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No Frill Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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806 Spotswood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1722
9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Norfolk Virginia USA
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here many times but never written a review until now. I figured it was about time to do so. The key things here are that the food is fresh and well seasoned and the portion sizes are plentiful. They have healthy options and even have choices for those needing special consideration. There were four in our group,... More 

Thank Twowilliams
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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181 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is another local's favorite within walking distance for Ghent, but worth driving to if you need to. Has a cozy but simple atmosphere that makes it a regular spot for locals. The staff was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful, everyone says hello, which is nice. The food portions are substantial and well prepared. The prices are very reasonable as... More 

Thank BambooH2O
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, big sizes and fun atmosphere. It was hard to find as on a side road of Connelly. Parking in rear or meter parking (need quarters). The drunken cheese bread was awesome with beer! Selection of craft beer limited - but they have light to dark selections. Full bar too! Outdoor dining available!

Thank Diane B
Virginia Beach
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is always busy because the food is delicious and the price is right. We love the shrimp and grits here. The club sandwiches are also a favorite. They are so big, you cannot get your mouth around them!

Thank slingfish
Norfolk, Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family and a friend went to this restaurant at noon on Saturday. It is in a very busy area with lots of places to eat. The wait was less than 20 minutes and we were served immediately. Due to the crowd, it took quite a while to get our meals and a flight was leaving. Our waiter got the... More 

Thank John N
Norfolk, Virginia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

tends to be noisy and there may be a line to get in, but the salads are great, all of them, and their sandwiches are usually great too, unless they get toooo busy and they arent quite as fresh off the grill. beautifully located

Thank rustyroohoo
Norfolk, Virginia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Colley Avenue reliable. Can be crowded on weekend nights but the food is eclectic and delicious. My wife's favorite food in the world is their Buffalo shrimp. Salads are another great choice. You can't go wrong eating here.

Thank LafayetteRiverORF
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. It's still worth the wait. This was my second trip to No Frills. Both times the service and food were excellent.

Thank Tracey J
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here as my husband has business in Norfolk. My husband had been here before and I had not. No Frill is in the lovely area of Ghent. Parking was relatively easy. While the restaurant looks small, once inside, it's quite spacious. As I have written before, I have Celiacs. No Frills has a GF menu, limited but sufficient.... More 

Thank grammatopandj
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my son about 4 years ago. It was just as good this time as then. We went late Sunday afternoon and had no problems being seated. Server was there right away for drink orders. We had some onion rings and Pierogis. Rings were fresh and crispy and pierogis were tasty. I had Reuben which almost more... More 

Thank Rod C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 Spotswood Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-627-4262

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