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Coastal Grill

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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2343 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a bad thing to say
It was wonderful and we will be back.

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viprvadiner
Richmond
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the patio on a lovely autumn evening. We enjoyed Softshell Crabs and Trout, which were both delicious. We finished our meal splurging on shared Profiteroles. Wonderful! Our server was delightful and made the meal so even more enjoyable. Thanks, Coastal Grille, for a terrific dining experience!

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Cellary
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coastal Grill never fails to deliver a delicious meal served by delightful staff.

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ElizabethR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate outside and it was fine but table was wobbly and chair were very small and uncomfortable. Table was old and needs to be replaced.

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vipCRF1
Richmond
98 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food delivered with exemplary service.
Well done!

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vipRVAgal
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been years since I’ve been to the Coastal Grill and it is still outstanding. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered specials and standard menu and all were outstanding. The butternut side dish was delicious, almost dessert like. But of course we ordered dessert too. The pumpkin pie cheese case was to die for.

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DonnaR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and venue, as always!

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jeffreyz
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chef ! - a dinning experience, not just dinner out...Beautiful place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some people drinking at the bar and sitting at the bar eating which is against Covid rules. Seems they make exceptions for their regulars- that is actually dangerous and they should reconsider this practice. I asked the server if it was allowed and he said it wasn’t allowed but he couldn’t defend why it was being ignored. Covid rules are serious people, please follow the rules.

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vipLindaC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender makes great cosmos!

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vipBruceC
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat in newly opened back room. Very quiet and comfortable. Food was excellent, wait staff was excellent.great meal with friends.!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, staff was incredible, and food was prepared perfect.

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LeeM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill continues to have one of the Top Soft Shell Crabs Entrees in the country.We also had a variation of the restaurants Seafood Medley including Calamari and Pasta that was also oustanding.

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vipScottR
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, out on a date night. Service was excellent, bringing the food at the right times and allowing us to relax. Great wine choices, seafood was great. Dessert topped it off very nicely. Highly recommend visiting.

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AliciaF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu selections, the consistently amazing food, and consistent great service. A staple in Va Beach. Never a disappointment. Our go to place for years.

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Icorvus
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We decided to try a new restaurant and chose Coastal Grill. Unfortunately, my wife and I had a bad experience there that evening. Very Slow service, improperly cooked entrees, ( bother were barely warm; even after the 2nd reheat!) and they allowed a couple at the restaurant to wander to several tables without wearing masks!!! After this experience I doubt we will return.

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vipAlwaysRuths
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is always great here. Beautiful dining area.
We started with the fried shrimp appetizer which is a meal in and of itself, tremendous. My wife had the tuna, her go to meal here. She raves it is the best here of anywhere. I opted to try the steak as I usually choose either the scallops or the flounder. The steak was uneventful and tough. I will go back to my usual standards.
Great place to dine.

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DonL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter suggested this as a nice place for my wife and I to celebrate our 52d wedding anniversary. It was the first time in quite awhile we had been out to a nice restaurant due to the Covid-19 restrictions, and it turned out to be a superb recommendation. Excellent food, service, and and environment quite enough to allow some decent conversation. I had the salmon following a remarkably tasty wedge lettuce salad, and my wife had the leg of lamb after a clever shrimp appetizer. There is a fine wine list, and for light drinkers like ourselves, plenty of good by-the-glass selections to choose from. Very nice selection of desserts as well. Definitely a place we will be returning to soon. Highly recommended.

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DianeW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff wore masks. There were fewer tables than usual so were socially distanced. Great food!

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vipjackie
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach all ways consistently delicious my family loves it can’t wait to go back again

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SusanW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Coastal Grill and have for 30 years!!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Coastal Grill on our Anniversary for many years. The food is great, very fresh. The waitress was training a new girl and they were both very pleasant and always checking up on us. We will always be going back to Coastal Grill as long as they keep serving.

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Jeddie
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill continues to best one of the best restaurants in VA Beach!
Great food and great service. Taking careful precautions and being mindful of what is best for customers and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill is always reliable great food. The soft shell crabs are the best in town. The fish is always fresh. The warm brownie with ice cream is a must for dessert!

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viplocalguy
Richmond
208 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Bronzini whole fish and it was excellent. I highly recommend it. Our server was very attentive and we tried the wine special and we liked our choice as well. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipBoody2
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and cuisine in a beautifully developed location on Great Neck Rd.

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vipDavidA
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant in Hampton Roads

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AlexB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always perfect food and atmosphere really best restaurant in vb

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ColleenM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great. Our waitress was very attentive. The table behind us was drinking a lot of wine and got progressively louder.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently, the best overall experience.

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LeeB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, what can I say! Food, Service and overall experience was AWESOME! I truly love eating at Coastal Grill. The best restaurant in Hampton Roads by FAR!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was really great but very expensive. For the 2 of us we spent $341. Again it was all really great and we will go back but check prices more thoughtfully and carefully. Service was perfect.

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Lizzy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and servers friendly (which is crucial to a good dining experience). Love the decor. Never had a bad meal. Would not recommend the strip steak however.

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CharlesM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coastal Grill continues to deliver an exceptional dining experience. The ambiance, service, and food is always on point and it’s the proven to be the very best restaurant in Virginia Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It’s a nice restaurant, nothing spectacular. The food was ok. Nice place but I wouldn’t go back

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SDVA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the service was great and the food was great just wish the tables outside were a little larger

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vipcarll
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Meal was well done

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Food was so yummy. And the server was so sweet and very attentive. 10/10 recommend

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GreatNeckDiner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Coastal Grill had been one of our favorite restaurants and one we frequently recommended. Our last visit was such a disappointment. The New York strip was first served well done (ordered medium) and a replacement steak was served very rare. It took 3 tries to get it properly cooked and by then the rest of our family was finished eating. The halibut special was very small and way overcooked. It was dried out and tough. While the waitress seemed sincerely apologetic for the kitchen's mistakes there was no attempt from a manager to address the situation or improve the experience. It was our anniversay celebration and we left wishing we had chose a different restaurant. Coastal Grill no longer ranks as a favorite.

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Coastal Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 2343 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.