Steinhilber's Restaurant
Steinhilber's Restaurant

Steinhilber's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steinys.com/
  • Phone: 7573401156x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Special hours for private parties available

    Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day

    Special holiday hours on Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Our catering staff produces a seamless event with little to no effort from you. We love a challenge and will work to make your wish list a reality within your budget.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: gravel parking lot
A word from Steinhilber's Restaurant
A tidewater tradition, this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving the finest seafood and steaks for over 70 years. Join Steinhilber's for dinner on any occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Steinhilber's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (152)scenic view (148)romantic (125)great for outdoor dining (118)neighborhood gem (99)notable wine list (67)fit for foodies (67)good for groups (67)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Fire Pit Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had beautiful weather for dining outdoors. We had a table at one of the new fire pits. As always the food and service were superb! Lovely restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    One of our favorite "special occasion" restaurants anywhere. Fantastic atmosphere especially if the weather allows for outdoor dining. Wait staff is fabulous and seem genuinely engaged in making sure the evening is outstanding. Food is delicious as well, nothing is over-seasoned and the ingredients are fresh and local. Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasant Place To Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my first time dining here and I was pleasantly surprised as I pulled into the parking lot of this quaint dining establishment. I was again taken back by the rustic dining room with its senic view. The food was fabulous and it was hard to make a choice from the varied items on the menu, our seafood choices were excellent! As we left the restaurant we viewed the patio dining area and it was beautiful as well and features several fire tables ... warm and cozy for sure! I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mcparty
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Another great meal at a Virginia Beach landmark! Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but slipping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Having dined at Steinhilber's many times over the years, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary dinner there recently. The restaurant was not very busy that night, being a Tuesday. Although we enjoyed our evening, we found the food to be not quite up to its past standards. We both had the prime rib, which was very good. My wife had the shrimp cocktail, and remarked that it was the best she ever had, from the plump, sweet, nicely spiced shrimp to the excellent sauce. I had the she-crab soup, which was a bit salty, and contained lots of shell bits. We both had the sautéed mixed vegetables, which were bland and disappointing. The crème brule was delicious, and a perfect dessert. Still a fine restaurant, but needs some attention.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    For outdoor dining in Hampton Roads, you can't beat Steinhilbers, but you can find better food at other restaurants. Food was good but not great. One of our party ordered the grilled shrimp but was brought the fried shrimp. The tomato basil salads and strawberry shortcake were superb, but our steaks were not of the quality I would have expected at this price point. I have had a better filet at Outback for a much cheaper price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wife's B'Day
    missplacedyank
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place to dine. Food is always good. It is one of our favorite places to eat. We always go earlier in the evening and get a great table and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School
    Dickm
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went on a Saturday night after making reservations on Open Table. Our seating preference was for a table with a view, which we got. Much of the food could be described as "old fashioned" but in a good way, with a lot of traditional dishes that were very well prepared. The service was very gracious and attentive, and the owner circulated through the Dining Room, making sure the guests were happy. The seafood was fresh, the steak was cooked perfectly, and overall it was a very enjoyable evening. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were late setting reservations and were booked for 8:00 p.m. So, we took advantage of the time with a very comfortable and enjoyable gathering in the bar. Very good service from the bar tender. We were seated at about 8:15 p.m. and enjoyed a wonderful meal, were the last to leave but never rushed. Our exit (one of the staff rushed to open the door for us) was met with a warm thank you and encouraging words to please come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Local Gem
    Worldtraveler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant with fantastic food! The outdoor dining area was magical with the beautiful flowers and romantic lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful for fish
    vegasloverVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a special place for us. We come here from 5 hours away for a special dinner at least once a year. We came for my husbands birthday. The fish and the secret sauce are still wonderful . The steiny shrimp are to die for. As noticed by another reviewer, the service seems to have suffered here somewhat although once our courses were ordered, the food came from the kitchen like lightening. Hopefully it was just an off night. We will go again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently outstanding
    Woodhouse1021
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Steinhilbers never disappoints! The fried shrimp are a must-have appetizer. Having grown up in VB, ive been coming here for years. It's a go-to place for a nice dinner with out of town guests and for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old-school with local farm produce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had a delightful evening here. You would not stumble on this place but well worth the trip away from the oceanfront area of Virginia Beach. Traditional menu of seafood and steaks accompanied by locally grown produce by the restaurant owner. ENjoyed meeting her and hearing of the family history. Great crab cake with fresh veggies. Only reason not to give 5 stars as the mixed drinks ordered by the table were not great. Stick to the basics from the bar. Good wine selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on the patio
    MsBL
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We always choose Steinhilbers when we have a special occasion. We can always count on the best food, service and ambiance. We sat outside, it was very special. I had the caprese salad, with home grown tomatoes and herbs, the best I've ever had. We've never been disappointed with this restaurant, in the 20 years we've been going here. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The bomb dot com
    BigBrinx
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was absolutely wonderful. We we treated with the utmost respect and courtesy the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steinhilber's shrimp
    Ponchi
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The weather was a bit too warm for dining outside so we sat in the windowed room which is often used for groups. It was lovely. The shrimp dinner was excellent. There is no place like Steinhilber's for fried shrimp.The salad and sides were delicious,too. The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steinhilber's
    Butch
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had not been to "Steiney's" in over 40 years, and it was all we remembered and more. We are already planning our next visit, and have spoken with another couple who want to go with us. The food is better than good, the ambiance is VERY Tidewater Virginia, and the personnel make you feel "at home".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fried shrimp
    Billyboy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The interior is very plain. Probably because this is a old Country Club. They use peanut oil to fry the shrimp which was not very kid friendly to my grandchildren. Our waitress was great but the other servers did not seem to excited to be working. The food was good but not great for the price. You get one side with your entree
