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Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar

4.3
4.3
555 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Norfolk Seafood Co & Big Easy Oyster Bar features fresh local seafood with a Cajun creole twist. The restaurant is centrally located in downtown Norfolk. The mission of the Norfolk Seafood Company is to bring tasty seafood to locals and tourists, minus the trip to the Oceanfront. The menu features everything a good seafood restaurant should offer, plus all the sides. A cold beer, wine or a specialty drink from the bar rounds off any meal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 227-6222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please contact our events manager for more information events@rz-restaurants.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our events manager for more information events@rz-restaurants.com

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Morgan: (757) 227-6222

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Cross street

    Granby St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was exceptional and she made some wonderful suggestions for food and drink. Everything was so good. I can’t wait to go back and try some other items on the menu.
  2. B

    Bill

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice atmosphere. Very nice service. Food slightly on the salty siide.
  3. AM

    AliciaM

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem with delicious drinks specials and amazing. Food. Generously portioned meals that could easily be shared. Raw fish beignets were a must try appetizer and the Jambalaya was spicy enough to make your tongue sing, it still taste the food. Ambiance reminded me of a speakeasy or older establishment with subtle lighting that made this an interesting and intimate spot. The sixes made here for your meals are simplest Cajun at its best!
  4. a

    aliciah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My hubby. And his mom Loved this place my hubby said he’s taking me there when we get back from out the country that says a lot because he hates eating in our town but the service was that good
  5. RK

    RobynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great greeting by hostess, great service from waiter and overall great food and experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Made an early reservation for Mother’s Day. I’ve been here several times before. This time they sat me downstairs. We received our meals after 6pm despite being seated at 4:15. I was with my mom and 6 year old who have both come with me on other occasions. We were tucked in the back by ourselves for most of the meal. Right before our main meal arrived they sat two more tables in the area with small children. I did not appreciate being segregated that way and one of the tables was quite loud. I only ate a few bites of my food and quickly finished my wine so I could leave. I recognize holidays can be tricky, but I expected better from this establishment.
  7. BM

    BetsyM

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time. It was mothers day so we took my mother in law there since at one time they used to live in New Orleans. She said the gumbo tasted like "real" gumbo.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Really a great experience
  9. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was really nice. Waitress was very attentive. Food was amazing. Will definitely dine here again. Drinks were good too.
  10. N

    Nat28

    Richmond

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food is always great here. This place knows what it does well and sticks to it. The service last night was especially good. We had a fantastic server. Of course we will back.
  11. S

    Stephen

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great, service was great, food was delicious. Had a wonderful time at this establishment. Definitely will be back.
  12. j

    johns

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fed a client and chose the 18 platter of raw oysters to begin and Jambalaya as the entree. He loved it. I chose the fried seafood platter it was very fresh and perfect. Great meal!
  13. A

    Andy

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat downstairs so not sure if it would be a bit quieter in the upstairs dining room. Service was excellent!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional, as usual. This is one of my favorite restaurants downtown and I often bring friends, family, and work colleagues here. It never disappoints!
  15. t

    tperez

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very good. Would definitely go back. Would probably pick a better time due to parking issues went at 645. Everyone was very pleasant and friendly.
  16. LW

    LesWin25

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner. Not the best food and certainly does not compare to New Orleans style cuisine. Wish the restaurant took more of an effort to share that its
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The waitress/bar tender was very rude and not attentive. We had to proactively ask for our drinks to be replenished and why our food was taking so long. Each time we asked the waitress for something she seemed annoyed. I used to love this place but the service experience this time was horrible and makes me not want to go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The hostess was horrible. They did not let all of our party in due to a strict dress code but allowed others to join in flip flops. Giving very much basis against blacks. Corey was fabulous he handled our table with love. Will not return back thou. Food was not good, the new cook didn’t get our meals right.
  19. DH

    DawnH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were outstanding. I will be returning
  20. C

    Chris

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I wanted so badly to like this place. No parking, let me repeat NO PARKING. I had to park 3 blocks away when there is a parking garage right across the street, but it is private parking. The food wasn’t the worst but it didn’t give what I was expecting. Service was Great and Ambience was Great! It was my Mom’s Birthday dinner so it was kinda a disappointment. I really wanted to like this place.
  21. BL

    BigLan

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at this restaurant was simply wonderful, along with our Waiting staff. The food was excellently prepared and served hot from beginning to end. Outside of not really having a place to park, nor offering valet (blamed it on Covid) Everything else about our night out was great!
  22. CJ

