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Freemason Abbey Restaurant

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209 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1213
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Asheville, North Carolina
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had dined at Freemason Abbey several years ago and did so again last week while visiting the area. Overall, the food and service were just average and lacked a quality that would make the dining experience exceptional. The starter salad was very crisp and fresh and the dressing excellent. The warm sourdough rolls were very good. My entree of... More 

Thank Levannah
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is wonderful and the service was great. I highly recommend this place to anyone who will be visiting Norfolk.

Thank amalphiea
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have a $35.00 dinner special on. Three course meal. Good mix of different foods to try. The warmed buns are melting in your mouth . This location is an old church. Easy walking from downtown.I would eat at this location again.

Thank Scott B
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our server Haze was the most professional server we've had in awhile, the restaurant itself is gorgeous and very unique, and the Mahi Mahi was crazy good, as well as the Bourbon Beef. The fish was cooked to perfection (moist and not overcooked). The flavors blended together so wonderfully, after some skepticism thinking that a lemon cream sauce might not... More 

Thank Julie S
Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Freemason Abbey has been in business for years and I haven't been there for some time. The inside is charming with a good deal of ambience that you would expect from an old church. It's Restaurant Week in Norfolk and I went with friends tonight. The food was good but not spectacular. I ordered from the menu and not one... More 

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

Nice ambience great place to go as a couple. Food is rxcellent. It can be a bit pricey. Not your every day family restaurant. This is a special evening type place. Also great to take clients if you are wanting to make an impression.

Thank Pamela G
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our final night in Norfolk, Virginia, we enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Freemason. Great ambiance, good service and an excellent food.

Thank Trish M
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on the recommendation of George, the host at our hotel, and we were so glad we did. The interior is packed with interesting items to look at and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Our waitress showed us the album that shows the development of the restaurant from it's origins as a church through to today. The... More 

Thank Robron74
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow! This restaurant was incredible. From the outside to the inside it was amazing. I loved the fact that it was built out of an old church. The inside is very rustic and almost colonial. The day that my family went it was half priced certain alcoholic beverages. Now for the food. First off I hate fried green tomatoes, but... More 

Thank Antwaun2018
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was stopping in Norfolk before going out to OBX for a week and this place was amazing! Great food! Amazing location (I walked there it was great)! And awesome customer service!

Thank Christina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: 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.

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