Econo Lodge Near Norfolk State University
865 N. Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 461-4865
Fax: (757) 466-7249
Bars & Cafes
A friendly, welcoming neighborhood bar, Hershee Bar is a women's bar located near the Military Highway. Though an emphasis is laid on its being a lesbian bar, Hershee's welcomes people of any orientation to enjoy their facility. Frequented by locals, this bar features a dance floor that is usually filled with eager folks showing off their dancing skills. If dancing is not your cup of tea, then there are also pool tables and a Juke Box stocked with classic tunes. Also, most nights, there is a DJ spinning known as well as fresh music.
Located at Prince Books in downtown Norfolk, Leaping Lizard Cafe offers shop goers gourmet sandwiches and soups without having to venture out of literary heaven. The sandwiches consist of fresh ingredients like avocado, mushroom and artichoke and tuna salad all made fresh daily for the best tasting lunch. Grab a book and relax while you take in a good story and good food.
Come for the ice cream, stay for even more ice cream. There is a reason Doumar's is a staple at Norfolk, this ice cream parlor hand makes their waffles every day and if you come during the day you can watch them being made. They also have a lot more than just ice cream here, try their barbecue and burgers. This diner feels old fashioned complete with a drive-in parking area where you can order and eat in your car. The prices are from another era, with exceptionally cheap pork barbecue sandwiches, though you might have to eat more than one to feel full. You haven't really been to Norfolk until you've been to Doumar's.
McCormick & Schmick's, with its numerous outlets across the country, has been serving delectable seafood and steaks since its inception in 1970. This outlet at Virginia Beach, located in the Town Center, is nestled amongst various other eateries. The menu features classic dishes influenced by New World cuisine. Unwind at their bar while sipping on a glass of cocktails, wine or beer. Next to the Sandler Center for Performing Arts, you can drop in here for a scrumptious meal of steaks before a show.
Ruth's Chris Steak House, with its numerous outlets across the country and a few in some international locations, is a renowned name when it comes to steaks. This outlet at Virginia Beach is nestled within the bustling Town Center. Steak lovers can choose from new york strip, ribeye, T-bone, filet and porterhouse, which will be cooked according to your liking. Guests can also chose from their signature dishes of Lamb Chop, Caribbean Lobster Tail, Barbecued Shrimp and Stuffed Chicken Breast. End your meal with a Caramalized Banana Cream Pie or a Chocolate Sin Cake.
In the busy Town Center of Virginia Beach, nestled amongst various eateries and shopping outlets, lies the elegant Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro. This place, housing a wine cellar comprising of over 300 labels from across the globe, is a haven for the wine lover. Gorge on some delectable mussels, steaks, pasta, duck, poultry and seafood dishes as you sip your wine. Entirely furnished in hues of brown with ceiling lamps covering the place in a warm glow, gives this restaurant a sophisticated feel. The restaurant organizes various wine tasting event, check the website and participate.
Located within the bustling Virginia Beach Town Center, Zushi Japanese Bistro offers a tantalizing fare of Japanese cuisine. Owner and executive chef Kevin Chang welcomes every customer into the amicable and cozy ambiance his restaurant has to offer. For Kevin, cooking is an art; just like an artist would treat his artwork, every dish is crafted to perfection with an artistic presentation. Guests can choose from their extensive range of sushi and sashimi preparations. Also try out their edamame (beans), gyoza (dumplings), yakisoba (fried noodles) and tempura dishes.
Baxter's is a happening sports lounge to watch the big game and then hang out in a lounge atmosphere afterward. However, be sure to dress to impress when you are at Baxter's when there isn't a game going on. With great prices for Happy Hour, surely the trade-off to looking your best is definitely worth it.
A quaint cafe, Crema is located in downtown Norfolk. Great choices in coffee and breakfast specials that include frittata or breakfast sandwiches make it a worthwhile spot to swing by in the morning. Then show back up in the afternoon and feast on dishes like the turkey burger, Itlalian wedding soup, or maybe a grilled cheese sandwich.
Scotty Quixx offers sophisticated dining during the day, but at night the party really starts. You can try different cocktails and dance to a wide range of music, including live music from local bands. Scotty Quixx also hosts various events, such as Arabian Nights which features belly dancing and hookahs.
Entourage offers delicious cuisine and great cocktails. The dance floor has a disco light for a retro feel, though the rest of the club has contemporary decor. You have to dress to impress to be let into this nightclub.
aLatté is a hip coffee shop with a pulse on the community. The coffee shop has a bulletin board with flyers for local art shows and event. From the menu, you can order anything from an Italian Soda to your chai tea or Americano. The interior is designed to be relaxing, chic and modern, so you'll feel right at home.