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Very Good Service Not So Good
    WAHIII
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This has long been a special occasion location for our family but the owners struggle to maintain this special place. Food is still very good, but more tables add to congestion and high noise level. The signature jumbo shrimp is still outstanding and steaks are a very good entree , with large cuts. Service marginal, the waiter told us he was new and his effort affected our experience. We had a long waits between ordering drinks, appetizers, waited nearly 10 minutes after salads for salt and pepper, never were offered condiments with the downsized she crab soup and then the entrees were long time coming but they were good. Owner always friendly and caring. Still a favoirite food destination
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal and great service
    PleasedDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Steinhilbers. The service was prompt, but not obtrusive and the food was tastefully prepared and cooked as ordered. The salad, entre` and dessert arrived at nice intervals, not too rushed , but not leaving long waits between courses. Our table overlooked the lawn, with a view to the water. Altogether a most enjoyable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hidden gem
    JimRVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a beautiful, traditional restaurant hidden in a neighborhood near citycenter. The food and the garden setting made for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood
    Probing1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When we want great atmosphere along with an excellent dining experience this is how go-to spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were so pleased with everything.
    mljbw
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service and food were excellant! I am not waiting for a "special occassion" to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great setting
    greatfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was very happy with the service everyone was really nice
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steineys
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Shrimp appetizer is unforgetable best ever. Everything as always is cooked to perfection. These people pay attention to every detail. Highly recomend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cerone Stone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Customer service was excellent and the food was great too!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Great
    Shrimper
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have visited Steinhilber's many times over the years. They have ALWAYS been better than expected. You have not had fried shrimp until you have had their version. Coupled with a twice baked potato, your meal is then complete. Lovely setting overlooking the Lynnhaven river.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    PRS1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is the second time that we have been back to Steinhilber's. The restaurant is on a huge stretch of land along the water in Virginia Beach. The restaurant itself has almost a historic feel to it. The service staff is very professional and attentive. The bulk of the entrees are seafood oriented and my wife says the quality is a big step above anything else in the area. Personally, I'm not a seafood person, but I can still find plenty of entree choices that I would want. There is a great wine selection and a good mix of beers on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Akaqte7
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Very good dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    FoodPro
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were very disappointed in Steinhilber's because we had heard about it from a friend who said the food was great. After finding it (it's way back in the Thalia section of Virginia Beach) for what was to be a romantic night out at what we thought was an upscale establishment. Once there, we just found it to be too noisy, have cramped seating, and to be overpriced considering the food choices available (chicken, seafood, and steak). They had an extensive wine list, which is a plus. We go out to eat often and simply have had much better seafood and steak for far less money at other places in the area. I am sorry, but this restaurant poorly lived up to the hype that preceded our visit, and we were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still In Love
    Farmsandi
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The restaurant remains a top notch destination, due to the food and more importantly, the excellent wait staff. Michael (that's what my mom said our waiter's name was...my apologies if I got it wrong) was attentive, cheerful, and accommodating. Even though it's a 100 mile drive, our family still chooses Steinhilber's for our very special occasions. We look forward to visiting again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came here for a birthday and were thrilled with the experience. We'd been here before and liked it, but this time was better than we remembered. Our food was just delicious and the whole experience from start to finish was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Old friend
    oldfriend7823
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    While everything food, service, etc. was great, as usual, the main indoor dining room was not very busy this Sunday night. We could not understand why, with so much room in the dining room. they seated all guests in one section of the room, all crowded together. It would have been much nicer if the guests were spread out throughout the dining room. If they is there policy for whatever reason, they should reconsider on nights when it is not so busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    MelBell2003
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A bi-annual visit for my husband and I, we celebrated our 11th anniversary over a wonderful dinner (we have gone to Steinhilber's each year!) As always, the food was absolutely excellent, as was the service. We love sitting outside on the patio on late summer nights.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for that special someone!
    Larry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service, great food in a charming setting. The expression, "You only get one chance to make a good first impression" is true. In this case, everyone at Steinhilber's went far beyond the norm to make sure we were impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WMGMCGVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food & service is always excellent. Fried shrimp and soft shells crabs are our favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    SanJean14
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were there for our 32nd wedding anniversary and it was a very nice setting. Somewhat crowded but that means it's a desired location. Wish it had been a more intimate dining experience but it was fine. The dinner was good however food was not too warm at all. We will go again! We have shared it with our friends and family to try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, service could be better
    VAFoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went here with my boss and coworker & got a great seat outside. It became clear very quickly that my waiter was new or bad. The food was excellent from their butterfly shrimp, to the petite filet, and the pecan pie. I was very happy with every bite. Only 2 things were disappointing, our waiter and the bathroom. The waiter was sub par for this 5 star place. When asked if the pecan pie was more moist or dry, he replied "neither...it is awesome". Not a fan of dry pie, I rolled the dice and welcomed an unmistakably moist and awesome slice of pie. Also dropped the check quite rudely and made fun of my coworker as we were paying. The bathroom felt like one from a Subway connected to a gas station complete with fence latch on the door.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This spot was a nice find in Virginia Beach. The food was good, the wait staff were friendly (the owner is even hands-on, filling up our water glasses) and the view was pretty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    JJfromNC
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    fantastic restaurant. the Best seafood along the east coast. Owners are very friendly and attentive. Food is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.