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Ocean View Fishing Pier
Fishing Pier$$
Today Open 24 hours
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414 W Ocean View Ave Norfolk, VA 23503
414 West Ocean View AvenueUSVirginiaNorfolk23503
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"The view on top deck is good but you get so many flies its hard to eat!"
"Scallops and crab cakes were over cooked."
"Hanging out next to the pier is way better."
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Matthew Quintero
6 months ago
Pretty good spot, rooftop dining is great even after sundown. Food is pretty good too. The wait can be a little while for a table but overall good experiences. Live music sometimes is a plus as well.
M Romigh
a year ago
Severely disappointing. My draft beer took 20 minutes to arrive and was warm and flat. Meals for our party of 6 all arrived at different times. I ordered the Steamer Mix ($12.99), which promised 1 pound of steamed clams and mussels in a beer broth. The server warned they were out of clams but offered they would substitute something else. When it finally arrived, it was about 15 mussels shells, nothing else, in a dry bowl with no broth or bread or anything. The mussels were dry and tasteless. Upon prompting, the server wanly offered to give a discount but when the check arrived it was full cost without explanation or apology. Lousy food, lousy service. Don't waste your time or your money.
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Sharon Schomer
a year ago
I wanted to share my daughters experience at Ocean View Fishing Camp, it was awesome! She loved it and asked to go back! Gene the camp director did an amazing job with the kids! On a side note: The restaurant is terrible! Service and food both need help! The view on top deck is good but you get so many flies its hard to eat!
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Krys Housley
a year ago
We used a groupon and went fishing. Had a blast! Keith was phenomenal. .. cleaned I ur fish and everything.
6 months ago
Lemon Drop shots were the best I've ever had.... Food was even better!! I will make sure to stop here next time we travel through this way!
Yasemin Stephenson
a year ago
Let me start by the only good thing about this place..... The reason we choose to eat here.. The view... Which is awesome. It would be 100 times better if everything else was good.... So now let me explain my experience. We went inside, got our table.. The drinks were in plastic cups... while the table next to us got actual cups. We did not understand that, but it wasn't a big deal. We got our menu and there was not many choices, I do not eat seafood but my husband does. Then we look at the prices, they are a little pricey, but it was okay in our minds it would have been awesome food probably... YEAH WE WERE WRONG. The fries tasted like they got them out of a frozen bag.... dumped them in the fryer and then pulled them out right away. I did ask our waitress and she said they were hand cut. so my only explanation for the fries was that they were not cooked all the way. Lets move to the burger, it was okay not the best ive ever had. Now we are moving to my husbands food. He had the crab cake sandwhich. He did not like it very much. He did not eat much of his food and was going to bring it home, maybe to make it a little better. As he was packaging it up in the box... A GRAY HAIR! EW im sorry no matter what another persons hair in someones food is DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got our waitress over I explained a hair was in the food, he barely ate it and I would not pay for something he did not eat and had a hair in it and then I passed the check back to her. She then preceded to get rude with me saying I was getting rude. I am not a rude person and have a very up beat attitude. ME RUDE I was then outraged. She got the manager over to me when the manager on duty came by she preceded to get rude with me and cut me off when I was explaining it. She then said she would only discount it because he ate half of it. Well let me tell you he had 3 bites out of it the most and there were not big bites. it was almost the whole sandwich left and all the fries. why would I pay for something that had a hair on it and he didn't eat. UNACCEPTABLE! And while me and my husband were driving home, we then realized the straws were put in our cups with no cover on the straw. so what does that mean? she probably touched it with her hands.. who knows if she washed them... After all of this my husband then gets sick... from what not totally sure... AND THE BATHROOM DISGUSTING!!!!!! THE SERVICE SUCKS THE FOOD SUCKS. I WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK THERE. And I will make sure everyone I know does not go there! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY
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bitu yirgalem
2 years ago
This is by far the worst restaurant i have ever been to. The seafood scampi had a horrible taste to it. Scallops and crab cakes were over cooked. Mac and cheese has bacon in it which they do not mention on the menu and server does not tell you as well. The manager on duty was rude, argumentative, and had an extremely horrible attitude. The only thing good about this restaurant is the location and view ONLY. Bathroom is absolutely disgusting and dirty. Please try your other options in the area than this restaurant.You will be truly disappointed.
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Beth Ford
3 years ago
I am new to the area so I cannot compare to the issues that were reviewed in 2010... But the OV Pier just reopened its doors for the 2011 season and I was really impressed. My husband and I came for lunch and were greeted by an amazing and friendly waitress, Alyssa. She was so sweet to fill us in on the area and give tips and advice for places to go and see. Now, for the good stuff - THE FOOD! WOW!!!! I read that the pier had just hired new chefs from the Freemason Abby and it SHOWS! The lunch specials were out of this world good. My husband got the $6 special, which was a Patty Melt and it was juicy, perfectly cooked, and well seasoned. I ordered the $7 special, which was Shrimp Scampi over noodles. I cannot even DESCRIBE how good the Shrimp Scampi was. The shrimp were massive, fresh, and tossed in a butter-herb sauce. I cannot WAIT to go back. And to top it all off, this little piece of heaven is right in our backyard! It can't get much better than this!
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