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.
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.
For over 70 years Moseberth's has been serving its famous fried chicken to the Hampton Roads area. Load up on the namesake chicken along with classic sides like fried, coleslaw and hushpuppies. There are also special kids meals and bulk chicken deals available for small and large appetites.
My Mama's Kitchen is a down home restaurant in Norfolk serving up classic southern food. From their famous chicken wings to chicken and waffles, pulled pork to catfish, you can get a taste of real American soul at My Mama's Kitchen. The bright and cheery restaurant and atmosphere will make you feel like you really are in your mother's kitchen.
The Dirty Buffalo is one of Norfolk's favorite casual spots to get a drink and a bite to eat and unwind. The restaurant is known for its Buffalo wings, but it also serves other American fare like subs and hot dogs. The quick-service restaurant is open late on weekends to satisfy all your midnight wing cravings.
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.
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.
The Freemason Abbey is located in a church that dates back over 130 years. The Freemason Abbey serves up quality seafood, steaks, pastas and more in a classy yet casual environment. Make sure you try the award winning She Crab Soup. Weather for unwinding over a glass of beer or for satiating your hunger, head straight to The Freemason Abbey while in Norfolk.
Many believe that Abe Doumar, founder of Doumar's Cones & Barbecue, gave the world its first ice cream cone. Doumar was a traveling salesman retailing paperweights at the famous St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. When an ice cream seller exhausted his stock of paper dishes to hold the ice creams, he got a nearby waffle maker to roll his waffles into cones and thus invented the waffle cone. While not all hold this story true, he certainly popularized the ice cream cone widely. Doumar created this ice cream parlor in Norfolk in 1907, and it continues to roll the cones by hand using the original four-iron waffle machine that he invented. While it shifted premises to the current location in 1934, it still sells ice creams that use early 20th Century recipes and hand-rolling techniques. You can also enjoy delicious hot dogs and vinegar-soaked pork barbecue with desserts like Hawaiian Sunset Sundae and refreshing limeades. This diner feels old-fashioned, complete with a drive-in parking area where you can order and eat in your car. The prices too are from another era and leave you feeling satisfied. You can actually watch them roll the waffle cones by hand, just like in the past. Indeed, you haven't really been to Norfolk until you've eaten at Doumar's.
Counted as one of the most popular pizza joints of Norfolk, Granby Street Pizza finds itself at a busy location in the city's downtown. A locally-run pizzeria, Granby remains famous for wafer-thin crust pizzas and delicious pies baked to perfection. For starters, go for their zesty garlic knots and calzone pockets, while do not miss its NYC-style pizzas or the wholesome Greek salad served with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and feta. Menu also features specialty pizzas, like the chicken ranch pizza and Sicilian pizza.
A diner with all the fixings. d'Eggs Diner serves breakfast dishes all day. The diner is usually very busy, but it's with good reason. Bay Benedict, Hollywood Special, Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast and Sausage or Bacon Omelette are just some of the delectable options on the menu. Wash down a hearty meal with a beverage from the menu. Hot Chocolate, fresh juices and even a few cocktails are featured on the menu. With a quick service and decent prices, the wait is well worth the delicious food on offer.