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Check out the 3 most popular spots in Norfolk's Idlewood/Sandy Heights neighborhood

Check out the 3 most popular spots in Norfolk's Idlewood/Sandy Heights neighborhood
La Yaroa Tropical Restaurant | Photo: Orlando H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on July 09, 2019.

Spending time in Idlewood/Sandy Heights? Get to know this Norfolk neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Latin American restaurant to a pagan artifacts business. 

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Idlewood/Sandy Heights, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. La Yaroa Tropical Restaurant

Photo: orlando h./Yelp

Topping the list is Latin American, Puerto Rican and Dominican eatery La Yaroa Tropical Restaurant. Located at 3320 N. Military Highway, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp. 

For breakfast, check out the Bomba, complete with eggs and cheese and salami; at lunchtime, try the tripleta sandwich with pulled pork, pastrami, Virginia ham and Swiss cheese; or dig into the Spanish rotisserie chicken combo, served with rice, beans, fried plantains, salad and french fries, for dinner.

2. Terrie's Breakfast & Lunch

Photo: izell t./Yelp

Next up is traditional American, breakfast and brunch and Southern spot Terrie's Breakfast & Lunch, situated at 3320 N. Military Highway. With four stars out of 10 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Stop by this classic American diner for eggs and sausage, a club sandwich or corned beef hash and biscuits. 

3. Mystic Moon

Photo: sarah rachael W./Yelp

Spiritual shop Mystic Moon is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3365 N. Military Highway, 4.5 stars out of 13 reviews.

The shop offers spiritual and pagan books, jewelry, pendants and trinkets, as well as psychic readings.


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