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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
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Great ice cream, okay food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Avellina2
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St. Catharines, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?