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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our meals here last weekend. It was a great find - the cornmeal fried oysters and shrimp were awesome. The cole slaw might have seen better days, but overall, the drinks were great and the seafood was divine.

Thank 1happykat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was decent, service was decent (but waitress nocked over a glass of water while serving my meal, and completely soaked my pants and my son' cell phone). However, restaurant did not appear to be the cleanest of places, and the price was a bit high for the lack of ambiance.

Thank SirDennisFL
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a light lunch while traveling. I had the psychedelic mushroom, a portebello topped with crab on top of a Thai sweet cream sauce. The crab had some breading, but not excessive and it mixed well with the sauce. Very unique and I would order it again. Also had a basket of fried oysters which were just right. Wife... More 

Thank Bnj333
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is mediocre at best. The last time I went my food was so undercooked I couldn't eat it. I've been there a half dozen times because friends like it. I'll not go back.

Thank TheWineThief
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Secont yome i was there for a farewell. Service good fast Food ok. I took fish and ships friday special. Fish was good but french fries not crispy quite soft [and i m french so i know what good french fries are]. Price was fair.

Thank E T
Norfolk, Virginia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great. And I mean great happy hour deals. The seafood is great and if you like duck they have it. Very nice people both working and eating. A locals place but all are welcome. You will most likely to park across the street but the light turns quick. :)

Thank bill1259
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Oceanview from out of state and friends took us here after a long flight for happy hour. Ordered 1/2 price appetizers, wings, oysters and nachos for the table. It was fantastic and freshly made to order. We sat outside on the screened in patio which was great. Coming from high altitude the sea air was refreshing. The service was... More 

Thank bodiegirl
New Market, Alabama
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stand by that you can always depend on excellent food, good prices and a great atmosphere. Fun place to eat and a great value.

1 Thank Sandy E
Norfolk VA
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chilled cantaloupe soup, blackened grouper special were very tasty, I have to get soup recipe! My wife had the crabcake and as always a winner. Cold craft brews on tap and great cocktails. We also took advantage of Military Mondays which is 25% off èntres for all Active Duty and Retired military.

1 Thank Josiah H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We like this place! The special feature entrée were delicious. They have discount on wine and beer for clients from 5 to 7 pm. It's not so easy to park if the parking lot is full though.

2 Thank Charles-Olivier R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-965-4667
Grill and raw bar offering fesh local seafood. Funky eclectic decor with outside dining on covered patio. Weekly Chef Specials created by award winning chef David Watts. Monday-Saturday $6 lunch specials, daily Groovy Daddy specials 4-7pm and brunch on Sunday. Something good is always happening at Captain Groovy's.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?