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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 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Cobbs Creek, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I traveled to Norfolk to attend a surprise Birthday Party for a friend... had never been here before, and was presently pleased with the facility.. plentiful parking and the old Abbey is beautiful... the surrounding area is a bit dicey but it's downtown Norfolk... The wait staff was friendly and the food was very good... We had a great time... More 

Thank Barbara M
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The setting itself was delicious...an old, old beautiful church turned into a restaurant! The food couldn't have been any better...the salmon was cooked to perfection as was the asparagus and potatoes. The gluten-free chocolate torte...was the best I have EVER had...and ask for the raspberry sorbet to go with it even though it isn't listed on the menu. The waitstaff... More 

Thank HappyTMB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was visually interesting. I mean wow! They did have high chairs for kids. The drinks were good. The price was good with the groupon discount. Our food was OK. Steak and some type of gamey meat. Our daughter's chicken tenders meal was great.

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Miami, Florida
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we checked Trip Advisor for an alternate place for this Anniversary favorite. Being too far from our usual haunts we took a risk and were not dissappointed. The creaminess, amount of crab and the touch of sherry worked for us! Will be back if within 50 miles again.

Thank Re A
St Louis MO
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4th time at the Abbey within the past few years. Mainly went for the She Crab Soup and Freemason ' salad. The soup is still very good but the salad dressing has lost my interest. It was made In House but this was very watered down and tastless. Everything else we tried was also good. The decor is very warm.... More 

Thank Mary Ann B
Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wide variety of choices from chicken and steak to kangaroo. My wife is picky and was able to find something that she liked. Service was friendly with a great atmosphere.

Thank Avoxo
Waco, Texas
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the history of the Abbey and the food was excellent; especially the cheesecake! This was a wonderful recommendation by Debra Wilborn, proprietor of the Page House Inn!

Thank bruiselea
Newport News, Virginia
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My all-time favorite dinner at Freemason Abbey is a bowl of their amazing She-Crab Soup with a spinach salad and nice cocktail. The soup is even better than Mom's... rich and creamy with big lumps of crab meat and a sprinkle of spice. You can even buy it by the quart to take home. The restaurant itself, housed in an... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant in a church? I'll take a table for 2 at 6 please! This place is definitely something different, not your average wine and dine. Our server was very helpful, attentive and had great insight on many menu food and drink choices. We were both satisfied with our meal and very very VERY satisfied with the home made sangria.... More 

Thank Karyn C
Waynesboro, Virginia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every year while in the area with friends. This year will have to say improvement over last year which seemed to be off year for them. We had same server as last year and she was much better this year and the prime rib much improved over last year's. Overall glad we understood everyone has off times and... 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?