Stripers Waterside

4.2
90 reviews
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Boasting fresh seafood, a made-from-scratch menu and waterfront views, Stripers Waterside will serve up its award-winning dining options to downtown Norfolk. Coming to Waterside District on the banks of the Elizabeth River, Stripers Waterside will offer a diverse lunch and dinner menu consisting of seafood, pasta, steak, sandwiches and more. Stripers Waterside will also serve a Sunday brunch menu and house 30 beers on tap, giving Norfolk a new place to enjoy breakfast or after-work drinks by the water. The restaurant’s original location, Stripers Bar & Grille in Manteo, N.C., is a favorite among locals and visitors and known for its fresh-caught seafood, draft beer and panoramic water views. Spanning approximately 8000 square feet, the new location at Waterside District will continue the Stripers tradition of using homemade ingredients, from sauces to desserts and more.
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Daily Happy Hour

Enjoy $1 off Craft Drafts, $2 off Domestic Drafts, $1 off Well Drinks, $1 off Wine by the Glass, & $1 off Specialty Cocktails

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 14, 2018

Ends: October 15, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 90 People Are Saying
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OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!! We will definitely be going back

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food awesome small portions but over all good food

Service was not good at all

Slow slow slow

KG
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view, great service - just a good place for a meal of any type.

L
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beautiful day to eat outside for lunch. The cocktails were very tasty. The crab soup was very creamy and full of crab with the exact amount of sherry. We shared the tuna bites and they were fresh with just the right amount of zip. The stuffed flounder was very fresh and accompanied by a wonderful lemon caper cream sauce. The fish tacos were perfectly cooked and well balanced with accompanying condiments. The service was exceptional as well.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service. Definite winner!

c
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The overall experience was just okay. The service was the issue. Although the restaurant was not full to capacity or very busy when we arrived the service was very slow. Our server was nice, but there just did not appear to be enough help or support for her to manage our table and others. The food and drinks took a very long time. The manager appeared to be in the restaurant, but he was walking around and offered NO support to our server to make our service faster. I was disappointed. I came to this restaurant before in early May on a Wednesday night and the wait was over an hour. When our conference came back to Norfolk we made a reservation and I anticipated this experience. However, I was very disappointed. The manager should have at least stopped by our table to say hello or check on us and he did not. If he had, I would have shared this with him. They need more servers on a Monday night or need to support the few they have to make the experience better. I don't think when we come back to this city anyone in my group of 12 will return and I will not recommend this place to others.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is very good and it was easy to make a reservation. The only odd thing is that you are charged for bread on the table. Very strange.

S
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Place is gorge! Food was very good. Perfect location, right on the water. Has a great outside deck. Fun place for a group or a date night. First time there and will go back.

JJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant, overlooking the water. The menu had a very good variety of options from which to choose. The service was good, staff appropriately attentive.

MC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, and awesome service. It wasn’t maxed out but the noise of chatter carries very well so it’s a little hard to hear but other than that beautiful and yummy. Will return for sure

P
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, food, and outstanding service . The management was on point!

WP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Went we a friend. We both ordered the stuffed flounder with capers cream sauce. My friends fish was raw in the middle. Very disappointing considering the price for the dish. They seemed to be way understaffed. There were several empty tables, yet people were being told it would be a 30 minute wait. Later that night into Monday, both of us had some serious bathroom issues. Since we both had the same dish, we had to attribute it to the food. Once again, very disappointing!!! I had heard good comments about this place but that was the last time I will visit

Stripers Waterside
Responded on May 7, 2019

William we do hope you come back and try us again.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I food was pretty good. But none of the dishes my party ordered really stood out. Service was great. There were several large parties and a slight hiccup in seating but they did a great job accommodating my party. I would go back but have to admit I would not go out of my way to return.

WF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They no longer take reservations but we were able to get a table with no problems.

RJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

For a seafood place there was little selection. Most stuff was fried.

AE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious!! I had stuffed flounder with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. I ate every bit of it. The portions were very good. The only reason I wouldn't give an overall score of 5 stars is because our waitress sucked. The other wait staff seemed very on point but ours was slow about getting everything. Luckily the food made up for her poor service.

Stripers Waterside
Responded on April 10, 2019

Hi Alexis do you remember the waitresses name? I am glad your food your food was to your liking if you can send back if you can remember the name. Thanks so much and I am sorry your whole evening could have not been a huge success.

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NV
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stunning view! Nice ambiance. Good food. Wine specials. Kia was an excellent server! Good place.

LM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service we received from Rashida was great. The food was good, and my family enjoyed it so I’m happy..

BD
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heather was great as usual! Annual MEAC visit and simply was worth the wait. All the staff were friendly and food and beverage was great!

Marvelous!!!

Stripers Waterside
Responded on March 17, 2019

Thank you for a GREAT review please come back next year MEAC and visit us!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was excellent and the view was beautiful. We will be back.

MJ
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Friend’s birthday.

