Fun walk on bridge from parking garage to main building. Unfortunately we showed up on a weekday when they were closed so I recommend confirming the hours of operation by calling ahead. Still a nice walk and beautiful scenery. I imagine it is a fun lively place during the weekend evenings.
I missed the old Waterside when it was in its prime. I've heard stories about how it used to be good but when I started making yearly Norfolk trips, it was a super run down place with only three or four things open and never had people in it. But now... They did such an amazing job revitalizing this area! The change is incredible! There are now many good quality restaurants here with some dessert places too. There are people everywhere inside, everything had a good crowd every night I went. This has to be such a good economy boost for Norfolk. The decorations outside are quite nice as well. Unfortunately, I've always been when it was on the colder side, but even then the outside areas were pretty populated. I'm sure this is quite an amazing place to hang out at during the warmer months as well. You definitely need to come and see the new waterside!
I really want to like Waterside. Norfolk needs places like this to succeed and it has great potential. Unfortunately most of the places here are under-staffed and expensive. The end result is being charged premium prices for mediocre food and long wait times. It is a good spot for live music when they have it open, and it is a great place to go for scenery / vibes. However, there are so many better places to go for good food and drinks within walking distance of here that I would avoid it at all costs.
Chilly day but great place to enjoy the waterfront!
Beautiful find on my walk around the area. So thankful to find this place to escape the heat. They have a bar, a coffee stand and ice cream stand/shop that sells DELICIOUS ice cream.
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