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337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
757-397-2728
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  • 34
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another feather in Portsmouth's cap

Small, quaint, with a subtle atmosphere. You'll surely enjoy your visit. The food is high quality and consistent. Whether dropping in for lunch, business dinner, family gathering or a special date you'll not be disappointed. The owners have been a anchor for the downtown area too many years to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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Portsmouth, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small, quaint, with a subtle atmosphere. You'll surely enjoy your visit. The food is high quality and consistent. Whether dropping in for lunch, business dinner, family gathering or a special date you'll not be disappointed. The owners have been a anchor for the downtown area too many years to count.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went for lunch with a plan to try some of this restaurant's heralded seafood. Perhaps this is a good choice for dinner, but I should have settled for a sandwich. The fried sea scallop entree consisted of five quarter sized scallops and bland saffron rice. The place itself was dark and musty and the wooden seats were hard and less... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Can't even give them one star based on the service received; but the system wouldn't let me save. A friend and I went for dinner and decided to have the Early Bird Specials since it was our first time visiting. I had the perfectly round fried scallops; she the crab cakes. When I entered the restaurant both servers were sitting... More 

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Smithfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a wonderful meal of soup, main meal with 2 sides and dessert. All was delicious. The best it was so inexpensive for what we had. The eggnog cheesecake with caramel sauce was great.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We just happened to come across this little jewel. The restaurant was small but the flavor was huge. They were serving She Crab soup, which was some of the best I have ever had. All of our seafood was cooked perfectly...melt in your mouth delicious!

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Hampton Roads
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a nice gem in Portsmouth. Small, but cozy, intimate and the food is really good! Visited for lunch with coworkers, but this is a great place for a quiet dinner with spouse.

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Fieldale, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You will not be disappointed. The crab cakes were succulent, the flounder was tender and perfectly balanced. These people cook with care and pride.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews 222 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a find!. I still can't believe the prices, the portion sizes, and how delicious the food was. We were lokking for a quick and easy lunch, and we found it here. I had the ground sirloin, and my wife hat an entree salad with Shrimp, and the bill was under $17. This was probably the most inexpensive, great tasting... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I enjoy finding new cozy and unusual settings with great food and this little restaurant more than qualified! My party and I all ordered their platter that included a mixture of shrimp, fish, scallops, and deviled crab. They had theirs 'blackened' while I ordered mine fried and we were all extremely happy with our selections. The prices were very reasonable... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived early, before 5pm. They open at 5, so we went for a walk down the street first. We came back and sat down in front of the restaurant on a bench. At about 5, I noticed a woman staring at us through the window. She noded her head at me. I motioned "are you open now"? She noded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 757-397-2728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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