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Sunset Grill

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1525 Bayville St, Norfolk, VA 23503-1060
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem on the shores. We were looking for seafood and found a great place. The dining area is small (may have been an upstairs) but it didn't matter. Had outside seating if one wanted. Food was excellently prepared and very friendly service. We were debating on dessert and our waiter said we would not be disappointed. It was... More 

Thank timp2124
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went to this place a couple years back but caught my eye when I was driving around town. Their tuna is amazing! It was cooked perfectly to have a warm, not hot raw center that melted in your mouth. The area is quiet with seagulls squawking and water bouncing off the hull of the boats. It's a great place to... More 

Thank Katie W
Epsom, NH
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We were told to choose our seats and got drinks almost immediately. The bartender was very helpful with recommendations and let my husband sample a local beer from the bar. I ordered chicken tenders and he got the seafood platter. Decent amount of food for the price. The tartar sauce was unique in that it was smooth not chunky and... More 

Thank Meredith S
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

You might refer to the Sunset Grill as a 'hole in the wall' and as with many such places this was a gem. Really good food, attentive service, friendly folks, and the night we were there a lone guitarist was playing and singing quietly. I hate loud music while I'm eating, so it was nice.

Thank LivinInVA
Norfolk, Virginia
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Never seen anyone like this owner Kathy. The Soup Nazi lives on ! Yells at only worker in kitchen. Yells at young Navy guy that he can't switch to a different mix drink when reordering. Thought this was America !! Asked her about Nachos, she barks at me, the best u will ever had ! Wrong The Worst I've Ever... More 

Thank david f
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The owner, Kathy, greets us as long lost friends with each visit. The food is delicious and service is fantastic. It is a local small restaurant but the atmosphere, inside and out on the deck are special. We stop everytime we are going to the beach as sort of our kickoff for the beach.

Thank Gary M
Mons, Belgium
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently moved to the area and wanted to try somewhere local with a few of our friends. It took us awhile to find a seat and no one seemed to care if we found a seating arrangement or not. Our drinks came relatively quickly, but our food took quite awhile to arrive, although the food was... More 

Thank Sarah H
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat here on a whim and we are so glad we did! The owner spoke to us about how little the seafood is handled before she gets it to your table, coming direct from the fishermen to her kitchen. Their portions are large and their food is flavorful. I did wish they offered a little less deep... More 

Thank Joseph D
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at this small neighbourhood restaurant right by the water. The outdoor deck has a nice view, but it was a chilly, damp day so we were glad to sit indoors. Two of us had fish and chips, lightly breaded and perfectly fried, not oily, very tasty. Another of us enjoyed excellent coconut shrimp. Service is friendly, and... More 

Thank stitcheroo1
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were traveling through Virginia and met our nephew here for dinner. 3 of us had the fried fish and 1 had the shrimp...it was all very good. This is definitely a locals place and they do offer live music which was good. Service was good and everyone was friendly.

Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Bayville St, Norfolk, VA 23503-1060
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-588-1255

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