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

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nostalgia in Northern Norfolk

Don't expect fancy or snotty dining Stil looks the same since it was built, a real treat to sit in this diner. Fascinated seeing the kerb service don't get anything like this in UK Ordered a cone ice cream and an ice cream float both good Just a great experience, one to tick off the must do list

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Steve R
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I thought it would be cool to visit a nostalgic looking venue but the place was not only old but dirty. Lots of flies at time of visit. After eating their food I ended up with a cold sore on my mouth. The place did not look sanitary and I regret eating the food against my better judgment. I will... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't expect fancy or snotty dining Stil looks the same since it was built, a real treat to sit in this diner. Fascinated seeing the kerb service don't get anything like this in UK Ordered a cone ice cream and an ice cream float both good Just a great experience, one to tick off the must do list

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Va Beach
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Come here about once a month for my fix of TCB! Thats a Wildwood, NJ throw back to my childhood of the 60's.......a cheeseburger with a slice of chargrilled Taylor Pork Roll (TCB!) amazing! Luv the limeaide too!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

To make it clear, Doumar's isn't gourmet food so do not expect it. It has been featured on numerous commercials and TV shows to include Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The food is good, but servings are fast-food sized. So you may want to get multiple items. I usually at least get a cheeseburger and a bbq sandwich. Sometimes I'll have... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Absolutely some of the finest ice cream I have ever had -- and the waffle cone cone is superb! Also had a hot dog, cooked the old fashioned way, split down the middle and grilled

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Hampton, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went here this morning because it is a Triple D joint; ) I ordered the BBQ sandwich with slaw with fries and my hubby ordered two burgers with fries. We also each ordered a soft drink...I also ordered a coffee and a strawberry willy. The strawberry willy is vanilla ice cream with strawberries (over top) and crumbled up cone pieces... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This could be Arnold's off the set of Happy Days!! Great ice cream in homemade comes that you can buy separately to go and use at home if you like. Doumar's has drive-in window service as well as sit-down booths and counter service inside. Closed on Sundays so be aware of that. Pork BBQ sandwich and burgers are good with... More 

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Doumars is a local landmark rich in local history dating back to 1934. The place can get very busy on weekends and in the summer so finding a seat inside can prove difficult. Many seniors will come here to eat and show off their retro classic cars in the parking lot. The resturant was founded by the same man credited... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We loved the ice cream and the atmosphere at this old fashioned diner. It's legitimate though - not a diner made to look like it's from the 50's...it literally hasn't been changed since the 50's. Food was okay...I wouldn't go just for the burgers. The shakes and ice cream were amazing. Get an ice cream cone - apparently they were... More 

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Murfreesboro, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?