Coastal Grill

4.8
2443 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The beautiful bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Owner Jerry Bryan with Executive Chef Maureen Cucchiaro and Chef de Cusine Brad Bates at the stove, offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 25 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food and exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2443 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jill
Portland
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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RobertH
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding food and service. Best place to dine in Virginia Beach!

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JudyS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the 757! Love it!

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fenix76
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The Chef really was creative with every element. Even the oysters were some of the best we have experienced. Such a terrific meal and we made a mistake and were a half hour early and they were somehow still able to accommodate us. Everything was A++

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vipBruceC
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening, place was very crowded but enough social distance you did not feel concern. Food as always was very good! Always a good night out!

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TimH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Asked for main dining room before my reservation. Was put in back room for an important business dinner appointment. Not good

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Hireilly
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service outstanding as always.

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Maxwell
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was AMAZING. Food was great—visit this restaurant if you’re in the area.

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vipCUTCHIN
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rabbit was the best I have ever had

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JuliaPop12
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food & atmosphere are great! If you’re going to take any leftovers home, be specific as to what you want taken home. I intentionally saved my butternut squash for later and the waiter failed to box it. It was a huge disappointment when I was ready for my “dessert” later that evening!

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Syhu
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great servers. Just felt uncomfortable with the looks given in the restaurant because of my skin color. I guess there not use to seeing African Americans there, but it was definitely obvious.

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vipBarbaraM
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was lovely. Great spacing between tables. Our server was excellent and knowledgeable. Food was wonderful! Habanero Margarita was on point.

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KevinD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, wonderful night out!

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vipCRF1
Richmond
102 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!

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joseph
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have been going there for years. This is the worst service we have ever received. We have been trying to get the specials not blackened. Every time we get there they say its already blackened. We have talked to the owner who said just call ahead which we did and still could not get the fish without being blackened. The restaurant is resting on its laurels. They have not changed their menu for years and the specials are usually the same over months. which is a sign of disinterest in providing unique options to the customer. When we told them we had called ahead to have the fish not blackened, they offered no alternative, did not care and three our plates on the table as if angry. Worst experience we have ever had there.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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ShakiaJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I absolutely love the dixie Shrimp and oysters. Amazing!

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MikeV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is now our favorite restaurant! Service, ambience, drinks, food.... Impeccable.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love everything except the 2 dozen Oysters we ordered were unacceptable small. But to be polite, we ate them. We will be back just disappointed at this. All other foods were Excellent and Great.

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DougH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff and the Chef are very accommodating, very special.
Always our favorite.

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AndyV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was BOMB!! Food was good! Definitely going again!

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RashadW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food and the ambience was perfect for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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Phil3
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and great experience. Best restaurant in Hampton Roads!

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REH7851
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This wasn't our first time at Coastal Grill but the first time after Covid-19 and it's problems. Our meal was pretty good, the oysters were terrific but my wife ordered tuna medium rare and it was almost too dry but still a nice flavor but .... to send meals back always interrupts the ambiance of the meal. The dessert we ordered was the cheesecake, not all that good, my wife had some tuna left and some asparagus she wanted boxed up and our waitress forgot about it. It wasn't the best meal we have had at Coastal Grill and we were celebrating Valentine's Day so we were a little disappointed overall. We will probably go back but it will be awhile before we do. In defense of our waitress she did have several tables and maybe that caused her to be distracted.

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Will
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coast Grill was a great to celebrate Valentine's Day. The rockfish and lamb chops were prepared very well. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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CaraH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and will be back regularly. The wait staff were responsive and very friendly.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, ambience atmosphere. Service was outstanding and the food was absolutely amazing. Our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as Usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish. The garlic app needs more garlic on it though. I’ve ordered that app about 10 times and am always disappointed with the lack of cloves.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fed ex pilot reunion

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TimG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous. Our servers recommendations were all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica our waitress was excellent and the specials we ordered were delicious!

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crice89137
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to dine. We are here usually once a week.

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JPHWood
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were seated right away. The Service was excellent. David was attentive, was not hovering, which is always a good thing. The food was very savory and prepared to satisfy our palates. The Acorn Squash was perfect.

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Glenn
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Overall it was an excellent dining experience.

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vipjackie
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Va beach. It is a locals favorite. My out of town guest always want to return to Coastal Grill when they visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal never disappoints! From the staff to the food....it’s awesome!

FAQs

Coastal Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 496-3348.

Coastal Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 2443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.