CH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience. We were one of MAYBE three tables in the whole restaurant tonight. Were told that they were out of shrimp (at a seafood restaurant, so half the menu), then it took about an hour for our food to arrive (again, we were 1 of 3 tables in the whole place). At least 3 out of 10 meals were incorrect, and one wasn’t even placed so he didn’t start eating until the rest of us were done.... and his meal was even wrong then. Stay away from this place.

j
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and we had the best server ever. Thank you Felecia we will definitely be back!

C
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch with a friend for my birthday. Food was great and a great value.

CN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant wasn't crowded and we watched the sun set while enjoying fantastic food. I like their desert menu but I wish they did more "to order" deserts.

D
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch Menu has excellent Eggs Benedict - perfectly poached eggs, but there is a big difference in the Crab Benedict and what was served: The egss were on top of mini-crab cakes, a disappointment when the menu says: "CRAB BENEDICT Two poached eggs and fresh warm back fin crab meat topped with hollandaise sauce on toasted English muffin". I was totally looking forward to back fin crab meat, and questioned why I received crab cakes instead. The server said she has only seen crabcakes served and wasn't aware of what the menu said. She was an excellent server, really tried to please. Kitchen didn't cooperate when I requested the English muffins be toasted to a golden brown. They were white and gummy, something I see at other restaurants often as well. She came back with a fresh plate of golden brown toasty English muffin! So I gave up on crab meat and totally enjoyed the crab cakes, but if you're reading this, you're forewarned to ask in advance. Beautiful afternoon view of the Elizabeth River, fairly quiet early Sunday afternoon, EXCELLENT service, great Orange Crush mixed drink, ice done exactly right for it, and the dessert was divine: a Limoncello mascarpone cream iced lemon cake with a little raspberry drizzle on the plate. Three of us split it for a nice light ending. Shrimps and grits flavored beautifully for my hubs (I just really prefer traditional grits to stone ground), really nice sauce with country ham, shrimp done nicely, and my son's chicken biscuit with gravy was so ginormous he took half home. Potatoes O'Brien are very tasty. Had a coupon from the Virginian-Pilot, so had a nice discount on a nice meal. A little hard to find since the entrance is a single door behind the wine bar. IF you're coming from Harbor Park, the Sheraton, or Town Point Park, you cannot miss the signage on the outside of the building. Nice patio, too. Loved the Halloween skeletons at the high top table welcoming us into the restaurant!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous ... food, service and views the Eliz. River ... coming back for a regular meal ...

I
New England
48 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was the best choice in the marketplace but we were disappointed. I ordered my salmon well cooked and it was raw inside. And the salads were full of extra large lettuces. Instead of more but sized pieces.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waitress took a while to come to our table but she was very nice when she got there. We had originally planned to eat outside but it was too hot. We moved inside but still had a nice view of the water. The seafood pasta was delicious, the appetizers were fantastic. Our waitress checked on us several times throughout the meal. It was a nice day and I'm sure the birthday boy enjoyed himself.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

One of the worst experiences i have ever had at a restaurant. Service was absolutely horrid. We waited an hour and fifteen minutes to get our food. Only after we complained did someone react. Witnessed several tables get up and leave because they didnt get their food. After we finally got the food it was actually good. A manager did come by and apologize, but did not offer a discount or a complimentary dessert. Overall, very unattentive waitress and not a pleasant experience hearing everyone complain and walk out because if poor service.

OT
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Burning labor dollars! All these people at 415-430 standing around chatting with each other instead of attending to their customers. Once we got their attention , the server was authentic and genuine. Food quality was excellent, however menu limited.

H
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Horrible experience with management. Beautiful scenery and atmosphere. The food was mediocre and staff desperately needs an overhall.

P
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. We had seafood pasta, shared a salad and deserts of creme brulee which my niece stated was great and the special lemon-cello cake which was light and tasty.

KS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with the service, food , and over all experience.

TE
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty seafood options with a wide variety of beer on tap. Good view of the Waterside marina, across to the Old Portsmouth waterfront. Easy access to/from the Elizabeth River Passenger Ferry.

L
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner outside. The food was fabulous. Best fresh seafood in town. Apps and entrees were cooked perfectly and tasted great. The wait staff were very attentative and friendly. Recommend trying this gem out.

CM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a very friendly waiter and we were greeted and seated immediately.

MS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great view!

DS
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

To begin, there was a live band in the main open area at Waterside that was VERY LOUD. We had to ask to be seated way away from the front. We then sat and waited and waited and waited to get any sort of attention. We finally had to ask for a waiter. We had watched other people right near us get water then alcohol. They sat down after us! Then we witnessed the wait staff discussing our table and looking at each other as if they were lost.
Finally we got our drinks and then our food. The food was very good. My fish tacos were not hot.
We might return to try again for lunch. We will be sharing our experience with friends.
Hopefully the wait staff situation will improve

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter Niko was great. We had to wait a few minutes(more than usual) after being seated for a server, eventually asking for one. But once Niko was made aware we needed a server he was very apologetic for the wait and was very attentive from that point on. We also had a 7 month old baby with us and the entire staff was very accommodating. Would return and recommend!

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