Entrance to Uncle Louie’s Bar and Grill from the Dining Room
The famous prop table in the front window of Uncle Louie’s. At times, we had to get that table so we would have seating for two more guests. Uncle Louie’s had 450 seats, The business that Uncle Louie’s would do on some days was absolutely amazing.
Teresa Boyle did a fantastic job creating the chalk menu boards
Uncle Louie’s dining room set for dinner service
Uncle Louie’s dining room set up for lunch service
Uncle Louie’s Banquet and Conference Room was a favorite of local politicians.
The best table in Uncle Louie’s bar and grill overlooked Uncle Louie’s dining room. This was Benjamin Clymer’s favorite table. Ben Clymer was Old Dominion University’s Reference Librarian from 1960 -1981
Art Deco Mural by Bev Sell and Teresa Boyle
First Colony Coffee seal. We served and sold over 100 varieties and flavors of First Colony Coffee.
Uncle Louie’s had one of the best Jewish Delis south of New York City
Uncle Louie’s Desserts were some of the best served in Hampton Roads
Suzy Daffron Allen, One of the Great Uncle Louie’s Bartenders
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Bringing back ALL the memories!
I grew up in Hampton Roads (Norfolk, near the Wards Corner area first six years of my life), and ‘Uncle Louie’s’ was like that ever-present part of my childhood. Always there, taken for granted by me, so it was like a real shock when after I’d moved away from VA, I had read it had closed. I literally thought it would be there for years to come!
To this day, I remember that classy black & gold, art decor-style decor. What a wonderful restaurant it was.
‘ art decor-style decor’
Oops! I mean ‘art DECO-style decor’. Typing too fast, LOL!
Uncle Louie’s Bar and Grill had many facets and was a welcome alternative to fast food and grocery store food as well as having excellent food with meeting places. I am not aware of any establishment that fulfills the foot print that it once had. Since its closing, I have not found any establishment that even comes close to what I experienced there.
Nice memories for me too. However, I’d really rather be making NEW memories there. When Uncle Louie’s closed, it left huge holes in our community dining, deli and pub experience.