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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
(757) 627-4163
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trip Back in Time

Sometimes things from our parents' and grandparents' generation are better than ours are today. And sometimes we're glad that time has moved on. Doumar's is a little of both. The place has that old-school, 50s-era feel to it, like time hasn't changed for a half-century or more. Prices were good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited following a day at Virginia beach. We had seen this drive in featured on the travel channel and it lived up to expectations. The food and ice cream were great! Prices are really low, it's like going back in time. Try it, you'll be glad you did.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sometimes things from our parents' and grandparents' generation are better than ours are today. And sometimes we're glad that time has moved on. Doumar's is a little of both. The place has that old-school, 50s-era feel to it, like time hasn't changed for a half-century or more. Prices were good, food was good, service was good, just like the good... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Shortly after we moved here in Norfolk we found Doumar's. It is always hopping and we just had to check it out. After stopping by it was clear to see the nostalgia of the place, They have stuck to the same concepts from back when they started.. which is hard to find these days. It's cool to say we still... More 

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Sacramento
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband chose this place as it was featured on diners, drive ins, and dives. Just wish we had read some of the reviews before heading out. All of the negative things I'm reading now are true - dirty, unfriendly staff, sub par food, flies - just awful. Don't understand why that place is still in business!

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is so great to see that places like Doumar's are still in operation. So many landmarks like this have gone out of business only to be replaced by some soul-less chain that you can find anywhere. I opted to walk from my hotel downtown here, it was a bit of a hike but well worth it. I justified eating... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So I've lived here for a few months now and have been missing my Texas BBQ but have been hesitant to try the BBQ around here because from what I was told it is North Carolina style. Apparently Doumar's is a legend in Norfolk so I had to see what the talk was all about. Well....let's just say this IS... More 

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phila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a great experience! Food great, waffle cones great (though not sure about the ice cream) and the curbside service was way cool. The area leaves a little to be desired when the local non-home-owning people wander through the parking lot.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been coming to Doumar's my whole life, as have most of the people who visit. I still come by every time I come home. There is nothing better than a bbq sandwich, fries, a cherry coke and a chocolate ice cream cone. Their ice cream cones are still homemade and there is no substitute for the light, crunchy,... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's legendary to Norfolk and you can tell!!! If you like BBQ be ready to like "Carolina Style", cause that is how it's done here!!! Otherwise all of the food is American diner style burgers and dogs, and DO NOT expect a plate and anything else remotely fancy!!! It's pretty standard, pretty good, and legendary!!! ENJOY the food, character, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A real American Diner with real American fare. Burgers, BarBQue and ice cream sodas. Simple food with a great taste! Check out the original sugar cone machine while there.

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Additional Information about Doumar's

Address: 1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
Phone Number: (757) 627-4163
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 627-4163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?