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Best Virginia Beach Restaurants - Rated by Locals and Tourists

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Last modified: July 29, 2020

It's one of the most important decisions of any trip--- where to eat! Every dining experience when you are on vacation should be the very best. 

At first, creating a list of the absolute favorite Virginia Beach restaurants seemed like a daunting task because there are hundreds to choose from. That's why we didn't leave it up to only ourselves...

We turned to our 64,000+ Facebook fans to get their input on the most delicious restaurants in town, and they gave amazing recommendations!

Here's our list of the Best Virginia Beach Restaurants- Rated by Locals and Tourists

The Best Places for Breakfast:

Pocahontas Pancake House

Originally opened in 1974, the Pocahontas Pancake House and Waffle Shop was purchased by the Zervoudakis family in 1986.  Ever since, the Z's have turned their breakfast diner into the very best pancake restaurant in Virginia Beach.

In 2002, The Food Network ranked Pocahontas Pancake House as the #1 place for a pancake in all of Virginia Beach.

When coming to Pocahontas Pancake House, be sure to try out these trusty favorites:

  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes and/or Waffles
  • Triple Layer French Toast
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Stuffed French Toast filled with Ricotta

Pocahontas Pancake House also offers an array of hot sandwiches, pitas, gourmet omelets, and delicious side order items. 

View full menu here!

Hours & Location

Pocahontas Pancake House is open daily from 7 am - 1 pm.  They only serve breakfast and lunch.

Located at 3420 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.


Doc Taylor's

At Doc Taylor's, you'll find delicious beach favorites in a casual atmosphere with friendly staff.

From the outside, you'll be surprised that this cottage style house is actually a restaurant. But this is what makes the cozy, homey feel of this restaurant that everyone loves! 

Here are some of their most delicious choices:

  • Scotty's Biscuits and Gravy
  • Grandma Ellen's Creamed Chipped Beef
  • Catfish Po Boy
  • Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes
  • Breakfast Burrito with Homemade Salsa
  • The Flatliner (Fried Eggs, Bacon, Cheese, Grilled Parm Tomatoes on an Onion Roll)

View Full Menu Here!

Hours and Location

Doc Taylor's is open daily from 7 am - 3 pm. They only serve breakfast and lunch. 

Located at 207 23rd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.


Log Cabin Pancake House

The Log Cabin Pancake House in Virginia Beach, VA is the oldest pancake house in the entire city.  They opened their doors in 1969.  To succeed as a restaurant for that long tells you this is a local and vacationers favorite spot for yummy food.  If you're hungry, love breakfast food, and the unlimited portion size of a buffet, then walk on over to the Log Cabin Pancake house today.  They are only a few minutes away from the boardwalk and oceanfront.

Log Cabin Breakfast buffet items include:

  • Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage Links
  • Belgian Waffles
  • Toast
  • Ham & Cheese Omelettes
  • Home Fries
  • Sausage and Gravy
  • Grits
  • Fruits  
  • and much more!

They have over 20 items on their buffet, ready for the hungriest breakfast lover to partake. You can also order a la carte items from the menu. 

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

They are open from 7 am to 3 pm daily.  They serve breakfast and lunch only.

Located at 1614 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.


Sunnyside Cafe


The Maple Tree Pancake House

Visiting the Maple Tree Pancake House in Virginia Beach is a great way to start your beach day with its delicious breakfast foods and homey atmosphere. This cozy restaurant is family owned and operated. Some of the Maple Tree Pancake House's frequent visitors rave about their Swedish Pancakes served with Raspberry Butter. 

Here are the other popular menu items:

  • Homemade Biscuits (complimentary with your order!)
  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Apple Pancakes
  • Cheeseburgers and Fries
  • Southwestern Omelet

Check out what visitors had to say about their meals!

Hours and Location

Open daily from 7 am - 1 pm. Closed during winter.

Located at 2608 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

 

Three Ships Coffee Roasters

Three Ships Coffee Roasters provides Virginia Beach locals and tourists with amazing coffee and a very memorable experience. Three Ships Coffee proves that less is more when they brew their coffee. They brew their coffee in small batches. This makes for a bold and tasteful cup unlike any others! The extra effort the baristas give is well worth it.

