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Willoughby by the Bay

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1534 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1017
+1 757-480-0226
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good20%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
May 2, 2018
“Room Temperature”
Feb 11, 2018
“Still Improved But Needs More”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Grill, Pub, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1534 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1017
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Willoughby Spit could seriously benefit from a few good restaurants or at least one the didn't have a disconnected owner. Sadly this owner preferred sitting on the deck smoking cigarettes while her customers paid for a meal that wasn't eaten. We waited over an hour...More

Thank Kelley D
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Room temperature .....That's how my fried shrimp and baked potato were served. Also, I received neither butter nor sour cream for the potato. My friend said her hamburger was cold and sent it back to be nuked. A table seated after us and ordering after...More

Thank karen s
Reviewed March 4, 2018

But for the traffic at a complete standstill on the HRBT, we would have never even found this place! We actually had tickets for a play in Hampton, but we could not get there. So we found ourselves looking for a good place to eat...More

Thank travelingscrapper
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The dining room is a lovely peach color and the cook is still hardworking but food still needs refinements. Seafood is their specialty and love the waitress but the food was slow in getting out of the kitchen. Grilled Salmon was okay tonight but could...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

I had the loaded baked potato that was amazing with cheese sauce and spiced shrimp and scallops while my daughter had the steamed shrimp that was out of this world.. combined with a friendly staff and great friends it was fabulous!! Cute little hole in...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely old restaurant that's been around for many years. Their seafood fare is AMAZING!! I've seriously never had steamed shrimp as tasty and tender as they make it here. Their creamy crab dip is equally incredible and their baked potato stuffed with...More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The night prior we'd had a soft shell crab at another restaurant and wanted to try one some place else. We showed up at lunch and were the only ones there initially so service was fast. We both ordered a sauteed soft shell sandwich and...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

It's not the dark and dingy place at the very tip of Willoughby. It's brighter with more tables but still with a visceral connection to this unique section of Norfolk. There is a variety of seating and tables and friendly wait staff. The title emphasizes...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Always looking for locally owned neighborhood restaurants. Not disappointed with this little hidden gem at the end of Willoughby Spit. Awesome home cooking. I had fried oysters and onion rings. The batter was light and delicious.

Thank MLF333
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Great seafood. Always been there even 40-50 years ago. Good then too. She crab soup, salads, and super fried shrimp and hush puppies. I ate at the bar which was pleasant and different. Nice dining room with great service at either one. Pick this if...More

Thank Frank S
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Bar, Grill, Pub, American, Seafood
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  • Address: 1534 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503-1017 (Formerly Willoughby Inn Seafood Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-0226
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