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2622 Detroit St, Portsmouth, VA 23707-1719
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wellston, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The meal began with the host greeting us with a friendly smile. We came from Oklahoma and Illinois. The menu was inspiring, the chef and artist.

New York
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top-of-the-line restaurant. Chef who is willing to try new things and take innovative chances. Enjoyed my brunch so much that I ate slowly hoping it would never end. Chef makes his own bacon and what an incredible non-processed bacon is. The Bloody Mary (even though I ordered it Virgin) was superb. Reminded me of a decadent Southern Tomato Aspic! Hope... More 

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Virginia Beach
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Stove several years ago after a friend recommended it. It is a favorite of ours. It is a bit pricey, but there is usually a groupon available. The food is unique and fresh and delicious. The menu has plenty of choices for a locally sourced restaurant. Stove was "farm to table" before everyone else started using that term.... More 

Thank janismur
Portsmouth, Virginia
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203 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought food was good but nowhere near as good as they made it out to be. Way too trendy and pricey for my likes especially for this location.

Thank yeldarb27
Norfolk, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with Stove. The food was fresh and imaginative. They offer a toll discount if you have to come through the tunnel which we did. Having lived in Portsmouth until I was 25, there aren't too many nice restaurants in Portsmouth IMHO.

Thank skatingtoolman
Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Somewhat limited menu but exceptional food. . Service was good but it really annoys me when servers do not offer the price of the "specials" I often have to decide after they come back to take the order. Usually this doesn't matter but I have been at a restaurant where the "special" turned out to be $65 and I was... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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161 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Four of us met here for dinner. This is a cozy place in the Port Norfolk neighborhood. Great ambiance and service. Best to get a reservation. Great reputation for unique dishes, fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and homemade cheeses and sausage. We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was well-prepared and very tasty. We just think it's overpriced --... More 

Thank Tribe93
Suffolk, Virginia
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

What can we say about the stove except everyone must experience it on their own! She is an amazing chef, artist and friend. You need a reservation because it is small and very much in demand. His shrimp and grits are unbelievable. His cheese selections are to die for served along with his amazing homemade slaw. All of his food... More 

Thank Bennetts_creek
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Fresh is the word. It's like going to Grandpa's House to eat when Granpa is a top rate chef and has his own victory garden! Best Shrimp and grits around! Never are we disappointed by the Stove. A hidden jewel in Portsmouth. Food for the Soul!

Thank Linda H
Newport News, VA
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Fabulously unique. They make their own cheeses, bread, crackers and the list goes on. We did use a Groupon and glad we did...next time we are in Port Norfolk we will be dining here again. There are only 10 tables so make a reservation. The wine list has an excellent variety without being pretentious. Our food was excellent and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2622 Detroit St, Portsmouth, VA 23707-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 757-397-0900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?