Enjoy drinks and breakfast foods like:

  • Horchata Latte
  • Bourbon Vanilla Latte
  • Chai Latte
  • VA Honey Biscuit
  • Pimento Cheese Biscuit
  • Nutella Pop Tart
  • Spinach, Feta, Cream Cheese, Onion Hand Pie

If you're looking to branch out from ordinary coffee to experience artisan coffee, then Three Ships Coffee Roasters is definitely where you want to be! Cozy up and enjoy the best coffee in Virginia Beach- located in the ViBe District in Virginia Beach.

Hours and Location

Open daily from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Located at 607 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Citrus

Citrus

This delicious Virginia Beach restaurant is famous among foodies and watchers of Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Citrus was featured on Fieri's hit TV show as it is one of VA Beach's most popular breakfast and lunch places.

Citrus was founded as a VA Beach restaurant with an extreme focus on providing the very best ocean breakfast.  Their doors opened in 2006.

Favorite menu items at Citrus:

  • Citrus-Glazed Pancakes
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Loaded BLT
  • French Toast

View full menu here!

Dining Options at Citrus:

It's quite important to note that this is one of the few dog friendly restaurants.  The owners have a dog-friendly patio and encourage you to bring your four legged family members to the beach anc their restaurant.  Dogs and empty stomachs are welcome for breakfast and lunch at their outdoor patio area.

Hours and Location

2 Locations:

2265 West Great Neck Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

357 North Great Neck Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

 


The Best Places for Seafood:

Captain George’s

This is an absolute favorite among VA Beach residents and tourists. As you read earlier in this article, we recently took a poll to find out the favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach, and how many responses we got for Captain George’s completely blew us away!

Right then, we knew we had to put Captain George’s at the very top of our recommended seafood restaurants.

You can come here to enjoy their $28.00 all you can eat buffet consisting of 70+ items, or you can have you meal prepared for you from fresh ingredients. You can also order from their a la carte menu.

Rhonda Archuleta on Facebook says she "eats her weight in crab legs" at Captain George's buffet! 

Here are some of the items you'll find on the buffet:

  • Steamed Clams
  • Blackened Mahi
  • Fried Shimp
  • Fried Cod
  • Pork BBQ Ribs
  • Stuffed Clams
  • She-Crab Soup
  • Steamed Rice
  • Potato Salad
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Hushpuppies, Cornbread, and Dinner Rolls
  • Deviled Crab
  • and much more!

Do not worry if you do not like seafood, they also serve items like prime ribs and steak.

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Monday - Friday: 4 pm with a last seating at 9:30 pm

Saturday: 3 pm with a last seating at 10 pm

Sunday: Noon with a last seating at 9:30 pm

Located at 1956 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA.


Waterman’s Surfside Grille

This Virginia Beach restaurant is known for their specialty, the Orange Crush. They even have a festival for it called Crush Fest.

They have a large attention-drawing mural on the side of the restaurant!

The painting is of a red headed woman swimming with dolphins and other marine life with oranges floating between the creatures. You can't miss it!

The vibe of this place to eat is casual, modern, and laid back. This is definitely a good place to head out to for a drink and a quick bite to eat after a day at the beach.

Check out their brunch, too! Waterman's Surfside Grille is open for brunch only on Satuday and Sunday.

Favorite Menu Items Include:

  • Buffalo Tuna Bites
  • Crabcake Sandwich
  • Crab Benedict
  • Sticky Buns (complimentary with your meal!)
  • She Crab Soup
  • Crab Stuffed Flounder

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Monday - Thursday: 4 pm - 9 pm

Friday: 4 pm - 10 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm & 4 pm - 10 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm

Located at 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.


Chix Sea Grill and Bar

If you're looking for amazing, fresh foods with a pleasant atmosphere, Chix is a great place to visit. They offer inside dining as well as the option to enjoy your meal at their outdoor patio area that overlooks the boardwalk and the VA Beach Oceanfront. It's a beautiful place to be!

