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Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

sunset grill 1Rustic and inviting, the Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant in the Willoughby Harbor Marina has been a home away from home for boaters in the Ocean View region of Norfolk for years.

Navigating to the marina is easy. Stay clear of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the channel will guide you right in. If Willoughby Harbor Marina is full, Rebel Marina is a short walk from the restaurant. Both marinas offer transient space for a fee.

Once you arrive, it’s hard to miss the sound of laughter, music, and a constant flow of intoxicating smells coming from the Sunset Grill. The food is delicious and the sunset views are astonishing.

During a recent visit, my family and I sat on the deck and ordered brie with smoked oysters. It was an intriguing combination, and the portion was large enough that everyone at the table got a taste. The menu is loaded with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées. Starters include nachos, grilled chunks of sashimi-grade tuna, and fried shrimp.

I opted for the fish and chips entrée, which came highly recommended by the wait staff. Fresh, perfectly fried, and plentiful, there was enough fish and golden brown fries for two people. The six-ounce tuna steak served blackened or seared was another recommendation, as were the fish tacos, loaded with a catch of the day.

A Caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and homegrown basil accommodates vegetarian diets, along with a tomato and onion grilled cheese served on whole wheat bread. Chefs can accommodate other diets such as vegan or gluten-free.

Each year, dozens of events are planned in Willoughby Harbor, ranging from the Duck Tape Regatta to community raft-ups. Sunset Grill is a perfect place to start or finish an event. When you visit you’ll enjoy some of the best food and views Hampton Roads has to offer.

Sunset Grill is open from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays Sunset Grill is open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. For docking reservations at Willoughby Harbor, call 757-583-4150; for Rebel Marina, call 757-588-6022.

Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant
1525 Bayville Street
Norfolk, Virginia

By Erik Speer

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