Get to know the freshest new businesses to launch in Norfolk

Get to know the freshest new businesses to launch in Norfolk
Photo: Panera Bread/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 21, 2019.

Interested in sampling the newest restaurant and retail additions to Norfolk? From a Mexican spot to a bar and grill, read on for a rundown of the newest hot spots to make their debut recently.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Photo: Jill n./Yelp

Looking for a new fast-food and Mexican spot? Chipotle Mexican Grill has added a new location at 132 E. Little Creek Road. 

Check out the burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and more at this chain spot. Sides include chips and guacamole. You'll also find a kid's quesadilla meal on the menu.

With one star out of four reviews on Yelp, the new arrival is off to a slow start.

Yelper Jill N. wrote, "Our burritos had tiny amounts of meat. Our bag of chips had maybe 15 chips. They barely covered the bottom of the bag."

Panera Bread

photo: panera bread/yelp

Stroll past 4108 Monarch Way and you'll find the latest spot for salads, soups and sandwiches to arrive in the neighborhood. Panera Bread has added a new location in ODU Village. 

The menu features a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as bakery items like bagels, brownies and scones. Take a gander at the full menu here.

With 3.5 stars from three reviews on Yelp, the newcomer is getting a mixed response from patrons but it's still early days.

Yelper Let S. wrote, "Here are a few things to note: This is not a full-service Panera. It does not have items like baked potato soup and the pecan braid."

Stony’s Dockside Bar and Grill

photo: shawna c./yelp

Now open at 8166 Shore Drive is Stony’s Dockside Bar and Grill, a bar and traditional American spot, offering pizza and more.

Start with appetizers like the wings or nachos, before digging into entrees like the New England lobster roll or the fish tacos, which come topped with shredded cabbage, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo. Take a peek at the full menu here. 

With four stars out of 30 reviews, the fresh arrival is receiving positive attention. 

Yelper Marilyn D. wrote, "We ordered fish tacos, sautéed chicken with a creamy pesto pasta, sautéed shrimp with pasta, crab cakes and chicken Alfredo. Awesome. Let's not forget about the yummy fries. The sweet tea is also the bomb."   

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