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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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$$ - $$$
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8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good place for a beer and a bite after work, or lunch with the family on the weekend. Reasonable prices, & the food is great. We really enjoyed the she crab soup.

Thank MirandaRH
Norfolk, Virginia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the closest 'good' restaurant to our house, so we eat there every so often. It's a seafood place, but actually a pretty good place to get a burger or Mexican entree too! Their fish tacos are delicious. Sometimes difficult to park...plan to park down the side streets...it's not far to walk.

Thank Debrolex
Hong Kong
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My GF wanted some seafood for lunch and a search of TA turned up this place. A little out of the way, but worth the detour. Don't expect "cookie cutter" oysters; these were all different sizes, some stuck together, but very fresh, as were the shrimps and mussels we ordered. Wings and Asian slaw were pretty good also. Looks like... More 

Thank 330driver
Suffolk, Virginia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Captain Groovy's many times for lunch. Never disappointed. It's been a long time since I looked at the menu as I've settled on the oyster sandwich. Always plenty of good oysters. And a good selection of beers.

1 Thank kush23435
Stafford, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The she crab soup is to die for. Also they have local and regional beers to compliment your seafood. Fried oysters were perfect. Really fast service and friendly staff.

1 Thank Larry H
Chesapeake, Virginia
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393 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad loves oysters, so while he was in town and were out exploring the areas he did business several decades earlier we stopping Capt. Groovy’s. He ordered a dozen oysters on the half-shell. My wife will eat cooked oysters and ordered their Oyster Stew. Both were quite happy. I do not like oysters at all, but I do like... More 

Thank WA2world
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a calm atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food at a decent price, then this is it folks! The seafood is always fresh, and tastes amazing.

Thank Brandon A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a great stop for food! So many meals to choose from! I loved my crabby Mac and French fries! Definitely would go there again.

Thank Latisha M
Athens, Alabama
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were just riding around looking at the beach area and just happened to see this restaurant. We went in not knowing what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. My husband and Dad both had fried oysters and they both said they were great but they also raved about the Asian slaw. I had the crab cake sandwich and... More 

Thank Connie D
Norfolk Virginia USA
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I went with low expectations, thinking of it as a bit of a greasy spoon but was pleasantly surprised. They have a nice selection of fresh choices and just a wide variety in general but the emphasis is still on seafood. I had a great spinach salad with a good size chunk of grilled salmon for just five dollars more.... More 

Thank Twowilliams

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?