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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
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Ranked #13 of 613 Restaurants in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in a 140 year-old renovated church, Freemason Abbey Restaurant has been a local's favorite in the heart of downtown Norfolk for 23 years.
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English first
Severna Park, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Had a truly enjoyable time. French onion soup was great and and excellent rib eye steak. Friendly service made for an excellent dining experience

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I loved my dining experience at Freemason's Abbey. The restaurant is actually located in what was once a Church. They maintained the original Architecture of the building (which in itself made it an interesting place to dine),inside and out. Of course the seating has been replaced with booths and tables. The food was good. Hubby and I ordered the Rib... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were attending an event at Chrysler Hall and while many good choices in area just felt like a more casual environment the 456 Fish etc. We had not been to FA in several years, not because of any bad prior experience. The menu and wine list are not trendy or exciting but was a very nice relaxing experience. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Never been before but pass by it quite a bit. I was quite surprised, the food is fantastic, service great and AWESOME atmosphere; all during at least three large parties! Well done!

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On a Tuesday night, myself and 2 friends had dinner--it's their "locals night", which none of us knew. 25% off your ticket. Two of us ordered the crab cake dinner. It was 85% filler, mush. Both me and my friend asked for to go boxes. The next day I opened the crab cake and it was mostly filler. My friend... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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156 reviews 156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped in for Sunday Brunch while in the area and we were very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was wonderful, a 140 year old church from the outside converted into a two level restaurant, complete with small but comfortable bar with tables as well. The service was very friendly and the food was excellent. We had Shrimp and Grits plus... More 

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Dayton, OH
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was good, and at a decent price. Not a lot of seating, so busy times can be really packed. The food overall is substantial but I wished for a bigger selection of beers.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We found this place by chance, but it is well worth looking for. It is a little ways from the restaurant area, but with a map or some directions, it should be easy to find. We stayed in a hotel on the waterfront and it was about a 15 min walk from there. The place was beautiful, especially at this... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice food.. good wait staff..... wonderful place. My wife and I had a lovely dinner here on our way down to the Outer Banks. If I lived closer..... this place would be in the rotation. Spoil yourself and see what it's all about.

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Wichita, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I brought my wife and young daughter to the restaurant and instead of potential disturbing everyone's dinner we ordered our meal to go. I orderd the salmon which was prepared wonderfully. I was in Norfolk for two weeks and had Salmon almost every other day, this was the best Salmon I had while there. My wife ordered the crab cakes... More 

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Additional Information about Freemason Abbey Restaurant

Address: 209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
Phone Number: 757-622-3966
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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