Chelsea, North Colley, Riverview & Beyond

Surrounding the historic Ghent neighborhood are the districts of Chelsea, North Colley, Riverview and beyond- a diverse and delightful intersection of commercial, industrial and undeniably local.

Local Eats

Clementine's at Riverview

A darling atmosphere where you can get the best of both worlds. With a scrumptious...

Coalescence

A good barista is an artist who is passionate about the journey of understanding the...

Elation Brewing

Elation brings great happiness, hence the name, to Norfolk’s Larchmont neighborhood....

French Bakery and Delicatessen

This Lebanese deli and bakery has been family-owned-and-operated for the past 107...

LeGrand Kitchen

LeGrand Kitchen is a small, 28-seat “finer diner,” located in Norfolk’s Highland...

Orapax

Orapax is known for their made-from-scratch Greek styled pizzas, pitas, and burgers....

The Bakehouse at Chelsea

They create delicious organic breads, pastries and pizza baked daily in one of our 2...

The Birch

The Birch is a cozy bar that specializes in craft beer, cider, mead and cheese from...

City with Bite in Chelsea, North Colley, Riverview and Beyond

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! 

Blanca City with Bite

Sam's Texas Sub Shop - city with Bite

Auntie's City with Bite

Things to Do 

Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Take time to explore Norfolk’s “Home of the Arts” Hermitage Museum and Gardens. Formerly home to the Slone family, the museum boasts a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years! The hermitage also includes contemporary exhibition galleries, working artist studios and 12 acres of...

Virginia Zoo

From the plains of Africa to your own backyard, the Virginia Zoo has a world of discovery for you. Open year round, the Virginia Zoo offers family fun, education and excitement for everyone. Meet lions, kangaroos, red pandas and more. Go nose to nose with prairie dogs in their interactive habitat or...

Chartway Arena

While in the area, catch a basketball game or headlining musical act at the Chartway Arena.

Sewells Point Golf CLub

The 18-hole "Sewells Point" course at the Sewells Point Golf Course facility in Norfolk features 6,280 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70.2 and it has a slope rating of 125.

Norfolk Kayaks

Norfolk Kayak Rentals offers a unique way to explore the beautiful Lafayette River. The ONLY kayak rental available on the Lafayette River, we always put safety first while offering a fun experience for locals and tourists of almost all ages!

History

Fort Norfolk

The last remaining of 19 harbor-front forts authorized in 1794 by President George Washington. The fort's four-acre site, located in Ghent, overlooks the Elizabeth River and includes earthwork embankments, ramparts, a dungeon, officers' quarters, powder magazine, barracks, and guardhouse. Most...

Tour Naval Station Norfolk

To get a glimpse into the U.S. armed forces more recent history, take a tour of Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base. The 45-minute tour takes you dockside to the home of the Atlantic fleet for an up-close look at aircraft carriers, destroyers and other U.S Navy vessels protecting...