The Waterside, is a festival marketplace on the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, opened June 1, 1983. While the Waterside Annex was demolished May 16, 2016, the main portion was renovated and reopened as Waterside District in May 2017.
The district will change the face of Norfolk, bringing together locals and visitors, families and fun-loving folks at one central gathering spot, entertainment venue and shopping and dining hub. Waterside District President Glenn Sutch shares details on some of the restaurants we can look forward to visiting.
Harbor Club will boast incredible waterfront views, a stylish interior, an outdoor veranda and a signature food and drink menu for an unparalleled experience. Look for made-from-scratch, tapas-style, seafood delicacies like ahi tuna poke, Norfolk backfin lump crabmeat rolls, lobster tempura and crab cakes.
Luk Fu will offer Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai cuisine with authentic menu items including sushi, ramen, dim sum, soups and noodles. “It will be a bar that you can cozy up to and enjoy some sushi made there right in front of you or grab some noodles or dim some and have some Asian cocktails to go with it,” Sutch suggests.
Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse will combine the Food Network star’s passion for barbecue with the restaurant scene of Norfolk and culinary tradition of our region. Sutch describes it as “barbecue to a whole new level.”
The Waterside Festival Marketplace
333 Waterside Dr., Norfolk