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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
(757) 627-4163
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am
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Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to visit when spending time in Hampton Roads - a great trip dowm memory lane where not much has changed in over 50 years! Very affordable food and great service! Their Limeade can't be beat!

Thank EMGDenise
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Think of happy days,this drive in is 100 years old and still going strong .i went there in high school,my kids went there and now my grandkids. Can't beat it.

Thank 1969johnny2040
Norfolk, VA
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To my knowledge there are not many car hop places left in this country. It is a throwback to the past for my generation and a new experience for younger generations. The originator of the "waffle cone" Doumar's also has excellent ice cream and barbecue (North Carolina type). There is seating inside if you don't want to eat in your... More 

Thank ootsman
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Burgers remind me of home and I always seem to get great service, people are so nice here! BBQ isn't my style since I'm from Texas(it's North Carolina style) but the floats and shakes are both amazing. I got a butter pecan ice cream here once that was to die for! If there was something I wasn't a fan of... More 

Thank Jaclanh
Suffolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the bbq to the fresh made ice cream. always a pleasure to go to such an iconic place. The Lemonade is the best I have ever had, a must.

Thank jazzyfun24
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service fast service and the food was great go here just about every time I'm in Norfolk.come for good food I've never had hotdogs on a hamburger bun it's different but a good different

Thank David D
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to get an old fashioned ice cream soda. The sodas were creamy, cool and refreshing, as always! We sat inside because it was an extremely hot day. We enjoyed watching ice cream cones being made on the sidewalk and rolled in Doumar's fashion. A large group of Brownies and Girls Scouts were there for the demonstration. At the... More 

Thank marcyroyal
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing Doumar's has going for it is the throw-back ambience. It's like a visit to a '50s drive-in complete with car-hops. After I sat down, I eventually had to ask to be served. My barbecue sandwich was mediocre. My cheeseburger was OK, but I can get a better cheeseburger at several places nearby. My french fries were cool... More 

Thank Russell C
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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272 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here because it was the subject of Food Networks Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Had an ok food experience - just seemed like it needed a facelift in the appearance, menu and food presentation. It wasn't bad; but it certainly wasn't an "OMG awesome" place. It was just fine.

Thank Barb H
Norfolk, Virginia
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will feel like you have gone back in time! This is an old-fashioned drive-in with service to your car. If you prefer the dining room is open. Try the a handmade cone with your favorite ice cream. These are the first cones ever made and they still use the same machine today to make them. Buy a container of... More 

Thank itismelee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 627-4163

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