Chix has been a favorite Virginia Beach restaurant for almost fourty years. They are ready to serve you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cuisines served:

  • Seafood
  • Nachos (Seafood, Chicken, and/or Beef)
  • Steak
  • Housemade Desserts
  • Soup
  • Local Wine and Beer
  • Hearty Salads
  • Burgers

Their food options are all great. What's even greater about Chix is their breakfast! Breakfast is available here only on the weekends. 

Chix Breakfast includes:

  • Mimosas and Bloody Marys
  • Waffles
  • Savory Breakfast Burritos
  • Chicken and Waffles
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • and more!

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 2 am

Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am – 2 am

Located at 701 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach, VA 23451.


Harpoon Larry’s

When looking for killer seafood at the oceanfront check out Harpoon Larry's. With a wide variety from a full raw bar to burgers and pasta, this is a good choice for the pickiest seafood eaters.

When looking at the menu, you will find items like:

  • Stuffed Flounder
  • Killer Seafood Nachos
  • Fried Oysters
  • Famous Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
  • Lobster Tail
  • Filet Mignon
  • Soft Shelled Crab

This Virginia Beach restaurant has specials that rotate often, so there will be something new from week to week. And don't forget about their desserts. We love their Blueberry Cheesecake!

View full menu here!

Dining Options at Harpoon Larry's

Harpoon Larry's features a bar, indoor seating, and outdoor seating in their patio area. Their outdoor patio overlooks Pacific Ave. 

Hours and Location

Open daily from 11 am - 1:30 am.

Located at 216 24th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

CP Shuckers

CP Shuckers has been feeding locals and tourists delicious cuisine and providing a relaxing, laid back atmosphere that is perfect for watching sporting events since 1995.

Sherry Boggs, a VirginiaBeach.com Facebook fan, says she "loves the service at CP Shuckers!"

Favorite Menu Items:

  • House Cheese Sticks (Fresh Battered Blend of Gouda and Swiss Cheese & Served with Marinara Sauce)
  • Award Winning Wings (Served with Ranch or other sauce like Mild, Hot, BBQ, Teriyaki, Garlic Parm, Sweet & Spicy, or Dan Hot! Hot!
  • Mussel Bowl (Beer Broth with House Made Focaccia Bread)
  • Fish Tacos (Beer Battered Grouper with Mango Salsa, Smoked Gouda, Shredded Cabbage wrapped in Flour Tortillas)
  • Fried Grouper Sandwich (Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion on Sub with CP's Special Remoulade

Raw Bar Items:

  • Little Neck Clams
  • James River Oysters
  • Snow Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Mussels

Their dishes come with sides that include Broccoli or the Daily Vegetable, Tater Tots, House Made Chips, Fries, Jasmine Rice, Cucumber Salad, Onion Rings, or Shucker's Slaw. 

View full menu here!

Dining Options

Enjoy dining inside with the air conditioning on a hot day. If you're looking for a meal with a breeze, you can choose to dine at their outdoor patio that is covered and includes fans to keep cool. 

Hours and Location

Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 2 am
Sunday: 10 am - 2 am

Located at 2407 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

 

Abbey Road Pub and Restaurant

This tribute to The Beatles is a tasty one! Abbey Road Pub and Restaurant in VA Beach has been serving Beatles fans since 1982.

While having a meal here and your choice of 101 international beers from around the world, you can enjoy live entertainment nightly.

Favorite Menu Items:

  • Crabby Abbey 
  • The Beatles Burrito (similar to a breakfast burrito)
  • The Yoko Ono (2 eggs with toast, bacon or sausage, and hash browns)
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • She Crab Soup
  • Surf & Turf
  • Fried Seafood Platter

Abbey Road Pub and Restaurant offers many vegetarian options as well as gluten-free options.

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

They are open year round for lunch and dinner with the hours of 11am-2am.

Located at 203 22nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Big Sam’s Inlet Cafe and Raw Bar

Big Sam's is located right in the heart of Rudee Inlet, where you can witness all the action of all the water related businesses like the Sport Fishing Charter Boats, the Para-Sailing Boats, the commercial fishing boats and of course, many of the world's finest Sport Fishing yachts, which all call Rudee Inlet their home.

Today, Big Sam's has become a local's favorite. They are known for their down-to-earth atmosphere and friendly southern hospitality. Locals and tourists keep coming back every chance they get for any meal of the day.

