Experience the best of the best with this Top 8 list of things to do and see in Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth, VA Restaurant Week is a time for the Portsmouth restaurant community to show off our wide variety of gourmet specialties. Local chefs are preparing special menus that are guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Participating restaurants will offer options for 2 course lunches at $10 or $15 and three course dinners at $25 or $35 from January 22-29, 2022. Some of our restaurants bring in exciting menus you can only get this time of year! What a perfect time to try a new restaurant, or revisit a favorite restaurant that you’ve been missing!
Baron’s Pub & Restaurant has been an anchor of Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia since 1988. We proudly serve great food and spirits daily.
500 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 399-4840 – BaronsPub.com
Bailey’s Bayou in Portsmouth, Virginia focuses on providing authentic New Orleans cuisine. You can never go wrong with their “N’awlins” dishes such as gumbo, po’ boys, shrimp creole, red beans and rice, dirty rice, crawfish étouffée or fresh made beignets. They’ll spice it up to the max so you can relax!
509 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 537-5178 – BaileysBayou.com
Where every bite is a healthy bite.
615 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Bier Garden is a German restaurant located on Historic High Street in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, VA. For over 18 years the Osfolk family has provided a warm, welcoming atmosphere where authentic Bavarian cuisine meets a stellar beer selection.
Whether you enjoy yourself in one of our two cozy indoor dining rooms, relax on our popular patio or spend time with friends at the bar you are sure to feel at home.
438 High St, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 393-6022 – BierGarden.com
Inspired by the everyday family cooking that we grew up with, you’ll feel right at home while savoring a great meal in our casual and relaxed dining room. Experience our one-of-a-kind BBQ flavors, attentive service, and friendly atmosphere. Come taste and see for yourself what makes us one of Tidewater Virginia’s favorites! Real Food that’s Real Good!
5405 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 337-0359 – BubbanFranks.com
Locally owned café with a wide variety of coffees, lattes, freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, and salads.
300 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 391-9191 thecoffeeshoppeva.com
Cafe Europa has been the premier dining experience in Olde Towne Portsmouth for over 30 years. Chef Michael devotes his life to creating memorable dining experiences for his customers.
319 High St, Portsmouth, VA
757-399-6652 – CafeEuropaVA.com
Located in the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel on the beautiful Elizabeth River.
425 Water St, Portsmouth,VA
(757) 673-3000 – Foggy Point
Classic neighborhood tavern in Olde Towne Portsmouth serving all your favorites.
702 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 606-2666 GosportEats.com
American food, salads,
sandwiches, wraps, ribs, dinner entrees and pool tables make Griff’s a great local hang-out.
509 High St, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 606-3990 – Order Online
Portsmouth’s favorite Mexican Restaurant offering tacos, burritos, drinks, and a smile.
612 Court St. Portsmouth, VA
(757) 399-6120 GuadsMexicanRestaurant.com
JoJack’s Espresso Bar & Café offers a large variety of espresso drinks and coffees, as well as, specialty sandwiches, homemade soups and salads. You will find great homemade desserts and pastries, smoothies & frappes to tempt your sweet tooth.
5700 Churchland Blvd. Suite 39
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-1483- JoJacksCafe.com
Legend Brewing’s Portsmouth Depot is the first expansion of Virginia’s Original Craft Brewery. We’ve been providing true premium craft since 1993. Bringing Richmond’s finest burgers and sandwiches and of course the full line of Legend Beers to Portsmouth.
1 High Street – N Landing #B, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 998-6733 – LegendBrewing.com
Crowd pleasing fare from stone fired pizza to crab cakes & filet mignon. Enjoy a selection of classic American appetizers, entrees, and southern platters inspired by coastal cuisines from New Orleans to Hampton Roads. Offering twenty taps, a curated craft beer list, and a wall of premium whisky and spirits.
467 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 966-1229 – OldeTownePublicHouse.com
Established pizzeria purchased by an active-duty military family. Now open for breakfast 6 days a week as well as serving all of Hampton Roads their excellent, mouth-watering pizza and pasta boxes. You will love the food and company!
2622 Detroit St, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 673-9200 – Order Online
For almost twenty years, Roger Brown’s has been serving up top quality seafood, steaks, and freshly prepared dishes in a relaxing, inviting environment. Their ninety-foot-long bar offers a wide selection of wine, craft beer and classic cocktails. They also have a unique stadium seating setup with four 8×6 foot projection screens and 23 televisions! There’s still football on in January, right?
316 High Street Portsmouth, VA
(757)399-5377 – RogerBrowns.com
Still opened in 2008 with one goal in mind: providing an enjoyable dining experience to the Olde Towne Portsmouth area. Thanks to their experience and dedication, they’ve managed to become masters of the craft. Providing dishes that are fresh, elegant, and simply unforgettable.
450 Court St, Portsmouth, VA
Thai Basil serves only the freshest and finest ingredients. You will experience the liveliness and excitement of our exhibition kitchen. Our extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event.
606 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 966-1540 – ThaiBasilVA.com
Located in historic Port Norfolk, the Twisted Pig Ale and Smokehouse is a place for everyone, every day.
722 Mt. Vernon Ave, Portsmouth, VA
(757) 399-7557 – Twisted Pig Website
If you’re looking for more information related to dining in or take-out around Portsmouth, check out one of our other blogs. We have blogs that show the best places for outdoor dining, Take-out menus, some of the best deserts in the Hampton Roads region, and even a post that includes dog friendly eateries.