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Omar's Carriage House

313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
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Ranked #8 of 613 Restaurants in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $26
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the historic Freemason neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Omar's offers lunch, dinner and brunch in the charming atmosphere of an old, original Carriage House. Specializing in homemade salads, desserts, offering a wide range of meats and seafood and always offering specials on food and wine, Omar's is a must-visit in Norfolk!
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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Omar's Carriage House before attending the Holiday Pops show. Omar's atmosphere is intimate and welcoming, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The menu offers a wonderful range of selections, making it difficult to choose. I had the tuna dinner and it was perfect. I highly recommend dining here.

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Wichita, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What wonderfu food! My wife and I stopped in on Thursday. We ordered crab cakes, seafood gumbo and the peach glazed salad all to go. It took us 5 minutes to walk back to the hotel another 5 to get settled in. What a pleasant surprise the seafood gumbo was wonderful a dark flavorful rue with clams mussels shrimp topped... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

On a recent vacation with my family at a resort in Virginia Beach we each had a day to pick where we wanted to have lunch. My sister picked Omar's Carriage House as she worked in the area forty years ago. Lunch in the unique restaurant was delicious. Everything we had was wonderful. Great Service and Management. Omar came in... More 

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Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Four of us celebrate our birthdays, which happen in September and October with dinner out.This year we went to the Carriage House. We have eaten at the Carriage House often over the years. We had a wonderful meal and all enjoyed the ambiance of the place. It is hard to explain why some restaurants have such a warm and welcoming... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This restaurant has been around for years, but it never fails to qualify as a great time. The food, drinks and service are always great. The old carriage house adds a unique charm to any occasion.

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Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Even though we did not have reservations, the staff managed to fit us in. The upstairs room had a party of 41 and downstairs was a party of 21 plus other diners. That being said, other than the background noise, my wife and I received service that made us feel as if we were the only people in the place.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lovely setting in old Freemason area of Downtown, in an old legit carriage house. Small and comfortable with eclectic decor, but don't be fooled, the culinary offerings are superb. Front and back of house staff are solid. Great warm bread & fresh butter, a thoughtful wine selection at modest prices for a restaurant, and a range of star attractions for... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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228 reviews 228 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went for dinner based on a recommendation from my grandson's fiance. The menu was interesting and the food just as good as promised. There was a relatively small wine list, but it listed good wines at fair prices. There is a very small parking lot next to the restaurant, otherwise parking is likely to be a problem. The service we... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Omar is a gifted restaurant owner and operator and is well known in the community. I have known him for over 25 years. The restaurant itself is charming and warm. The menu changes seasonally, and the food is delicious. It is my place to go for special events, but enjoy it with friends for lunch as well.

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haddon Heights
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our family stopped here for lunch after going to the Virginia Zoo (excellent!) due to the rating on trip advisor. Small room with limited seating, but no problems possibly because it was late lunchtime. All our meals were interesting but I do think my daughter's Grilled Chicken Apple Bacon sandwich was fantastic. I had the B.A.T. sandwich which was a... More 

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Additional Information about Omar's Carriage House

Address: 313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
Phone Number: +1 757-622-4990
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
Cuisine: American, Eclectic

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