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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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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
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 160
    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
Delicious & Enormous Portions!

I had the meatloaf and my husband went for the Norfolk Hot Brown. We also tried out the Drunken Cheese Bread as an app, it was a great choice! My meatloaf moist, delicious, and was enough for at least two portions and the Boiler Maker dipping sauce was a great addition. It was served atop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
guilf1480
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I had the meatloaf and my husband went for the Norfolk Hot Brown. We also tried out the Drunken Cheese Bread as an app, it was a great choice! My meatloaf moist, delicious, and was enough for at least two portions and the Boiler Maker dipping sauce was a great addition. It was served atop homemade mashed potatoes with green... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

All the reviews about this being wonderful are very true. Great food, beer, service, and fairly priced. A great environment and a perk of our trip. Will visit again if we are back in th area.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent Teriyaki ahi tuna salad; super size portions. This is the place...excellent service..atmosphere..food!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are so many things to mention--first, the food is outstanding for either a light lunch or a full meal. The hummus is freshly made and served with fried pita strips. There was enough for the four of us to share but the portion is large enough for a lunch. The house is decorated with funky pictures from a local... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I went here for a lunch break from work and absolutely loved it! The chicken sandwich I got came with the biggest and most buttery grilled bread that I have ever had, the coleslaw was great as was the pasta salad. The house salad we had before our meal came had home made croutons on it that were crunchy at... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?