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Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar

4.6
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348 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 348 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Birthday dinner for my boyfriend !! The atmosphere and food was phenomenal!! The waiter was very attentive with everything !! The cocktail were also amazing !! I just wish they had more top shelf tequilas , bourbon /whiskey or scotch !! I will definitely be returning !!

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MarcoT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice, good food. I would recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! Server was extremely nice and attentive. I definitely recommend for a nice dinner out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

THE waitress was helpful and friendly. But beware that they put me down for 4 people instead of just 2. I believe due to COVID they charge gratuity automatically with four or more guests. I did not like the dishonesty. Other than that the food and ambiance are good.

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RussellG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live right up the street, so we have eaten here several times. The service is always great, and the cuisine is amazing!

JG
JustineG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and his girlfriend enjoy the food and the experience.

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Omarito
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding overall experience. Service and food impeccable.

JT
JenaeT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We throughly enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere was nice also!

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circa757
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In whats become an annual tradition I celebrated at Big Easy. Ordering the caesar salad, she-crab soup. I had drinks prior so I did not get to enjoy any of the options at the bar. The salad was crisp, dressing was ample but not overbearing.

As always the she-crab soup was the star of the show. Seasoned well with an abundance of crab meat. There were no issues of consistency and it tasted fresh. My only request is to use lump crab meat for an authentic feel.

Evening Ambiance was nice. In contrast to the dreary raining outdoors of the night. As a repeat offender, I have come to know the building can be a bit chilly as the fireplace was not on upstairs. For context, it is early autumn so we are getting acclimated to cooler evenings. My waitress was polite, knowledgable and made some menu recommendations but I opted for my regular dish. A few conversations could be heard by some celebrating diners but nothing that ruined my meal.

4/5 thanks for another incredible evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was uh mazing!!!! Honestly I didn’t know what to expect but everything was perfect! Upon entry the decor and hostess reserved a respect for traditional speakeasy’s. Our server Sean was awesome with recommendations and creating an enjoyable evening! I can’t wait to comeback!

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Arrie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food2service1ambience5

Potatoes under cooked, asparagus over cooked. Salmon on point. Fried scallops and shrimp fried to hard. (rubbery)

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Lazia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing and the hostess as well as the waiters were super friendly! Money well spent. Highly recommended!

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vipTC19
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh local Oysters, great Cajun inspired menu items with awesome cocktails (black cherry walnut bitters old fashion)

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great! I definitely will be back.

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SashaL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Diane was an absolute pleasure! The restaurant ambiance was pleasant and warm. This was a 1st date which I really enjoyed. The appetizers and entree’s were both delish. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The seafood was great, however the sides were cold.

SM
ShariM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Norfolk Seafood. Great atmosphere and good food...

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KarlinF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in VA Beach for a weekend trip. Restaurant was easy to find, but parking is not. Service and food was outstanding! Will definitely visit if in town again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Special service. Great drinks. Amazing food!

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KellieS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall service and food was amazing. I will definitely be coming back.

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ElizabethH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Our waiter, Chris was attentive to every detail! The mood set by the staff was professional and fun! We have found a new place for us to go for our next celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Following and enforcing safe service. Tables spaced and reservation was required. Had a dozen oysters, she crab soup, and salad. All was very good. Also enjoyed a bottle of wine, nice selection. Friendly services.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great just all around great will be back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend birthday, neither one of us had been to Norfolk Seafood Company. It was a surprise for him.The experience was everything I had vision and the food was outstanding and also the drinks. We will definitely be going back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and most definitely come again. Food, lighting, and wait staff was phenomenal and I brag about this place now

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food everything was outstanding. Oh but the bartender was superb!!! Great atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff.

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CliffordM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was overall an outstanding experience. I enjoyed our date night with my beautiful wife. Thank you very much.

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vipannettep
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only thing was a mix drink which was kind of weak with alcohol.

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vipsamb
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The waiter was pretty bad. He got our apps order, brought us our apps, then came back like 30 minutes later to see if we were still wanting to order dinner or if apps were going to be all. We asked what they had for desert, he told us, walked away and never asked if we wanted desert. We ended up skipping it (scared silly to see how long that would have taken) came back ran my card, charged me for an extra meal, asked if he could just give us a gift card for the difference (we told him we live out of town and would never be back) ran my card twice for the night.

Overall, great food, but better plan on camping out at this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Norfolk Seafood Company to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were seated upon arrival which was great. Unfortunately I almost left as it took about 20 minutes for the waiter to come over to get our drink order. I'm glad we decided to stick it out. The food was amazing. I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese. It had large pieces of lobster and the cheese sauce was flavorful and creamy. My husband had the Chicken Andouille Pasta. It has a lot of flavor to it. We both loved the little corn bread muffins that were served as well. Overall a great experience and we will be back to explore some of their other food offerings.

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HomePro
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! The waitress was very hospitable and polite.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !! Sooo yummy !! And the ambiance was perfect for our occasion. I felt like i was in my living room being by the fire pace I didn’t want to leave ! I loved every minute of it!

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vipLTCA
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked our reservation for 1945 hours Saturday night at 1630 hours. Arrived at the venue at 1944, were seated by 1946, waitress was at our table be 1950 and we placed our order at 1955. Got an update from our server at 2020 that because of a large party (12 folks who had made a reservation) the kitchen was slammed and our dinner would be the first one out after the party was served. At 2035 we were offered salad or an appetizer - which we declined since we wanted to ensure room for our main course. At 2045 our server informed us that the manager would be delivering our food (she was aware we were not pleased with the wait) and at 2100 our meal arrived. We expressed our disappointment at the long wait and the manager said she was sorry - but nothing she could do. :( She would be happy to offer us a free desert. Again we expressed our disappointment - but didn't create a scene.

Half way through our meal (which we were enjoying! The food was great!) our server informed us that the manager was very sorry it took so long and that in addition to a desert she was going to comp the entire dinner! Needless to say we were surprised and thought the gesture was very generous.

We declined the desert - too full from dinner - and again thanked our server for her excellent service.

This was our second visit, the first was almost a year ago, and based on the food, service, and generous management, we'll certainly visit again when we're in Norfolk!

Highly recommend the food - excellent seafood!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but the noise level was extremely loud. The service and food was excellent.

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ValeriaL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We’ve been there a number of times. This time no corn bread was offered even though others got it. The chowder was cold and the main dish was also cold. Was disappointed with this visit

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent the meal the service I cannot wait to go back it was just that good and I am very picky it was amazing you will not be dissatisfied atmosphere was all so wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good prices. food was great.

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KellyB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Will definitely be back.

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RafeyRozay757
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I was never giving my to-go box. And I had a crab cake meal. The food and the atmosphere Was great. But I did not get my to-go box. Is the only thing I'm upset about

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! A+++. Our server was amazing.

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 4.6 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.