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Second Street American Bistro

115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
+1 757-234-4448
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, staff is professional and nice, food is delicious, I could not get enough, this is a must eat place all I can say is ummmmm, ummmmm, good

Thank craigj802
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is very nice, clean and elegant. I’ve ordered the grilled cheese sandwich as there were not many other alternatives for a vegetarian meal and the sandwich was not the best I’ve ever had but the fries were definitely fantastic!

Thank Margherita G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lousy overpriced food Slow service. Crowded with stiff uptight customers. The crab bake was $22 and consisted of five shrimp, three pieces of overcooked sausage, some type of creamy tasteless sauce on a bed of rice, and was served in a six in bowl. Give...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business dinner on 10 Feb 2018. HEATHER was our server - great job - friendly, and stayed on top of drink refills, etc. Had the crab cakes - great! LOTS of crab. Also had a shrimp appetizer which was great also. Bread pudding...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met for drinks - hoping to sit in the bar area but no room - good size area but tables are arranged for larger parties. Three to four such tables for 4-6 people with only couples. Appetizer shrimp was good- crab dip was disappointing! Ordered...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It can be a bit on the pricey side, but the food was great. I'm a very picky eater & the turkey burger was flavorful & juicy.

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal for restaurant week. Food was excellent. Heather was our waiter. She was awesome! She was training someone. I think her name was Ineesha. Or close to that. She was amazing as well. We will definitely return.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! This is about to be on my list of favorite places to dine. It was hard to decide what to get, there were so many options. We had a large party and everyone enjoyed their selections.

Thank Claudia L
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My wife and I were looking for something new and special for our 31st anniversary. After seeing the 3-course special on the web site we decided to go. I wish we hadn't. They handed us five menus and evidently expected us to read all of...More

Thank vamale55
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Second Street for more than a year now consistently. On most occasions, I get the same bartender, Jen Reed. She has always been so professional and served with a smile. She is very knowledgeable at her craft and always provides excellent...More

Thank David P
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Response from Mickey47 | Property representative |
Sure do!!! Our website has the kids menu posted. I wanted to include a link but Tripadvisor does not allow website links..read below...thanks hope to see you - Sorry, questions may not include HTML or website links... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602-9442
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-234-4448
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Our large menu features local seafood, chicken and steak entrees, handmade burgers, unique Italian dishes, overstuffed sandwiches, kid friendly foods, munchies, fresh soups and salads, extensive, wine list and a relaxed separate bar area for socializing. Our outdoor patio offers a different dining experience while utilizing the same menus as the dining room and the bar "Second Street is a Casual Upscale Restaurant Marked by a menu full of unique and delicious culinary twists, stunning decor throughout, a comfortable atmosphere and a fresh upscale vibe unmatched in Newport News." Upscale casual without being "Uppity"
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