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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
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Today
9:00 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
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 171
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 20
    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
No frills but huge selection

We liked this restaurant so well we ate there two times during a four day stay. The first day I had a turkey Reuben and upgraded to onion rings. The second time I had the tuna melt and potato salad. The portions are huge and you could easily split a meal, or plan to take half home for dinner as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Leah W
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We liked this restaurant so well we ate there two times during a four day stay. The first day I had a turkey Reuben and upgraded to onion rings. The second time I had the tuna melt and potato salad. The portions are huge and you could easily split a meal, or plan to take half home for dinner as... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ordered take out. Some crazy salad. It was gigantic, with all kinds of meat and cheese on it. The parmesan peppercorn dressing was delicious, too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant is well situated in the historic section of Norfolk. The menu is eclectic and very reasonable. I ordered their grilled portabella mushroom salad with baby green and a grilled tuna topping. It arrived in a rice taco and was enormous. The atmosphere was casual and fun. Great place to bring friends.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Way too expensive for quality and quantity of food. The service left a lot to be desired. Our server was not able to answer vegan/vegetarian questions even though this restaurant makes a point of having vegetarian items on the menu. After hearing about this place for YEARS, it was a huge letdown.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Love No Frill so much. The food is amazing. The Funky Chicken Sandwich is so good. And their pasta salad is the best I've ever had. My boyfriend loves the Spotswood Melt. The atmosphere is great and the service wonderful.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A terrific place for a meal or meeting friends. Lovely seating area and bar. Friendly and efficient staff. Had the meatloaf special. Huge portion and delicious. The salad was good too. Philly cheesesteak sandwich was a hit too. A definite must if you are in the area.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I can honestly say, I have never been disappointed at No Frill Grill. The food is delicious, service is always fantastic and very friendly. You certainly will not leave there hungry because the portions are huge! I love it and highly recommend it to everyone. Side note: Take a buddy that doesn't mind sharing :)

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a true representation of Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood gathering place. A bustling friendly atmosphere and delicious comfort foods. The sandwiches are a hearty meal but if you are really hungry take your chances against the meatloaf. A generous slice mounted on rich mashed potatoes you'd with a boilermaker sauce and onion rings will challenge the most ardent appetite. Put... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place is awesome. Great service and food what else would you need! I have been going there for the past ten years and it is always the same ..... the best ever. I am there with clients, friends, family, by myself and most often for business. I have been there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, after hours dinner,... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wow! This place really did meet the hype in Trip Advisor! I was looking for a good meal for a special evening and found it at No Frills. The French Onion Soup was a really good way to start the meal. The bread in it was even seasoned in addition to a great deal of delicious cheese. Yes, it was... More 

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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, 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?