Shopping in Portsmouth

Dining In Portsmouth

Now many might say that Portsmouth is a quaint Southern port town, and they wouldn't be so wrong in that, but when it comes to dining, once again Portsmouth, Virginia is a city full of pleasant surprises. It borders on amazing just how many different parts of Portsmouth’s local and international history surface on the restaurant scene. Classic, and we do mean “the real thing,” southern cookin’? Got it. Exotic spins on international cuisine? Got it. Steaks, burgers, fries & big TV’s? Got them, too. So, you’re here and you’re hungry, well good. There’s no question good eating is part of the adventure of Portsmouth.

 

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American Dinner Theatre International
Cajun Fusion Sandwich/Subs/Pizza
Coffee Home Cooking Seafood
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American

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757 Crave on the Harbor Restaurant
757 Crave On The Harbor

Putting a new spin on Casual Comfort Foods and serving them with a Breath-Taking Panoramic View of the Harbor. Enjoy Delicious Signature Dishes, Friendly Service and a Magnificent View on the Water in a Relaxed Casual Atmosphere. Located in the heart of the Tidewater Yacht Marina.

Open M-F from 10am-10pm and Sat-Sun from 9am-10pm for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner.

10 Crawford Pkwy. | 757-966-7919 | website

Baron's Pub

Neighborhood pub featuring American fare and evening acoustic entertainment. Famous for its "Baron Burger," made with 1/2 pound of lean ground beef, sautéed onions and mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and melted American and provolone cheeses.

500 High St. | 757-399-4840 | Get Directions

Dock of the Bay

Offering a variety of the freshest seafood. Open 11:00 am - 10:00 pm.

103 Constitution Avenue |757-337-8604

Foggy Point Bar & Grill

Olde Towne waterfront dining in a posh yet casual setting. Featuring local cuisine and fresh market specials. Holiday and special event buffets. Call for updates and details.

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center, 425 Water St. . | 757-673-3032
Get Directions | Website

Full Boar Cafe

Breakfast & Lunch

363 Portsmouth Blvd. | 757-465-3916

G.W.

Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizers, & Entrees
Neighborhood Pub

3125 George Washington Highway | 757- 673-2573

Gosport Tavern, Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA
Gosport Tavern

Classic neighborhood tavern serving lunch, dinner, and drinks.

702 High St. | (757) 606-2666 | www.gosporteats.com

KAD-A-LAC Restaurant & Lounge

Soul Food - Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Great Food, Full Sports Bar, Live Entertainment & Live Jazz Music.

448 Green Street | 757-295-9051

Krush, a southern bistro
Krush

Downtown Portsmouth's exclusive restaurant for southern culinary favorites. The menu features affordable traditional dishes, such as southern fried chicken and waffles, golden fried catfish, and Cajun shrimp and grits. Delicious food and great presentation, along with a vibrant, cozy, and contemporary atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Patio seating available.

515 Washington St. | 757-337-0000 | www.tasteofkrush.com

Paddy O'Brian's

Features American fare and evening entertainment.

612 Court St. | 757-399-6120 | Get Directions

Stove, the restaurant

Recipient of the Platinum Plate Award (#1 restaurant in the region) by Hampton Roads Magazine (Jan. 2008 issue). Described as an "artisan dining experience" by a newspaper restaurant critic. Specialty dishes range from lightly smoked beef tenderloin and sautéed jumbo rock fish to lump crab cakes and grilled free-ranging chicken. Menu offers small and large courses that satisfy a variety of tastes, from seafood and steak to pork and game. Said another restaurant reviewer: "Stove is definitely cookin'. It's not just dinner, it's a dining experience."

2622 Detroit St. | 757-397-0900 | Get Directions

Taste-N-See

A carry-out cart that operates on weekday mornings and early afternoons. Lunch selections include pork and chicken barbecue, hot dogs and sausages. Also features combos and daily specials as well as chips, soda and bottled water.

In front of the Portsmouth Courthouse in the 700 block of Crawford St. | 757-286-6741

The Green Bean @ Bowman's Garden Center
The Green Bean @ Bowman's Garden Center

Sandwiches, Salads, & Desserts

315 Green St. | 757-393-2070 | The Green Bean web page

   

Cajun

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Thumpers

Features Cajun food, such as fried gator bites, red beans & rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish pasta.

600 Court St. | 757-399-1001 | Get Directions

   

Coffee

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Coffee Shoppe

Housed in a 200-year-old Federal style building, has an artsy coffee shop ambience. Provides free wireless Internet access. Serves espresso, cappuccino, lattes, chai tea, smoothies, desserts, pastries, wraps, and soups. Other items available for purchase include bistro mugs, gift baskets, and artwork by local artists.

300 High St. | 757-391-9191 | Get Directions

JoJack's Espresso Bar & Cafe

Offers coffee, desserts, specialty sandwiches, salads, plus more! Bring your laptop and experience WiFi. Smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Savor the taste of delicious soups and healthy salads using the freshest ingredients. Choose from a selection of espresso beverages. Sandwiches include wraps and panini. Also offers drive-through window service. 

