Best places in Norfolk

Discover the best places in Norfolk, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 846 places in the city.

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Norfolk Botanical Garden
Botanical garden
April azaleas are the showstoppers at this lush green space, which also features 450 rose varieties.
4.80 (7.7K reviews)
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USS Wisconsin BB-64
Historical landmark
Massive WWII-era battleship featuring tours, included with admission to Nauticus maritime museum.
4.80 (5.5K reviews)
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Chrysler Museum of Art
Art museum
Esteemed museum with a broad collection of ancient to contemporary art, including glass & sculpture.
4.80 (2.6K reviews)
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Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Art museum
Historic home & picturesque gardens offering a fine art collection, professional program & classes.
4.80 (889 reviews)
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Naro Expanded Cinema
Movie theater
Art-house theater stalwart showing a mix of indies & oldies, plus "Rocky Horror" live since 1978.
4.80 (710 reviews)
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Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint Norfolk
Hamburger restaurant
Bar chain serving creative burgers & a lengthy list of beers in a casual, funky space.
$$ $$
4.70 (2.1K reviews)
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The Grilled Cheese Bistro
American restaurant
Elevated grilled cheese sandwiches are the focus of this quaint cafe with craft beer on tap & wine.
$$ $$
4.70 (2K reviews)
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Waterfront maritime museum with science exhibits, an aquarium & a historic battleship.
4.70 (1.5K reviews)
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Wells Theatre
Performing arts theater
Historic beaux arts venue, now home to the Virginia Stage Company & its theatrical performances.
4.80 (482 reviews)
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Somnium CrossFit
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I will say, this is wildly out of my comfort zone, but I would never look back! Since coming to the gym, I have been able to hone in on my personal growth, while learning in a team setting each night! The coaches really want to see progress and in the correct ways! I highly encourage anyone looking...
4.90 (290 reviews)
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Pendulum Fine Meats
Butcher shop with an old-school vibe selling sustainable, farm-fresh proteins & meaty sandwiches.
$$ $$
4.80 (426 reviews)
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Oceanview Diner
πŸ‘πŸ‘ My husband and I had breakfast at this lovely diner in ocean view. It truly is a hidden gem, the staff is friendly and the food is amazing. I would highly recommend giving this little diner a shot.
$ $$$
4.70 (898 reviews)
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Press 626 Wine Bar
Locally sourced American plates, from sandwiches to steak, plus wine in an elegant, relaxed setting.
$$ $$
4.70 (826 reviews)
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La Brioche
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I found out about this bakery from IG. Nice location with no problem finding parking. The wonderful smells hit you as soon as you open the door. Everything looks fresh and homemade. So far I've only tried the croissants and fruit tarts and they were delicious and fresh each time. All of the employee...
4.80 (406 reviews)
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Smokin Stan's BBQ
Barbecue restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ My husband and I completely enjoyed our experience! The owners and staff were incredibly welcoming and made you feel right at home. Prices were very reasonable for bbq. The portions were huge, and if we didn’t have a long road trip ahead of us, we both would have taken to-go containers. The brisket...
$ $$$
4.80 (402 reviews)
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Lou's Thrifty Way
Grocery store
4.70 (782 reviews)
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aLatte Cafe
Coffee shop
Gourmet coffee & teas, pastries & sandwiches are offered in a comfy, art- & book-filled space.
$ $$$
4.80 (392 reviews)
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The Ten Top
Sandwich shop
Storefront American joint dishing out sandwiches, salads & full dinners, with vegetarian options.
$$ $$
4.70 (748 reviews)
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Our Peoples Soulful Seafood
Seafood restaurant
😠 You refuse service to people not wearing masks but I see people in the kitchen with the door wide open not wearing them. If you really care about safety, don't be hypocrites. Food looks good though.
$$ $$
4.70 (745 reviews)
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Coaster Coffee
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I’m from AZ where local coffee shops like this abound. I love the ambiance here! I’m sitting on a plush, comfy leather couch, sipping my coffee, and enjoying a book I found in the little free library. Upon approaching the front door, I was also greeted by a cute, colorful, well-stocked free library...
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4.70 (708 reviews)
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