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Grill and raw bar offering fresh local seafood. Funky eclectic decor with outside covered patio. Weekly Chef Specials created by award winning chef David Watts. Daily specials from open to close. Something good is always happening at Captain Groovy's.
This was my first visit to Captain Groovy's but they'd been recommended to me by a great radiology tech at the Hampton Veterans Center. I had to go to Sherwin Williams and this was only one block away on Shore Drive in Norfolk. No outdoor...seating but the social distancing was great. Actually the seating in the front is a bit like a covered porch totally indoors. I hadn't eaten all day and I was getting weak so I went there alone. I ordered the fried oyster basket as my appetizer and the thinly sliced rib eye with cheese and carmelized onions as my entree. They also had $5 margaritas. It took a while before anyone noticed that I was there so that I could be seated. Jaden came along and seated me. I also had the pleasure of meeting a server named Desiree that made me feel right at home...she's outstanding! My server Carla was busy but nice...Desiree and Jaden were there when I'd need anything at all. I was seated right next to the kitchen which has an open window to see all the cooks in action. I can hardly wait to return and I'd recommend them to anyone. I thought the portions were small for the prices but the food and service were very good!More
We stopped in Groovy's the other day for a beer and a quick bite. My wife had a burger that was ok, nothing special and it came with potato salad that she didn't care for. I tried the she crab soup which was tasty and...6 raw clams and 6 raw oysters. The oysters were good and fresh. The clams were small and 1 of them smelled funky so I didn't eat it. We dined inside where found it to be way to dark inside. Our server was pleasant and did her job well.More
Date of visit: October 2020
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020
I apologize for the clam. You can tell the server and we'll take care of it. I'm not sure which potato salad you received. Currently we are offering a choice from two selections. We appreciate your feed back and hope you'll try us again.
Plenty of outside covered space. Experienced wait staff. Good COVID discipline. Tasty crab cake but not lump crab meat. In fact a very good non-lump crab cake with finer remoulade sauce. Fish of the day was terrifically prepared mahi-mahi. Fries were acceptable. Slaw was good...but needed pepper. Service was prompt. Noise level was good. No scenery to speak of. Parking was tight.More
Date of visit: September 2020
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020
Thank you very much for your review. Please visit again. October is Oyster Month.
We stopped in mid-afternoon for drinks and appetizers. Ended up getting the she crab soup, fried shrimp and the nachos. Soup and shrimp were delicious. The nachos were tasty and we were given a large portion. Very friendly service. We will definitely return on our...next trip to town.More
Date of visit: August 2020
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020
Thank you for the great review. Please visit again for our fresh seafood.
We made reservations due to limited seating and the has a reserved seat ready for the 5 of us on time. Our service was great even though it was busy. Everyone ordered something different and every dish was excellent!
Date of visit: July 2020
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020
Thanks for a wonderful review. Please visit again!
Amazing, during the Coronavirus pandemic, I called to place an order (4hours in advance) for 10 people to take out and they said they couldn’t accommodate me...they were too busy. Congrats to them...amazed they could turn down over $350 worth of business without having to...dirty a table.More
We were meeting up with friends from the Eastern Shore of MD and from the Outer Banks of NC so Capt. Groovy’s was a perfect mid-point spot for lunch. None of the 8 of us had ever been there, but as usual we trusted TripAdvisor...and were rewarded.
We met for lunch on the second of January and got the New Year off to a wonderful start. The restaurant was not packed so we were able to get a table for eight on the enclosed outside seating area. The waitress was excellent and filled us in on the specials while offering her advice when requested.
My wife and I started with the Route 60 Stew, a marvelous blend of oysters, andouille sausage, and cream. So much for starting the year on a diet, but it was Oh So Good. My darling wife ordered the Thai Chicken salad while I chose the Bronzed Tuna Taco offering. My wife’s lunch was ample with medallions of juicy and well seasoned chicken on a large bed of greens. My Tuna Tacos included three flour tortillas, pickled onions, and beans & rice. The tuna was delicious and the spices were not over powering. Our friends feasted on the She Crab soup, Tuna sandwich, and the lightly battered and expertly fried oysters.
A good time and a great meal was had by all. If you’re in the Norfolk/VA Beach area make the drive to see the Capt. It’s a Groovy and delicious experience. You can thank me later.More
Date of visit: January 2020
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020
WOW! Thank you for the great review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit. Your party made some excellent menu choices and I’m proud the kitchen delivered.
We came in a larger party later on a Friday evening. We were greeted and seated. We each had different entrees and we were very pleased with all of them. We plan to go again. Thank you for a wonderful and delicious family meal.
Date of visit: December 2019
CaptainGroovy, Owner at Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed it. I’m glad we were able to accommodate your party. We take reservations for parties of 5 or more.