5700 Churchland Blvd. | 757-483-1483 | Get Directions | www.jojackscafe.com

Old Towne Coffee House

Our goal is to provide quick, healthy, affordable, filling and delicious meals. We specialize in Seattle's Best Coffee®, espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and brewed coffee. Menu items include salads, deli sandwiches, desserts, pastries, chips and drinks. Coffee alternatives include  Tazo® hot teas, Chai tea, hot chocolate, and steamed milk. Breakfast items range from bagels and scones to muffins and pastries. Choose from a variety of fresh salads, deli sandwiches, and wraps.  Outdoor seating available. Located in the lobby of the Crawford Offices Building.,

600 Crawford St. | 757-391-9220 | Get Directions | www.OldeTowneCoffee.com

Old Towne News & Coffee

A cafe offering gourmet coffees, espresso, cappuccino, breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, in the lobby of 355 Crawford St

355 Crawford St. | 757-397-9700 | Get Directions

Starbucks Company

Coffee, Tea, Pastry
Breakfast & Lunch
Drive Through Window

361 Effingham Street | 757 391-0322 | www.starbucks.com

   
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Deli

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New York Deli, Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia
New York Deli

A family owned and operated deli under new ownership. Serving a variety of sandwiches piled high with deli meats or deli salads both house-made. Specialty sodas and delicious desserts available. Carryout is always available as well as delivery to the Olde Towne Business district during weekdays.

509 Court St. | 757-393-DELI | Get Directions | Visit the New York Deli on Facebook

George's Deli and Dogs

Serving lunch specials along with Philly cheese steaks, subs, deli sandwiches, and soups.

6083 High St. | 757-484-7860

   

Dinner Theatre

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Commodore Theatre

A luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco-style motion picture theater serving light American fare daily.

421 High St. | 757-393-6962 | Get Directions | www.commodoretheatre.com

   

Fusion

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Home Cooking

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Bob's BBQ and Country Cooking

Offers sliced, chopped and beef barbecue, plus country cooking.

417 County St. | 757-399-8060 | Get Directions

Jones' Restaurant

Featuring North Carolina barbecue, fried chicken and fresh seafood, including flounder, shrimp, oysters, clams, scallops, crab cakes, trout and snapper. Open for lunch and dinner.

5811 W. Norfolk Rd. | 757-484-1996 | Get Directions

KAD-A-LAC Restaurant & Lounge

Soul Food - Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Great Food, Full Sports Bar, Live Entertainment & Live Jazz Music.

448 Green Street | 757-295-9051

Moseberth Chicken

Enjoy take-out chicken, barbecue, liver, gizzards and wings.

1505 Airline Blvd. | 757-393-1721 | Get Directions | www.moseberths.com

Rodman's Bones & Buddy's

Features homemade barbecue, soups and sandwiches. Voted best barbecue in Portsmouth for five straight years.

3562 Western Branch Blvd. | 757-397-3900 | Get Directions

   

Ice Cream & Dessert

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International

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619 Cantina

Burrito bar offers patrons customized burritos and tacos made fresh to order. Not only healthy, but fast and convenient as well. Whether you choose to sit in the outside dining area or enjoy the stylish South Beach décor on the inside. Call for entertainment.

619 High St. | 757-967-9607 | www.619cantina

Bier Garden

Offers authentic home-cooked German cuisine and more than 100 international beer selections.

434 High St. | 757-393-6022 | Get Directions | www.biergarden.com

Brutti's European bistro
Brutti's

European bistro and restaurant serving an eclectic menu, certified angus beef, steaks, chops, seafood, pasta, wood stone oven, European-American specialties. Full top shelf bar, creative martinis and specialty wine list. Wild and wonderful desserts. Brutti's is still famous for its omelets, French toast, and pastries in the morning, but perhaps it is best known for its BagelNutz, a soft puff of bagel dough with cream cheese baked inside. And don't forget those delicious salads and gourmet sandwiches at lunchtime.
467 Court St. | 757-393-1923 | Get Directions | www.bruttis.com

Cafe Europa
Café Europa

Offers Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant dining atmosphere.

319 High St. | 757-399-6652 | www.thecafeeuropa.com

Cancun Fiesta Mexican restaurant Portsmouth Virginia
Cancun Fiesta

At Cancun Fiesta you will find the quickest, friendliest staff, the freshest food this side of the border, and some of the most reasonable prices in town.

506 Dinwiddie St. | 757-392-3465 | www.cancunfiestarestaurant.com

China Garden

Features a 30-item all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet, plus menu items and daily specials.

301 High St. | 757-399-8888 | Get Directions | www.chinagardenva.com

Empire Buffet

Features an all-you-can-eat buffet that ranges from Chinese and American cuisine to Japanese and Italian.

1106 London Blvd. | 757-398-8800

Facenda's Italian Restaurant

Facenda's serves traditional Italian food and also basic American cuisine such as subs. You can enjoy great food and also play a game of pool. Vikki explains that she tries to cater to businesses by allowing call-in orders and fast dine-in service. Facenda's is a great home grown business with homemade Italian food.

