Stripers Waterside

3.8
226 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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Shannonh
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I would return for the bar drinks menu. The food was not good.

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KLynn
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was fair and the prices high, but seafood is always expensive. We had a beautiful water view.

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MikeH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and server were amazing. Best food and experience I had all weekend.

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was absolutely stunning. It was pretty warm for late fall the night we were there but sitting outside with the fire pit going and looking at the water was fantastic. Our server Vlad was also great. I'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! However the grouper could have been cooked a little longer. Def had some stomach aches the next day, but everything else was perfect 😊

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viptvrs388
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Typical chain restaurant. Poor food prep. Pretty much tasteless except for the old bay wings, which were amazingly crispy and spicy.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This website and all others has the incorrect closing time. We got there unknowingly as they were closing but the hostest did not inform us. She said their last SEATING was at 8. So we sat, the waitress then told us that the kitchen was closed and we could only get fried foods. When we inquired why, they told us that they were closed. Confused, we ordered quickly. The food was sub-par and not fully cooked.
So here is my issue with the experience. If you are closing, share that EXPLICITLY. Do not give me some ambiguous answer about your last seating and then rush my meal. We had out of town guests that complained that this was the worst restaurant experience they had ever had. Not good for business.

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KennyG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Kind of hard to find. Seated next to the window with the a.c. blasting on me & my food.

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WendyC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had an OK dinner inside. Stripers was chilly, had a cafeteria style ambiance (bright and loud with a buss boy around a clearing cart), my husbands cocktail was mediocre and food was just okay.

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MichelleH
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good food.

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TianaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Worst restaurant ever.

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KelseyC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was very slow and she never pre-bussed causing a family of flies to be annoying. The drinks were awesome but food mediocre compared to prices.

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LAQUANDAP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waiter was awful, he took a long time to take our order, once food came he never came back to our table

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KazGal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our server was awful. It took almost hour to get our food and when we pointed out all the other tables that order after us but had already received their food, he gave us an attitude. I ordered a steak salad and requested the mixed greens be substituted with romaine lettuce, which seemed like a simply request because they had a Caesar salad on the menu, he told me they might not have romaine lettuce but would check. He did not check and my salad came out with mixed greens. The manager was very pleasant when we spoke with her and said she would address the issues with the waiter. I’d be willing to give it another shot because the food was good.

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Clay
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went for the views. Our waiter, Will, was fantastic, but the kitchen.... very poor. The appetizers took 30 mins and then the main dishes took and hour and half. My wife orders a filet mignon, what came out was not a filet. It looked like a burned to death sirloin. They did comp the steak though. Some food was hot, some was cold. Over all a very poor performance by the kitchen.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend Stripers. Great value. Excellent service!

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Foodiewannabe
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible service, poor quality meal, and overpriced food.

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AnnS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Perfect for a casual meal outside with our family. Chris our server was great, the food, drinks and ambiance was perfect. We will definitely return on our next trip to Norfolk.

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LisaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Two beer selections ran out after 1 of each. A cocktail was delivered that was not ordered. The mashed potatoes tasted like boxed potato flakes. The green beans were overcooked to a mushy consistency. None of the 3 orders of seafood pasta received bread. Come on folks, what has happened to the attention to detail?

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Sally
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was awesome thanks to Chris:) The food was mediocre at best. The shrimp, salmon, steak, chicken were all room temperature or cold and the veggies were barely warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the view and the food was fresh and just the right size portions. We tried the margarita flight and will definitely return soon.

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ag91287
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I paid $30 for 5 small scallops and a 1/2 cup of risotto. Not worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service was poor. Brought appetizer with no utensils or plates. 15 min later we flagged a manager down who got them. Server returned to bring food and never saw her again until the very end. Food was very good though.

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KristynB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We understand that restaurants are very unstaffed now, but having to wait 30 minutes for a beer that clearly sat on the counter for 20 minutes and and an overpriced entree that was so tiny in comparison to what the description revealed, the experience was not satisfying at all.

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Assunta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was awful and the service was less than adequate.

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His1stLady
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will(William) lwas great. He knew what l to recommend as well as drinks & my husband and I enjoyed our date day on the water. We will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

1ST & last time we eat there! Lousy overcooked ( & because so I can now say "overpriced " ) food...super slow service & really no excuse as they weren't busy. Now we know WHY! Very disappointing as we were celebrating a ONCE IN A LIFETIME High School Graduation of our twins. 😢

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VaRobin
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We dined there for a post-graduation celebration. I chose this restaurant because I used it for a larger birthday celebration a couple of years ago and loved it. I was very disappointed this time however. While service was great, the entrees were very disappointing. My party complained about their meals being very bland( the fried fish, hamburger), with one exception, those who ordered the fish tacos. The appetizers were good, crab dip, crab soup, calamari.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good and our server was attentive and nice.

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RHONDA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was good , scenery and ambiance was lovely

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vipAllisonR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought some out of town guests here and they really enjoyed it! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very busy. Service slow. Food was either tasteless or had too many spices. Food was cold when we finally got it.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizer was ok, there version of Bang Bang shrimp. I got the flight of Don Julio Margaritas, it didn't taste like Don Julio tequila was used, I used to run an ABC store I know what Don Julio tastes like. We move on our server had tables all over the dining room we felt rushed whenever he did come by the table. Not impressed overall doubt that we would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food I will definitely go again

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Lacks quality and quantity for the price. Great view on the water, check it out and go eat someplace else. Several great restaurants within blocks (or even next door). Also, no striper on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The night was OK. Our server had a hard time refilling drinks for the kids. We still had a good time because of our company.

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JonathonB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stripers Waterside has fantastic food, amazing drinks (plus happy our specials) AND there isn’t a bad view from anywhere in this restaurant. The staff is polite and knowledgeable, and even at their busiest, we always were checked on to make sure our dining experience was as memorable and amazing as the food! WILL BE BACK! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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LaurenF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, we recommend the white mango sangria for drinks, scallops risotto for a meal and then the key lime pie for dessert! Never forget the hush puppies with honey butter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was average at best. Food was semi cold when I got it. Probably will not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

FAQs

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

Stripers Waterside is rated 3.8 stars by 226 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.