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The Public House

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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
+1 757-227-9064
11:00 - 02:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 86-year-old mother wanted a steak. I had never been to The Public house, but knew it had a NY Strip on the menu. I called to make reservations and asked if the evening scene at The Public House was loud, as I didn't think my Mom would enjoy. The gentleman taking my reservation said "It can get that way,... More 

Thank Kchafsh
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great old fashioned. Great craft beer. But be warned if you only drink bud light they don't carry beers like that!

Thank Nicholas D
Stuttgart, Germany
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Parking is limited but there is a lot. I was initially impressed with the bar. Excellent selection of scotch. Unfortunately way overpriced. $16 for 3oz is steep for standard single malts. I had a great burger but subbed out fries for blue collar Mac and cheese. Very good food but the wait staff was a little slow.

Thank Justin C
Norfolk, Virginia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant about the Public House since I'm more of a wine drinker, and "pub fare"doesn't just grab me. Pleasant surprise! Everyone at our large table found something to love. Really interesting appetizers were passed around as we selected Mac and Cheese, Bangers and Mash, shrimp, sandwiches, vegetable and salad choices, something for everyone. The house red wasn't bad,... More 

Thank Union502
Olympia, Washington
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Despite having several other recommendations on "can't miss" places in Norfolk, a friend and I stumbled onto the Public House as parking was a mess around Granby Street (the location of the other restaurants.) We weren't disappointed. With at least 20 beers on tap, there is something for everyone. I ordered the Chicken & Waffles sandwich, a concoction of two... More 

Thank Frank R
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What an interesting restaurant. Stopped by Friday the 13th, a day usually associated with strange happenings and superstitions but not this day, It was perfect, a little chill in the air and a few friends in tow as we descended upon the staff who greeted us with a warm welcome and a ringside seat to yumminess. The fare here is... More 

Thank Susan M
Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Went there last night with my lady. VERY good food!!! Pretty darn good beer selection... huge variety of liquor over at the bar. Whole place was very old school pub lookin'. I saw pool tables as we walked up, but didn't partake. We had the bacon-wrapped tots as an appetizer... PHENOMENAL 😛 My girl had the buffalo chicken sandwich and... More 

Thank seabeegt
Chesapeake, Virginia
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189 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by the Public House for dinner on New Year's Day, after seeing a movie at MacArthur Mall. My wife ordered the Farmer's Pie and I ordered the Pastrami sandwich. The Farmer's Pie was pretty good, but the ingredients in the bottom weren't mixed very well. The meat in my Pastrami sandwich was tough and stringy.... More 

Thank Hiistory-Buff
Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I love the food here. It is always delicious! I cannot get enough of the blue collar mac and cheese with chicken. Added buffalo sauce with the recommendation of our bartender. Holy smokes! So delicious! The service is never bad, but sometimes it's just average.

Thank r_big3low
Williamsburg, Virginia
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We arrived early for dinner on a Monday night, so the place and its parking lot were fairly empty. In fact, I hesitated going in because the outside seemed dark (black paint, dark windows) and uninviting. But we decided to give this place a try. Inside it was dark (low lit) also. But the waitress was cheery and there were... More 

Thank Aibutiej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-227-9064

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