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The Public House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
+1 757-227-9064
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Two of us went for a quick dinner and loved the atmosphere, service and meals. Connor was the perfect server. He was attentive, a great help choosing the perfect brew and allowed us time to sit and chat. We enjoyed the asparagus and the grilled cheese was amazing!

Thank bdaygirl
Waitsburg, Washington
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We enjoyed and evening easting burgers and homemade fries, playing pool in their lounge. Food was good, noise level was comfortable. It was our last night in Norfolk as we were there to do a family cruise on our grandsons Navy carrier. We met a couple of his close friends to spend time before heading home. Was easy to eat,... More 

Thank Jpann
Chesapeake, Virginia
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328 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Went here for a couple drinks and appetizers on a Saturday night. Our waiter was very nice and checked up on us frequently. The appetizers were excellent and the choices of micro brews was very good. Typical pub/bar atmosphere, with pool tables, lots of seating, and several TVs for sports. Good night out.

1 Thank Stefan G
Epsom, NH
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I came in a group of five, excited to try the "creative" food. I had the meatloaf dip, my husband had the Portobello press, my friends ordered burgers and Mac & cheese. Overall we were underwhelmed. The bread for my sandwich was burnt as was one of my friend's burgers. I ordered mine without tomatoes and it had them on... More 

Thank Meredith S
Norfolk, Virginia
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277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

My buddy and I stopped by this quaint establishment last evening following what was a stressful day for the two of us. A warm welcome, excellent service, killer craft beer and a dozen wings and bacon-wrapped tater tots, the problems of the world were solved. Wednesday was trivia night and as we were leaving we quickly realized that we were... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Oh man, I love the Public House. I've come here a few times for work functions (retirements and employees leaving) and I love it. Their appetizers are really delicious especially the pretzels and beer cheese. They have sandwiches, salads, macaroni and cheese, burgers, fish, etc. Believe it or not, I love their grilled cheese. Haha!

Thank Alison M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I met up with some of my classmates for a dinner here at the Public House and the service was great! The group was large about 25, but the drinks came quick and orders were taken promptly. Also, the environment was friendly and the restaurant was clean. I had the Blue Collar Mac & Cheese w/ Chicken and it was... More 

Thank Guadalupe R
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61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The bacon wrapped tater tots where's unique way to start the meal. They are basically mashed potatoes wrapped in bacon and deep fried (I think). Not your average tater tot by any means. We had two other appetizers...the sliders and the nachos. The sliders weren't something I would choose to order my friend ate them, I didn't so I can't... More 

Thank Luluzzz
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150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent service was excellent Can't say anything bad about this place. You should give it a try. Draft night featuring local drafts.

Thank Dd980sailor
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

I've been here several times with friends. They have really good beer and their burgers and pretty good. Some times they get super busy and it can feel pretty crowded in there so try and get there early.

Thank mcnabb50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-9064

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