Waterside Festival Marketplace

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333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA, USA

Waterside Festival Marketplace Norfolk Reviews

lulusartshack lulusart…
50 reviews
Mostly clubs and restaurants. Jul 17, 2007
I've wandered into Waterside Festival Marketplace a few times, and it's not that great. There's a few restaurants, a food court, a some shops and a couple of clubs. The building itself is a little run-down and in need of some revamping. There are several reasons why this place gets 2 stars instead of 1:

-There's an awesome dollar store, with a good selection of cheapy toys, household goods, and year-round Christmas decorations. $10would get you far here...

-Jillian's (upstairs) is basically an adult arcade. I'm a big fan of the shoot-em-up and racing games. If you want some modern/high-tech games, don't waste your time here (I took a gamer friend and he bored very quickly).

-There's a decent souvenir shop by the entrance nearest to the park (across from the vitamin store). I've been able to get a variety of cheap but good quality t-shirts and Norfolk paraphernalia for my out of state family.

-You can catch the Elizabeth River ferry for $1 (cash only, exact change) and check out the cute shops and galleries at downtown Portsmouth right outside.

So if you're walking by or in downtown Norfolk, it's not bad to stop through, especially at night to go to Jillian's; but it's definitely not worth a special trip.
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