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513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to listen to a band. Food...not so much

I have never had luck with any of their food, but the bar is nice and they usually have a good band on the weekend. Lots of variety at the bar. Good atmosphere - roomy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2012
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I attended an event here and looks can be deceiving, it is very spacious inside and the food was delicious!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

The tables were almost on top of each other. The food is not that great. Everyone I was with did not finish their plate. I had the chili- bad decision. I am from the South so it was very different to what I am accustomed to. The She-Crab soup was okay. The atmosphere was very relaxed and cool. I liked... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you like hanging with your friends, maybe shooting some pool and listening to a band on the weekends then Girffs is the place to be. Always fast and friendly the serving staff and bartenders are always there to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. The wings are awesome. If you like them hot hot hot they can... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I have never had luck with any of their food, but the bar is nice and they usually have a good band on the weekend. Lots of variety at the bar. Good atmosphere - roomy.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

After years of trips to Roger Brown's, we have a new watering hole on High Street. Went there for an after work event, and who knew? Inside, it's very clean, nice, new, modern and stylish furniture. Decent selection of beer. Lots of nice, new TV's. Food is typical bar fare. Give it a try. Suspect you may find a new... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went here as a second choice and almost turned around at the door. The outside does not give a hint of what's inside. We walked in frankly thinking it would be "dumpy". When we got inside it was totally clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The service was good as was the food. Prices were good especially the fried pickles... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The pizza is average but the environment and staff are splendid.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We walked in the pool side and walked back out, while looking for somewhere to get breakfast during a visit to Portsmouth. Took a chance and walked in the other door and found a nice dining area. Proceeded to have a yummy all the fixings breakfast with good service. Glad we tried the other door.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Pool tables, sports on tv and typical bar crowd. Nothing special but fine for some wings, burgers and beer type situation.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have had a number of people tell me about this place so I decided to give it a try. It was a Sunday Night and there weren't many people in there. Might have been the rainy weather. A couple of people at the bar and one or two table occupied. Service was quick and the food was okay. I... More 

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Address: 513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth

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  • Cuisine: American

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