Stripers Waterside

4.1
161 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

RESERVATIONS DO NOT GUARANTEE OUTSIDE SEATING! OUTSIDE SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
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EricaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night we had a fabulous meal with friends at Stripers. We got there just before our reservation time and were seated quickly. Great table where we could see the ferry from Portsmouth. We weren't rushed!! That was the best. Fried calamari app and brussels sprouts app were perfect. The mahi tacos were enjoyed by two, my salmon was seasoned and cooked to perfection. My other friend had the seafood pasta which looked and smelled delish.
We will be back. Suggest reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and experience was great!

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EricaS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations @6:30 and the table wasn’t ready. Waited another 30 mins to get a table. One there it took awhile for the waiter to come say hi. When he did, he brought us menus and told us sorryI for the wait but some of the wait staff had quit that evening. It took awhile for him to come back again to take our order..
we ordered, our food it came out awhile later. We had no silverware to eat with. Finally got that, got the check and it was wrong. Tried to fix it. I have up and just paid it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our Server Chad was great. Very attentive great attitude and overall amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outdoor seating.

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing, especially being right on the water. I highly recommend the hushpuppies, the Cajun shrimp caprese salad or the bacon wrapped scallops.

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GeronimoS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food is simply not good. Shrimp were not de-veined.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had to sit outside dining while raining although I made reservations. Waitress Shai was awesome!!!!!!! She tried to accommodate me despite it being beyond her control.

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maryannS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. Service was great. Food delicious. Had blueberry cheesecake for dessert-#
Light and delicious.

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DianeT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super good s d the service was equally as good too!

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98765
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and great food. Will definitely be going there again.

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Okay
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff and our waiter were fantastic and we have no complaints about them. Me and my girlfriend went there for a nice quiet date, and found that at least 2 tables next to us were as loud as can be. They had no respect for any other diner. The food was also very sub-par. The 1/2lb of shrimp we had was over cooked and did not really have much flavor. We also had the the risotto and seafood pasta. The risotto, while well cooked, left us wanting more (you’d figure for a $30 meal, you would at least get a side.). The same was with my girlfriend’s plate. The meal just left much to be desired. I do not believe the food was worth the price at all. We could have made better at home, and probably will next time. Was a waste of $120.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Brianna was amazing. She made sure that everything was amazing even though my husband ended up with the wrong meal. She went back to the kitchen to make sure that we had the right meal. Over and beyond her services to make sure we have a great experience.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

we observed the employees taking masks off when they had stepped away from patrons to go to the kitchen or bar. Also, our servers mask did not cover his nose.

2 of the 4 people enjoyed their food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Horrible service

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GGGG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went during valentines day and it was pretty busy. My friend received a well done burger instead of a medium. The manager immediately came out and comped the burger AND the desserts to boot. Overall we had a good time.

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RyanJ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some staff not wearing masks over their nose which was very concerning especially as they were in customer’s faces like that. Our waiter was great and wore his appropriate the entire time. Margarita flight was a favorite.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience - we were there for Restaurant Week so go the Surf & Turf meal that was offered. Filet, Shrimp and a Snow Crab - paired with garlic green beans and mashed potatoes. The filet was cooked perfectly - as was the shrimp - the crab was slightly over cooked - meat wouldnt "pull" out like it should have but still tasted good. Wait staff was very attentive - I will go there again no doubt!

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Advocate
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We visited for my birthday during Norfolk restaurant week. We both ordered the pre fixe surf and turf which was EXCELLENTLY prepared; however, we were surprised to have to ask for condiments which would, in our minds, be a normal accoutrement to such a meal, and then to have to wait while our food was unfortunately cooling for said condiments to be delivered. We even had to ask for crackers for the crab legs and forewent seafood forks. Our server was less than attentive mid-meal. Don’t order the Mimosa flight unless you enjoy mostly tinctures champagne, but I was very pleased they allowed me to send it back and get a truly delightful caramel apple mule instead!

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BritneyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice hidden gem in Waterside. I enjoyed the food, ambience and service. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Server made great menu recommendations. I will be back soon.

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MarcR
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for 15 minutes after being seated. No one talked to us. Wait staff helped tables in front of us and behind us several times. We weren't even given water. So finally we left.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional along with the view. Nice water view dining experience with excellence service, and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although it was raining the water view was relaxing. The quiet atmosphere was conducive to conversation with my dining partners. The seafood platter was delicious. Bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer an excellent choice or paired with a salad would make a good meal. Would highly recommend.

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RocheleJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was good, the drinks were good as well. The prices are a little steep though.

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ErikaB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I expected with the prices that this place would be good. My husband's drink was missing an essential element to it which made it taste horrible and the waiter didn't offer to get him a new one or take it back to get it added. We were never asked if we wanted anymore adult drinks, nor received refills on the only water he brought. The seafood was tough and cold by the time we got it. Our waiter never checked on us after we got the food. We spent $140 on food and drinks that were very poor. And there were only a handful of tables the waiter was handling so he should not have been so negligent of his tables

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Ludie
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was horrible and fast food like at best

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TomN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Tl;dr - Most of the food was not good, and were not worth the money.

Our waitress was nice and quick and the drinks were fine. Beyond that, we're never going back here again.

We started with a dozen oysters. I've eaten a lot of oysters in my life, and this is the first time I ever sent them back. They smelled fishy and were not fresh. While the waitress assured us they were fresh today, they tasted like spoiled seafood. So either she was wrong about that, or they just get cheap oysters.

Next, our entrees were just bad. I had the stuffed flounder with mashed potatoes. The potatoes were super dry, as was the flounder. It seemed like it had been cooked, then sat out and microwaved. My husband got the seafood pasta, and it was the best dish we had, simply because it was OK. But it wasn't worth the $30 they charge for it.

I'm not happy giving a 2 star review, because the location on the water is great. Maybe some of their other dishes are better, but our experience was bad. We won't be going back, despite it literally being within walking distance for us.

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service from Grace, the food and beers she recommended were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hubby and I ate outside and enjoyed a beautiful sunset near the water. Worth the view every time.

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vipMarquiseH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasurable experience.

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RobertW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Menu limited due to COVID-19.. but whar ordered was great.

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MistyF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Our waiter was very sweet and attentive. The food was amazing and they kept everyone distant due to COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!!! Food is great, ambiance is great n so is the staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food was horrible. But great server

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BrookeL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food is on par with the other seafood restaurants in the area, but it’s waterfront dining area is perfect for watching the sunset while you dine.

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Amazing food (key lime pie a must!) Very kind staff.

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PatsyS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The beer battered haddock and the soft shell crabs were tasty. The meals which included french fries and cole slaw were a little overpriced. It would have been nice to have other selections of sides, I e. baked potato, green vegetable, rice pilaf, etc.

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NancyH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter in town visiting

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice outdoor seating area with waterside views. Reasonably priced.

FAQs

Stripers Waterside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 837-4100.

Stripers Waterside is rated 4.1 stars by 161 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.