About Norwoods

DON & PAMELA

Owners

REBECCA

General Manager

DENNIS

Head Chef

JOSHUA

Sous Chef

TRACY

Sous Chef

ALEX

In-House Sommelier

KRISTIN

OUR HISTORY

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Norwood’s had its humble beginnings in New Smyrna Beach, not as a restaurant, but disguised as a Pan Am gas station and general store in 1929. In the ensuing years the site served as a mosquito control center, piggy bank factory, and then again a general store.

Earl Norwood bought the building in 1946 and turned it into Norwood’s Seafood Restaurant, which he ran successfully until health forced him to retire. He sold Norwood’s (already a tradition in New Smyrna Beach) to Mr. and Mrs. Bulchunis in 1953.

After 19 years of growth and continued success, the Bulchunis’ sold Norwood’s to Marvin Age, who carried on the tradition of fresh seafood and fine dining. The restaurant stayed the same until 1985, when Age expanded the building. Don Simmons joined Norwood’s management team then, moving from Houlihan’s Restaurant in Atlanta.

Simmons was already familiar with Norwood’s, having worked in the kitchen while attending Daytona Beach Community College. He left to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, but Age kept track of his progress and after graduation, brought him back as a manager.Under leadership of Simmons and his carefully developed team, Norwoods has flourished and still features homemade sauces, salad dressings, filets locally sourced fish, and hand cuts aged steaks. When possible we source locally grown vegetables and seafood for our extensive menu.

Under the leadership of Don and Pamala Simmons and a carefully developed team, Norwood’s has flourished and still serves the same great seafood, Wine and Craft Cocktails. Don and Pamala Simmons opened the Treehouse Bar in 2015 and the Roots Bar in 2019.
-Aged Angus beef
-Expanded seating and remodeled interior

Eco Initiatives & Community Commitment

Environmental Responsibility

• Garbage to Garden

Diverted over 10,000 pounds of pre-consumer food waste from landfill to composted soil in a 4’ x 20’ raised garden

• Reusing waste

• Sweet tea for pork brine marinade and producing over 50 gallons of vinegar as of late July.
• Scallion stalks re-growing in the garden.
• Pineapple pulp for Norwood's hot sauce

• Reducing waste

Eliminated All Single use plastic
• Switched to plant-based/compostable drinking straws
• Drinking straws on demand
• Switched to plant-based/compostable take-home containers
• Switched from disposable to reusable soufflé containers (about 2,000 pounds annually of plastic diverted from landfill)
• Supply staff with reusable cups
• Invested Draft wine systems which supplies wine in kegs that we estimate to reduce over 16,000 wine bottles annually
Installed a 4,500 gallon grease trap in 2019, which greatly improves waste water quality

• Buying locally

• Sun Splash of New Smyrna Beach, honey and eggs
• Noble Roots Farm in Eustis, chicken and eggs
• Armand, Swiss Baker of New Smyrna Beach, lavash crackers and focaccia bread

Giving and Supporting

Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity
• contributed $740,000 over the years, for completing 12 houses

Monthly donations to support local fundraisers and community events

Norwoods Eatery & Bar
400 E 2nd Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 428-4621
1946 Restaurant & Roots Bar
Open Every Day 11:30AM–10PM
Roots Bar 4pm-10pm
Treehouse Bar
Open Every Day 11:30AM–Midnight
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About Norwoods

DON & PAMELA

Owners

Your hosts, Don and Pam Simmons. It'll be hard to catch a glimpse of Don, as he's usually up to his elbows in the kitchen or the wine cellar, but Pam often brightens the front of the restaurant and sets the tone for grace and competence at Norwood's.

REBECCA

General Manager

Rebecca is our General Manager and Second- Generation Partner at Norwoods. She is the face to look for to help with all your special needs or events.

DENNIS

Head Chef

Dennis is our Head Chef and Managing Partner at Norwoods. Dennis is dedicated to bringing the freshest, from scratch dishes to your table. You won't see him out of the kitchen often except for every Saturday when he is in the Norwoods Smoke house making our homemade Bacon.

JOSHUA

Sous Chef

TRACY

Sous Chef

ALEX

In-House Sommelier

Alex is our In-House Sommelier. He is our wine expert and is always there to help you find that perfect bottle of wine.

KRISTIN

OUR HISTORY

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Norwood’s had its humble beginnings in New Smyrna Beach, not as a restaurant, but disguised as a Pan Am gas station and general store in 1929. In the ensuing years the site served as a mosquito control center, piggy bank factory, and then again a general store.

Earl Norwood bought the building in 1946 and turned it into Norwood’s Seafood Restaurant, which he ran successfully until health forced him to retire. He sold Norwood’s (already a tradition in New Smyrna Beach) to Mr. and Mrs. Bulchunis in 1953.

After 19 years of growth and continued success, the Bulchunis’ sold Norwood’s to Marvin Age, who carried on the tradition of fresh seafood and fine dining. The restaurant stayed the same until 1985, when Age expanded the building. Don Simmons joined Norwood’s management team then, moving from Houlihan’s Restaurant in Atlanta.

Simmons was already familiar with Norwood’s, having worked in the kitchen while attending Daytona Beach Community College. He left to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, but Age kept track of his progress and after graduation, brought him back as a manager.Under leadership of Simmons and his carefully developed team, Norwoods has flourished and still features homemade sauces, salad dressings, filets locally sourced fish, and hand cuts aged steaks. When possible we source locally grown vegetables and seafood for our extensive menu.

Under the leadership of Simmons and a carefully developed team, Norwood’s has flourished and still serves the same great seafood, complemented by innovations such as:
-Over 30,000 bottles of wines
-Aged Angus beef
-Expanded seating and remodeled interior

Eco Initiatives & Community Commitment

Environmental Responsibility

• Garbage to Garden

Diverted over 10,000 pounds of pre-consumer food waste from landfill to composted soil in a 4’ x 20’ raised garden

• Reusing waste

Sweet tea for pork brine marinade and producing over 50 gallons of vinegar as of late July.
Scallion stalks re-growing in the garden.

• Reducing waste

Eliminated All Single use plastic
• Switched to plant-based/compostable drinking straws
• Drinking straws on demand
• Switched to plant-based/compostable take-home containers
• Switched from disposable to reusable soufflé containers (about 2,000 pounds annually of plastic diverted from landfill)
• Supply Staff with Reusable Cups
• Invested Draft wine systems which supplies wine in kegs that we estimate to reduce over 16,000 wine bottles annually
Installed a 4,500 gallon grease trap in 2019, which greatly improves waste water quality

• Buying locally

• Sun Splash of New Smyrna Beach, honey and eggs
• Noble Roots Farm in Eustis, chicken and eggs
• Armand, Swiss Baker of New Smyrna Beach, lavash crackers and focaccia bread

Giving and Supporting

Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity
• Contributed $740,000 over the years, for completing 12 houses

Monthly donations to support local fundraisers and community events

Norwoods Eatery & Bar
400 E 2nd Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 428-4621
1946 Restaurant & Roots Bar
Open Every Day 11:30AM–10PM
Roots Bar 4pm-10pm
Treehouse Bar
Open Every Day 11:30AM–Midnight
Connect with us