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513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It absolutely drives me crazy to meet friends at a place and the service is below par. We met at Griff's in downtown Portsmouth and had to listen to the waitress and bartender how slow it was yet we had to ask for a drink every time. They never once asked if we wanted food. Best of luck Griffs.

Thank Greg B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is a great place to hang out and have a beer or two and play pool and listen to music. Sometimes live bands play while other times there is a DJ. The food is pretty good as well. Nice place, friendly staff, and customers don't cause trouble.

Thank vacritter2000
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We've been there quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is always good, and the staff very friendly.

Thank dekedog
Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Had to get away from all the drunken stumblebums at LBs across the street, so I came here. Much nicer place, better class of people, and you actually get what you pay for in alcohol quantities.

Thank yeldarb27
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I attended an event here and looks can be deceiving, it is very spacious inside and the food was delicious!

Thank jen0416
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

The tables were almost on top of each other. The food is not that great. Everyone I was with did not finish their plate. I had the chili- bad decision. I am from the South so it was very different to what I am accustomed to. The She-Crab soup was okay. The atmosphere was very relaxed and cool. I liked... More 

Thank RebbeccaStan
Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you like hanging with your friends, maybe shooting some pool and listening to a band on the weekends then Girffs is the place to be. Always fast and friendly the serving staff and bartenders are always there to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. The wings are awesome. If you like them hot hot hot they can... More 

Thank Robert C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I have never had luck with any of their food, but the bar is nice and they usually have a good band on the weekend. Lots of variety at the bar. Good atmosphere - roomy.

Thank FunVAgirl
Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

After years of trips to Roger Brown's, we have a new watering hole on High Street. Went there for an after work event, and who knew? Inside, it's very clean, nice, new, modern and stylish furniture. Decent selection of beer. Lots of nice, new TV's. Food is typical bar fare. Give it a try. Suspect you may find a new... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went here as a second choice and almost turned around at the door. The outside does not give a hint of what's inside. We walked in frankly thinking it would be "dumpy". When we got inside it was totally clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The service was good as was the food. Prices were good especially the fried pickles... More 

Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Hight Street, Portsmouth, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth

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