Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Welcome to Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Norfolk, Virginia.
We offer the alluring and relaxing nature of an authentic Irish pub and the warmth of a Gaelic home kitchen.
Our dark wood interiors, full of cozy nooks and beautifully sculpted bars will transport you to Ireland of old.
Great Food • Great Music • Great Craic, you’ll always feel like a local in Grace O'Malley's
What 76 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic atmosphere and food. Service was very good. Great Irish band was playing also. The place was packed so reserve your table!

H
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Irish bar in the Tidewater area. Great service and atmosphere. The price for food is excellent but Guinness is a little steep

JC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came there for Bosses Day. Out of the 9 that came only 2 had been before. The food was excellent, I'm a vegetarian and I had the Cheese sandwich which was heavenly. Our waitress was great, very attentive. The food came out in a timely manner for a table of 9. Everything about the visit was extremely pleasant and we will be back again. We are so delighted that our Boss chose your place to dine. Thank you

JR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had Drunk salmon. Very good. Husband had Fish and Chips. Very good. Friend has the stew. Very large portions. Server was very good. Very inventive. Very nice. Very knowledgeable about the food.

H
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Irish bar!!! Not what you get at most so called Irish bars. Gaelic sports are constantly going on the television and the entertainment is fun. Meals are predominantly Irish in nature and are very responsible. Only draw back is the price for a pint.

DS
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience5

We came to the restaurant for the entertainment which was fabulous!! The beer and whiskey selection was great. The service was mediocre. When our waitress was on shift she was good. We closed out with her then waited and waited for someone to take over. Someone never did. We actually had to flag someone down to get more drinks. It was ridiculous. Then we had to do the same to get our second check. One person of our group had such salty food that she couldn’t finish it.
We will back for the entertainment and drinks, maybe for the food.

KV
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff, good food, kid friendly (at lunch). It was exactly what we needed!
Good specials on drinks and beer!

K
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, attentive staff and a great atmosphere! A new favorite spot for us!

VS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband & I enjoy the food, drinks & music. The people are friendly . Everyone has a good time.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I loved the pub but would not recommend the fish and chips. The fish was a soft soggy mess. All the other food was very good. 2 of us had the fish and were very disappointed. The server was very nice but unconcerned we didn’t like the fish.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was wonderful. The authentic Irish dishes are great. Lots of options for alcoholic and non beverages. Server was friendly and personable, attentive and helpful. I recommend Grace O'Malley's to everyone.

BH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hannah is the best of the best in servers!!!
Fun craic! Musicians were good although repetitive in choice of tunes

RM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Taylor was amazing, informative, and prompt. Shes been my waitress just about every time ive been and never disappoints

GC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Everyone should try!!! We got for the food and music but get much more than that. Memories.

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service by LuLu, and wonderful atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner. We had a lovely time after the soccer fans left! It was incredibly noisy, even after the soccer fans left, which is my only complaint... but it is a bar The food was yummy, the service was great and the drinks were cold!

s
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food reasonable priced drinks that actually had liquor in them

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace O’Malley’s in Norfolk has excellent Irish fare, the atmosphere is lively, the establishment is attractive and clean, and the servers are pleasant. When I’ve been there for live music, it has always been good. The chefs do a great job. (Try the pretzels and cheese. SO GOOD. The beef stew is my favorite.) They change desserts daily, but they are all delicious. If they have strawberry cheesecake when you visit, get it!! I love this place.

SC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal, at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere for celebrating my daughters graduation.

LP
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice authentic Irish look to the restaurant. The bar appearance is really great. The salmon specials are usually terrific as are the daily bread pudding deserts. The tomato soup with Parmesan cheese was a great starter. Service was excellent.

E
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the food was stellar.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for the monthly folk music session. The music was fantastic.

K
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Food was fabulous and the service was excellent.

EM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience - nice selection of draft beers and a wide variety of food choices including Irish favorites and inspired dishes. Military and Happy Hours specials make visits very good value.

MW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

St. Paddy’s Day dinner/drinks at 2030. We had a great seat in front by the band. Food was above average. Drinks were solid. Service was outstanding even though it was busy. Definitely would recommend reserving a table prior, bc when we arrived they were ‘1 in 1 out’ and at capacity

j
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary during St. Patrick's day weekend with reservations. The facility was packed with 150 plus people and standing room only at the bar, but we still had our food in about 20 min, glasses were never empty and waiters and staff were exceptional. Great Job!!

DS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for St. Paddy’s Day and was the best I have had. The service for such a busy night was spot on! Food was superb! Best place In Norfolk!

AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food. We had reserved a high top, but the high tops were all full (we arrived early, but it was the saturday before st patricks day, and the current high top patrons werent going anywhere anytime soon!) They quickly found us a different table, and the meal was very good. (Pretzels with beer cheese, beef stew, shepherds pie...) Service was great. The place was full and noisy but not uncomfortably so, just full of life.

CL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, he closest thing to an authentic Irish pub in the Tidewater area, especially when live music is happening. Delicious food and great service.

BA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are going to eat around St Paddy’s day make a reservation in advance. Limited dining seating and it’s packed. Fun festive atmosphere but limited menu due to the crowd size. Disappointed there was not entertainment but overall a great time.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing St Paddys

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

St Patrick’s Day

SP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the 16th of March and incredibly crowded, but the service was still excellent. Noise level was very high, but that’s to be expected with the amount of people in the pub.
Will be returning again, especially when it isn’t as crowded.

CG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation on 03/16 for an early “St Patrick’s Day” dinner for two. The hostess tried to seat us at the bar, sitting side by side. The majority of the dining room was empty and she claimed the bar was “all that was available.” I understand it was a holiday. That it why I made a reservation. But if you cannot honor every reservation with a proper dining table, then do not accept the reservation in the first place. We did not stay, so I can not attest to the food or service otherwise.

Q
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Irish food and beer. A real Irish Pub feel to the place. Recommend the bangers and Mash it is delish. My wife love the corn beef and cabbage.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Saturday was the first time we ate at this restaurant and we were blown away! Our food arrived piping hot, and all of it was delicious! We are already planning to go back this weekend for more bangers! 🍴

GP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great beer. Friendly and courteous service. Can’t wait to return for the entertainment. Will return and would recommend!

a
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Salmon special stayed it came with Brussels sprouts. Instead, it came w something green.. not sure what. Some leafy greens cooked down.
Server should have said something.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable with a pleasant singer.

VH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful find in Norfolk. The food was great and the music was so too! I'm going back!