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Willoughby by the Bay

) #357 of 589 Restaurants in Norfolk ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
1534 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
+1 757-480-0226
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
1 Jun 2017
“New Name, New Management, New Outside Dining”
22 May 2017
“Hidden gem”
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Bar, Grill, Pub, Seafood, American
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1534 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It's not the dark and dingy place at the very tip of Willoughby. It's brighter with more tables but still with a visceral connection to this unique section of Norfolk. There is a variety of seating and tables and friendly wait staff. The title emphasizes...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Always looking for locally owned neighborhood restaurants. Not disappointed with this little hidden gem at the end of Willoughby Spit. Awesome home cooking. I had fried oysters and onion rings. The batter was light and delicious.

Thank MLF333
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Great seafood. Always been there even 40-50 years ago. Good then too. She crab soup, salads, and super fried shrimp and hush puppies. I ate at the bar which was pleasant and different. Nice dining room with great service at either one. Pick this if...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The Willoughby Inn Seafood Restaurant is a tiny little place at the end of Willoughby Spit. It's an unassuming place, more pub, than restaurant, but the new owners have been making improvements to the building, and it's really coming along nicely. The food is really...More

Thank Stacey V
Reviewed 15 February 2016

this restaurant was advertised in the neighbourhood community so we wanted to try it. we entered the dining area, table cloth and serviettes: promissing. the waitress noted our order and reread everything pretty slacky. we ordered surf and turf and fish platters plus sides. the...More

Thank Uwe K
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Make no mistake....this place is a dive, but that doesn't mean it's not great. Good food, fair prices, local haunt. Give it a try.

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Not many places around like this anymore, wasn't the best food I have ever eaten but is was good and the atmosphere is worth the visit. Hushpuppies are outstanding and our server was attentive and very nice, good ole southern hospitality. The bar was adjacent...More

Thank nancysteen
Reviewed 30 April 2011

My husband and I were visiting our son in the navy and wanted some seafood. We looked up the menu on-line and the prices and variety seamed good. However we were disappointed and the prices were actually about $4 an entree higher than posted. the...More

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Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, Pub, Seafood, American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1534 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503 (Formerly Willoughby Inn Seafood Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-0226
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