of the food was impressive.

Thank Jenean W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Abbey has succulent scallops and very tasty crabcakes. Great for intimate settings or group. Like sitting upstairs.

Thank Sindy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some free time so we stopped in for lunch. The food was excellent as was the service. Employees were very accommodating and the atmosphere rounded out the experience. Can't wait until our next visit. Wish I could remember more of the menu items,...More

Thank davidlong1944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Everything was prepared perfectly. Staff was amazing. The attention made us feel very welcome. Parking was tricky. Worth it.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our daughter and son-in-law to dinner on Friday at this beautiful restaurant. The fried green tomatoes were delicious with a light batter and bacon jam on top. We ordered the meaty ribs - the sauce was spicy but not over the top. Our...More

Thank Wanda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was one of the best meals I've had in years. it is located in an old church and the interior is beautiful. food was excellent and the wait staff couldn't have been any nicer.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! My daughter and me went there after the opera. Lovely restore building. The staff was friendly and professional. That was and an added bonus, the food was wonderful

Thank nrsjoys
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Serge D
Can you accommodate people with allergies? Seafood, fish, nuts, and soy.
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.
Do we need reservations? Are you near Douglas Wilder Perf Arts Center?
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
Raymond F
How far from Chrysler Hall is your restaurant?
29 November 2016|
Response from Lori M | Property representative |
Freemason Abbey is 4 blocks from Chrysler Hall, it is about a 10 minute walk. Often guests will park in the Chrysler Hall parking garage and walk to us for dinner, then walk to the show so that they are close to their cars... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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.