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Waterside District

3.6
3.6
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Blue Moon TapHouse was born from the creative inspiration of bringing craftsmanship to life. The menu marries the art of cooking with the art of beer in an open kitchen. The Tavern features live music and authentic art by local artists. The TapHouse boasts 22,550 square footage and connects Waterside Drive to the Elizabeth River waterfront in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Blue Moon TapHouse at Waterside District features three unique dining and entertainment experiences throughout the venue. The tavern area, with comfortable, booth-style seating, features a custom designed circular bar serving a collection of featured beers on tap, a stage for intimate, live music performances and an outdoor patio. From the tavern room, the venue flows into a dynamic, central area that opens up to a high, vaulted ceiling with a large skylight and a significant, exposed kitchen for one-of-a-kind dining experiences.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 426-7433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Parking details

    Waterside Garage available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Starters

  • Big Al's Grilled Wings

    Served with ranch dressing, cucumbers, and your choice of sauce: Buffalo, Spicy Mango Bourbon BBQ, Thai Sweet Chili, Garlic Parmesan, The Challenge, or Chesapeake Bay Dry Rub

    • 8 For$13.95
    • 16 For$26.95
    • 24 For$30.95
  • Pimento Cheese Potato Skins$7.95

    Salt-roasted and fried new potatoes, pimento cheese, cream, bacon

    • Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings"$8.95

      Spicy-battered, flash-fried cauliflower florets, in classic Buffalo sauce

      • Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip$9.95

        Cream cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan

        Entrees

        • Caesar Salad$6.95

          Romaine, classic Caesar dressing, garlic croutons, parmigiano reggiano

          • Caramelized Onion and Bacon Cheeseburger*$13.95

            Caramelized onion, cheddar, American cheese, crisp applewood-smoked bacon, bacon sauce

            • Pimento Cheeseburger*$14.95

              Grilled red onion, jalapeño, lettuce, tomato, garlic burger sauce

              • Jalapeño-Avocado Chicken Sandwich$11.95

                Zesty jalapeño-avocado marinated grilled chicken breast, tomato, arugula, mayonnaise, bacon

                • Blue Moon Battered Rockfish Tacos$14.95

                  Blue Moon Belgian White battered rockfish, shaved cabbage, avocado, queso fresco, crema, Old Bay®

                  • Beer Battered Fish and Chips$13.95

                    Seasonal cod or haddock, Blue Moon Belgian White beer batter, crispy fries, malt vinegar, aioli, coleslaw

                    • Martin's Turkey Chop$11.95

                      Breaded crispy turkey cutlets on a toasted hoagie roll, dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes. For a healthier option, order it grilled

                      • Pino's Meatball Sub$12.95

                        Pino's famous meatballs in a sub, topped with sauce, parmesan cheese

                        Sides

                        • French Fries$3.95

                          • House Salad$3.95

                            • Small Caesar Salad$4.95

                              Weekly Specials

                              • Burgers$2.00

                                Burger Night. Wednesdays, All Day. With the purchase of a beverage

                                • Wings$0.50

                                  Wing Night. Thursdays, All Day. With the purchase of a beverage

                                  Last updated: January 14, 2021

                                  What 26 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  3.6
                                  3.6 based on recent ratings
                                  • 3Food
                                  • 4Service
                                  • 3.5Ambience
                                  • 3.3Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. C

                                    Connie

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall3food1service4ambience4

                                    The food was basically inedible. I cannot believe how much we paid for it. But it was convenient for a large group, they had a good vibe and the server was very nice

                                  2. LS

                                    LSug

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 23, 2021

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    Blue Moon Taps food is great. Spinach dip, wings, crab cake, cod tacos, cauliflower bites. Yum!

                                  3. P

                                    Petey

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 21, 2021

                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                    The Staff at the Blue Moon Tao House were very enthusiastic and customer friendly!

                                  4. SR

                                    SandraR

                                    Richmond

                                    3 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on September 22, 2021

                                    overall3food1service3ambience3

                                    The food was not good the pretzel was too salty and the crab dip lacked flavor.

                                  5. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on September 8, 2021

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    The restaurant, Guy Fieri's Smokehouse was closed. We were not happy having confirmed reservations, driving over an hour, to find it closed. Not only closed, but also not even a sit down restaurant on the days it is open!

