When my family first moved to Virginia we didn’t have a clue about where anything was and when it came to eating out we didn’t know what restaurant was good or which were bad. It was really hit and miss and unfortunately we wasted our money at places that really didn’t deserve our business. For that reason I decided to make a list of the 4 best restaurants in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach areas including a little information about each one.
1. “Bel-Aire Pancake House” is located at 1613 East Little Creek Road in Norfolk. This restaurant serves American dishes such as “Carolina Style Pit Cooked BBQ,” “Baby Back Ribs,” “Catfish,” and of course “Pancakes.” Their meals are reasonably priced starting at $5.00 and go up to $12.00. “Bel-Aire Pancake House” is open Saturday through Wednesday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and Thursday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information about this restaurant you can go to www.merchantcircle.com/business/bel.aire.pancake.house or call 757-588-0877.
2. “El Azteca” is located at 1522 East Little Creek Road between Gifford Street and Bison Avenue in Norfolk. This restaurant specializes in Mexican food such as “Malibu Coconut Prawns” and “Plato Mexicano.” Prices start at $4.45 and go up per dish. Soft drinks, iced tea, and spirits are served. Business hours are Monday through Friday at 11:00 am and Saturday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can visit them on the web at www.aztecamex.com or by phone at 757-587-6061 for more information.
3. “Bravo Cucina Italiana” is located at 193 Central Park Avenue in Virginia Beach. This is an Italian restaurant and their menu includes “Cheese Ravioli Al Forno,” “Artichoke and Spinach Formaggio,” and”Bruchetta with Mushrooms and Boursin.” “Affogato Di Gelato,” “Torda Di Cioccalata,” and “Bravo’s Famous Cheesecake” are their dessert specialties. Soft drinks and spirits available for purchase; prices start at $3.99 and go up to $28.99 per dish. Business hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. You can reach them at 757-416-6000 or visit them on the web at www.bravoitalian.com.
4. “Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill” is located at 4590 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach. This restaurant is known for its “Smokehouse Chicken” and “Flame-Seared Salmon.” To place an order on line or inquire about business hours visit www.smokeybones.com or call 757-671-1622.
For more information about these restaurants or to see how they’ve been rated go to www.local.yahoo.com.