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Nor-fok, or Naw-fok, no matter how you pronounce it, the experience will always be the same: fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored! With the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and countless rivers in our backyard, you are never far from the water. Norfolk's thriving arts community welcomes you into its studios, galleries and up and down the streets of downtown, the NEON Arts District and beyond. If you’re looking for world-class cuisine, look no further! From traditional Southern fare to a wide range of nouveau and international offerings Norfolk’s eateries offer something for everyone – and every appetite. Come discover why Norfolk was a top 5 Favorite American City for 2016 and was selected as one of the Top 50 Places to Travel in 2017 in the world!

Norfolk Waterside District—NOW OPEN

  • Blue Moon TapHouse was born from the creative inspiration of bringing craftsmanship to life. The menu marries the art of cooking with the art of beer in an open kitchen. The Tavern features live music and authentic art by local artists.
  • Award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality, Guy Fieri, brings his brand-new dining concept, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, to Waterside District.
  • Chipotle prepares its food using whole, unprocessed ingredients and without the use of added colors, flavors or other additives. Chipotle will open summer 2017.
  • The Harbor Club is the perfect spot for all occasions. Guests can enjoy unmatched views of the Elizabeth River while feasting on delicious small bites and cocktails.
  • Back by popular demand, The Fudgery is widely known for its handmade, traditional fudge and singing fudge makers.
  • Featuring ten curated culinary and beverage experiences, The Market is the living room of Norfolk and the region where everyone comes together.
  • Carolina Cupcakery - Featured on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Dawn Eskins started this family-owned business in her Camden, North Carolina home.
  • A Hampton Roads favorite, Cogan’s Pizza features two signature wood-burning pizza ovens in full view of their guests.
  • PBR Norfolk Country Bar - Cowboy cool meets urban chic… the toughest sport on dirt transformed into the most stunning club all decked out with beautiful décor, cold beer, hard drinks, and a little bull ridin’.
  • The Local consists of some of the best names in Virginia including Pino’s Meatballs, Martin’s Soulfood, Big Al’s Wings and Morty’s Deli.
  •  At Luk Fu, chefs weave together ingredients imported from Japan, Thailand, Korea, China and Vietnam with locally-grown produce, poultry, seafood and meats to create an excitingly diverse menu.
  •  Norfolk Coffee & Tea serves up coffee and hot teas.
  • Rappahannock Oyster Co. at Waterside District serves up locally grown oysters from its raw bar located in The Market.
  • The Mix offers large, customized, made-to-order salads with fresh produce, premium ingredients and homemade dressings.
  • Rocky Mountain Grill features the best of The Market. Guests will be able to order items from all menus in a traditional full-service dining setting.
  • The hub of The Market is Starr Hill Market Bar, a beautifully designed custom bar with over 48 craft beer options on tap.
  • VIN Wine Bar caters to a range of different tastes and budgets and will offer wines by the glass or bottle.

Downtown Restaurants

  • The Norfolk Grill–Gourmet deli and grill. 142 W. York Street, 757.963.6656
  • Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar–Seafood. 111 W. Tazewell Street, 757.227.6222
  • Norfolk Tap Room- Regional favorites, homemade burgers. 101 Granby Street, 757.961.0896
  • Omar’s Carriage House-Eclectic cuisine, Sunday brunch. 313 W. Bute Street, 757.622.4990
  • Outtakes-Sandwiches and salads. 1 Waterside Drive, Nauticus, 757.664.1000
  • Pandaisa Gourmet-Snacks and deli. 520 East Main Street, 757.625.3901
  • The PaGoda-Unique Asian dining on the waterfront. 265 W. Tazewell Street, 757.622.0506
  • Paradise Donuts-Donuts, coffee, and deli food. 213 Granby Street, 757.628.0000
  • Plaza Azteca-Mexican restaurant. 411 Granby Street, 757.477.9192
  • Rama Garden-Authentic Thai food. 441 Granby Street, 757.616.0533
  • Saffron Indian Bistro-Fresh & fragrant Indian faire. 420 Monticello Avenue, Ste. 170, 757.664.6904
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli-Deli sandwiches, soups and salads. 246 E. Main Street, 757.627.2867
  • Scotty Quixx-International cuisine with domestic flair. 436 Granby Street, 757.625.0008
  • Shulas 347-Gourmet steakhouse. 235 E. Main Street, Norfolk, Waterside Marriott, 757.282.6347
  • Sirena Cucina-Authentic Italian fine dining. 455 Granby Street, 757.623.6622
  • Starbucks-Gourmet coffee drinks and pastries. 210 E. Main Street, 757.625.0600 and 265 Granby Street, 757.624.9400
  • The Vineyards-Italian fine dining and pizza. 147 Granby Street, 757.222.0431
  • Vintage Kitchen-Fine dining, local, seasonal menu. 999 Waterside Drive, Dominion Tower, 757.625.3370
  • VoiLa!-French-influenced cuisine. 509 Botetourt Street,757. 640.0343
  • Ya Ya Asian Gourmet House-Asian fusion. 109 College Place, 757.282.6688
  • Yo-mix-Frozen yogurt bar. 420 Monticello Avenue, Ste. 110
  • Zelick’s Café-Deli sandwiches. 101 W. Main Street, World Trade Center, 757.623.2865

MacArthur Center Mall  300 Monticello Avenue

  • Café Nordstrom-Soup, sandwiches and desserts. In Nordstrom, Third Floor, 757.314.1111
  • California Pizza Kitchen-Gourmet specialty pizzas. First Floor near Main Entrance, 757.622.7190
  • Chili’s-American, casual atmosphere. Third Floor, 757.627.7440
  • Johnny Rockets-American, Family style diner. Third Floor, 757.622.7330
  • Max & Erma’s-American, famous cookies. First Floor, 757.625.7771
  • Terrace Court-International food court & quick eats. Terrace Court Third Floor