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MJ's Tavern

Bar, American, Pub
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4019 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1105
757-648-8942
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our last visit to this place the crowd was 3 or 4 deep at the bar. We waited a full 15 minutes without ever being acknowledged by either of the two bartenders. They actually kept their heads down to avoid eye contact with patrons. They were very busy but stayed in certain sections of the bar. When my friend... More 

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Thank Jack H
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just moved to Norfolk and my son (a Chef) said to eat somewhere local not at the big franchised restaurants. We did a google search and #2 on the list for the area is MJ's Tavern. When my son was young, we called him MJ so we decided this is where we will go. We have now tried it... More 

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Thank Maurice B
Hampton, Virginia
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full disclosure, I have known Mike and John for years and went to church with them until they moved to Norfolk. I've been here several times and thought I'd written a review, but apparently not. This is a "neighborhood" bar and grill, though in the evening there are apparently customers from all over Tidewater. It now has a couple of... More 

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Thank GrandpaGene
Yorktown, Virginia
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Attended a business networking event for Saint Patrick's day and had a great time socializing. The food was good, but the drinks and the service were both less than desirable.

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Thank joanneelainetanner
Norfolk, Virginia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We went here for the meatloaf but didn't find it on the menu so I ordered the club sandwich, which was a little pricy at $12 but it was HUGE and came with French fries. My husband tried the special, which was only $6.99 and was a fried chicken wrap with fries. He couldn't finish his either. Had we spent... More 

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Thank shurwitz
Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My fav--------the mac n' cheese side is to die for! Husband had the grilled pork chop----said "best he ever had." I lost count of the number of staff people who asked us how everything was......(we sat at the bar). Very friendly staff make you feel welcome and right at home. Beautiful little place with a touch of eclectic; table linens;... More 

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Thank PBA1117
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is a pleasant blend of nice touches, like table linens and fresh flowers from the garden, and community, which is demonstrated by wall displays recognizing groups that the restaurant supports. My friend and I ordered the blue plate specials, which seemed to be ready made food. The clam strips or uniform and stuff. My friend said the fried... More 

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Thank Shay S
Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I came in for lunch during the work day. I had the Brisket & Swiss Panini with sweet potato tots. Very yummy. All of the food was hot and fresh. The gentleman that waited on me was very attentive, friendly and was one step ahead of me the whole time. I appreciate these local taverns that are obviously locally owned... More 

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Thank Carol W
Traverse City Mich
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Saturday special was so good. I will be back. Clean very clean. Comfortable dress but nice clean home made food

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Thank Elizabeth M
New Kent, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Me and a friend were in town tonight and we wanted a quick bite to eat and a drink we saw the tavern and pulled over the food was great and service was excellent very attentive if I'm ever around that way again I will stop by. Got to meet a owner of the tavern as well and he was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4019 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-648-8942

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