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Jun 23, 2010 06:05 AM

In Norfolk for 1 night - need kid friendly place


We'll be in Norfolk for 1 night before heading down to the Outer Banks. Need a place for dinner this Friday. There will be 4 adults and 2 kids under 10.

Was looking for a good brewery/brewpub.

Came across the Tap House Grill @ Ghent , Redstar Tavern (could find a website for both)

Conklin's Irish Rover in VB

No Frill Bar and Grill looks like it'll work as well.


Outer Banks
7734 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505

Tap House
107 Keyes Ferry Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414

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  1. Howdy,

    I have not been to the Redstar yet so I cannot comment on that. The taphouse has decent food and an awesome beer selection, but can get very crowded esp. on weekend and might not be appropiate for kids. Love Conklins, eat there frequently, make sure to try the pork shank and homemade potato chips. No frill is good too, get the chicken sandwich. Make sure to stop at the weeping radish brewery and farm in Harbinger, NC great beer and meat. ( it's on your way to the OBX)

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    1. re: ccoffeegod

      Thanks for the reply!

      Any other options that might be good besides No Frills?

      1. re: nhoops

        I really like Kelly's for a good burger. It is a local chain, that makes the best burgers. Where in the outer banks are you staying?

    2. There is a Gordon Biersch located in the town center area of Virginia Beach which does make their own micro brews on premises. In old town Portsmouth, just across the bridge from Norfolk, there is a German restaurant (The Bier Garden I think) that would have a good selection of brew and decent food.

      The Bier Garden
      434 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704