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100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1601
+1 757-763-6280
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1601
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Reviewed yesterday

we made a reservation on OpenTable but really didn't need one on a Monday night. The restaurant is on the ground floor inside the Hilton The Main. Easy parking in the garage next door. The bar was lively but booths for dinner were comfortable and...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Martin was our server and he did a magnificent job! He made great recommendations on what to order and everything we had was perfect!! Highly recommend this place and ask for Martin!!!

Thank tisa8790
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food and Martin our waiter was superb. The rock fish, lamb chops were to perfection and Martin did an awesome performance treat for my wife's b-day. Will come back again.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything about Saltine was amazing. The food was well-portioned and tasty (the calamari especially), the drinks were strong, the atmosphere was enjoyable, and the service was spectacular. Our server, Martin, was kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. He was able to thoroughly explain the menu and make...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came back for just desert and split a Choclate Orb, highly recommended! Martin did an amazing job and was an awesome waiter. We enjoyed his artistic take on the chocolate orb. Thanks Martin

Thank dakotacunningham
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bread and smoked fish dip was tasty. Mojitos were very weak and the mint was just used as a garnish and not muddled. Seafood paella was good and the fresh catch mahi mahi was also good. Our server was busy and forgot about our desserts...More

Thank jsw900
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saltine was an incredible experience for my family and I! Service, food, and beverages were amazing!

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MainNorfolk, Manager at Saltine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting Saltine and taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We will pass along all the great compliments to the team. Look forward to seeing you again very soon!!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My visit tonight was incredible! I told the bartender Mark to make me something delicious with Jameson, he returned shortly with a cocktail in a martini glass and it definitely hit the spot. I ordered the tempura crusted stuffed bok choy appetizer and the blackened...More

Thank Sam M
MainNorfolk, Manager at Saltine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Saltine and leaving an amazing review. We are pleased the staff took such great care of you during your visit. We will pass along all the great compliments to Mark, as well as the culinary team. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome drinks and outstanding service!!! Patrick makes a wicked good drink called "Pushing up Daisies!" Definetly at the top of my list for best bar and friendliest service in the whole Hampton Roads area!!!More

Thank Austin P
MainNorfolk, Manager at Saltine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting Saltine. We are pleased to hear Patrick took such great care of you, we are lucky to have him a part of our amazing team. We will pass along all the great compliments to Patrick and the rest of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another amazing meal prepared by Chef Brent Cowan. Our appetizers of gazpacho made with fresh roasted tomatoes and oysters on the half shell were a perfect start on a hot evening. My guest ordered the whole snapper which was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented....More

Thank Kim M
MainNorfolk, Manager at Saltine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting Saltine and leaving an amazing review. We are pleased the staff took such great care of you and you thoroughly enjoyed everything that came out of the kitchen. We will pass along all the great compliments to Chef Brent, as well...More

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Lori C
May 14, 2018|
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Response from HelenVB2013 | Reviewed this property |
Wine is plentiful for a price. I suggest have one or two at the bar during happy hour before going to the restaurant. If I recall, $5.
Bonnie T
August 18, 2017|
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Response from TogoNZ | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not shorts and T-shirt and flip flops
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-763-6280
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For the diner looking for a fresh seafood and raw bar dining experience, Saltine is a refined but casual experience and is open for lunch or dinner. Featuring a raw bar that showcases the region's finest oysters, clams and shrimp, Saltine's culinary dishes are inspired by the freshest seafood and matched with produce from local farms.
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