Grate Steak

★★★★☆
  • 235 N Military Hwy

    Norfolk, VA 23502

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  • 757-461-5501

About Grate Steak

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 09:00 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 02:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:00 PM

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Steak is delicious. It is one of my favorite food. When I'm craving for steak, I just go to Grate Steak. The restaurant is not a typical steak restaurant. If you want to eat steak there, you have to cook the steak yourself. Cooking the

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★★★★★

Steak is delicious. It is one of my favorite food. When I'm craving for steak, I just go to Grate Steak. The restaurant is not a typical steak restaurant. If you want to eat steak there, you have to cook the steak yourself. Cooking the

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This place is really unique. You order your cut of meat. You are then served a huge of raw meat that you cook yourself on a large grill. I thought this was sort of lame at first. I figured you can cook for yourself a lot cheaper at home! Everyone really seemed to enjoy the cooking part. The sides were delicious. I had fish and it was fresh and tasty without the skin left on (thank god!). I would recommend this experience at least once. This place is PACKED so it is not something you would want to do all the time.

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★★★★★

This place is really unique. You order your cut of meat. You are then served a huge of raw meat that you cook yourself on a large grill. I thought this was sort of lame at first. I figured you can cook for yourself a lot cheaper at home! Everyone really seemed to enjoy the cooking part. The sides were delicious. I had fish and it was fresh and tasty without the skin left on (thank god!). I would recommend this experience at least once. This place is PACKED so it is not something you would want to do all the time.

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Don't order the brioled seafood platter - it's a STEAK place! Cook it yourself over real charcoal. If you order from the kitchen it's cooked over gas - still good but not the same. I loved this restaurant!

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★★★★★

Don't order the brioled seafood platter - it's a STEAK place! Cook it yourself over real charcoal. If you order from the kitchen it's cooked over gas - still good but not the same. I loved this restaurant!

Pros: Charcoal Price Steak

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Have eaten here many times over the years, including at its former location, and find I enjoy it less each time. I find cooking my own steak tedious, and having asthma, the smoke in the grill room only aggravates it. Quality of service has deteriorated over the years, on my last visit our waitress was too busy visiting with her friends at a nearby table to wait on us, we had to wait over 30 minutes after our meal just to get the check, even after asking another waitress to send ours over. The decor is also appearing aged and tired. I find the value poor, as the steaks are overpriced for "do-it-yourself" cooking. If I never eat there again, I dont believe I'll miss it.

1
★★★☆☆

Have eaten here many times over the years, including at its former location, and find I enjoy it less each time. I find cooking my own steak tedious, and having asthma, the smoke in the grill room only aggravates it. Quality of service has deteriorated over the years, on my last visit our waitress was too busy visiting with her friends at a nearby table to wait on us, we had to wait over 30 minutes after our meal just to get the check, even after asking another waitress to send ours over. The decor is also appearing aged and tired. I find the value poor, as the steaks are overpriced for "do-it-yourself" cooking. If I never eat there again, I dont believe I'll miss it.

Pros: salad bar , lots of space, kid friendly

Cons: aged decor, value, service

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If you cook your own steak and make your own bread, why is it so expensive? I can go to Outback and get better food, service, and ambience. Best of all, if the steak isn't right I can send it back.

I made the mistake of getting a thick steak and watched those with me sitting at the table while I sweat in the grill room. I can sweat in my backyard where the beer and snacks are cheaper.

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★★☆☆☆

If you cook your own steak and make your own bread, why is it so expensive? I can go to Outback and get better food, service, and ambience. Best of all, if the steak isn't right I can send it back.

I made the mistake of getting a thick steak and watched those with me sitting at the table while I sweat in the grill room. I can sweat in my backyard where the beer and snacks are cheaper.

Pros: fresh meat, free refills

Cons: sweating, whoops I overcooked, chicken was horrible

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Good concept but not very good cuts of meat. The steaks are loaded with fat. If you want to go out to eat and cook your own food, go for it. I usually go out to eat so that my meal can be prepared for me.

1
★★★☆☆

Good concept but not very good cuts of meat. The steaks are loaded with fat. If you want to go out to eat and cook your own food, go for it. I usually go out to eat so that my meal can be prepared for me.

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Nice cuts of Meat with a nice Salad Bar. You will leave there full and satisfied.
Have eaten there a dozen times or more and continue to go on a limited basis.
Being able to pick your steak is a nice feature.
But cooking it youself for more or same price as some upscale restaraunts just
amazes me. You don't go there for the value. I have tried letting them cook
but it returns dry and/or overcooked. (They want you to cook).

2
★★★★☆

Nice cuts of Meat with a nice Salad Bar. You will leave there full and satisfied.
Have eaten there a dozen times or more and continue to go on a limited basis.
Being able to pick your steak is a nice feature.
But cooking it youself for more or same price as some upscale restaraunts just
amazes me. You don't go there for the value. I have tried letting them cook
but it returns dry and/or overcooked. (They want you to cook).

