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No Frill Bar and Grill

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806 Spotswood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1722
757-627-4262
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great food

great tuna melt service is good but not always welcoming the hostess seemed to be tired or either uptight on a few occasions

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Greg L
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great tuna melt service is good but not always welcoming the hostess seemed to be tired or either uptight on a few occasions

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this place. Their service is good as well as the food and they're consistent. Prices are reasonable, they have a good variety of food and great selection of beers. My personal favorite is the London broil pita. They also have great salads and dressings made in house. One of my favorite sides are the gratin potatoes. Oh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great casual restaurant and a Ghent staple. The best part is that it is one of the few restaurants in downtown Norfolk or Ghent that is open on Sundays.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been here a few times with co workers for drinks and lunch. To food was good, the drinks did the job, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Parking can be a bit complicating but there is a lot behind the building.

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Friday night dinner with eight other friends. The Hostess seated us literally right away! Our server had drinks on the table in no time and our orders at the table faster than most places. The food was delicious. The best part was our Server! She was all smiles and even did separate checks for ALL nine of us!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I thought the food was okay. The place was clean and my family enjoyed their meals, but the crab cake sandwich, which was what I ordered was just okay. So if you want crab cake go somewhere else.

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Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was excellent and the food equally good! It is ALWAYS a pleasure to go to No Frill Bar and Grill. I am on a special diet right now and my needs were fully accommodated!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The menu selections are excellent and unique. Can't go wrong with one of their daily specials. Portions are plentiful and easily shared. Food well prepared and presented. Service is efficient and attentive without being intrusive. Not a place to come for a quiet meal or an over lunch conversation. The place is NOISY!

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great energy. Fun, quirky waiter. Drinks ordered, delivered, entrees ordered, delivered, all promptly. My second visit and meals both times were great. Looking forward to next meal there!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

When I lived in Norfolk I would go here at least once a month. Now that I live over 400 miles away I only can go when I'm visiting the area. Best tuna melt hands down!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 Spotswood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-627-4262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?