Most Popular Restaurants in Virginia Beach

April 14, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Virginia Beach has all the elements of a classic seaside resort: gorgeous beaches, a lively boardwalk, plenty of restaurants and nightspots, and amusement rides sure to appeal to kids. Sports enthusiasts will find celebrated golf courses in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area, as well as sea kayaking and miles of hiking trails. Many believe Virginia Beach is at its best in the off-season, when the town is less crowded but the weather is still mild.
Things to do in Virginia Beach

1. Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 34 +1 757-689-5395
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 770 reviews

Blue Seafood & Spirits

Blue is a chef-owned and operated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach that offers high quality and fresh seafood in a casual setting. This 60-seat restaurant's specialties include crab cakes, tempura fried shrimp, and creative seafood fares based on its “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food philosophy. Chef and owner Charles Thain is an ardent supporter of farm-to-table practices and sources fresh local produce, seafood, hormone-free meats, and more from local purveyors. It is one of the priorities for the restaurant to offer brews from local breweries to showcase everything the area has to offer. Blue accommodates special dietary needs and food allergies in its menus to suit everyone’s palate. The menu features a full bar menu along with a wide range of dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Reviewed By Vonya B

This is a MUST if you are in the area and want some fresh seafood. The Oysters were absolute perfection! Every dish was delish.
The service was wonderful from the hosts, to the bartender, to the chef (who brought taste plates around for guests).
I can't wait to visit again!

2. Mojito Cafe

300 28th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3034 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 757-233-6855
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 334 reviews

Mojito Cafe

Reviewed By Lauren W

Overall not very impressed with Mojito Cafe. The mojitos were weak and both entrees were undercooked. Asked for steak medium well and it was more like medium rare. The black beans tasted like they were from a can. After reading great reviews I had higher expectations. The food was decent and edible but just mediocre.

3. Route 58 Delicatessen

4000 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 156, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1743 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 757-227-5868
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 455 reviews

Route 58 Delicatessen

We have plenty of parking! Carnegie Deli Cheesecake! Melt in your mouth Pastrami! Home of the award-winning Super Reuben!!

Reviewed By Paul S - Suffolk, Virginia

Busy as hell, loud, old fashioned, New York/New Jersey ish, kinda pricey, and without question the best in southeast Virginia. Think about splitting something unless you are a really big eater.

4. Mannino's Italian Bistro

4402 Princess Anne Rd, Ste 107, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-7908 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 52 +1 757-474-4446
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 746 reviews

Mannino's Italian Bistro

The experienced Culinary team of Chefs John R. Mannino & John M. Mannino (Father & Son Respectively) have partnered with Sommelier Daris Gavin to open New "Olde World Style" Italian Bistros. The goal was to give patrons Great Italian food at a reasonable price point with wine choices to match. We are sure that the Mannino's Italian Bistro Family will work with great passion & attention to detail to try and ensure that our guest develop a sense of home and comfort while enjoying their dining experience. John R. spent time at many restaurants both locally (Nicholas' at the Omni, La Bella Italia, Cafe Society {Executive Chef}, Bodegas & 456 Fish) and nationally (Lacey's Restaurant/ Manhattan & East of Athens/ Long Island). John M Mannino is an Honors Graduate of Culinary Institute of America. He was the Executive Chef of Bodega & 4 5 6 Fish prior to opening Mannino's. John M also won the Inaugural 2012 Taste of Hamptonroads Iron Chef competition.

Reviewed By Terrell B - Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Food was excellent, generous portions, she crab soup simply outstanding. Service was very good, our waitress was really hustling, very busy, but she never left us unattended. Agree with others who have posted, reservations on Friday and Saturday a must.

5. Bay Local

2917 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1207 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 757-227-4389
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Bay Local

Reviewed By boxshop - Norfolk, Virginia

The food was delicious. Friendly staff. The parking situation can be very trying. I made a mistake trying to have a business meeting. It is very loud so a good discussion wasn't in the cards. Next time I will only plan to eat.

6. Terrapin Restaurant

3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921 Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 13217269
Excellent
76%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 314 reviews

Terrapin Restaurant

Reviewed By putnik123 - Charlottesville, Virginia

This restaurant has a nice contemporary feel to it. Fresh oysters, a rockfish catch of the day, these are the kinds of items you'll find here. You can eat a la carte, or do a prix fixe arrangement of four dishes. Interestingly, they do not...MoreHello, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and experience. Our team strives for great service and food. We use the reviews as learning tools to help improve. we hope you will join us again. Sincerely, Brian Williams Terrapin 757.321.6688

7. Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

2817 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 16 - SGD 34 +1 757-481-2888
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

VIRGINIA BEACH'S BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND GRILL Featuring All-Natural Steaks and Gourmet Burgers Virginia Beach is our hometown, and we're proud to feature local, fresh seafood that's caught right across the street in the Chesapeake Bay. Our steaks and gourmet burgers are made with all-natural, grass-fed Certified Hereford beef. Our restaurant is a proud supporter of the Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Virginia Green & Sensible Seafood organizations. NEW: Just opened for Sunday Bruch each and every Sunday at 9am.

Reviewed By Tim A

This is an unassuming place on the outside. Looks like any other bar and grill. Inside, however, is some great food and service.I'm not one much for seafood, but there were lots of other options for turf lovers as well. Also vegan and gluten-free options...MoreTim, Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon. Cheers

8. Repeal Bourbons and Burgers

202 22nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3327 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 757-491-2222
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Repeal Bourbons and Burgers

Reviewed By naturistcouple1234 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Repeal is a small restaurant that has a couple tables and a small bar area. During the summer evenings it can be difficult to get a place to sit and eat because of how small the place is. The burgers here are delicious. They are creative and definitely what we would consider a gourmet burger joint. The draw to this place is their extensive bourbon selection. The bartenders know their bourbon as well. They have a choose your own old fashion as well. We enjoy coming here to eat and drink. Its a great place to finish off a nice day at the beach. Only issue here is parking. Like most of the oceanfront, parking during the summer months is awful. They really should just extend or build lightrail here and enter the 21st century.

9. The Bee & The Biscuit

1785 Princess Anne Rd, Near Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-3835 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 757-800-5959
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

The Bee & The Biscuit

Gourmet breakfast, lunch and brunch with delicious specialty coffee drinks, mimosas and bloody marys.

Reviewed By Mary Jo E - Rochester, New York

Went to The Bee & The Biscuit for the first time on Christmas Eve and it was amazing! From the atmosphere to the food and service it cannot be beat. It was a chilly day and we were told there would be a 20/30 minute...MoreWhat a stunning review!! We love that it was such a great time for you, with great food and great service. Nothing makes us happier than reading a review like this. Thank you so much for coming in and please come back again soon.

10. Mission Bbq

116 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6779 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 757-490-9050
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Mission Bbq

Reviewed By Serviceprof - Naples, Florida

Not a BBQ connoisseur by any stretch. I can recognize, however, what perfectly seasoned, moist, and smoked pork should taste like! What you get here is the real deal. No shortcuts, just quality coupled with great customer service. Associates genuinely appear to enjoy being here and aim to insure the customer experience is first rate. The pulled pork sandwich ( pulled, not shredded) with coleslaw topping is one of the best I have had. Wife’s brisket was also deemed a “home run”.

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