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758 W 22nd St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1925
+1 757-627-8699
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

I have been stopping in to Rowena's since 2004. I previously lived there and still visit when I'm in town. I once tried to take two of their Easter cakes in my carry on bag when the TSA people said they had to confiscate them. He was only joking because he said Rowena's has the best cakes and curd sauces.... More 

1 Thank Barbara C
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

This is a Norfolk delicacy. You can buy the cakes in several locations. My favorite is the almond. If you really want a treat try it with lemon curd.

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Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2010

Definitely a Tidewater tradition, as mentioned above, but I'm not impressed. Dry cakes and cookies. I wouldn't pay for their desserts again.

1 Thank AuntMemma
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

This is not really a restaurant, but a retail shop of gift items with a room for tea parties. There are the cakes and curds, cookies, tea and a variety of non-food gift items. My favorite cake is still the almond pound cake with lemon curd. Her lemon curd is fabulous. But since I have been shopping for hostess gifts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2008

Good Lapsang Souchong (sp).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2008

A Tidewater tradition.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 758 W 22nd St, Norfolk, VA 23517-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-627-8699

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