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Virginia Beach Restaurants Seen on TV

Guy Fieri is no stranger to Virginia Beach restaurants. Fieri’s hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” had him travelling the country in search for only the best of the best in culinary talents. When Guy Fieri made his way to Virginia, he chewed through 16 restaurants… six of which were Virginia Beach restaurants!

So, which VA Beach restaurants made Guy Fieri’s list?

Leaping Lizard Cafe

Location: 4408 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Leaping Lizard Cafe Menu

Leaping Lizards Cafe in VB was one of the six in the city that made the list. Leaping Lizards Cafe serves traditional American cuisine. Their friendly service and delicious meals were what Guy liked about this cozy diner. The ingredients used at this restaurant are super fresh, as they are sourced right here locally. When dining at this secluded restaurant, we recommend you take advantage of their outdoor patio when the weather is right.

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Beef Tenderloin

Whitner’s Barbecue

Location: 869 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Whitners Menu

Whitner’s Barbecue knows good cooking! The owner was raised with it in mind. That’s definitely why Whitner’s BBQ made the list. Mr. Rogers, the owner of Whitner’s BBQ, has always had a passion for cooking the best ‘cue around, and he has succeeded and is now sharing it with the world.

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Mr. Whitner’s Smoked Turkey Sandwich
  • KC Burnt Ends

Flip Flop Grill & Chill

Location: 2217 Upton Dr. #814, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Flip Flops Grill Menu

This VA Beach restaurant is so easy to enjoy because it really gives off the vibe of chilling, relaxing, and knowing you’re in for a really tasty meal. Guy Fieri suggests getting a drink here. As a personal favorite, Fieri liked the Fish Tacos. They have great flavor, and it’s even better that the Fish Tacos at Flip Flops Grill are always fresh.

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Fish Tacos
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Citrus Breakfast & Lunch

Location: 2265 W. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Citrus Menu

Citrus is THE place to come for breakfast and lunch while in VB. As the name of this restaurant suggests, they do have many menu items that have a citrus twist. The stack of pancakes you can order at Citrus will blow you away! The Citrus-Glazed Pancakes that were ordered by Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives were topped with Pineapples, Bananas and fresh Nutmeg.

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Citrus-Glazed Pancakes

Beach Pub

Location: 1001 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Beach Pub Menu

Beach Pub is guaranteed the best pub food you’ll ever have! What’s recommended by Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives for an appetizer, don’t forget to order the Oysters Rockefeller. This is one of the ultimate favorites in all of VA Beach! You won’t want to leave VB without trying Oysters Rockefeller if you are a fan of oysters.

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Fish Hash
  • Oysters Rockefeller

Rigoletto Italian Bakery and Cafe

Location: 2181 Upton Dr #414, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Rigoletto Italian Menu

Rigoletto Italian Bakery and Cafe was featured on the episode called ‘Global Comfort’ on Season 12 of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. This VB restaurant has a ton of sweets and entrees too! Rigoletto’s is a mother-daughter business that serves authentic Italian cuisine. Their bakery items are made daily to ensure they are fresh and exactly how they should taste!

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Cannolis
  • Eclairs
  • Stuffed Meatballs

While this next restaurant is not located in Virginia Beach, it is a neighboring city and is important to note that it made the list!

Doumar’s Cones and BBQ

Location: 1919 Monticello Ave. Norfolk, VA 23517

Doumars Menu

Opened in 1904, Doumars in Norfolk, VA and has been enjoyed by many to this day. Why Doumar’s is so famous is because this is the first place that the waffle cone met ice cream. Abe Doumar created the beloved combo of the ice cream cone.

Guy Fieri recommends ordering:

  • Original Waffle Cone
  • Orange Freeze

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Last edited:  April 4, 2017