Pros: Casual, Location (access), Plenty of Seating

Cons: Pricey, Slow at times

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I was in the Navy stationed in Norfolk in 1987. That was the year of my first encounter with this Grate restaurant. I shipped out in 1988 for the ship yards. My enlistment was up in 1989 and I moved back to Daytona Beach. Since then, I have visited that restaurant at least 4 times a year. All of my visits have been drive up, on a Friday, eat dinner Saturday and drive back Sunday. Thank you for such a GREAT place.

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★★★★★

I was in the Navy stationed in Norfolk in 1987. That was the year of my first encounter with this Grate restaurant. I shipped out in 1988 for the ship yards. My enlistment was up in 1989 and I moved back to Daytona Beach. Since then, I have visited that restaurant at least 4 times a year. All of my visits have been drive up, on a Friday, eat dinner Saturday and drive back Sunday. Thank you for such a GREAT place.

Pros: Fantastic Steaks, Salad Bar, Cold Beer

Cons: , Long Waits

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If you are looking for a place to have a great steak, this is it! Just as an FYI ... if you don't want to cook your own steak, they will cook it for you. The restaurant is very kid friendly and the food is spectacular. You can cook up your own texas toast right on the grill and have all of the salad that you want form the bar. This is an excellent place to relax and have a wonderful meal! Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a place to have a great steak, this is it! Just as an FYI ... if you don't want to cook your own steak, they will cook it for you. The restaurant is very kid friendly and the food is spectacular. You can cook up your own texas toast right on the grill and have all of the salad that you want form the bar. This is an excellent place to relax and have a wonderful meal! Highly recommended!

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with cooking my own steak. If i wanted to smell like smoke id go home and cook over my own grill. If i overcook the meat by accident i know i didnt spend $20.00 on the steak. Salad bar is very nice.

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★★☆☆☆

with cooking my own steak. If i wanted to smell like smoke id go home and cook over my own grill. If i overcook the meat by accident i know i didnt spend $20.00 on the steak. Salad bar is very nice.

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What a joke!! While husband in Navy we lived about 2 miles from this place....it was always voted to be best in town......we could not believe you had to cook your own meal!!! If I wanted to cook I would have stayed home, bought my own steaks and saved about $25! When we asked were there any items they would cook we were handed a very limited menu by a very rude waitress then it took her over 15 minutes to come back to take our order. When order arrived the portions were small and meat was cold.....never went back!

1
★★☆☆☆

What a joke!! While husband in Navy we lived about 2 miles from this place....it was always voted to be best in town......we could not believe you had to cook your own meal!!! If I wanted to cook I would have stayed home, bought my own steaks and saved about $25! When we asked were there any items they would cook we were handed a very limited menu by a very rude waitress then it took her over 15 minutes to come back to take our order. When order arrived the portions were small and meat was cold.....never went back!

Pros: parking

Cons: have to cook own food, lousy service, noisy

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Worst place to eat. Waited 30 for a drink refill. Was not worth the money I spent! Will not EVER eat there AGAIN!

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★★☆☆☆

Worst place to eat. Waited 30 for a drink refill. Was not worth the money I spent! Will not EVER eat there AGAIN!

Cons: bad service

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It is like a Summer Cookout everyday. You're your own cook.

There is no place like the Grate Steak. Kids enjoy cooking and so do the adults. And the only one you can complain to about the doneness of the steak is you.

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★★★★★

It is like a Summer Cookout everyday. You're your own cook.

There is no place like the Grate Steak. Kids enjoy cooking and so do the adults. And the only one you can complain to about the doneness of the steak is you.

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It's the uniqueness of this restaurant that makes it great. For those of you who don't know there are three of these, one in Hampton, one in Norfolk, and I think the third one is in Chesapeake. I've been to the one in Norfolk but the one in Hampton is my favorite. You will really like it if you are a people person because you can stand around the grill and meet the other patrons. The great thing is you get to see your cut of meat before you get it. One tip, I found the smaller cuts of meat to be leaner.

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★★★★★

It's the uniqueness of this restaurant that makes it great. For those of you who don't know there are three of these, one in Hampton, one in Norfolk, and I think the third one is in Chesapeake. I've been to the one in Norfolk but the one in Hampton is my favorite. You will really like it if you are a people person because you can stand around the grill and meet the other patrons. The great thing is you get to see your cut of meat before you get it. One tip, I found the smaller cuts of meat to be leaner.

Pros: portions, unique, charcoal taste

Cons: only in virginia

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The Grate Steak is my favorite place for steak outside of my backyard. I moved out of state 1 1/2 years ago, but whenever I get back to town I make the time to stop for dinner. It's the best salad bar in town and the marinated button mushrooms are fantastic.

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★★★★★

The Grate Steak is my favorite place for steak outside of my backyard. I moved out of state 1 1/2 years ago, but whenever I get back to town I make the time to stop for dinner. It's the best salad bar in town and the marinated button mushrooms are fantastic.

