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Best Seafood in Virginia Beach

4 November 2013 by

I have put together a list of best date night restaurants in Virginia Beachbest date night restaurants in Norfolk, best italian, best chinese and now I've put together a list of best seafood in Virginia Beach.

Living on the Chesapeake Bay and near the Oceanfront gives our area some fantastic seafood. Check out these restaurants for the best seafood in Virginia Beach.

Best Seafood in Virginia Beach
Photo from Chick's Oyster Bar

Best Seafood in Virginia Beach

Oceanfront Area

Rudee's on the Inlet - Rudee's is located on Rudee's Inlet near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. When the weather is warm, eat on their outdoor deck with swinging tables and chairs. My favorite is steamed shrimp and a cold beer.

Rockafellers - Located on Rudee's Inlet. I have never been here, but it might be a bit touristy.

Catch 31 - Located at Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Great views of the oceanfront. I love this place! Swanky and great fresh seafood prepared the way you want. Pricey so there is less tourists.

Waterman's - Located at Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This place has great views of the oceanfront, but touristy. Known for their Orange Crush Drink.

Mahi Mahs- Located at Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Great views of the oceanfront, but touristy. Good sushi.

Rockfish- Located at Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Great views of the oceanfront, but touristy.

Tautogs- Located at Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This is more of a locals restaurant. Great seafood and a smaller more intimate atmosphere.

Shore Drive Area - On the Chesapeake Bay

Lynhaven Fish House - Great views of the Chesapeake Bay. This place has mixed reviews, some love it, and some think it's overpriced and a tourist trap.

Chix - Great locals spot. Great seafood.

One Fish, Two Fish- Great restaurant. Perfect for a date night. Romantic setting.

Buoy 44 (used to be Alexander's on the bay)- It's new and I haven't been, but I've heard great things about Alexanders on the bay which was the restaurant before Buoy 44. More of a locals spot. Try it out and let me know!

Dockside - Great locals spot. Fresh seafood delivered to the doc. Great for hard shell blue crabs, ask for real old bay seasoning, go in season about May or June, get the Jimmies (male crabs not female). Try their clear clam chowder, Blue Crabs and Fried Flounder.

Bubba's - Great locals spot. Best crab cake and flounder fillet when in season


Other areas of Virginia Beach

Steinhilbers- Located off Thalia road back in the Thalia neighborhood. One of the oldest restaurants in Virginia Beach. Great fried shrimp.

Coastal Grill- Located off Great Neck road. Great seafood with a southern twist.

Cobalt Grill- Located in Hilltop Shopping Center off Laskin Road. This is my favorite place in all of Virginia Beach. Very consistent, good food.


Best Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Fried Shrimp at Steinhilbers

Sandbridge and Pungo Area

Blue Petes - Located near Sandbridge

Margie and Rays - Located on the way to pungo

Chesapeake Area

Amber Lantern on Elizabeth River - Off Dominion Blvd.

Wickers Crab Pot - Off Indian River. West of Military Hwy.

Best Seafood in Norfolk

Vintage Kitchen - Located off Waterside in Norfolk.

Todd Jurichs Bistro - Downtown Norfolk

Captain Groovys - Located near Little Creek Road.

456 fish - Downtown Norfolk

AW Shucks- Near Colley avenue and 21st Street in Norfolk. Order off specials board. Very casual.

Additional resources for the area:

On and off base information near Norfolk Naval Station

On and off base information near NAS Oceana

About the Author

Cameron A.

Cameron A.

Cameron is the founder of MilitaryTownAdvisor.com. She realized after a tough PCS there needed to be a place where military families can leave insider information for other military families. That's when she created the site: a place for military families to leave reviews about neighborhoods, areas of town, recommend real estate agents, things to do, local businesses and more. Follow her on Facebook or Tweet her @MilTownAdvisor

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