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Capt. Groovy's Grill and Raw Bar

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8101 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2429
+1 757-965-4667
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Stafford, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

The she crab soup is to die for. Also they have local and regional beers to compliment your seafood. Fried oysters were perfect. Really fast service and friendly staff.

1 Thank Larry H
Chesapeake, Virginia
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415 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

My dad loves oysters, so while he was in town and were out exploring the areas he did business several decades earlier we stopping Capt. Groovy’s. He ordered a dozen oysters on the half-shell. My wife will eat cooked oysters and ordered their Oyster Stew. Both were quite happy. I do not like oysters at all, but I do like... More 

1 Thank WA2world
1 review
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a calm atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food at a decent price, then this is it folks! The seafood is always fresh, and tastes amazing.

Thank Brandon A
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

What a great stop for food! So many meals to choose from! I loved my crabby Mac and French fries! Definitely would go there again.

Thank Latisha M
Athens, Alabama
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were just riding around looking at the beach area and just happened to see this restaurant. We went in not knowing what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. My husband and Dad both had fried oysters and they both said they were great but they also raved about the Asian slaw. I had the crab cake sandwich and... More 

Thank Connie D
Norfolk Virginia USA
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I went with low expectations, thinking of it as a bit of a greasy spoon but was pleasantly surprised. They have a nice selection of fresh choices and just a wide variety in general but the emphasis is still on seafood. I had a great spinach salad with a good size chunk of grilled salmon for just five dollars more.... More 

Thank Twowilliams
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

It has been a while since we enjoyed a meal at this restaurant. We were not disappointed. we called for reservations for six at 6:30pm and were glad we did. The parking may be a bit of a challenge but you will find a place. The food is amazing. We had a great time and enjoyed the food immensely. Be... More 

Thank BillCarolNC
Friendswood, Texas
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Capt. Groovy's is a very casual neighborhood restaurant/bar. I tried the she crab soup but it was a little thinner consistency and less creamy than the other restaurant where I had eaten the day before. The atmosphere is beachy definitely a local hangout.

Thank Fireauntx
Norfolk, Virginia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

wear your blue jeans and ask for the catch of the day. I've never been disappointed, but this is NOT gourmet food

Thank rustyroohoo
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +1 757-965-4667
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?