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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

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209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
+1 757-622-3966
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Salem, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got there at 345 pm still on the lunch menu! I asked for dinner said the dinner cook wasn't there yet. The lunch menu had full entrees anyways so that was fine. I had the salmon topped with crab and asparagus. It was cooked perfect. Was a good portion and quite tasty! My husband liked the fried calamari so much... More 

Thank Susan F
Suffolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been eating at Freemason Abbeys for several years and at one time it was the top Restaurant in the area. Over the past few years it's been hit or miss. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not even fair. It's really a shame, the wife and I use to love the place. So if you're going to give... More 

Thank babyduck51
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and drinks. Went there twice on my 3 day visit. Great location and beautiful atmosphere.

Thank ali1203
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought by the looks and name of this restaurant that it would be a little fancy, but I just turns out to be another greasy food joint. The food wasn't bad, but every restaurant tends to be just another version of burgers and greasy food. This is a take it or leave it place in my opinion.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is very good. Steaks, drinks and crab dip--all excellent!! Best to go for lunch because the traffic/parking can be a bit much. However, if you're going for a concert or the opera (both close by) go before the event and you should be good to go!!

Thank Melody E
Newport News, VA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the delicious food here. The atmosphere is friendly. Tight parking, but that's typical of Norfolk in that area.

Thank carrs3
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks were good. Parents came to visit and we were all pleased with this place. It was all of our first time going and I will probably be back. It's a very historic place...

Thank yeaboyben
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the #2 rated restaurant in Norfolk on TripAdvisor, I really expected more. My husband and I split the Chesapeake Crab Dip as an appetizer and it was good, not great. He got the Bourbon Beef Tips while I got the Crab Cakes and they were honestly just average. Was the food edible? Yes, but to be rated so highly... More 

Thank Amy F
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent. The Beef Barley soup was fantastic and the shrimp Bisque was great. The Reuben was excellent. The Prime Rib in the Philly Cheese steak was good but a little sparse and the sandwich was not up to true Philly sandwich in Philly. The Belgian Chocolate Mousse was one of the best desserts ever, The beer, wine... More 

Thank Ron R
Norfolk, Virginia
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612 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were heading to a loud restaurant and bar on Granby and noticed the imposing structure and diverted to the Abbey. Unlike the last time we visited it was not wall-to-wall busy. There were many people dining as couples and small groups but it was without hustle and bustle. We were quickly seated in a dark wood booth. The server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-3966
Located in a 140 year-old renovated church, Freemason Abbey Restaurant has been a local's favorite in the heart of downtown Norfolk for 23 years.

Freemason Abbey is closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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