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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
+1 757-627-4163
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“waffle cone” (87 reviews)
“ice cream” (129 reviews)
“bbq sandwich” (30 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
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Reviewed yesterday

A Norfolk institution. Returned to this long-established casual eatery that I have visited many times in my lifetime. The fun thing about it is that it never changes. The food is pretty basic and old-fashioned, but so are the prices. Quite a pleasure after choking...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is average, but cheap. We went for the cones and to see the machine. We enjoyed.the history aspects but everything else was just so-so. No a world class menu and food but we enjoyed just being where history was made. The cherry shake...More

Thank Beemer54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well gave this place a second chance. Last year we came it was bad service , slow and rude. They must keep the same employees. Gal comes like she's half asleep and we are disturbing her. We get a banana split with lots of whipped...More

Thank Idreamov
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great part of history with great service and yummy food. Burgers, BarBQue milk shakes and of course limeades. Car service has continued through the years. Inside is fun too but who can resist sitting in the car and being served on a tray ! The...More

Thank Starrrshots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place. Reminds me of a very similar hop in Jersey. Burgers are good and shakes are very good. Service was ok and prices very reasonable.

Thank JerseyJim7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doumar's is a great piece of Norfolk's history. The atmosphere is old time, kinda like the TV show "Happy Days" including the drive in, which is still an option for eating. I especially like the Taylor Pork Roll and Banana milk shake. I try to...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doumar's is a must see and a must taste if you are visiting Norfolk. The history behind the restaurant dates back 100+ years. They are responsible for the world's first waffle cones. How did Mr. Doumar come up with such an idea? Visit this historical...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best service food & ice cream on the east coast. Reminds me of my days as a kid with the drive up service. Cheap way to have a fast food dinner. Love watching the making of the waffle cones. You need to bring your kids...More

Thank Teressa V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of a cheap place. It is okay if your in the mood for some america burgers fries BBQ sandwiches and good hot dogs. Ice cream is good too. Puts a lot into nostalgia and has a few things thAt are so common like limeade.

Thank FairlyWellTravelled
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Doumars has the best barbecue made your way with the toppings you want in Norfolk and the best homemade milk shakes. You can be served right in your car or you can go inside. The service is quick, friendly and always with a smile.

Thank Selina S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-627-4163
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