Finding your go-to breakfast joint is no easy feat. While the food at a dining establishment is critical, considering quality, quantity, and presentation, you also want to find a spot with the right ambiance. The most popular joints that people flock to can get overly crowded, which can start your day with unnecessary stress. Going out to breakfast should be an act of relaxation! Often, the lower key, hole-in-the-wall spots can bring the most joy. The Oceanview Diner encapsulates the ultimate breakfast experience to bring visitors the best food, atmosphere, and vibrance to perk up their morning.
As the name highlights, this breakfast nook is tucked right off Ocean View Avenue, which hugs the coast of the Chesapeake Bay. Visitors are a mere five-minute walk from both the beach and Oceanview Beach Park. When guests enter the restaurant doors, they’re greeted with a small-town diner feel and the smell of sizzling bacon. Pair that with the coastal charm offered throughout the eatery, and you’ve found a slice of perfectly beachy, homey heaven.
One of the most exciting parts of the diner is the ever-rotating menu. While Oceanview Diner always has a handful of breakfast staples such as their “bennys,” the flavors and ingredients can vary within their rotating menu. Whether a sweet or savory breakfast preference, there are always ample options for any palate. The diner does an excellent job of keeping some of the essential dishes while introducing fun and exciting variations to others so that regulars can look forward to their favorites and have the opportunity to branch out and try something new. There are always a handful of seafood options, further tying in the theme of coastal comfort.
Check out the fresh, in-house baked goods available to complement your benny or as a sweet way to wrap up your meal.
You might think breakfast is Oceanview Diner’s only bread and butter, but the restaurant also offers tasty lunch and an exquisite dinner menu.
Dinner offers hearty comfort food options with a rotating menu to keep things interesting. From meals such as parmesan-crusted chicken to filet mignon and crab cakes, the selection is always sure to impress. Guests can enjoy dinner at the Oceanview Diner Wednesday through Friday nights.
Keep an eye on the changing specials regularly shared on their Facebook page. You can enjoy breakfast at Oceanview Diner every weekday from 7 am – 2 pm.
Tiffany grew up in Chesapeake but has called Norfolk home for the past seven years. She fell in love with the city while working with Festevents during college summer breaks. She graduated from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) with a degree in corporate communication. Tiffany now works as a digital marketing specialist and enjoys strolling and rollerblading her way around Norfolk. She lives in Ghent with her husband Trevor, and their two cats, Tux and Joe.