Restaurants

We’re a city that’s rich in owner-operated restaurants, breweries, and food trucks whose owners have made Norfolk, VA their home — with a lot of heart and a side of grit.

Our cuisine, like our community, isn’t singular in its signature, but more a product of the melting pot Norfolk’s always been. Whether it’s the ex-record store owner that found his way into a handsome biscuit baking kitchen exciting the palates and pages of USA Today, the Norfolk-native black chef who’s daring to do traditional southern cuisine gluten-free, or the corporate lawyer with a Smartmouth that’s ditched the courtroom for the tasting room — this city’s full of some of the best little places you’ll ever eat, and some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet.

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City with Bite

With 600+ indie restaurants, you can’t not try to try them all. So we enlisted foodie fanatic, Nomarama, to hit the streets to uncover the stories, the characters, and oh yes, the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor.
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Best Spots for Norfolk Happy Hour

Whether you are meeting up with friends, conference attendees, colleagues after work or just looking for a good place to snag a discount, our list below of Norfolk’s top happy hour specials will help you find the perfect spot.
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Rooftop Dining in Norfolk

Rooftop season is here! What better way to see Norfolk than from above?
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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

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Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Friday Night Live at COVA

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Jul012022

Shore Thing Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display

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Jul022022

IPA Invitational @ Elation Brewing

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Community Market on Monarch

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Jul032022

Bumbling Beetz Urban Market

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Jul042022

Festevents Great American Fireworks

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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Yappy Hour

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Girl’s Night Out

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Sunsets on the River

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Jul162022

Miller Lite Hot Country Nights with Niko Moon

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