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Thirsty Camel

394 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1406
+1 757-480-0874
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
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“greek salad” (3 reviews)
“prime rib” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
394 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1406
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lunch was decent. Staff is friendly. Feels like a bit of a dive even in the morning. Very near the beach but no windows to see it.

Thank E7855OXlisac
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I think the ‘camel’ has been around for a while. It is dark and retro, the menu has changed prices a few times but little else has changed. They share cooks from the pier so food may be prepared differently each visit. The staff were...More

Thank partridge0167
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were referred to this restaurant because they are known for serving good food. Well, upon entry of this establishment, we were greeted to seat ourselves. Ok, longing for my hometown seafood that I haven't had in a long while, I ordered a pound of...More

Thank Regina B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We popped in for some fried oysters, steamed shrimp and a couple of cold beers. The Camel did not disappoint. First this place has been here forever. Its always dark on the inside. But the food has not changed much, its still great deal, and...More

Thank Playswdogs
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

While attempting to have dinner at the Fishing Pier on a windy and rainy night, we came upon a closed restaurant. However, the Thirsty Camel was open for business. I’m so glad I chose to go in and have a seat and give this restaurant...More

Thank Earlyne J
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We've passed this restaurant many times and never stopped because we thought it was just a bar, but one of our hotel staff recommended it so we gave it a shot. We ordered the 1 lb of steamed shrimp and large Greek salad to share....More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The shrimp is great! But so are the country ribs. Yum! Great place to hang out...shoot pool...or just escape the heat or traffic.

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We went there for dinner after we seen the Hapmton Roads Tunnel was backed up again. Don't ever buy a buy 1 get one free diner including prime rib. You could bake a sneaker and season it and chew it better, OMG that was the...More

Thank garrettcheng
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Anytime we are in the Tidewater VA area, we try to visit the TC. They also have specials i.e. prime rib on particular night.

Thank shadygrove1
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A Oceanview intuition. Right on the beach with great food and specials. Great service and a colorful clientele can make for fun visits, whether for a beer to unwind or the "Bloody Mary Breakfast."

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-0874
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