Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue
Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue, Norfolk
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“We Choose Optima Health Because…
from an owner's perspective, I've got enough things to worry about.”

Thad Doumar, President, Doumar's Cones and Barbecue

As the last drive-in of it's kind in the state, Doumar's service culture has endured decades and keeps them in the playing field against other restaurant competitors. When Doumar's went looking for health coverage for their loyal employees, they wanted insurance that wouldn't add to their workload. Optima Health made their care easy, and made everyone's job easier.

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About Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue

Abe Doumar, created the first waffle cone at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Just one year later, He opened up his first ice cream and waffle cone stand in Coney Island. Abe’s waffle cone was such a big hit that he soon became the owner of a chain of ice cream stands along the east coast, including one stand in Ocean View Amusement Park. This location quickly became the most successful, which led the Doumar family to relocate to Hampton Roads. Today, on weekday mornings you can still find a friendly face baking cones on the original cone machine. To learn more, visit

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