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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
+1 757-627-4163
08:00 - 00:30
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:30
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I, personally, get into my vehicle and I drive all the way across town regardless of whether it is hot or cold. Then I pull up to Dumars and order a banana shake and it is worth it every time.

Thank ggigionth3go
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doumars has been a favorite of mines since moving to the Hampton Roads area. You pull up to the restaurant & have the pleasure of ordering your food from your car and the barbeque sandwiches with slaw are so delicious. The burgers are great too, very cheap prices for excellent food. Very relaxed environment and you can eat in your... More 

Thank Leonna H
Layton, Utah
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge fan of pulled pork BBQ! When they gave me my sandwich, I asked for some BBQ sauce. The only BBQ sauce they had was too spicy for me, so I ate it without anything except coleslaw on it. My jaw hit the floor after the first bite! It was so juicy and delicious, I can't believe... More 

Thank Kate L
Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Doumar's for over 50 years and always order the same sandwich, their sliced BBQ combination on toasted or grilled bun. It consists of sliced BBQ'd pork with cheese, lettuce, and tomato with mayonnaise. It is delicious.

Thank DirTrans
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

Fun place to visit. They make their waffle cones out front which was fun to watch. They also make their ice cream It is a little diner that has been there forever. A fun place to go for good ice cream if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank R J
Hampton, Virginia
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320 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lunch time in downtown Norfolk and I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg as I might at one of the signature restaurants nor was I keen on institution fast food, but Doumar's was close, so I came here for the second time. The lunch rush was over so I sat at a booth and had quick service.... More 

Thank GrandpaGene
Friendswood, Texas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Fun to visit an iconic diner. Known for their hand-made ice-cream cones. Where else can you eat a breakfast sandwich and then have an ice-cream cone? I love the french fries and the special house hot sauce.

Thank Fireauntx
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh local ingredients you can taste. Told to us by close friends. Stopped by to check it out and now we go every Wednesday for lunch!!!

Thank Beckee S
Norfolk, Virginia
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Doumar's is well-known around our area. It's been here forever. The original, Albert passed away a few years back and his son has done a great job of keeping it alive & well! Everything here is good from the burgers to the shakes, lunch, dinner or just a shake if you have a sweet-tooth. They even have a seasonal pumpkin... More 

Thank Amanda S
Norfolk, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A visit in Norfolk, VA isn't complete without a meal at Doumar's, home of the original ice cream cone and known for its curb service, sodas, sundaes, and sandwiches. My favorites are a sliced barbecue sandwich with coleslaw and hot sauce ("sliced upstairs") and a jumbo carbonated limeade with light syrup. I stroll in to the counter about every two... More 

Thank Juliana D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-627-4163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?