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Doumar's

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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
(757) 627-4163
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 121
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Brought back memories.

Kind of an old fashioned drive up eatery. The car-hop comes out to take your order. Not fine dining but a pretty good pork sandwich. The ice cream with home made waffle cones tops off the lunch. Definitely good for a return visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kind of an old fashioned drive up eatery. The car-hop comes out to take your order. Not fine dining but a pretty good pork sandwich. The ice cream with home made waffle cones tops off the lunch. Definitely good for a return visit.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is straight from 50's. When you parked your car under a metal or cloth covering, and the waitresses come to your automobile and take your order. Ah, yes, the good 'ol days. But then you order their signature item, their bar-b-que sandwhich and oh gosh you get a nasty wake up call from the memories of the good... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This isn't fine cuisine, but it's good food and you come for the atmosphere. Park outside and get service or come inside. Burgers and bbq sandwiches are small so get more than one. Ice cream treats are great. I will always return to Doumar's.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are in town you must go. I don't eat the BarBQ but they are small and well liked. I get their smushed tuna fish or grilled cheese sandwich then make dinner out of an ice cream selection along with their signature cones. Always try the drive in service once a season. Have probably come here for over 50... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Super cheap and super simple- had dinner one night on way back to Virginia Beach from Williamsburg. Items served in plastic lunch bags- food was really tasty and cheap. Must get a cone for dessert- we each had a Ringo- which is ice cream with crushed cones over it. Sat inside, but have curbside service too.

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NORFOLK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Old time look and service. Been going here as long as I can remember which is over 50 yrs. Loved it the old fashion service and roller skates.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I absolutely love this place! It is so nostalgic and it has been here forever. There is a pretty classic diner feel and diner food. I usually go for their classic pork bbq with slaw, but the real winner in my book is the waffle cones! It's fun to see their old fashion waffle cone maker, especially if you get... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You don't really go to this place for the quality of the food. It's a Norfolk landmark, and a throwback of times past. Make sure you get a milkshake, float, or waffle cone, and if the weather's nice, sit out in the car in the drive in. It was a fun experience to have with the kids.

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Tallahassee
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Background; I'm the type that if i drive 300mi to get somewhere, I'm NOT going to eat what I can get in my home town,(TLH in N Fl). So while doing online research of Norfolk restaurants, I noticed that this place was on both the "Roadfood" and "DDD"'s sites. OK, looks like it has potential. I then came to Trip... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a fun, delicious place to eat! Here are the facts….the real facts. Hubby and I were cruising downtown Norfolk looking for a place to sleepover and we had stopped in at the Wendy's next door to take a potty break and the Mr. got a Frosty. I was attracted to the restaurant with the drive-in (think Happy Days right... More 

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