                                  6. AB

                                    AllisonB

                                    Richmond

                                    3 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on July 29, 2021

                                    overall1food3service3ambience1

                                    Ladies night. The noise/DJ was deafening. We left quickly.

                                  7. AG

                                    AliceG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on July 22, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The restaurant had an awesome atmosphere. It was also very neat and clean. Our waitress was the best! I attended with five other colleagues. The wings and fish/chips were outstanding. Management is the BEST!

                                  8. l

                                    lucille

                                    New York Area

                                    12 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on July 14, 2021

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    Blue Moon had no crushed ice for the crush drinks. The burger was bland and not served on a plate. The beer choices were limited. It was just poor all around.

                                  9. JM

                                    JuliaM

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 28, 2020

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    I get it’s COVID, but blue moon tap house was not family oriented, the menu is WAY to small. They do not even have chicken fingers or at least something a child will eat in there. They only had like 10 tables open five booths and five high tops.

                                  10. CH

                                    ChrisH

                                    New York Area

                                    26 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    26 reviews

                                    Dined on November 13, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Excellent food

                                  11. MM

                                    MalmyM

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on June 22, 2019

                                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                                    Overall underwhelming experience and wouldn't recommend. Waiter was unattentive, food came out at different times, incorrectly and overall just greasy and unappetizing. We had to hunt down our waiter and ask for everything, drinks, water refills, silverware. Checks were all wrong and had additional unordered items. I could understand if they were busy but there weren't that many other tables in the restaurant. Save your time and try one of the other awesome Waterside spots instead!

                                  12. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on June 16, 2019

                                    overall2food2service3ambience4

                                    Didn’t have two menu items available

                                  13. LL

                                    LindaL

                                    Richmond

                                    48 reviews

                                    vip
                                    1.0

                                    48 reviews

                                    Dined on June 16, 2019

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    Had to give blue moon a second change, unfortunately they didn’t deliver, 2 strikes and I’m done. It appears to be poorly managed, the place has like 300 tables and no one is ever there, the service is terrible and both times i went they were out of at least 4 dishes including kids chicken tenders. Service was terrible both times, empty cups, forgetting things we asked for and apps came out with the food. Food bland, tenders they got from nearby restaurant we’re inedible! Stuff looks as it’s falling apart and not being replaced, waterside is a great location but i will not be back, simply not worth it and the beer isn’t even cold enough, so weird to me.... Perhaps management that has experience in properties of this size would be better suited, it’s a shame because the location is so prime...

                                  14. FG

                                    FelaneseG

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 26, 2019

                                    overall4food3service2ambience5

                                    First time there, it was awesome. Not sure if our server was new but she didn't know much about the menu. She disappeared when we had questions. Overall I loved the place.

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 25, 2019

                                    overall2food2service1ambience4

                                    We had a reservation and arrived about 10 minutes early. We decided to try to sit outside since the weather was nice. The hostess offered us a table right next to the stand, and we asked if we could get a table out on the patio to overlook the water. They said yes and it would be a 20 minute wait which we didn’t mind. We decided to go up to the bar to get some drinks as we wait. The bartenders didn’t even acknowledge us or ask what we would like until I asked about 10-15 minutes later if we could order some drinks. Mind you I know bartenders can be busy with other orders but I’m not sure where the disconnect was on even acknowledging new customers and saying I’ll be with you shortly. We finally get called for our table and the hostess tried to seat us RIGHT NEXT TO THE STAND AGAIN. We told them that we waited 20 minutes for a table on the patio and there are about 4-5 tables open on the patio that we saw while we got our drinks. Thankfully she did seat us at one of the open tables. The next kicker still has me laughing. My husband decides to order the tuna tacos. Our waiter comes back and tells us that the “chef is not taking any tuna orders for 2 hours.”...... Hm. We asked if they ran out and the waiter says no, the chef just decided to stop taking the orders. There is no way that they are receiving a shipment of tuna on Saturday night at 8pm at this point. It was total B.S. that a decision like that was made for no explanation since they did not run out. The only thing we enjoyed about coming here was enjoying our drinks (when we finally got served) and the view of the water. That’s it.

