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French Bakery & Delicatessen

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4108 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1108
+1 757-625-4936
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Fast talkin' owner....gets you off guard....and then goes "in for the kill." I swear. I went in to buy some "thank you" treats for my doctors office staff. He took me in the back room for a "taste" of his éclair filling, all the while dazzling me while rattling off prices. Well, how much could 8 chocolate éclairs be, right?????????????... More 

1 Thank PBA1117
Preston, CT
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Expectations were low when I walked in, hoping the production of a solid baguette would offset deficiencies notes in other reviews. The other bad reviews are spot on...no need for me to repeat. I went with what they pushed, the pastrami with an orange donut for dessert. The pastrami was ok, but not worth the fortune they charged. The most... More 

2 Thank OntheRoadwithJoe
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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221 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This place is a perfect example of not to judge a book by its' cover. One of the best hot pastrami sandwiches I have every had!

Thank Bill W
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

$9.50 for a grease laden "fresh" fig apple peach tart...espresso was not bad for small cup $4.50. Owner kept trying to sell perserves and last package of fresh figs...even after I politely said maybe later. Personally not my cup of tea..er..coffee.

1 Thank Jennifer B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

In the early 70's my hubby & I would stop at the French Bakery for sweets before our visit to the Zoo. I was much surprised to discover- ( we live in Northern Chesapeake) they are still open and still make the same beloved Orange donuts. Orange donuts are deliciously sweet & huge! And yeah- expect to pay more than... More 

3 Thank JoAnn113
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We ordered oyster stew, sandwiches, creme horns and fruit cake $110 Ok to pay if good Oyster stew 2 oysters plus full of bread soaked in milk Pastrami was fatty and average Saving the fruitcake for later Creme horn filling tasted like wedding cake frosting Won't be back

2 Thank stevegO5076DS
Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

But if you are interested in quirky good food, pricey, in a funky, throw-back little place... it is a must. Norfolk native and haven't been? Shame on you! Order the soup - whatever it is that day... and try it out. Have fun and engage the owner. He is a hoot! Inclined to complain? Do yourself a favor and don't... More 

2 Thank Jhsoulen
Chester, Virginia, United States
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Ok, that was the best I can say. Good, not great and certainly NOT worth what we paid. I was craving a French horn.....but $7.50 for a French horn that didnt have pastry cream, but more of a shortening buttercream filling. My friend went with me who is a trained chef and owned a bakery before moving to Pa. She... More 

Thank Robin S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Bought an cocconut chocolate pastry. Clerk - the owner - put apple pie filling on it. Really??? This seems like a bakery from outer space. OMG -what planet is he from. And unbelievely pricey. Mind boggling awful!!!

Thank Katherine S
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

A single small chicken salad sandwich came to $12. No sides, no drink, just a sandwich, wrapped in wax paper, stuffed into a small brown sack. There is nothing to excuse the outrageous prices. This is not fine dining, but he seems to think it is with the prices. They would probably be very busy if they lowered their prices.... More 

1 Thank Robert K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
French, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4108 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-625-4936

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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?