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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (61 reviews)
“wings” (28 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant with big flavor. Everything we had was delicious. Our dinner was worth every penny.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the hole in the wall I was looking for during our stay! We sat outside in the porch area, which remained cool and breezy even though it was in the 90’s. Our waitress, Leigh, was AWESOME. She led us down the right path...More

Thank the4sheas
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'll be sure to tell Leigh about your positive review. It sounds like she did a great job! Thank you for the great review. Please come see us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Raw oysters tasty - salty and good, steamed clams equally good but they shorted me two on the second dozen - they were delicious tho - service was slow, thought I’d die before she refilled my tea! Hubbie enjoyed his Cajun étouffée (eaten better in...More

Thank tripeeblonde
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry about the clam shortage. Always tell the server and they will make it right. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's face it! Captain Groovy's is located on Shore Drive, between Norfolk's Ocean View / East Beach and Virginia Beach. It's not in the swankiest part of town. However, the service we received and the entrees we are were top-notch! Upon arriving, the hostess sat...More

Thank Kate W
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review of service and food! Hope to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 17 May 2018

The food here is always consistently good. That said, they very rarely change the menu - and I'm okay with that, since I often order the same thing when I find something I really like. The service has always been good and quick. Parking is...More

Thank Katherine H
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry about the tight parking. The side street is often utilized. Please check with the hostess, sometimes there is space in the employee lot. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

OK I read the reviews and have to say I agree with the lady regarding the limited menu. They could do with a revamp of the offerings. I sat at the bar as I was on my own and there were family’s and couples coming...More

Thank TravelerTerra
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

All front of the house staff are cross trained, so they can help out each other. I'm sorry your service was slow. Hopefully you'll give us another try.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

he friendliest servers in town, I recommend the seafood pasta: lots of shrimp and scallops. The Gimlet was made with fresh lime juice, not Roses' - a real treat! Can't say enough about the server! She was wonderful!

Thank David P
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'll gladly tell the servers and bartenders about your kind words. Glad you had a great experience.

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It was terrific!!! Took a day off to go to the gorgeous Botanical Gardens and kick back with adult kids and gkids. Ended up at the Capt.’s around 4:30 in time for happy hour. Spent $150.+ on ten beers and a lot of delicious appetizers....More

1  Thank nessor
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and had no complaints. Come back soon.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

The food and service in this restaurant is excellent and it is easy to see why it is a local favorite. However, we found the menu and choices to be very limited. The crab soup was outstanding as suggested in many reviews, but my husband...More

1  Thank SuerobTx
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. Next time you're there please check out our blackboard specials.

Reviewed 28 April 2018

My last experience was a disappointment - a few years ago, BUT this time my experience was POSITIVE. The FOOD has ALWAYS been GOOD here, but the service was not consistent in the past. This time, the service was timely, attentive, and caring...a pleasant change!...More

Thank Phantastic4u
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. I always tell the staff, they love hearing it. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Response from Mary V | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 6 or more.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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 $7 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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