Big Sam's is a "must do kinda place" while in Virginia Beach. 

Make sure to try these favorite dishes:

  • Hatteras Clam Chowder
  • Steamed Shrimp
  • Lobster BLT
  • Breakfast Burrito
  • Crab Cakes
  • Raw Oysters

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Open daily from 7 am - 2 am.

Located at 300 Winston Salem Ave in The Fisherman's Wharf section of Rudee Inlet.

Rockafeller's Restaurant

Since the late 1980s, BJ Baumann has had a vision:  Make Rockafeller's in Virginia Beach an unforgettable dining experience and help the community.  How has he accomplished this for the past 28 years?  First, he chose the site of his restaurant wisely.  Next, he made the decision to only use the very best ingredients, sourcing his fish, fruits, and vegetables from local farmers and suppliers.  Lastly, he made it mandatory for his entire staff to help the community.

Rockafeller's uses local Virginia Beach farms and suppliers.

Here are a few of the local suppliers for Rockafeller's:

  • Wanchese Fish Company
  • Sam Rust Seafood
  • James River Oysters
  • Cherrystone Aqua Farms
  • Back Bay Brewing Company
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company
  • Madelyn Maggard Tomatoes
  • Smithfield Ham

Rockafeller’s Chef

Joy Summers - A graduate from the Art Institute of Virginia Beach, Joy has been working at Rockefeller's for over a generation.  Her enthusiasm is readily apparent when tasting their food.

Menu items you have to try:

  • Crab and Shrimp Hush Puppies
  • Waterman's Trio - Scallops, Signature Crab Cake, and Shrimp
  • Oysters Rockafeller
  • BBQ Shrimp

Rockafeller’s desserts:

All of their desserts are made from scratch.  These became so popular, you can now buy entire cakes for the sweet tooth in all of your family members.  Their cakes are sold at their restaurant and at the Old Farmer's market.

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Open daily from 11 am - 9 pm. Sunday brunch begins at 10 am - 3 pm. 

Located at 308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 at the Rudee Inlet.

Catch 31 Fish House & Bar

At Catch 31, the atmosphere is lively and let's face it, nothing is as impressive as good food, good company, and a breathtaking view of the Atlantic ocean.

If the weather permits, we recommend having a meal on their outdoor patio. It is adorably decorated with lit palms and a cozy fire pit. It also gives you a killer view of the famous King Neptune Statue!

Here are the top menu items to enjoy at Catch 31:

  • Oysters Rockafeller
  • Fried Kalamari
  • Fish Tacos
  • Fish and Chips
  • Grilled Rockfish
  • Neptune Omelet

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Moday - Friday: 6 am - 2 am

Saturday and Sunday: 7 am - 2 am

Located at 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Ocean Eddie’s Seafood

This restaurant is located right on the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier! Here, you can experience casual dining while looking out onto the great Atlantic Ocean.

The true goodness of this Virginia Beach restaurant is enjoying amazing seafood with gorgeous views from the VA Beach Fishing Pier.

Try their fresh oysters or clams from their Raw Bar and try a refreshing drink from their Tropical Bar.

Popular Menu Items Include:

  • Beach Burger
  • Turkey on Grilled Ciabatta
  • Jumbo Crab Cake Sandwich
  • Fried Oyster Sandwich
  • Ocean Eddie's Devil Crab Dinner
  • Fisherman's Catch of the Day

Tropical drinks are a specialty at this Virginia Beach restaurant.

Tropical Drinks Choices Include:

  • Daiquiris (Lime, Banana, Strawberry)
  • Margaritas
  • Rum Runner
  • Pina Colada
  • O.E. Special

When entrees are eaten and drinks are sipped to the last drop, you'll want to have just enough room for their desserts!

Desserts Include:

  • Key Lime Pie
  • NY Style Cheesecake
  • Other special desserts rotate daily)

View full menu here!

Ocean Eddie's Dining Options

You can choose to dine inside, or dine outside and delight in the nice ocean breeze.

Hours and Location

Open daily from 11 am - 9 pm. 

