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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
+1 757-622-3966
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
“wild game” (38 reviews)
“prime rib” (57 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Followed TripAdvisor recommendation and booked dinner for two for our last night in Norfolk. Walked .4 of mile from the marina to get here. Beautiful old church, lovely stained glass and vaulted ceilings. Seated in a booth with Jordan as our server. Shared the beef...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So I was looking for something different so I looked for something out of Virginia Beach for Dinner and stumbled accross the Freemason Abbey. What a beautiful Place. The wait was minimal for a weekend night. The service was great the food was also great....More

Thank Kevin z
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a beautiful old church but that isn't the only thing about it. The specialty cocktails are delicious as well as the food. They also have daily specials. The service is wonderful and very accommodating! My friends and I stopped in for lunch and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good meal a decent bottle of wine with a friendly non pretentious staff. A long time Norfolk institution.within walking distance of most major downtown hotels and a few blocks from our precious battleship (dont miss it)

Thank alex l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and atmosphere along with a large selection of wines. Will be back the next time I am in the area.

Thank Chuck F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on trip advisor review and we are so glad we did. There was 4 in our group and we each loved what we ordered. Our meats were cooked perfectly and lots of flavor. The service was fast and good.

Thank EFelipe913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard for years that this place was expensive and so I avoided it. Recently I decided to give it a try and it was amazing. The food was great, the service was great and I was pleasantly surprised.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on other TripAdvisor reviews, we tried Freemason Abbey. We got there around 530pm and it was lucky given the restaurant was full by the time dessert came. Service was good and the food was great. I have a glazed salmon and kids enjoyed several...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant meal was included as part of a group tour. There were several choices, one of which was prime rib. I have had better. It only came medium cooked and was tough and fatty. Best part of dinner was dessert; brownie. Perhaps other options on...More

Thank BILLB47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance was great the waitress was outstanding and the crab dip and she crab soup some of if not the best I’ve ever had. Prices were great as well.

Thank James C
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Questions & Answers
Annette B
January 25, 2018|
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Response from docholiday174 | Reviewed this property |
Second floor maybe not. But the first floor is for sure.
Serge D
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Property representative |
Yes! We can accommodate almost all allergies, we always ask that you let your server know of your specific allergies so they can communicate to the kitchen and we can ensure every precaution is taken on your meals.
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Lori M | Property representative |
We at Freemason Abbey always recommend reservations, just to be on the safe side! And we are about a 7-10 minute drive from Douglas Wilder Performing Arts center
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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