                                  16. JM

                                    JennaM

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 25, 2019

                                    overall2food1service5ambience3

                                    This place was awful. I went on Memorial Day weekend and they were out of their own beer. How the hell are you out of your own beer on one of the weekend that kicks off the summer ? Also, I asked for my burger medium rare and it came burnt. A friend order the fish and chips and got two small super soggy pieces of fish. His stuff was sent back. My brother ordered an $11 dollar bacon appetizer that promised thick cut pieces of bacon and he got 4 shriveled up thin super soggy pieces of bacon. The manager took off both meals that were sent back, but not once did they come to the table. Thankfully our waitress was incredible and you could tell she was embarrassed and stressed. She was the only reason I didn’t give you guys 0 stars.

                                  17. RH

                                    RachelH

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 24, 2019

                                    overall1food3service1ambience3

                                    Our waitress could barely be bothered to serve us and was MIA most of our meal. The food was overpriced and underwhelming. Even when we went to a manager to ask to pay our bill because we couldn't find our waitress, he didn't stop the conversation he was having with another waiter and left us standing there until he was done. Will not be back and will not recommend.

                                  18. NC

                                    NicoleC

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 12, 2019

                                    overall4food2service4ambience4

                                    Overpriced for tiny servings (specifically the fish and chips). Fries were cold. Service was great, though.

                                  19. G

                                    Gregory

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 12, 2019

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    Normally, I love this place and have enjoyed eating there on several occasions. The experience had always been enjoyable. On Mother’s Day, I had made reservations, written the email to the appropriate person, and was excited to have brunch there. We arrived a bit early and waited. We told the hostess our name and were told that we were not on the list. After a few questions, I told the hostess that I received a confirmation text. I showed her the text and she said that was the wrong reservation for the brunch. That was it, there was no apology or any type of explanation as to what could have happened. Very disappointing experience and we will never be back there. I had to give a rating to write a review but there was nothing to rate except the hostess experience.

                                  20. R

                                    Rhombus

                                    Washington DC

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on April 27, 2019

                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                    Great location and ample space. Updated tech - good for watching sports. Food was complicated and pretentious. Roast beef sandwich was difficult to manage and 'fish & chips' was perfect as a light snack. Presentation was FB post-worthy. Beer seemed authentic.

                                  21. LL

                                    LyncenL

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 30, 2019

                                    overall2food4service1ambience2

                                    I have mixed emotions about this one because it’s a great place to drink and 2 because the service is so slow we waited 30+ minutes to get the check and 45+ for food

                                  22. SO

                                    SheriO

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 20, 2019

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    The service was great, & the food was great. But we were very dissapointed that you no longer have cheese curds. And I got fish & chips, and was dissapointed with how small the fish was. And I feel like it’s a little overpriced.

                                  23. BD

                                    BigD

                                    Raleigh

                                    53 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    53 reviews

                                    Dined on March 15, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We really enjoyed and will return hopefully before the next MEAC tournament. Your rich beer flavors are outstanding and food is quite tasty!

                                  24. BD

                                    BigD

                                    Raleigh

                                    53 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    53 reviews

                                    Dined on March 14, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    MEAC visit and we love the facility, food and atmosphere. Our server was on point and paid attention to our pace and ensured everything went well. We’ll be back!

                                  25. DJ

                                    DeweyJ

                                    Richmond

                                    7 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on March 3, 2019

                                    overall2food3service4ambience1

                                    It is poorly designed for a dining experience. It's meant to be a bar and nothing else. It is extremely loud and most of the dining is tall bar top tables. The staff wasn't adequately trained and didn't even know what flavors of Blue Moon were offered.

                                  26. PC

                                    PennyC

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 3, 2019

                                    overall2food2service2ambience5

                                    The portions of food were very small. My sons Alfredo came out lukewarm. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and it had no bacon on it. The fish only came with two small pieces. Overpriced

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                                  Waterside District is rated 3.6 stars by 26 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.

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                                  Google Map for Waterside District

                                  333 Waterside Dr Norfolk, VA 23510-3202

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Norfolk

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Lunch
                                    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
                                    Dinner
                                    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    American

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking details

                                    Waterside Garage available

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Additional

                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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