Captain Groovys Grill and Raw Bar David Watts Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar

Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar

8101 Shore Dr. (Pretty Lake Ave.)
Norfolk, VA 23518
Cuisine: Seafood
Laidback, breezy seafood hangout with an on-point kitchen.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.


Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar Restaurant Review:

You can practically feel the sand between your toes at this laidback Ocean View favorite that’s the embodiment of a cool Key West fish shack. But better to bite into the bronzed fish tacos between your teeth as chef and veteran boater David Watts is at the helm. Groovy Daddy nachos, piled high as a volcano, and sauces ranging from the ponzu atop Bora Bora tuna to a Key lime hollandaise finishing a grilled N.Y. strip “Oscar-ized” with sautéed lump crab meat distinguish this former Laundromat that remains a quintessential come-as-you-are destination. We also recommend the etouffée and the one-third-pound, hand-patted burgers, as well as rummy tropical libations, ever-changing cheesecake choices, and Sunday brunch with its Caribbean flair. Healthy options like the grilled fresh catch make it a popular hangout for neighborhood jocks as much as Parrotheads. All enjoy kicking back with happy hour drink specials and half-price half shells --- well-sourced ones at that.

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