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O'Sullivan's Wharf

4300 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23508-2510
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Ranked #144 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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37 reviews from our community

41% Recommend
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Newport News
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Stop by this pub After leaving the airport on a business trip. This is a great place for lunch or to tip back a few cold brews. The service is great. And the locals are entertaining. I plan on going back to this place before I go home . Enjoy enjoy enjoy.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were here earleir this month (June, 2014). We all has seafood which was delicious all around. Service was good, the atmosphere couldn't be complained about, and the location was alright. Easy to find, seats available, and plenty of food with each meal.

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Reston, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I don't live in the area anymore, but whenever I'm in town I go there for the fried fish sandwich. I think it's Cod, but it's HUGE and is outstanding. Price was very good. This place may not be for everyone, but it definitely has the local flavor of Norfolk and the friendly people. Always a good band to hear... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I love the owners, entertainment, food, and environment. I loved the crab cake ordered for me by a friend. The she crab soup is great! The people here are very friendly and seem to enjoy themselves as well as the music. I like the Greek Salad the best in this place. I highly recommend it.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had catch of the day (flounder) for dinner, well prepared with a healthy vegetable sauce. Service was OK, friendly staff, nice live music. Not a fancy nor sophisticated place but worth the money.

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Hampton, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Ordered blackened tuna. Got grilled tuna. This is usually okay, but this tuna was well beyond the point where it should've gone in the trash. Took it home for the dog, but it smelled up my car, and not with a fishy smell. Something skanky. But the dog enjoyed it. I guess it beat kibble. Service was good, except for... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This place is on the Elizabeth River edge and has a good menu with great service. The food quality and prices were good; The fish here was great. I had 6 raw oysters that were indicative of the quality and freshness of the rest of the food we ate. We had 4 of us all ordered differently and all thought... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have been enjoying oysters and shrimp at this place since I was in the Navy 23 years ago. It is first and foremost a bar and hangout for locals and ODU students/staff. I only go there in the summer/fall when I can sit outside. If you can get an outside table, away from the smoke, be prepared for an... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Read a recent review in the daily newspaper and decided to visit for a Friday Night Fish fry. We started the meal with a dozen raw oysters. I was a little disappointed to see about 3 different types of oysters on the plate, some of which were very small and others not so fresh. The wife and I selected the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice local place near Old Dominion. The outside tables overlooked the water on a small inlet. The fried shrimp were very good. Service was good and prices were reasonable.

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