Quick and Casual Food in Downtown Norfolk, VA

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before a downtown event or you just don’t feel like bringing your own lunch to work, Downtown Norfolk is filled with speedy service food options to get you in and out the door.

Famous Uncle Al’s Hot Dogs & Grill

151 Granby St.
Hours Monday-Friday: 7am-2pm Saturday: 8am-2:30pm
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This quick-service spot has been serving the local community for more than 35 years. But it’s not just the best hotdogs in town; you can also pick up tons of quick breakfast options or hearty sandwiches at lunch.


The Grilled Cheese Bistro

345 Granby St.
Hours Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-3pm, 6pm-10pm Sunday: Noon-6pm
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Grilled cheese lovers, rejoice. This cozy eatery offers creative menu items to fill every cheese craving. A Hampton Roads favorite, Grilled Cheese Bistro also carries craft beer and wine to pair.


Benny Damato’s

131 Granby St.
Hours Monday-Wednesday: 11am-Midnight Thursday: 11am-2am Friday-Saturday: 11am-3am Sunday: 11am-Midnight
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Do you like pizza slices as big as your face? Who doesn’t? Benny Damato’s provides a quick lunch option and has extended hours to cater to your late-night pizza cravings. Grab a hot slice, a cold drink, and then keep on keeping on.


Granby Street Pizza

235 Granby St.
Hours Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday: 11am-11pm Saturday: Noon-11pm
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Downtown Norfolk does not shy away from quality pizza choices. Grab a New York style pizza right in the heart of Downtown Norfolk. Granby Street Pizza also offers desserts, burgers, beers and wine.


The Stockpot Norfolk

215 East Plume St. #100
Hours Monday-Friday: 8am-7pm Saturday: 8am-4pm Sunday: 9am-3pm
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Where else can you find Ramen Night every Wednesday and a Bloody Mary Bar every weekend? Since expanding from Virginia Beach to Downtown Norfolk, The Stockpot has quickly become a go-to for quick cuisine and a brunch favorite.


The Gourmet Gang

482 E. Main St.
Hours Monday-Friday: 10am-3pm
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Snag a quick sandwich or create your own “Grab & Go” salad and soup bowls. Gourmet Gang also offers delivery and online ordering for those really on the grab-and-go grind.


La Brioche Bakery & Coffee

756 Granby St.
Hours Tuesday-Saturday: 7am-7pm Sunday: 8:30am-1:30pm

A taste of France right here in the NEON District. Enjoy crusty and airy baguettes, available in sandwich form during lunchtime, along with quiche and croissants.


Southern Eats

435 Monticello Ave.
Hours Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-Midnight Sunday: 10am-7pm
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Find good ol’ homestyle Southern cuisine at this large yet cozy Downtown find. This family, locally and veteran-owned eatery serves “some seriously good fried chicken in Norfolk,” as reviewed by The Virginian-Pilot. Keep in mind, while Souther Eats is definitely casual, since each order is made fresh, it is not quite as quick as some of the others on this list.