1415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

 

Steinhilber's Restaurant

Steinhilber's has quite a selection of seafood, steak entrees, and chicken.  Also available are many choices of wine.  They are located in a rustic, antique building that resembles a small plantation house.  The dining room is very comfortable and they have a very nice outdoor patio.  It's very inviting, especially as the sun begins to dip into the far horizon.  The patio is beautifully lit and the water views are soothing. This Virginia Beach restaurant is great for a special occasion or if you're just looking to treat yourself to an amazing dining experience.

Some recommended menu items:

  • Fan-tailed Fried Shrimp with their Signature Sauce
  • Fried Seafood Platter
  • Boneless New York Strip
  • Eastern Shore Oysters
  • Lobster Bisque

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

They are open Monday through Sunday, 5 pm - 10 pm.  They are only available for dinner.

Located at 653 Thalia Road, VA Beach, VA 23452.

 

Lucky Oyster

Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Lucky Oyster Seafood Grill is a favorite place for residents and tourists to grab a bit to eat. Everyone loves eating here because service is great, food is delicious, and environment is casual.

Lucky Oyster has been named Best of Virginia Beach Gold Winner from 2012-2016!

Lucky Oyster Seafood Grill Dinner Menu includes:

  • Lucky's Raw Bar Items (Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, Crab Legs, and Oysters)
  • Pastas
  • Various Sandwiches
  • Tacos and Quesadillas
  • Beach Burgers
  • Dinners from the Farm (Turf)
  • Dinners from the Beach (Surf)

Their Delectable Dessert Menu includes:

  • Bourbon Street Bread Pudding
  • Snickers Pie
  • Key West Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Volcano Cake
  • Lucky's Famous Mile High Carrot Cake

Lucky Oyster's Sunday Brunch

They have specials on Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. They are only $3 per drink, and are that price on Sunday until 2 pm!

You'll find items on the Brunch menu like French Toast Croissant Bake, Chicken and Biscuits, Seafood or Meat Lovers Omelet, Seafood Burrito, and Lucky's Short Stack (add Blueberry or Chocolate Chip to this pancake dish!)

Not only do they offer delicious menu items like the ones mentioned above, they also have daily specials that allow you to save some money! And let's be honest... who doesn't love that? 

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm

Located at 2165 General Booth Blvd (Suite 154) VA Beach, VA 23454.

Mahi Mah's

In the same price range as restaurants like Red Lobster, but offering original meals, exceptional service, and a breath-taking view of the Atlantic Ocean, Mahi Mah’s Virginia Beach Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Saloon is a must-visit while vacationing in Virginia Beach.

Menu highlights include:

  • Fish and Chips
  • Original Sushi Rolls
  • Deep Fried Sushi Rolls
  • Cheeseburgers

Sunday Brunch Items:

During your VB vacation, a brunch at Mahi Mah's is a definite. Enjoy delicious pancakes, omelets, grilled potatoes, and every other favorite for brunch... Don't forget the Mimosa!

Dining Options

You are invited to dine at Mahi Mah's outdoor, oceanfront-facing patio. Take a look at the dining area in the photo below!

 

Hours and Location

Best Places for Pizza, Pasta, and Italian

Dough Boy’s

The popular Dough Boy's restaurant in Virginia Beach has three different locations. They are on the oceanfront; 17th Street, 24th Street, and 33rd Street. They have a great selection of pizzas from California style to the traditional New York style. Not only do they have a great environment for people of every age, they were awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

This Virginia Beach restaurant is family friendly, and you will want to come here again and again!

Dough Boy's pizza is great choice for when you want a quick bite to eat right on the oceanfront! You can walk right across the street from the Boardwalk to get to Dough Boy's California Pizza. Dining here will even further your VA Beach experience, because the atmosphere is super beachy with their palm trees, and ocean themed decor.

Enjoy menu items like: 

  • Texas BBQ Pizza
  • Meatball Sub
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Baked Ziti
  • Greek Salad
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Pepperoni Pan Pizza

View full menu here!

Hours and Location:

Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm

3 Locations:

All located at the VA Beach Oceanfront.

  1. 3224 Atlantic Ave 
  2. 2410 Atlantic Ave
  3. 1700 Atlantic Ave

North End Pizza

North End Pizza has been the local's choice for pizza since 1987!

