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A December 2005 trip to Norfolk by vampirefan

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Quote: John and I decided a weekend getaway to Norfolk would be the perfect way to have a stress-free Christmas.

Painted Lady

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Restaurant | "The Painted Lady"

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The Painted Lady is long on pretension and short on taste and value. I decided to go to the Painted Lady because it came so highly recommend and I wanted to partake it the timeless ritual of afternoon tea after a day at the theater. Every guidebook and magazine heralded the praises of the teashop. We arrived right on time for our reservation. We had 3 o’clock tea. The building is pretty and enchanting. It is painted in bold colors of pinks and purples. If you come in from the side there is a small garden complete with fountains and bridges. The inside of the building is decorated with varying shades of pinks and purples. Antiques are throughout the building. It looks like a playhouse ...Read More

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Painted Lady
112 East 17th Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
(757) 623-8872

Freemason Abbey Restaurant

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Freemason Abbey Restaurant Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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For a truly exceptional and enchanting dining experience try eating at the Freemason Abby. Like the Painted Lady, the Freemason Abby also came greatly recommended. Unlike the Painted Lady though, the recommendations were right on target here. The Abby serves lunch, Sunday brunch, and dinner. John and I were here for dinner. The food here is American and Seafood. Appetizer offerings include artichoke dip, shrimp cocktail, and calamari. The dinner menu includes such dishes as prime rib, ribs, chicken Rockefeller, and filet mignon. Their seafood includes a selection of fish, shrimp, and lobster. In fact these guys serve close to 1000 lobsters a month. Sandwiches on the menu include burge...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Freemason Abbey Restaurant
209 W Freemason St
Norfolk 23510
(757) 622-3966

Shula's 347

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Located in the lobby of the Marriott Waterside, you will find the popular Shula’s 347. Named after legendary NFL coach, Don Shula, Shula’s 347 is the place to go for lunch, dinner, or just for a few cocktails. Don Shula is in the NFL Hall of Fame and still stands as the most victorious coach with 347 victories (including 2 Super Bowls). Hence the 347 in Shula’s 347. He also has a very remarkable array of restaurants including the award winning Shula’s Steakhouses, Shula’s 2, Shula’s 347, and Shula’s on the Beach. The restaurant prides itself on only using certified Angus beef for all of their steaks and burgers. You can start your meal with a choice of such tasty delights as shrimp, a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 1, 2006

Shula's 347
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
(757) 282-6347

Town Point Park

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Town Point Park Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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Where can you go in Norfolk for magnificent views of the river, ease in accessibility to Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin, for a cruise, or grab a bite to eat? That my friends is a simple answer….Town Point Park. This 7-acre waterfront parks offers an assortment of things to do from the uncomplicated to a full day of activities. You can simply bring your favorite pooch here for a sunset stroll or enjoy one of the many festivals offered along the waterfront throughout the year. The waterside Festival Marketplace offers a range of options from sunup to sundown and well into the wee hours of the morning. Get ready to shop exceptional stores such as All About Virginia, the City Market, The Hat Rac...Read More

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Town Point Park
Waterside down Atlantic Ave.
Norfolk, Virginia

The Painted Lady PT. 2

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John and I went with the Afternoon Tea each. I went with pekoe tea. John likes fruit teas and asked our waiter for a recommendation. He just looked at John and said, “Just go for the normal tea”. I was shocked and would have loved to slap him, but I guess that would have been considered rednecky. He deserved it though. The tea is served in a single pot and you are given an antique strainer. You get cream and sugar is in lumps instead of packages. That was the only highlight of the day. Our food arrived on a beautiful china 3-tired serving platter. We had 4 scones, 3 sandwiches, and an assortment of cookies, and a chocolate covered strawberry each. Let me describe to you each of our courses. ...Read More