If you're looking for some serious, down home breakfast, then Handsome Biscuit is the perfect place for you. As the name might suggest, the order of the day here are sweet potato biscuits, cut open and piled high with delicious eggs, meats, cheeses and more to make for a monster of a sandwich. Popular sandwiches include the Hella Fitzgerald, with fried chicken, bacon, cheese and gravy, and the A.C. Slawter, with pulled pork, apple slaw and hot sauce.
The Ten Top serves up fresh and tasty meals that are great for a nice casual night out, to bring to the office or to take home for dinner. The menu is full of salads, sandwiches and flat breads prepared traditional American style. Cheese Tortellini, Turkey Apple Club Sandwich and California Cobb Salad are just some of the delectable menu items. Don't forget to save room for the homemade desserts like Warm Bread Pudding and Cookies. They also have smaller portions and a separate menu section for kids. If you don't have time to eat here, you can always order a takeaway meal or call for home delivery.
Borjo Coffeehouse is where you're likely to find a lot of Old Dominion University students and staff. On the menu board, you'll also find local roasted coffee selections, fruit smoothies, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and salad wraps. To go along with it's support of the the local art and music scene, what coffeehouse would be complete without a great wine selection and beer?
In operation since 1987, this restaurant is a casual place for friends and family to meet up and dig into great food and drink. The menu is varied to say the least, with food options ranging from pita breads and burgers to pastas and burritos. Besides the regular menu, they also have a specials menu that changes daily. If the extensive menu leaves you spoiled for choice, don't hesitate to ask the knowledgeable wait staff for recommendations. The staff members are extremely friendly and will gladly help you to decide the best dish for you. If you are looking for a hearty American meal, than there are few options better than No Frill Bar & Grill.
The concept behind Luna Maya in Norfolk was to bring authentic South American recipes passed down from family members to the general public. So far, the product has been a hit with locals and visitors and people can't get enough of this spicy and flavorful cuisine. Try some of the simple and traditional dishes like the tamale Luna Maya or enchiladas de queso and you won't leave dissatisfied.
The Monastery Restaurant serves up a variety of authentic dishes from Eastern European cultures like Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland that will satisfy adventurous and tame eaters alike. Before your meal arrives, you are given delicious and warm home-made bread as you decide between the tasty dishes of veal, duck or seafood. Another great way to start the meal is to order their impressive cheese board, it will get your taste buds revved up for a fantastic meal.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, 456 Fish is housed in a building that is over 80 years old. The restaurant specializes in seafood, but they also offer chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian options. Menu items include such dishes as fried oysters, crab cakes, grouper filet and cashew encrusted mahi. The bar also serves up classic and custom cocktails and a comprehensive wine selection.
Johnny Rockets has hit on a winning formula - diner-style hamburgers, shakes and fries at good ole day prices. This particular branch is at the MacArthur Center, making it a convenient drop-by spot on a day's sightseeing. The burgers are made from never-frozen beef and there is a staggering selection, with varying types and amounts of cheese, bacon and condiments. The shakes are legendary and are big enough to share. There is also a kids menu, making Johnny Rockets a great, fast family lunch destination. Call for opening hours.
A Norfolk favorite, Brickhouse Diner is known for its generous breakfast specials and classic diner menu. Serving hearty traditional American plates and Greek specialties, this is a superb spot to stop by for the most important meal of the day. The All American Burger, Roast Beef Sub, and Authentic Gyros are top picks. The dedicated breakfast menu highlights options like pancakes, waffles, omelettes, and french toast. The Brick House Big Boy Waffle Combo is a popular choice, and big to satisfy the healthiest appetite.
Part of a nationwide chain of casual dining restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen is known for their wide selection of pies to choose from on their menu. You can find everything from a Cheeseburger Pizza to a Pesto Chicken. CPK's pastas and soups are also noteworthy, and their prices are quite affordable to boot.
aLatté is a hip coffee shop with a vibrant atmosphere and a community feel. The coffee shop has a bulletin board with flyers for local art shows and event. From the menu, you can order anything from an Italian Soda to a Chai Tea or a cup of Americano. The coffees are roasted daily and prepared only in small batches to serve only the freshest beverages to patrons. However, if there is something as good as the coffee served here, than it has to be the desserts. Serving an assortment of ice creams, cookies and pastries, the coffee shop is also a great place to bring your kids along and pamper their taste buds. The interior is designed to be relaxing, chic and modern, so you'll feel right at home.