North End Pizza serves 8 specialty pizzas. These pizzas are Veggie, All Meat, Greek Style, White Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza, North End Supreme, Chicken Supreme, and BBQ Chicken Pizza. There is a whole lot more being served here than just pizza!

Their menu is loaded with other plates like:

  • Pastas
  • Burgers 
  • Chicken Sandwiches
  • Calzones
  • Strombolis
  • Club Sandwiches
  • Gyros
  • Philly Steaks
  • Parmesan Subs
  • and much more.

This Virginia Beach restaurant delivers.

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

1. Oceanfront: 3420 Atlantic Ave (at the oceanfront)

757-428-2002 

2. Great Neck: 1340 N Great Neck Road

757-496-2468

Both locations are open daily from 11 am - 10 pm.

Il Guardino

The wait staff is friendly and attentive and the food is delicious.

They've got a wood-fired oven and menu of delicious pizzas, authentic pasta dishes and amazing desserts.

Menu highlights include:

  • Appetizers: Caesar Salad, Zucchini Fritti, Calamari Fritti, Eggplant Rotini, Fried Mozzarella, and more.
  • Pasta: Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, Lasagna, Penne Ala Vodka, Rigatoni Il Giardino, and more.
  • Pizza: Pizza Primavera, Pepperoni, Mushroom, Focaccia, Pizza Del Giardino, Pizza Margherita, and more.
  • Chef's Favorites: Pollo Alla Parmigiana, Salmone Il Giardino, and more.
  • From The Grill Items: Veal Chop, 16 oz Certified Angus New York Strip, Two Medallions Filet Mignon, and the Three Funghi Veal Chop.

Desserts are available, and rotate periodically according to availablilty/freshness!

Hours and Location

Monday - Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm 

Friday & Saturday: 5 pm - 11 pm

Sunday: 4:30 pm - 10 pm

Located at 910 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Ynot Italian

Ynot provides Virginia Beach Italian food lovers with quality ingredients, making this Virginia Beach restaurant a favorite among tourists and locals.

You'll find their cheese to be real cheese--- no preservatives, fillers, or additives.

You'll also taste the Ynot difference in their tomato sauce. Ynot takes their time to visit tomato farmers every season so they can pick the very best tasting tomatoes for their customers.

Pizza at Ynot is made with house-made dough freshly whipped up every day. Each pizza brought to the tables of this Virginia Beach restaurant are baked in their stone ovens.

Ynot favorite menu items are:

  • Garlic Rolls
  • Lasagna
  • Chicken Tortellini Soup
  • Calzones

View full menu here!

If you're looking for delicious pizza to be delivered, this is the place for you!

This Virginia Beach restaurant delivers and you can order conveniently online or call in.

Hours and Location

Ynot Italian is open daily from 11 am - 11 pm.

3 Locations:

1. Oceanfront: 3316 Atlantic Avenue, VA Beach, VA 23451

(757) 213-0600

2. Kempsville: 5257 Providence Rd, VA Beach, VA 23464

(757) 301-9411

3. Great Neck: 2102 Great Neck Square, VA Beach, VA 23454

(757) 496-9111

 

Jake's Smokehouse BBQ

They say "there's no cookin' like slow cookin'" at Jake's Smokehouse BBQ. Here, you will be served BBQ that is real deal because at Jake's, they believe in BBQ being slow cooked over a hardwood fire.

The menu here is enormous! They serve classic, yet unique BBQ sandwiches to dishes like BBQ nachos.

Order one of their 9 platters and taste it all! There's something for everyone to enjoy at this Virginia Beach restaurant.

Platters include 1/2 lb of meat and are served with garlic bread and a choice of 2 sides. Small portions are available for $2 less.

Jake’s 9 Platters are:

  1. Hand Pulled Pork
  2. BBQ Chicken
  3. Beef Brisket
  4. Carolina Style Chopped Pork
  5. Hand Pulled BBQ Chicken
  6. Jumbo Smoked Chicken Wings
  7. Spicy Smoked Pork Sausage
  8. 2 Meat Combo
  9. Smoked BBQ Ribs

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Open daily from 11 am - 9 pm.

Located at 1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Mojito Cafe

Mojito Cafe is the only restaurant at the Virginia Beach oceanfront that specializes in Puerto Rican and Cuban food. Their meals are 100% authentic.

