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Modern American in Norfolk

Todd Jurich's Bistro

This award-winning bistro serves innovative regional fare, like Virginia sea bass and lump crab Norfolk with wilted greens and lemon confit.
Museum in Norfolk


This massive, interactive, maritime-themed museum has exhibits on undersea exploration, aquatic life of the Chesapeake Bay and US Naval lore. The museum's highlight is clambering around the decks and inner corridors…
Museum in Norfolk

Chrysler Museum of Art

A glorious setting for an eclectic collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt to the present day, including works by Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Warhol and a world-class collection of Tiffany blown glass.
Cafe in Norfolk

Elliot's Fair Grounds

This tiny, funky coffeehouse attracts everyone from students to sailors. Aside from good caffeinated drinks, Elliot's serves sandwiches and desserts.
Pub in Norfolk

Taphouse Grill at Ghent

Good microbrews are served and good local bands jam at this warm little pub.
Modern American in Norfolk

Press 626 Cafe & Wine Bar

Embracing the Slow Food movement, the very charming Press 626 has a wide-ranging menu, with pressed gourmet sandwiches (at lunch), seared scallops, bouillabaisse and a great wine selection.
Cafe in Norfolk


The Cure is a picture-perfect neighborhood cafe on the edge of the historic district, with tasty and creative sandwiches, great coffee (from Counter Culture) and microbrews and charcuterie later in the day.
Modern American in Norfolk

Field Guide

On restaurant-lined Granby St, Field Guide is a standout for its market-fresh fare: zingy salads, flavor-rich rice bowls and decadent sandwiches, plus fun cocktails (try a margarita slushie). It's a casual but hip a…
Military Site in Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk

The world's largest navy base, and one of the busiest airfields in the country, this is a must-see. The 45-minute bus tours are conducted by naval personnel and must be booked in advance (hours vary). Photo ID is re…