Pros: quality of steaks, unique experience

Cons: reserv. for 6+ only

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I love the chance to cook my steak the way I want to! Plus the salad bar has a good assortment of items.

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★★★★★

I love the chance to cook my steak the way I want to! Plus the salad bar has a good assortment of items.

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This place is grate! Go with a group of friends, pick out the steak from the case (owner's cut) and have a blast. Did I mention all-you-can-eat salad and potato bar? There is also an option to have your food prepared and cooked in the kitchen. Looking for something different? Give it a try!

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★★★★★

This place is grate! Go with a group of friends, pick out the steak from the case (owner's cut) and have a blast. Did I mention all-you-can-eat salad and potato bar? There is also an option to have your food prepared and cooked in the kitchen. Looking for something different? Give it a try!

Pros: Tons of food, Atmosphere

Cons: parking lot (Hampton), Hours of operation

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Just had the hickory smoked steak.....best steak I have ever eaten. Better than sex and there was no mess to clean up.

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★★★★★

Just had the hickory smoked steak.....best steak I have ever eaten. Better than sex and there was no mess to clean up.

Pros: Great Salad Bar, Great Dinner, Great Service

Cons: Small parking lot, Expensive

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At the Grate Steak you can get 4 different sizes of the same cuts and have the option to cook it yourself on their huge indoor charcoal grill or have them cook it for you in the kitchen. They also have all you can eat salad bar, garlic bread, and a baked potatoe bar. My favorite meal there is the marinated top sirloin in the restaruant cut size. This is a 16 to 18 oz steak with eveything I mentioned for around $14.00. I love being able to grab my beer and head to the grill with my friends. And sit and cook our steaks over live charcoal to get them exactly how we want them while socializing. By the grill they always have melted butter, garlic powder, and seasoned salt to put on your steaks and bread also. Eating there is a highlight to every trip to Norfolk.

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★★★★★

At the Grate Steak you can get 4 different sizes of the same cuts and have the option to cook it yourself on their huge indoor charcoal grill or have them cook it for you in the kitchen. They also have all you can eat salad bar, garlic bread, and a baked potatoe bar. My favorite meal there is the marinated top sirloin in the restaruant cut size. This is a 16 to 18 oz steak with eveything I mentioned for around $14.00. I love being able to grab my beer and head to the grill with my friends. And sit and cook our steaks over live charcoal to get them exactly how we want them while socializing. By the grill they always have melted butter, garlic powder, and seasoned salt to put on your steaks and bread also. Eating there is a highlight to every trip to Norfolk.

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The Grate Steak house has attained good steaks that you cook yourself, I found the grill to be very hot, and hard to cook without burning my face. I was surprised however, when I had to cook my own baked potato, and toast the bread on the same grill. I think I burned a half a loaf of bread before I got used to the hot grill.
I found the service not up to par, I should have received better service for the price I paid to cook my dinner at the Grate Steak.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Grate Steak house has attained good steaks that you cook yourself, I found the grill to be very hot, and hard to cook without burning my face. I was surprised however, when I had to cook my own baked potato, and toast the bread on the same grill. I think I burned a half a loaf of bread before I got used to the hot grill.
I found the service not up to par, I should have received better service for the price I paid to cook my dinner at the Grate Steak.

Pros: Good Steaks, environment

Cons: service, prices

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I thought the Grate Steak was a nice restaurant with wonderful atmosphere. I liked being able to choose and cook your steak.

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★★★★☆

I thought the Grate Steak was a nice restaurant with wonderful atmosphere. I liked being able to choose and cook your steak.

Pros: good food, good parking, nice atmosphere

Cons: a little expensive

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Wow, a restaurant designed with the do-it-yourself theme! What better way to ensure that your food is cooked just the way you like. Plus, you get to pick out just the right cut of beef,. Right on Grate Steak, you guys got it right!

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★★★★☆

Wow, a restaurant designed with the do-it-yourself theme! What better way to ensure that your food is cooked just the way you like. Plus, you get to pick out just the right cut of beef,. Right on Grate Steak, you guys got it right!

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The nobel prize should be given to the man who thought this place up. Not only do they have the best cuts of meat I have ever seen, but giving you the option to cook them yourself was shear genious. If you havn't given this place a try, DO IT. You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

The nobel prize should be given to the man who thought this place up. Not only do they have the best cuts of meat I have ever seen, but giving you the option to cook them yourself was shear genious. If you havn't given this place a try, DO IT. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: top quality steaks, friendly staff, reasonably priced

Cons: always busy

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Grate Steak has the best steaks I have ever tasted! I recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves steak.

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★★★★★

Grate Steak has the best steaks I have ever tasted! I recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves steak.

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Awesome food and atmosphere!! As an XL person in a wheelchair they are very accessible. Staff goes out of their way to assist everyone.

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★★★★★

Awesome food and atmosphere!! As an XL person in a wheelchair they are very accessible. Staff goes out of their way to assist everyone.

 

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