2876 Airline Boulevard | 757-392-2226 | Facebook

Longboards Lounge

A place for great drinks, music, and atmosphere. Featuring several TV screens to watch all sporting events, live music and DJs every weekend. Outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and have a great time.

440 High Street | 7757-399-4010 | www.longboardsseafoodcompany.com

Mannino's Italian Bistro

Great Italian food at a reasonable price point with wine choices to match.
Lunch (11 am - 2 pm) and dinner

606 High St. | 757-966-7522 | Get Directions | www.manninositalianbistro.com

Segundo

 

455 Court St. | 757-399-1490

Still

Worldly Eclectic Tapas

450 B Court Street | 757- 332-7222 | Get Directions | www.stilleats.com

Vietnam 81 Restaurant
Vietnam 81 Restaurant

Family-run business. Features authentic Vietnamese cuisine that ranges from the traditional "Pho" noodle soup to a variety of vermicelli, rice dishes and drink (jasmine tea, Vietnamese Coffee, smoothie, etc...)
10% discount on the any purchase for active military, police and city employees. Please mention to the cashier to receive the discount.

4411 George Washington Hwy. | (757) 487-4167 | YELP Reviews

   

Sandwiches, Subs & Pizza

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Artisans Bakery & Cafe
Artisans Bakery & Cafe

A taste of Europe in Historic Downtown Portsmouth. Come in to experience the aromas and flavors of their fresh baked goods as well as the delicious hand crafted sandwiches, soups & salads all in a relaxed café setting.

711 Washington St. | 396-6313 | www.artisansbakerycafe.com

Pizza
Bella Pizza

 

1125 Port Center Parkway | 757-399-4777

Pizza
East Side Pizza

Offers traditional New York -style pizzas, specialty pizzas, white pizzas, strombolis, calzones, salads, Italian pasta, seafood, and Philadelphia cheese steaks.

5618 Portsmouth Blvd. | 757-488-3113

Deli Sub
Greater Grinders

A family owned and operated submarine sandwich shop serving Portsmouth for 20 years. Serving 15 varieties of hot and cold subs to order and cool, crisp salads. A Portsmouth landmark.

3501 High St. | 757-399-6388 | Get Directions

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Gourmet Sandwiches - Freaky Fast Delivery & World Class Catering.

341 High St. | 757-673-3400 | Get Directions | www. JimmyJohns.com

New York Deli, Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia
New York Deli

A family owned and operated deli under new ownership. Serving a variety of sandwiches piled high with deli meats or deli salads both house-made. Specialty sodas and delicious desserts available. Carryout is always available as well as delivery to the Olde Towne Business district during weekdays.

509 Court St. | 757-393-DELI | Get Directions | Visit the New York Deli on Facebook

hot dog fries and soda
Ray's Dog House

Features a variety of Boar's Head hot dogs, subs, sandwiches, salads and North Carolina barbecue. 

6239 Portsmouth Blvd. | 757-488-1200 | Get Directions

Pizza
Rita's Pizza

A locally owned and operated restaurant since 1999, offering customers great pizza at great prices with a smile. Serves pizza, subs, wings and appetizers. All of Rita's Pizza dough is made fresh daily. Carryout and delivery are offered, as well as group discounts.

3226 Academy Ave. | 757-483-9700 | Get Directions
5660 Portsmouth Blvd. | 757-465-9797 | Get Directions

Deli Sub
Sun's Sub & Pub

Choose from a selection of hot and cold subs, pizza, and sandwiches.

425 County St. | 757-399-1356 | Get Directions

   

Seafood

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757 Crave On The Harbor

Located at Tidewater Yacht. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

10 Crawford Pkwy. | 757-966-7919

Blue Water Seafood Grill

 

467 Dinwiddie St. | 757-398-0888

Clayton's Restaurant

For more than 37 years, Clayton's Restaurant has been a locals' favorite. Specializing in  "quality seafood at quality prices," Clayton's is famous for its oyster Rockefeller and crab au gratin, but also offers a variety of food for the landlubber.

1805 Hodges Ferry Rd. | 757-488-6243 | Get Directions

Dave's Cove

Serves flounder, tuna, shrimp, scallops, oysters, crab cakes, chicken, steak and barbecue.

6502-A Portsmouth Blvd. | 757-488-1199

Dock of the Bay

Offering a variety of the freshest seafood. Open 11:00 am - 10:00 pm.

103 Constitution Avenue |757-337-8604

Lobscouser

Small, informal restaurant specializing in seafood. Ask about the daily lunch specials and arrive between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for the early bird dinner specials.

337 High St. | 757-397-2728 | Get Directions | www.lobscouser.com

Logan Raye's Key West Grille

Raw bar and pub.

606 Court St. | 757-295-0946 | Get Directions

   

Sports

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Griff's Restaurant and Sports Lounge

 

509 High St. | 757-606-3990

Roger Brown's Restaurant
Roger Brown's

This NFL legend's ultimate sports bar features cafe and casual dining with traditional American dishes. Also enjoy a 50-seat bar, pool tables, a video arcade, theater seating, multiple TVs with satellite feed, and three big-screen TVs.

316 High St. | 757-399-5377 | Get Directions | www.rogerbrowns.com