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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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Manassas, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've known about this place for awhile but never got to stop. Great little diner-ish place with great local history. Awesome ice cream- the kids especially loved the strawberry. 😀 definitely a great place for a quick treat.

Thank mamasym
Asheville, North Carolina
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped into Doumar's to take home some of the barbecue pork sandwiches. If there had been time, I would have returned to Doumar's during my short trip to Norfolk. These sandwiches were very, very tasty. And easy on the budget. While my friend went inside to order and pick up, I watched the steady stream of cars coming and... More 

Thank Levannah
Norfolk, Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best kept secret of Norfolk! A mus go to for some of the best barbecue sandwiches. This is the home of the original ice cream cone. They still use the original machine used when Mr. Doumar first invented the machine. They are still serving customers at their vehicles car hop style like a page from the 1950's. My family... More 

Thank Pamela G
Severn, Maryland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A mainstay of Norfolk for decades, Doumar's is THE place for a quick barbeque sandwich and fries and a cherry Coke!! The carside service is a refreshing change from other fast food "joints" and the staff is always courteous and helpful.

Thank Lizzieobera
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Doumars has been a family favorite in Norfolk, Virginia for many many years. It is a family owned restaurant that offers many local favorites, including the best limeade in town! It still has the world's first waffle cone maker on display that Mr. Doumar originally used at one of the earliest World Fairs. To top it off, they still have... More 

Thank LuAnn P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was treated to the All-American drive-in dining experience at the iconic Doumar's Cones and Barbecue at 1919 Monticello Avenue by my host family during a recent two week sojourn in Norfolk, VA. Service is excellent even if it was quite a busy weekend we were served at our vehicle and of course, we chose cones! When we got there, we... More 

Thank Mike B
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Norfolk favorite. Famous for the ice cream cones, which are truly delicious. It is a place that you must visit at least once. It feels timeless. The food is simple and reliable. Great pork bbq, Taylor pork rolls and egg-o-Doumar sandwiches. Their ice cream desserts are delicious. A wonderful, historic diner, truly like no other place in... More 

Thank Delphine C
Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doumar's is 1950's perfection! It has fast and efficient service either at the drive-in or inside. Do not miss the minced Bar-be-que, the delicious milk shakes, or the limeades. The elder Mr. Doumar invented the waffle cone machine for our nation of ice cream lovers! It is the best for all ages!

Thank jgalbw
Norfolk, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place for kids and adults alike at this "blast from the past." Pull up and park your car in a stall and place your order, or go on in and eat indoors, with the same nostalgic feel. Food is just OK and certainly not gourmet, but the experience is worth it. Just plain fun....

Thank PBA1117
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've never had a milkshake or an ice cream cone from Doumar's, you need to head there immediately! Burgers, fries, grilled cheeses are all made to order. Nothing fancy, no frills, but all fresh and delicious. Ice cream is the best anywhere. Old-fashioned milk shakes are a must: cones are famously hand-made on the ancient iron cone maker that... More 

Thank dogwalkerNorfolk

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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, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?