When it comes to eating out in Hampton Roads, a lot of the focus is on Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Both cities are chock full of great places to eat, but today we want to touch on the food scene in Portsmouth, specifically the locally owned and operated.
Portsmouth is one of our favorite cities for eating out in Hampton Roads, but we don’t think it gets the attention it deserves. Make sure to take a look at this round-up of five of our favorites.
1. The Bier Garden: 438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Osfolk family have been running this German restaurant in Old Town for over 18 years. Explore the stellar (and gigantic) beer list or just enjoy their fresh, homemade Bavarian food. Don’t miss any opportunity you get this summer to dine on the patio and feel like you’re in Germany for an evening.
2. 757 Crave on the Harbor: 10 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Located in the marina, this gem on the waterway offers some of the tastiest food with the best views in town. Don’t miss this place for brunch and check out the entertainment schedule if you’re in the mood for live music.
3. Stove the Restaurant: 2622 Detroit Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707
This funky, lovely restaurant is located in Port Norfolk. The chef here is a semi-finalist for a James Beard award. Get in for dinner before he wins and you can’t get a seat in the place. And tie your shoes on tight, this food will blow you away.
4. Moseberth’s Fried Chicken: 1505 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707
Not really a restaurant, Moseberth’s has been serving up amazing carry out for over 70 years. That is not a typo. You can’t go wrong with their famous friend chicken, but don’t overlook the barbeque or the phenomenal sides. Look for the giant chicken, and stop in to take out dinner.
5. Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas: 450 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
This “subterranean café & bar with a speakeasy feel” is a great place to try some small plates of some of the best food from around the world. Don’t miss a chance to go underground and enjoy a lovely evening!