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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
(757) 627-4163
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Ranked #23 of 616 Restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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Orlando, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Home of the original waffle cone. I have been here several times, and each time the restaurant has been packed to the gills. Menu is classic diner/drive-in food. Not too expensive, and definitely worth the visit. If you don't want to get out of your car, Doumar's even still offers curb service. Unless you arrive early - before the lunch... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Ice cream is good - especially when eaten in the same type of cone created in 1904 for the world's fair in St. Louis. It is also known for its barbeque, which I did not have but the obvious delight from other customers indicated it lived up to its good reputation. It has curb sevice as well as take away... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A great place to stop if you're looking for a decent barbecue sandwich and a even better limeade. They keep it old school; They invented the waffle cone and you can drive by and see them making waffle cones on the old machine outside. They even make their own root beer. This is the oldest car hop service around and... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

First off, as noted by others, this place is a Norfolk institution. But what keeps this place still going strong is that they have a simple formula that seems to work. Food here isn't served fancy, but it's the 3 most important things- quick, delicious and cheap. Since ive moved to Norfolk I come here several times a week, so... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've lost count with how MANY times we have visited Doumars, everything is excellent. From the service to food and the THICK shakes, all of it, YUUUUM!!! You can't lose with Doumars! Of course we're going to return, why wouldn't we!

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Chesapeake
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Old school style dining... That never goes out of style.. I love the waffle cones, they're delicious. I get that with a scoop of strawberry ice cream. I usually order the bacon, egg, ham and cheese sandwich. "That's an All-star by itself.. The french fries are a Golden miracle... Be sure to try the Lime made drink with a cherry... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Doumars is a landmark in Norfolk. I've been eating at Doumars for over 30 years. Love their small, but perfect cheeseburgers (cheese on both sides!!). Homemade Limeaids (light on the syrup for me:) are also great. And I always say I'm not going to get one, but a hot fudge cake is a must. Hot fries, Carolina style BBQ, milkshakes...need... More 

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Denton, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you are an old fashioned drive-in fan, this is the place for you in Norfolk, VA! Drive-in perfection..car hops and all. Great old fashioned burgers, sandwiches, fries and ice cream. They make their own waffle cones here as well on a super old cone making machine. I like everything about this place including going in to order just to... More 

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Central Square, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

it was the best freshest ice cream cone because they make them onsite as you come in. and the butter pecan icream is the best. I loved the story about the father making the idea of the waffle cone to be a holder for the icecream and their original waffle makers are still inuse outside the restrauant . I didn't... More 

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Nelson, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stopped in for lunch while visiting our son service was fast the food was good and the ice cream even better if I lived there I would be a regular

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Additional Information about Doumar's

Address: 1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
Phone Number: (757) 627-4163
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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