Local Eats in Ocean View / East Beach

After a day at the beach, refuel at one of Ocean View’s local hot spots. If you are craving something from the sea, Captain Groovy’s offers delectable seafood dishes or grab a bite of some of Norfolk’s best barbeque at BAR-Q which is located inside Bold Mariner Brewing Company. Another local gem, COVA Brewing Co., brews coffee in the mornings for all the early risers and beer in the evening for all those needing an adult beverage. Hence their slogan, “something’s always brewing at COVA”.

City with Bite in Ocean View and East Beach

When a city like Norfolk, VA has 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. Watch the Ocean View and East Beach featured restaurants below!   

City With Bite Season 1

Episode #1 : My MAMA’S KITCHEN

City With Bite Season 1

Episode #6 : Bar-Q and Bold Mariner


You’ve got 600+ indie restaurants in Norfolk to try. Start here.

Lola’s Beach Cantina

This upscale neighborhood restaurant and cantina is nestled in East Beach and offers authentic Mexican cuisine with a Latin…
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A World of Good

A World of Good is a family-owned and operated business by husband and wife team Greg and Sara Barnhill. Three decades of 4- and…
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El Azteca

Locally owned restaurant serving Mexican staples & margaritas in cantina quarters with a patio.
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Crystal Palate Wine & Gourmet

Crystal Palate is a wine boutique and wine education center in the beautiful coastal community of East Beach…
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COVA Brewing Co.

Something’s always brewing at COVA, whether it’s coffee or beer. Their coffee selections are fair trade, and they use real…
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Coaster Coffee

Coaster Coffee is a neighborhood focused, friendly place offering customers the best prepared coffee in the area. Their coffee is…
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Captain Groovy’s Raw Bar & Grill

Dive down into the local culture of Hampton Roads and you’ll discover something better than buried…
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Bold Mariner Brewing Company

When Navy veteran Michael Stacks decided to open a brewery, he developed a “go bold or go home” approach. He…
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