Stove, located in the heart of PoNo

We use great local produce, fish and meats that I get not to far from the restaurant, I grow food for here, make my smoochie bear ham as well as my sausage and my PoNo city cured hams.  With global warming I'm even able to get fresh root veggies from my farmers in winter as well as summer. I get some great yellow, blue and brown oyster mushrooms from Dave and Dee out in Sedley va plus my ole frin, Judy Clark of Clarke's farm in Chesapeake and a whole host more so you can count on fresh, local and very good foods we serve here at stove. 

I'm surrounded by water so fish is always interesting and delicious.  I like to cook fish all year long as I do meat, wild game and pig.  love pork bellies, oh my, and I cure my lardo, slow roast the belles, make my sausage and ham as I mentioned and we dry age some of our meats as well.    We support local farmers and fisherman, and are a part of the southern foodways alliance as well.  They are working hard on preserving the history of our southern heritage.  join join them yourself and you'll love it.  go  and John T. Edge i said hello 

This year we're just finished our 3rd bottling of my cowboy syd's D'Lish sauce which you can purchase on this website so 2015 promises to be a good and busy one, come see us soon, xo sydney, the stove person

Yep, we were a 2016 mid-atlantic best chef semifinalist for James Beard Award of Excellence. Cause we're good.


We was just named one of the 12 best restaurants in Virginia by thrillist out of Washington D.C.  and they just did the one food you need to eat in each of the states with the one thing to eat in Virginia was Stove's Pork O Rama, dam that's great.  Yay!!!   Here's the link, check it out:




(757) 397-0900 and please note, we only take reservations by tele phone



2622 Detroit Street
Port Norfolk
Portsmouth, VA 23707

Just outside the Mid-Town Tunnel if coming from West Norfolk or if your coming from the Beach area, East Norfolk or Chesapeake you can now go through the Down Town tunnel and take the second exit which is called the M.L,King Expressway which will bring you in about a mile or less to Port Norfolk exit.  once you go over the rail road that street is Chautauqua, turn right and then the next left onto Detroit St., we're in the second block on the right and remember, we pay your toll, just let us know you came through it and you'll get a $4 discount off your check!



We are opened Wednesday through Saturday and the 1st Sunday of each month.  Reservation for Wed and Thur start at 5.30p in the dinning room and we take our last at 8.30p. reservations for Fri and Sat start at 6p and our last is 8.30p with the  Bar hours 4:30p-11ish.  reservations for dinner are recommended.  we are small with only 10 tables and can fill quickly but if your in the neighborhood stop by, sometimes it's easy to get in.

Brunch 1st Sunday of month 10am - 3pm 

reservations are needed for this glorious day, we have a standing reservation list and it's beyond a cult, lol.  to really get a table you need to reserve no later than two weeks out but sometimes on the day of we do get a cancellation at times so give a call.  Bon boe TeToe