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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
(757) 627-4163
Website
Today
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
milkshakes deluxe

one of the finest milkshakes that I'm aware of today....variety of great flavors and you will not be disappointed that you stopped for a milkshake as it will take you back to a great time ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
ron c
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Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

one of the finest milkshakes that I'm aware of today....variety of great flavors and you will not be disappointed that you stopped for a milkshake as it will take you back to a great time ...

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Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

There is no Doubt this place is a Nostalgic Eatery, they Invented the first waffle cone Iron and it is even at the Smithsonian museum, the lot is nice old skool park and order type, the BBQ is border line great but not enough for the price, if they were to give you more meat for what they charge this... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Doumars many times over the years. If you love well worn diners- this will be meat and drink to you. We are big fans of their classic BBQ sandwiches and lime-aid. This is not a place for the fine dining set or those who really don't like the 50s style of drive in. Kids very welcome.

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a car hop style restaurant. Waffle cone introduced at St. Louis World's Fair, great ice cream.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

their famous shakes were ok at best, hamburgers were cold , establishment incredibly filthy... place was cold and service was not at all friendly

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Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For all the hype, I was a bit underwhelmed. Ice-cream is not that great and neither are shakes. Prices are relatively low and car-hop service is cool.

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Va. Beach
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Doumar's is a little bit restaurant, a little bit nostalgia, and a little bit National Landmark. It's not going to set the epicurean world on fire. And that's OK, that's not what Doumar's is all about. If you want to see (and experience) waitress curb service like it was back in the reruns of "Happy Days" (with prices to match)... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After seeing a movie at the local theatre late Friday night my girlfriend her and friend suggested that we all go get ice cream. Right down the street was Doumar's and we stopped in for a late night treat. I had a strawberry float and my girlfriend got a simple ice cream cone. Let me start off by saying this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First the first time in my life I had to cancel an order. After seeing this place had been on diners, drive ins, and dives and food paradise plus local friends had recommended it to us, my boyfriend and I were excited to try it. We stopped in for a late lunch but after we got our drinks we noticed... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the best car hop resteraunt you will ever find. Its rich in the foundation of this city..the food is awesome and the prices spectacular.A visit to down town wouldnt be complete without dropping into doumars!

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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: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?