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Doumar's

1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
(757) 627-4163
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Ranked #25 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Doumar's has been around since the beginning of Norfolk..almost. The atmosphere has not changed in over 75 years with the same booths, drive-up service and menu of barbecue, burgers and ice cream. Here is where the ice cream "cone" inventor plied his wares. A MUST SEE attraction for many reasons but the main one is for the cones, themselves. Still... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Delicious waffle cones, ice cream and BBQ (carolina style). The machine used to make the waffle cones is just outside the front door- sometimes I'll visit and they'll be making them- they smell so good! Not a big fan of the coleslaw, but otherwise this place is pretty awesome.

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Norfolk, Va.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

No other place like it! Where else can you go see ice cream cones being hand made on an over 100 yes. old cone machine that belonged to the very man who invent the ice cream cone? The sliced Bar B Q with Doumar's own home made sauce and Cole slaw is unmatched! Going there just to look at the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to Doumar's this weekend. It was second trip to Doumar's and her first. We had cheeseburgers, very tasty. I ordered fries, ok. We had a limeade, very good. Then, we had ice cream, fantastic. I had a ringo--vanilla, hot fudge, waffle cone pieces, whipped cream and cherry. My wife had a scoop of chocolate on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Service was great, food was great, prices were great, and extra points for style. We didn't have to wait, but we weren't there during peak hours and it was still busy.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wanted to go to Doumars after seeing it on "Diners Drive-ins and Dives". Here's what we had and our ratings from 1 to 5 stars, 5 being the best. Butter pecan ice-cream - 5 stars Chocolate icecream - 4 stars Waffle cones - 4 stars Limade - 5 + stars I loved the drive up feature, but toddlers eating... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You will not have the best food of your life but its a great local favorite for the ice cream cones - fresh and delicious!

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

One of the few remaining places you can have a real drive-in experience (Sonic doesn't count). Park & turn your lights on, and a server will come out to your car to take your order. Once your order is taken, you turn off your lights. If you need anything else, you just turn on your lights again. Standard drive-in fare,... More

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Chatham, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

In fairness, we didn't eat anything but their ice cream dishes, but we went back a couple of times. The place is old school and unique and worth a visit for that alone. Had a good conversation with the cone maker stationed outside. Try the hot fudge cake sundae. And of course their waffle cones made right there in front... More

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Charles City, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you like barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs and possibly the freshest waffle cones money can buy, This is the place to eat! There food is typical barbecue, though they serve the sandwiches in an odd fashion (no plates) and they are kind of small (if your starving get two!), they are very good! A trip to Doumar's with out the... More

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