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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

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209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
+1 757-622-3966
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous dinner at this quaint restaurant! The service was superb and the food delicious. We called to make reservations (not needed on a Thursday night) and they asked us if we were having any celebration. We told them "yes" and upon our arrival we were greeted with congratulations from our hostess and waiter. At... More 

Thank homesweethome2015
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here several times and this time was a big, BIG disappointment. Food was served warm instead of hot, service was slow at best (we had to get up and ask the hostess to send a waitress over to get our drink order placed), took forever to get our bill and it was wrong, then found out that the... More 

Thank Linda H
Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If You Want A Quaint And Relaxing Fine Dining Experience, Then This Is A Must Do Restaurant! The Menu Is Filled With Wonderful Gourmet Dishes And They Sponsor Different Themed Special Each Week. It Could Be Lobster One Night And Wild Game Night, Which Is My Favorite!!! If You Want To Treat That Special Someone To A Wonderful Night On... More 

Thank bassnut_brown
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is very unique in a Church setting with very nice interior and exterior look. I've visited here often for lunch but not for dinner. The she crab soup is very, very good, full of lump crab meat. They have great lunch specials, a variety of options on their menu, something for everyone and reasonably priced.

Thank Cmramage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Freemason Abbey is such a nice restaurant in a beautiful old style church. And the food is also excellent.

Thank Bian M
Liverpool, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. Our appetizer arrived prior to our cocktails ? Our waitress was not interested in serving us cocktails. If you are interested in having drinks with your meal, do not go here. They don't care if you want to drink alcohol. There were plenty of open tables, this issue had nothing to due with too many... More 

Thank wbw123
San Marcos, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food but atmosphere and history of building made experience an occasion rather than just a meal. Perfect holiday venue.

Thank Joy P
Smithfield, Virginia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner last night. We arrived, apparently just before the real crush. The food was very good. We started with the fried oyster appetizer, crab soup and Caesar salad. All were excellent. We were just beginning our appetizers when our entrees arrived. Our server apologized, saying the kitchen was unexpectedly fast.... More 

Thank LSNS2652
Sandnes, Norway
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner at the Freemason Abbey with four people. Parking is available next to the former abbey. When coming in the stunning turn around of a church building took our attention. Seating is available on ground and first floor. Since we had a reservation, we were seated immediately. For those coming as walk-ins or when waiting for their table... More 

Thank XO_621
Pasadena, Canada
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was a great atmosphere. We were a part of 9 and were treated very well. I had a selection of local brews that were available... I also enjoyed a seafood bisque (I believe--my memory of the exact dish is not clear, it may have been a chowder). For the main I had a Filet cooked medium rare. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-3966
Located in a 140 year-old renovated church, Freemason Abbey Restaurant has been a local's favorite in the heart of downtown Norfolk for 23 years.

Freemason Abbey is closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?