    CieraJones

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The manager gives people way too many problems. I seen her turn someone down who didn’t have a reservation but like someone go without a reservation. You can’t pick and choose. Previous management had this place packed but this new lady is going send you all bankrupt. And the ripped jeans thing?? Some people had ripped jeans on that was sitting down and she turned away some others. Now let’s get to food and beverages: Food was great but I see that now they scaling back on certain items and also giving less amount of food. My alcoholic beverage tasted just like juice. Didn’t get a martini glass I received a cognac glass instead.
  23. CR

    CRAIGD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming to the restaurant for years, except for the last 2. We were there for our anniversary. The restaurant was its usual excellence. The food was amazing, and staff was friendly. The only disappointment we had was that they discontinued the red beans and rice.
  24. CC

    CindyCRNA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow service, but nice waiter. Dressy dress code, but some employees wore skin tight see through spandex and were chit chatting right by our table, very unprofessional. The food was not great for the high price. I ordered the fried oysters. They were mostly breading,and didn’t seem fresh, which I quietly sent back. I was charged for them even though I said they did not seem fresh. I won’t be going back.
  25. G

    Golfgirl

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were both great. Our server even presented a birthday brownie with ice cream! We LOVE this place and always eat here before any event we are going to in Norfolk. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is because my husband ordered an IPA that was from a keg. It was not a sour but was so sour that it tasted like it was be bad. He hardly ever returns anything in a restaurant even if not to his liking but this was truly awful. It was replaced, or so we thought as it was on the bill along with the the requested changeout. We pointed it out to our server who spoke with the bartender and she refused to remove the bad beer from the bill. My easy going husband was so incensed that he vows to never return. He'll stand firm. Makes me sad. Over $9.50. Bad move FSC&BEOB.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This was my first time here. The hostess was very rude and hung up on me when I called and was asking where to park. There is NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE RESTAURANT !! And according to the waitress parking no longer gets validated due to Covid....really. I had to pay to park in a garage. The waitress was super forgetful and we had to ask another server for water and pepper. The food was barely ok and horrible service. I WILL NOT BE RETURNING!!
  27. PO

    PatriciaO

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience ❤️❤️ I loved the food, and the service was excellent. We shared the alligator bites and frog legs as an appetizer. This was my first time having frog legs and it was delicious 🤤 and I will definitely be back to have some more fried catfish (perfectly fried and seasoned) and grits!! My compliments are to the chef ❤️❤️
  28. R

    Regulars

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal here. Our waiter (Carl, I think) was amazingly attentive and allowed us to have a leisurely dinner event though our reservation was at 10pm. We picked this restaurant as we were a party of 6, needed a late reservation, and wanted seafood. Everything we had was amazing (and we have family in New Orleans). I was a little anxious as the reviews were all over the place, but our dining experience was wonderful and we would eat here again. The only drawback was the parking (and that had nothing to do w the restaurant). We aren’t familiar w the area and the parking garages were challenging at 10pm on a Friday.
  29. DR

    DavidR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was super. Service was great, and the food was to die for. We celebrated my daughter's birthday, so we shared assorted oysters for appetizers, and then the four of us ordered different entrees, which we all shared. We finished with beignets for dessert. Perfect ending to a perfect evening.
  30. YB

    YolandaB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried Seafood Platter and Fried Catfish!! Great choices!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from the service to the food
  32. LS

    LisaS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I made a reservation an hour before online. The recipient called me to advise me of the dress code. So I was thinking this place was upscale. Not at all. The bartender was dressed with jeans on and we were seated in the basement. I was here on business and will not dine her again
  33. BH

    BertH

    Norfolk

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good meal and good service. Difficult parking. Oysters Rockefeller’s were small. Would go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One o the greatest experience I ever had.... The service was great... Food was sooo Delicious.... I will most definitely be back in the near future.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my husbands 50th birthday 🎉
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big Easy was amazing! I enjoyed my first time there. The bar was great and service even better. They checked in constantly and super attentive.
  37. N

    Nat28

    Richmond

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great place for our family dinner. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding!
  38. SF

    SuffolkFoodie

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was awesome, especially the Oysters Rockefeller. Very fresh taste. Old-fashioned cocktail was delish.
  39. Y

    Y2scooter

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing (thank you Jordan), food was good, and ambiance was appealing. I highly recommend the Gumbo, Oysters Rockefeller, hurricane, and the Alligator Bites (be sure to eat them while their hot). Would definitely come again.
  40. Y

    Yasuke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience. The oyster rockafeller was bussin! Seafood platter was great as well. Nothing bad about the night. Service was amazing as well. Shout out to our waitress.

FAQs

Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 227-6222.

Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar

111 Tazwell St Norfolk, VA 23510

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Granby St.

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Comfort Food, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 227-6222

  • Catering

    Please contact our events manager for more information events@rz-restaurants.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our events manager for more information events@rz-restaurants.com

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Morgan: (757) 227-6222

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