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“Local bar on the Beach”
Review of Thirsty Camel

Thirsty Camel
Ranked #244 of 728 Restaurants in Norfolk
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This place is right onthe beach. Inside its a dark bar sorta like a sports bar/ bar. its very small inside but the drinks were good and they food was good.

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

I'm actually OK with the fact that some people are turned off by the looks/atmosphere of the Thirsty Camel. It means the place will never be a popular or hipster hangout and will retain what makes it a great place, i.e. great food and drinks at a decent price. With ample parking and near the fishing pier, it is located right off 64 and near the Navy base, Ocean View, etc. I like stopping when I'm in town for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed October 5, 2011

Don't be fooled by the Thirsty Camels outward appearance! Situated by the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, VA, this restaurant sports a giant camel on the outside and looks a bit weathered. Its weathered because its been a local favorite for A LONG TIME! Inside the camel is a casual atmosphere and the best 2-for1 specials in town. Prime Rib or NY Strip nights are exceptional with top choice cuts of beef, a salad, sides, and garlic bread. A dinner this great anywhere else would go for well over 60.00 but here two can enjoy a nice dinner for less than 25-30 dollars and that includes cocktails. They even have free live music which is also usually great! The Thirsty Camel has the best cook in town, and I usually stop in the kitchen and give him a tip. NO! I am not a employee of the Camel.. I'm just a customer that appreciates great service and food! If you are in this area take the Willoughby Spit 4th View exit and the Camel is right in front of you, across the street from the BP. You will be sure to tell your friends about this hidden gem! Don't forget to take a walk on the fishin' pier after dinner! Its romantic and fun! My vote :" A PLUS"

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Reviewed September 20, 2011

yes, this is a dive. have been here a number of times w/brother & or husband. would not go alone, was just there on Sunday night & football was the only thing going on--very loud. saw some people looking for a "better" restraurant. drinks ok, beer cold. now let's talk food. steamed shrimp are great, large, fresh and not overcooked. burgers large and very nice.

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Reviewed August 26, 2011

my review is poor. The origianl owners I knew and the place was so much better than it is now or ever will be. Steve and Joe Redogna had it going on. The food was outstanding all the time and the atmosphere was pleasant every time I was there. I worked there when they owned it and was real sad to see them sell it. Have been there once and will never go back. Food is crappy and atmosphere sucks.

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