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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

) #6 of 596 Restaurants in Norfolk $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were actually looking for more of a seafood restaurant but, this was close to our motel. We had to wait to get in on a Friday evening but, it was very good and we were happy to be able to walk there after our...More

Thank Linda C
A TripAdvisor Member
Smithfield, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place. Nice atmosphere and prices. Staff are awesome. Happy hour is on point. We love the bucket of clams and raw oysters. The "no wake" burger is pretty tasty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too expensive for what you get. Menu was very limited for a seafood place. Outside dining was a joke.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at Captain Groovy's recently with my family and the food was outstanding. My wife and I had the shrimp appetizer with vegetables and it was very good. My wife had the Mahi and I had the Bayford Oysters with Asian slaw and fries....More

Thank davidkX2580XE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I stopped here on a Friday night for happy hour. Can't beat the prices, half off local oysters 😋& beer. We split the seafood platter. All of the items on the platter were of good quality and cooked to the right degree...More

Thank JudyM23692
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner tonight. The oysters were wonderful and the happy hour specials are great. The only less than perfect things were The over cooked fish and the crab cake on my platter. Every thing else was fabulous. We plan to go back soon....More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The hush puppies were great, asked for them to be cooked crispy to be done in the middle. The crab patty appetizer was very good. Wished I tried the cheesecake as heard it is supposed to be one of the best. Good size portions, reasonable...More

Thank Lambruceco
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Formerly a 7-Eleven, this is a local restaurant, very popular with people from all over Norfolk and the local military bases. They have a fairly large offering, some dishes you won't find any where else. When they get busy, which is most lunch and evenings,...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Interesting atmosphere with a nice outside dining area. parking can be challenging at peak dinner times.

Thank Branson P
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

How do you screw up hush puppies? They looked like a hush puppy until you bit into it and it was raw. Four of us ordered dinner--three meals served and the fourth finally showed up. Crummy service. The pinnacle of mediocrity!! Move along folks, nothing...More

Thank Mauicruiser
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Questions & Answers
8 July 2016|
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Response from Mary V | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 6 or more.
7 September 2015|
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Response from tdubb62 | Reviewed this property |
Very casual. We had on shorts and tee shirts. Enjoy the food!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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