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No Frill Bar and Grill

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American, Californian
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806 Spotswood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1722
757-627-4262
Website
Today
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Place to go for great food

I've taken my family here for dinner many times and I never regret going. From the homemade hummus to the "funky chicken sandwich", always awesome and the service is top notch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
daniel l
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Suffolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Suffolk, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I've taken my family here for dinner many times and I never regret going. From the homemade hummus to the "funky chicken sandwich", always awesome and the service is top notch.

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Burlington, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

No frills is a great choice for couples with an easy-going atmosphere. A great selection of dinners. Nice beer choices. Parking can be a challenge for any restaurant in that area.

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Dumfries, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This place is a great restaurant hidden in Norfolk. The food tastes homemade and the menu options are well thought out and delicious. The restaurant is very nicely kept and the staff is always helpful and efficient. I would highly recommend going here if you are visiting and looking for a great place with lots of options!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years. I brought various friends and family members here when they come to town. I have scheduled work celebrations here. I have never had a meal that was anything but excellent! Enjoy!

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This establishment is a Norfolk local gem. The portions are very big, so beware. Everything on the menu is fantastic, and the service is very friendly and fast. Dinner and lunch are very popular, so come early or after the crowd is gone. One of my favorite restaurants in Norfolk, located in the heart of Ghent (a historic part of... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good and interesting food - excellent salads! Great casual lunch place or a "get there early" for dinner neighborhood-type place, as the lines speak well of the food. If you are hard of hearing, this may not be the place for you as it can be on the noisy side during peak times. This restaurant has staying power in the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is by far one of Nofolks best restaurants. Great menu with very large portions. Never had a bad meal here. The wait staff works their tails off. Always busy. Make reservations if possible.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Generous portions of really good food coupled with a laid back atmosphere make this a great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner.

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Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No Frill Grill is one of our favorite restaurants. They feature a wide selection of items including great salad plates and sandwich plates. Their Spotswood salad is excellent and is served with your choice of several homemade dressings. Also, their Reuben sandwich and all of their burgers are outstanding. Servings are large, the prices are reasonable, and service is good—what... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food and service. fair pricing. a little crowded on Friday's lunchtime. Go often there for lunch.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?