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Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Norfolk, VA

Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
149 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (757) 333-3330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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Loved For

  • Virginia

    Hot Spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Best Value

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Hot Spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food great service excellent
  2. CM

    CarlM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and entertainment was excellent. It was a friendly atmosphere and our waiter was very attentive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Grace O’Malley’s for the first time prior to seeing “Wicked”. We felt like we were in a nice Irish pub. The food was typical pub fare, cooked perfectly. We visited early so it wasn’t loud but, if it was, that would not have detracted from a pub environment. Our server was attentive but not pushy. We will return again!!
  4. I

    Itdoesntmatter

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great pub atmosphere. Good service and alcohol selection. All the food was delicious. My fish and chips could've been crispier, I think it was done before the rest of our meal and sat. Will return and definitely recommend to anyone looking for a pub in downtown Norfolk.
  5. MK

    MichaelK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went for lunch as a surprise and it was well worth it. The quality and portions size of the food was perfect. Service was good, though it’s understood that so many places are short staffed and may be slower. Even so, they were 100% on the ball. Pace of how things came out was great. And they have a great menu selection. Would definitely go back for more.
  6. ND

    NinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food was outstanding!! From the flavored crush drinks..with bendy straws! to the amazing corn beef with cabbage I had— my fellow table guest all had fish and chips.. food was top notch — To The maple apple bread pudding, which was the best bread pudding I have ever experienced! Service was very slow;( we had to cancel a salad which in my opinion you should get before your main course.. they made it up with the pretzel sticks and beer cheese.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Food was hit or miss. Couple dishes were good, others not so much. Service was abysmal; probably the worst I’ve had in a very long time. Our server would disappear for 20-30 min stretches and then take another 10-15 min to get us our drinks in a mostly empty restaurant. On top of it, I was charged an 18% gratuity automatically bc we had 7 people in our group. I’ll always tip a reasonable amount but in no way did our server earn 18%. No idea how they rate as high as they do. Will never go back.
  8. EH

    EricH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good quick service good drinks friendly staff good prices but nice place
  9. DA

    DennisA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service AND food. Extremely friendly and helpful waiters. Awesome shepherd pie,the best I ever had. The presentation and plating was gorgeous on all their dishes. Taking our other son and daughter in law for their first time tonight or tomorrow. Can't wait!!!!! Great live music too!
  10. P

    Phalgal

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We both enjoyed our meals (fish and chips, cottage pie). Servers were very friendly. We came back later for the live music bit it was too noisy and the musician wasn't very good so we left.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food wasn't up to the reviews I read. Beef stew meat was very dry and Shepherds Pie was not very good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our waitress was was horrible. Took her 20 mins to take our order and another 20 minutes to get our drinks. The corn beef and cabbage was horrible. Tasted like someone poured salt over my food. Usually the service was excellent as well as the food. Not this time… what happened????
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We got to eat outside on the patio, it was a beautiful day. Enjoyed it, but sort of wished we would have eaten inside to enjoy the ambiance of the pub.
  14. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to take the family to eat. Good service. Food was delicious. Nice atmosphere overall.
  15. AL

    ArthurL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good. Good food, good booze and good entertainment.
  16. CH

    CarolH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service! We enjoyed our visit!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food
  18. NC

    NatishaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation. Waited 20 minutes before someone came over to take our drink and food order. Once drink and food order was taken, waited another 20 minutes and still didn’t receive a simple drink order of soda and water. Left after a total of 40 minutes of waiting without a drinks or food. Highly understaffed and waiters/waitresses that did see us waiting patiently cared more about tending to the customers that had already ordered food
  19. BM

    BethM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Worst service in town. Was bad before, getting worse
  20. K

    Kosky

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great experience but was far too loud. Wish I had known it was going to have loud live music this evening.
  21. HR

    HRFoodlvr

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Warm atmosphere, traditional Irish food with an American spin.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Sat without menu's
  23. LL

    LindaL

    Richmond

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I hate to leave bad reviews when it’s because of a server. Such a shame that a service employee can hurt a business. The food was ok, atmosphere good as well, our server literally didn’t want to be there. She would leave before we finished our sentences and we were always looking for her. She never came during our meal and never came after dropping off the checks. This time of year can be tough and we wanted to believe it was an off night but she enjoyed chatting with the host and relaxing on her phone, we let it go until we literally couldn’t find her to pay for so long we had to ask anyone we could find to take our cards. It was so odd as we were her only table. She should have walked away with the easiest $50 of her day.
  24. M

    Manig

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It's what comes to mind when you think of an Irish Pub. Good food and service. Decked out in dark woods and the right kinds of beer. Try it. I'm comfortable that you'll enjoy it
  25. G

    Gigimcdc

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great night. We all had the pint and pie special. Delicious Shepards pie and beer!
  26. MN

    MelissaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    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!!
  27. KP

    KermitP

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!
  28. EH

    EricH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service..good prices. Nice staff. No wait
  29. JL

    JenL

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  30. DM

    DouglasM

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  31. KP

    KathrynP

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very loud on live music nights but food is good and staff attentive!
  32. b

    baileysteelefarm

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and staff was friendly and prompt!
  33. RD

    RichD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fun place to eat with friends. Aria the server was super.
  34. KE

    KellyE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  36. LR

    LuisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was simply awesome!! Her attention to us has made this restaurant our go to spot
  37. s

    susang

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    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
  38. R

    Robert

    Atlanta

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 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.
  39. JM

    JacquelineM

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful night of festive music, great service and delicious food. We will be back.

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

211 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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