This Virginia Beach restaurant has been awarded best place for Cuban food and placed second for best fish tacos in the VA Beach area. Other specialities of Mojito cafe are their scallops, Rosa Vieja, Pollo en Chimichurri, and their delicious tuna and salmon. And of course, they serve Mojitos!

Happy Hour Specials include:

  • $2.00 off all Mojitos
  • $1.00 off all beers
  • $4.00 Don Q Coco & Pineapple
  • $4.00 Don Q Cuba Libre
  • $4.00 Rum Splashes

Happy hour specials on Tuesday-Friday are from 5-7 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, happy hour begins at 2 pm until 5 pm.

Hours and Location

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday: 5:00 pm until at least 9:00 pm

Saturday: Noon - 9:30 pm

Sunday: Noon - 9:00 pm 

(Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend only)

Located at 300 28th Street, VA Beach, VA 23451.

No Frill Bar and Grill

No Frill Bar and Grill in Virginia Beach is an excellent place to kick-back, relax, and have an inexpensive meal.  If you're looking for a nice family-friendly restaurant, this is it!  No Frill Bar and Grill is known for their generous portions, great service, warm atmosphere, and like their name indicates, no frills - just deals.

Recommended menu items:

  • Crispy Chicken Burrito
  • Seafood Trilogy
  • Famous Meatloaf
  • Over-the-top Burger
  • Funky Chicken Salad Sandwich

Hours and Location

Sunday: 10 am-9 pm

Monday: 11 am-9 pm

Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am-10 pm

Located at 1620 Laskin Road in VA Beach at the Hilltop North Shopping Center. 

Tautog's Restaurant 

Why is Tautog's so popular?

In a word, ambiance.  Tautog's Restaurant is a preserved 1920's beach cottage right on the Atlantic ocean.  While dining, you'll get to hear the power of the surf crashing upon the shore and the seagulls and birds singing their tunes as they explore the air and sand.  The clearn smell of crisp and salty ocean air will coarse through your lungs with every breath.  And you'll dine upon VA Beach's best and freshest seafood, satisfying even the pickiest of pallates.  Dress casually as Tautog's is all about relaxation.

Enjoy delicious menu items like:

  • Crab Nachos
  • Tuna Shashimi
  • Sauteed Mussels
  • Potato Chip Encrusted Mahi
  • Thai-Baked Chicken
  • Sage & Cornmeal - Coated Catfish

View full menu here!

Hours and Location

Tautog's opens daily at 5 pm. 

Sunday - Wednesday, they are open to 10 pm with a late night menu until 11 pm. 

Thursday - Saturday, they serve dinner until 11 pm, and then offer a late night dinner menu.

Located at 205 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach, VA 23451.

 

Route 58 Delicatessen

Looking for the best pastrami sandwich in Virginia Beach? You've got to come to Jeff's place, called Route 58 Deli.

Aside from the absolute best pastrami sandwich around, there are tons of other must try items.

Popular menu items at Route 58 include:

  • Corned Beef Sandwich

What makes this Virginia Beach restaurant’s sandwiches different from all the others is the amount of meat they put on their bread slices and the quality of bread and meat. They are sure to make everything as fresh as possible. That's the way they intend their sandwiches to be. Fresh and mile high!

  • Cheesecake

​The cheesecake display here is one for champions. All of the various cheesecakes at Route 58 Delicatessen are displayed in a revolving case. You'll find cheesecakes of all flavors like Plain, Strawberry, Marble, Chocolate, Oreo, Blueberry, Chocolate Truffle, and more!

  • Carrot Tower Cake

​Alongside the popular and delectable cheesecake is the Carrot Tower Cake. This is the second most popular desserts here.

As you can tell, their menu items are HUGE. The motto here is "If You Finish, We Made A Mistake"... meaning, you probably will not finish your food. Sharing is recommended here!

And by if some miracle, you do end up finishing your meal at Route 58, why not cool off with a sweet treat to make your meal complete? Everyone needs a dessert while on vacation.

Hours and Location

4000 Virginia Beach Blvd #156, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Open daily from 10:30 am - 8:00 pm.

 

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