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The Public House

) #62 of 597 Restaurants in Norfolk €€ - €€€ American, ,
1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
+1 757-227-9064
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“tater tots” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends visiting from Tampa. I had been here for work event and thought it was nice place (but really just had a beer) plus many others who live local said it was the place to be. Both my friend and I are beer...More

Thank Kaybee66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife has wanted to visit this establishment for a while. I surprised her on our "kid free" Sunday play day and we visited the Public House on July 23rd. The bartender was slow to take our order and and then we didn't get what...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Went for drinks later in the evening after we arrived in Norfolk. Very welcoming environment, with knowledgeable & friendly staff. HUGE selection of whiskey & scotch. (Ask for Rob if you need help selecting one to try.) Cocktail list is also very impressive.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Menu was fun to read -- a nice sense of humor went into some of it. We ordered the tomato/basil salad, the steak & arugula salad, French dip sandwich and Buffalo chicken sandwich. Also the asparagus "fries" and bacon wrapped tator tots as well as...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I came here for a birthday party and ordered the veggie burger. Service was slow but I expect that for this place and even more so since it was particularly crowded the evening that I went. I also got an amaretto sour and it was...More

Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Attend d an event here but all rooms and the parking lot was full. Appeared to be a twenty-something crowd. Noise level was high as was camaraderie. Fish and chips dish was very large portion but a bit expensive. Fries were overflowing. Wait staff were...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My 86-year-old mother wanted a steak. I had never been to The Public house, but knew it had a NY Strip on the menu. I called to make reservations and asked if the evening scene at The Public House was loud, as I didn't think...More

Thank Kchafsh
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great old fashioned. Great craft beer. But be warned if you only drink bud light they don't carry beers like that!

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Parking is limited but there is a lot. I was initially impressed with the bar. Excellent selection of scotch. Unfortunately way overpriced. $16 for 3oz is steep for standard single malts. I had a great burger but subbed out fries for blue collar Mac and...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant about the Public House since I'm more of a wine drinker, and "pub fare"doesn't just grab me. Pleasant surprise! Everyone at our large table found something to love. Really interesting appetizers were passed around as we selected Mac and Cheese, Bangers and...More

Thank Union502
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-9064
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