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All 616 Norfolk Restaurants

Omar's Carriage House

313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
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Ranked #7 of 616 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I were very happy with this choice to celebrate a very special lady's birthday. It was intimate, cozy and invited conversations to bubble in the friendly atmosphere. The food was fabulous! The dessert was even better! If you're looking for a place to dine with someone you want to talk this is it!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place has been there since horse and buggy days. Renovated and has a chef/owner that knows what he's doing. A quiet little place in Historic Norfolk. Great staff and the food was outstanding. NewYears eve with my wife was great! The seafood cake head shrimp, crab and lobster hardly any fillings. Beef Tender Loin was incredible and perfect temp.... More 

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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

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
164 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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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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