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Doumar's Cones & Barbecue

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1919 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-2338
Norfolk, VA 23517
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(757) 627-4163
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Best

I absolutely love Doumar's for it's delicious food, but also for all of the memories that come flooding back each and every time we pull into the parking lot, turn on our headligh...

Worst

When we moved here all we heard was how great this place was. We went and we were disappointed, the second and third time- same thing. The food isn't bad, but it's not wonderful. ...

Blah Food, Awesome Ice Cream Cone! 3/5/2011

The joint was small, dirty, needed updating, slow, not-smiley server's, tiny food portions, 'BBQ' was messy... more

Blah Food, Awesome Ice Cream Cone! 3/5/2011

Kelly Provided by Partner
The joint was small, dirty, needed updating, slow, not-smiley server's, tiny food portions, 'BBQ' was messy and bland, no silverware, napkins or di... more

Been coming all of my life, now taking my own child... 1/8/2011

I absolutely love Doumar's for it's delicious food, but also for all of the memories that come flooding back each and every time we pull into the parking lot, turn on our headlights, and roll down the window. The food is SIMPLE. If you want a cheeseburger, you get a cheeseburger. If you want fries, you get fries. The portions match the prices, and are more affordable than fast food chains. I have been enjoying the Doumar's experience for as long as I have been alive, and to this day I can say that I have never been inside the dining room. I definitely recommend eating in your car to get the full experience. I think a lot of newbie's come thinking that they will be served gourmet food-- don't be fooled. As mentioned, the food is SIMPLE. Come for the atmosphere! more

Crummy food, lousy service, dirty! 12/30/2010

This place is a dump - the tables and floor are filthy. Food is not worth it. They slam everything into greasy wrappers and you have to beg the server to bring you a tiny paper napkin. And the attitude from the servers is another thing. Not a first timer, so it was not a one time thing with this experience. more

Low prices. Slow service 5/11/2010

The headline explains it all. more

Don't believe the hype. 9/23/2009

Finally, some people see beyond all the ranting and raving. I frankly don't see why Doumar's is as popular as it is. The barbecue is completely bland. There is absolutely NO way they smoke the meat on premises; there is no smoke flavor, no bark--in fact, the meat tastes like it is purchased in bulk from a food service that knows nothing about proper barbecue. That aside, I've been here on three occasions; each time it was virtually impossible to get the attention of a very inattentive staff. I will NEVER go back here AGAIN. Pros: Inexpensive eats Cons: Terrible bbq, extremely crowded, lengthy waits more

they really know NOTHING about NC BBQ 8/17/2009

NEVER again. Really shoud be less than one star. Because of all the hype, my husband and I sought this place out this past Friday. It was packed but I have no idea why!!!!! Being from North Carolina, I should have know better than order BBQ. Contrary to what the previous reviewer said, the BBQ here is a far from Eastern NC BBQ as the east is from the west. He must be referring to Lexington BBQ b/c it is absolutely nothing like what is served east of I-95. I have really given it some thought and can not find a truly fitting comparison. This stuff is worse than Old Hickory BBQ in a plastic container. It makes school lunch BBQ seem yummy!!! This stuff gives BBQ a BAD name!!! If you want decent BBQ wait until you can drive 3 hours south. My husband had a cheeseburger that had been cooked sometime that morning and looked like one served in a school cafeteria. The ""special"" ice cream and cones were disappointing as well. This place is a tourist trap. I can not phathom that they have any repeat business. Pros: speed Cons: crowded, low quality food more

over rates 3/9/2009

When we moved here all we heard was how great this place was. We went and we were disappointed, the second and third time- same thing. The food isn't bad, but it's not wonderful. It's reputation is great but the food isn't. more

Best homemade ice cream! 1/17/2009

My hubby stopped at this place due to a few of our friend's recommendations. We tried the pulled pork sandwhich, order of fries, and butter pecan ice cream cone. The sandwhich wasn't bad but we didnt get the extra condiments (bbq sauce, we didnt know you had to ask for) so it was just okay. The meat was very juicy and tender. The fries were typical fries. The ice cream was amazing! My husband had also got a triple thick strawberry shake. This shakes isnt a typical shake. So if you order it, be prepared to eat with a spoon. Pros: Ice cream, excellent service, cheap eats Cons: Greasy food more

Tradition 7/10/2003

Doumar's has been a family tradition since the 70s. My mother went as a teenager when she was at Granby. In the 80s my mom and dad went there for dates. 90s and beyond were the child years for my sister and I. Now that I can drive and attend Granby, its like deja vu all over agina. I love Doumar's!!!! Pros: Old-fashioned service, Atmosphere is great, Food is wonderful Cons: Always crowded more

Alway Has Been, Always Will Be the VERYS 1/3/2003

After growing up with Doumar's (couldn't wait until my parents would take me there as a child and later driving myself in High School), I returned everytime I came back to visit the Norfolk area! I have taken my husband and all of my children there! Never will be any better ice cream and cones - never will be any better limeade! I have fond memories of the old cone making machine that has been in the front for years! Doumar's is the best excuse for: ""There's no place like home!"" Pros: Great Ice Cream, Great Service, Great Memories Cons: ALwys Crowded! more

Like My Mom Used To... 12/19/2002

The food is great, especially the limeaid, the bbq, and the ice cream they make there! It's fun to sit in the car, turn on the oldies, and have someone skate up to your car. It's just like my mom used to do about 25 years ago!! Pros: inexpensive, eat in car!, never too crowded Cons: not open sun..i think more

Ice cream cones, best of South 11/22/2002

one can't say more than ""the very best"" - for years it has been the very best ! more

Original Sonic 10/25/2002

Original Sonic in downtown Norfolk. Leave your lights own and get good bbq and extremley good shake for under 5.00 Pros: ice cream more

Take a trip back in time 8/25/2002

A real drive in with Fifties style food and atmosphere. A great family place. Pros: Atmosphere, Location, Food Cons: Crowded at times more

Cool Local Hangout 7/23/2002

We LOVE Doumar's!!! I have been going there for BBQ and ice cream since I was a little kid. Now I take my 3 kids there for the same. They love it just as much as I do. The cones are made fresh every morning by the owner, who has to be at least 80. Now that is dedication!!! Pros: BBQ, Ice Cream, Service more
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