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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“etouffee” (6 reviews)
“wings” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my brother and neice were in town from Massachusetts and had expressed interest in eating at Captain Groovy's vrill and Raw Bar. A mistake, would have been tastier at Capt "D's". Long wait for food, only 5 adults and we arrived after the rush .......More

Thank R S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back again and the food was still excellent and a pleasant atmosphere sitting on the outside patio where it's quieter than inside, especially on a busy night. Service was good as well.

Thank Olli S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice neighborhood restaurant, eat in or on covered patio. Service excellent, good food, bacon wrapped scallops delish. Tuesday night $15 prime rib special comes with homemade mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. Meat was placed on top of my potatoes would have like mine along side...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place inside. Food was nicely prepared very tasty & hot. I had the Cajun Etouffee with shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, andouille sausage, peppers and onion sauté in a cajun gravy over rice and my wife had the Seafood Pescatore- with shrimp, mussels and scallops saute...More

Thank arn0ldc1
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Great staff, specials. Neighbors and I go as often as able. LOVE the wings! Specials after 4 economic. Friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Alene W
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Nice spot for locals. Parking is always difficult but there are parking options. Love the outdoor eating area. Seafood pasta and the Chicken wings are very good. The last 2 times we went it took longer to have the waitress bring our check than it...More

Thank Angelo E
Reviewed 7 September 2018

the only fish offering was Mahi Mahi and Salmon-disappointed that no other fish selection was offered.-The lobster rolls were not very filled and the Au Jus Beef sandwich was flavorful. Cole slaw was average and the house cole slaw with the not so sweet apples...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. Claire was great!! Tuna and crab cake sandwiches were awesome. love the sweet tea and fries. Good atmosphere i side and plenty od searing outside. Recommended to visit!

Thank mnjmb2004
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Had the Saturday special. Fried shrimp basket (no basket) Came with 5 small shrimp, fries and a soft drink for $7. Price was good. Got what you paid for.

Thank juliechambers2017
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

You have to try the psychedelic mushroom, the mussels and the nachos. These appetizers are perfect for 2... been frequenting for a couple of years and have never had a less than amazing meal!!

Thank deborahfA2444DG
CaptGroovy, Guest Relations Manager at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We love our return customers! Thanks so much for the review and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

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8 July 2016|
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Response from Mary V | Reviewed this property |
For parties of 6 or more.
6 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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