Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.5
123 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
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

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 123 people are saying
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MelissaN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't be disappointed! Traditional Irish Fare and so so good. Accommodates small or large parties! Staff is super friendly, entertainment was on point!!

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KermitP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining group try different restaurants twice a week. Grace is one of out “go to” restaurants. Food is excellent, a broad menu, excellent service, good bar menu. Overall one of out favorites!

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EricH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service..good prices. Nice staff. No wait

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JenL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We picked GOM because we love Irish stew and were looking for a relatively calm environment after having traveled all day. Unfortunately, we booked in advance and when we arrived, it wasn’t what we expected at all. The food was okay, but only moderately true to authentic. The environment wasn’t “energetic,” it was “chaotic.” Our meal was punctuated by regular screams and uproars…and there wasn’t even a game on! The place was more run down that I would have expected for the price of the food, as well. Overall, it’s an okay place to eat, but totally didn’t meet our expectations.

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DouglasM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! We have been here several times, and each time was a great experience. We love the authenticity of the "Irish Pub" ambiance. My brother was with us visiting from Cincinnatti and was really impressed with everything. There were sit-in musicians last night (Sunday) that was a nice surprise! Thank you again for the great experience; we will be back!!! Doug Maume

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baileysteelefarm
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and staff was friendly and prompt!

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RichD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fun place to eat with friends. Aria the server was super.

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KellyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was an absolute master at his job. Our drinks never went empty and his attitude was amazing and positive. I would love to tell you his name but he was true to his word and got me hammered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good. The manager was very nice and helpful to the staff and greeting everyone that arrived. He was actually more attentive than our server.

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LuisR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was simply awesome!! Her attention to us has made this restaurant our go to spot

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susang
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We sat outside which was much quieter than inside which was exceptionally loud. Our waiter ignored us at times and forgot to order one of our entrees, then tried to blame us for not ordering it!! Other requests were late. The food we received was good, but the overall experience was very negatively impacted by the waiter

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vipRobert
Atlanta
214 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food, energy, and especially the service- everyone was helpful and upbeat- including the entertainment!

It was a good evening.

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unique and delicious. The drink selection was enormous and there were a lot of different liquors, beer, and wine options as well as some very unique cocktails. The wait staff was excellent, the outdoor seating was great, and the live music was great albeit loud. If you are sensitive to noise, ask to eat outside or in the front of the restaurant away from the stage area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful night of festive music, great service and delicious food. We will be back.

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CSquared
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The good part was Monday night pub trivia. The bad part was that's all we got for almost 2 hours! Showed up for a 6pm reservation with seven people. Place was nowhere near full but got busy later. Watched people come and eat and go before we ever got our food. Embarrassing experience to bring family there and management comped a pretzel appetizer. Don't waste your time or money. Food was not that good either.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The live music was fantastic and the food was delicious!!

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LJCalPony
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fun atmosphere but the crowd noise was too loud to hear the music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere is always wonderful!

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vipBobCox
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening at Grace O'Malleys Irish Pub & restaurant. Food and service were superb. He hope to go back soon.

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YvonneR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, food and service did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great time when we're at Grace O'Malley's!

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MKSlay
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food per usual. Atmosphere was lively, though you could see that there was still plenty of space between tables for appropriate distancing. Staff was fantastic, drinks were well made, and introducing my friends to the soft pretzels and beer cheese went over very very well. We were celebrating a friend who is moving, and Grace O'Malley's set the perfect mood for the rest of the night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, Festive spot for a late night bite and a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to listen to Don Bunch which is why the noise was up. The food is always great and the servers are awesome! The appetizer took a bit but the kitchen was backed up bc of everyone coming out to see Don at 8 and we weren’t in a hurry so it was absolutely fine. But because of it they did take our appetizer off the bill to make up for the time it took for that to come out. Overall a wonderful experience! I didn’t have it this time but the Salmon is phenomenal!

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vipJaneg
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson provided exceptional service even while they were very busy! GreAt time!

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JuanP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outside dining was curb lane of the street. Very safe from Covid perspective. Cars driving by are very close despite the barricades, so please do stay alert.

Food was excellent. Since we were only party outside service was Not exceptional but was reasonable.

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LJCalPony
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised to find a live Irish singer to entertain us for dinner. The service was great. We had one problem with under cooked chicken but overall the food was very good. I had the bangers and mash, I loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beers were flowing. Food was great. Music was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Irish food, great experience. Will definitely go back to listen to the music and have another Irish Red Ale

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Richard
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't know what to expect. Food was good but lot of ambient noise.. and the band wasn't planning playing! Service was ok but a bit slow. Not sure I'd revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! It was Saturday night so it was very busy, glad we had a reservation! Will definitely come again!

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vipAndyC
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and spirits, fun atmosphere, and good value. We went for an early dinner before a show nearby. We will be back again!

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Pinerguy
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, the service, everything was good except the noise level was extremely loud. The bar area is way too loud where others cannot hear what is being said at their table in the dining area. I would no recommend this restaurant for seniors, way too loud.

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TiffanyC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We enjoyed our evening out at Grace O'Malley's. While I do not recommend their version of a burrito, my husband thoroughly enjoyed the bangers and mash. We would definitely go back! Be sure to make a reservation or you'll have to wait, tho. We were glad we made a reservation ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was a little underwhelming but decent pub food.

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EdCh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

You might want to ask if the circle of friends will be playing. I’ve never heard the same song played for so long and progressively louder in all of my life. Couldn’t wait to leave by the time our dinner was done and would have stayed for more drinks otherwise.

Server couldn’t remember our order and had to come back to ask (only 3 of us). Still ended up with the wrong food.

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WilliamM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Not an establishment where can carry on a conversation...not Saturday night anyway!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Need more wine options! Food was great, however. Will return!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food is always great! Atmosphere is always lively. Recently made a reservation online and when we had arrived, staff did not have a table available, requiring seating at the bar - big let down for this awesome place.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a meal on a birthday weekend. Sandy, who is normally a bartender was our waiter. Man, what a great experience he made it. Just great convo and great food with a great beer or three. Highly recommend. We will be back.

FAQs

Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 333-3330.

Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 123 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.