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.
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.
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.