Charlie's American Cafe

Charlie's American Cafe Norfolk

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Customer Reviews

201 Ratings

I always have great food and excellent service when I come. Our waiter was actually one of your dishwashers but waited our table because you were swamped that day. He did a fabulous job!! Anticipated our every need and was very gracious and respectful.
Allyson P. · April 2, 2012
Great down home cooking.
Doreen M. · April 1, 2012
Hello Ted....Barbara and I so enjoyed having lunch at your restaurant and I plan on returning again soon Marilyn Borntrager
Marilyn B. · March 22, 2012

What You'll Get

Without breakfast and lunch to balance it out, dinner would run rampant through the day, forcing us to wake up to the stench of cinnamon-toast spaghetti and burnt steak-tarts. Keep your evening eating in check with today's Groupon to Charlie's Cafe in Norfolk. Choose between two options:

  • For $6, you get $12 worth of breakfast or lunch and drinks on Saturday and Sunday
  • For $6, you get $15 worth of breakfast or lunch and drinks Monday through Friday

Located in one of the most historic buildings on Granby Street, Charlie's Cafe has helped Norfolk stomachs maintain radio silence with breakfast and lunch for more than a decade. The café whips its eggs with a milkshake machine, then re-jiggers them into a dozen different omelets, such as the chorizo-infused southwestern omelet topped with habanero salsa ($8.49) or the everything-it-can-hold Mom's omelet ($7.99). A.M. athletes, meanwhile, can carbo-load before their big eating contest with a hearty helping of chocolate-chip pancakes ($4.49). Otherwise, celebrate finally finishing your cubicle's escape tunnel with a mid-day Charlie’s Special burger loaded with sautéed mushrooms, onions, bacon, and american cheese ($6.99) . Vegetarians can join in the feeding frenzy with tofu scrambles ($6.99), veggie melts ($6.99), or the greek omelet's blend of black olives, feta, and artichokes ($7.99).

Charlie's outdoor seating and adult beverages create an airy arena where life-livers of leisure while away the hours over $3 micro-brews, chilled sake drinks served in mason jars, and the Hot Charlie ($4.50)—a blend of chocolate wine and fresh-brewed coffee topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup that is as sinfully sweet as it is inadvisable to Google.


Charlie's Café has been featured in The Downtowner, and on Hampton Roads. Fourteen Yelpers and five Citysearchers give Charlie's Café an average of 4.5 stars, and 91% of 60 Urbanspooners like it.

  • The atmosphere is always cheerful and inviting; and the service is always good. Pancakes are great, and the omelettes [sic] are even better! – Selena C., Yelp, 12/24/09
  • Down home food in a very casual atmosphere. – phipps1076, Citysearch

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Charlie's American Cafe

When Charlie's American Cafe moved to its current location at 4024 Granby, it was the passing of a torch in many ways. For more than 60 years, that space had belonged to the family-run eatery Veneziano. Charlie's built off of Veneziano's status as a neighborhood staple with its own unique charm and loyal following, which had made the original Charlie's location on the corner of 18th and Granby a huge success for decades.

Since then, regulars, newcomers, and service personnel have all flowed through Charlie's doors to soak up the homey atmosphere and eat the American comfort food—especially the omelets packed with meats, mushrooms, and cheeses.

At dinner, carnivores can savor a turkey reuben on grilled rye topped with swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing, and the Red, White, and Blue burger, which achieves its color scheme with tomato, onion, and blue cheese; diners are legally obligated to salute it before digging in. Meanwhile, those with seafaring appetites dig into the fried oyster po boy on a bed of lettuce and tomato hugged by a club roll and the honey-marinated grilled salmon with dill and cucumber.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.