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.
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.
MJ's Tavern is a cozy, gay-friendly hangout and neighborhood bar that also serves up some great food. American comfort food is the highlight of the menu along with the array of draught beers and wines. In addition to the full bar, there is also a pool table for your entertainment. There are different food specials every night of the week, whether it be all-you-can-eat spaghetti Tuesdays or Sunday brunch. A number of lively events also take place quite regularly. Tea dances and karaoke nights are common and much-loved by the local patrons.
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.
Omar's Carriage House is an elegantly furnished outpost in the heart of Norfolk's Ghent, welcoming diners to devour appetizing New American grub. The restaurant is set up on a historic site and offers an expansive menu of lunch, dinner and brunch preparations. This Freemason district eatery features Moroccan décor elements, hardwood floors, white-washed brick walls and cozy dining booths, all radiating a convivial vibe. Along with the standard New American preparations, menu also offers a choice of seafood and steak dishes. For Mondays, Omar's has an all-Moroccan bill of fare featuring a fixed three-course dinner and à la carte affair.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 2010, 219 an American Bistro offers tantalizing American cuisine in its sophisticated ambiance. Guests can gorge on appetizing fares of Alfredo pasta, steaks, fries, crab cakes, scallops, burgers, meatloaf and more. Alcohol lovers can avail of their happy hours, functional on weekdays from 3p to 6:30p. Covered in hues of red and brown, with yellow lighting illuminating it, this place gives out a vibe of elegance. On weekends, guests can drop in for a deletable brunch fare. Located in downtown Norfolk, amidst various tourist spots, this restaurant is an apt place to take a relaxing break from your touring of the city.
Chocollage can serves sandwiches and other dishes for a great lunch, but they are most renowned for their sumptuous desserts. Their Peanut Butter Bomb is as sweet and rich as it sounds. Other favorites on the dessert menu include NY Black and White Cookie, Eclairs and Triple Chocolate peppered with pumpkin, almonds and coconut. Chocollage is a great place to bring your kids if you are inthe mood to pamper their sweet tooth.