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Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar

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111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
+1 757-227-6222
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16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Easy bar(down stairs) is in my opinion the best bar in town. For several years I have come to Norfolk for work and found myself at the big easy. The bar staff is calm and cool. The reason I spend my time to write the review is from one bartenders in particular, Christiana spent time with me and... More 

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Thank maryland3rdmate
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Maryland3rdmate, thank you for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoy Big Easy and always make a stop when you are in town on business. Christiana is an amazing bartender and we love having her as a part of our Big Easy Family. We look forward to your next business trip that brings you to Norfolk! We... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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160 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had the fish special and it was good but nothing to write home about. The ingredients were fresh. The staff was helpful. We will go back and try them again.

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Thank R J
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

RJ, thank you for your review! I am happy to see that you will be coming back to Big Easy to try more items on our menu, I hope your next visit is something to write home about! We strive to do better every day! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Have not had a dinner there, usually just get oysters, house martinis and some other light food from the bar menu. Everything we have tried has been wonderful jambalaya, gumbo, blackened tuna or fried fish tacos, sliders and their specialty burgers have all been better than expected for the price. They also have personal pizzas and wings but we have... More 

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Thank Chili J
ronvabea, Manager at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Chili J, thank you for your review. Our happy hour menu is always changing at Big Easy thanks to our managers and chefs coming up with drink and food specials. We look forward to seeing you for happy hour again soon! We strive to do better every day! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Service was very, very slow. It actually took them about 15 minutes to get us water, and another 10 to bring our beers. We were well over an hour before we got our meal. Anyway of you have the time (which we did not) the food is OK. Not a great menu but their burgers are excellent and their she... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our first visit was a success on all levels, and we'll be back. My husband and I both ordered off the specials menu. My scallops were perfectly prepared, and the risotto was delicious. His seafood pasta was equally delicious, and a generous portion with enough left for lunch the next day. Our server, James, was attentive and pleasant, as were... More 

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London
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I ate here for our first dinner in the USA having moved from the UK. The food was excellent and good value. The service was helpful and friendly. The crab cakes were delicious and my wife's lobster was well cooked. It was quite quiet and lacked atmosphere but that was probably the time of day. If you... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The restaurant was OK. Didn't think the food was great, but not bad either. Service was ok. Could use some improvement in the food quality.

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South China, Maine
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Happened to stroll by this place on Friday night and saw the sign welcoming me to enjoy their establishment. The restaurant has two levels the upstairs being more classy the downstairs being Pub like... I chose the pub. For me that was a great choice. The atmosphere is very comfortable the food is great the wait staff is very friendly... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to downtown Norfolk out on a Saturday night from VA Beach. We were looking for a reasonably priced but good seafood place. Saw good reviews on the Yelp, TripAdvisor, OpenTable and felt good about heading here. Esp. With a New Orleans vibe...we were kind of excited. So first weirdness was that instead of the nice white table... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Service was excellent as was the food. Crab cakes were not filled with breading and my grandson said they were the best he has had. Steamed shrimp were large, properly de-veined and spiced just enough. Deserts were to die for, well maybe not that strong but well worth the treat.

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Thank Tom S
ronvabea, Owner at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Tom thank you for your review. We take every step to make sure we put out the freshest and most enjoyable dish that we can. We peel and devein our shrimp in house to make sure that we give our customers the best product we can! We strive to do better every day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-6222
Description
Norfolk Seafood Company, located on Tazewell Street, is a place where seafood lovers can find a traditional plate of flounder, scallops or crab but without the fancy ingredients and inflated prices. The restaurant is centrally located in downtown Norfolk above the Big Easy Oyster Bar. The mission of the Norfolk Seafood Company is to bring tasty seafood to locals and tourists, minus the trip to the Oceanfront. Norfolk Seafood Company The menu features everything a good seafood restaurant should offer, plus all the sides. Expect to find coleslaw, fries, green beans, and other traditional side items, all of them ideal accompaniments to crab cakes, shrimp, scallops, and other seafood favorites. Appetizers include the same gumbo featured at the oyster bar downstairs, as well as shrimp cocktail, crab dip, oysters, she-crab soup and other tasty options. A cold beer, wine or a specialty drink from the bar rounds off any meal. The menu is kid friendly, but a child's menu is also available for parents looking for smaller portions for their children. In addition, the decor and atmosphere make it clear that the establishment is a family friendly locale, ideal for celebrating any family occasion be it a birthday, anniversary, or just a Saturday night on the town.

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