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Hot Tuna

4.7
557 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
Stop by and find out why Southern Living Magazine calls this restaurant "the place to stop when in Virginia Beach". This restaurant is famous for offering the freshest yellowfin tuna available, as well as serving delicious Hereford Organic Beef, homemade pasta dishes, beer battered shrimp, and homemade desserts, such as key lime pie and carrot cake.' - Yahoo Travel
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(757) 481-2888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Ramsey
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Private party facilities
There are only a handful of restaurants in the entire country that can offer you a fantastic dining experience as well as provide you with some of the best entertainment around. We have been giving our guests fantastic Food, Wine, & Spirits since 1992.
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Private party contact
Manager: (757) 481-2888
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Catering
We can cater any function. Birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, graduations and many more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Great Neck Road/Shore Drive
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Parking details
Free on site parking available.
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Entertainment
Live bands- The best in live local entertainment, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please check our website for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as always and will continue to support this local owned restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went for happy hour and really enjoyed it! My wife ordered a spicy margarita and it was one of the best she's ever had. Great selection, we'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fun environment with exceptional service!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Although we have had many great visits, the kitchen was not on point this visit. Zoodles AND shrimp were over cooked, plus tons of onions were added when I requested them left out. Another meal at our table was served as a Tuna burger instead of Tuna special meal of the evening. I think they just pulled the tuna off the burger and served with green beans because the second attempt was over cooked. Server offered to have the zoodles remade but I'm leary of sending food back, especially when multiple errors are made at one table. we will certainly return to Hot Tuna as we have had many great meals here but hopefully the kitchen will have it together next time.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Everything was great! We had the calamari, she crab soup and Baja tacos. Found this spot on Open Table. Will definitely be back when in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great atmosphere and excellent food. The tuna app was amazing. They catered to our young daughter and our foodie tastes.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant was clean and nice. The young manager, though, he was unprofessional. It took over an hour to get meals for 7, even though it wasn't busy and we had made reservations, then the only child in the group got her food 10 minutes after the rest. The appetizers came with the meal, and when asked about it, the manager said that we needed to specify that we wanted them first. Um, since when? It's an appetizer. He made excuses for whatever mess was going on in the kitchen and was not very present. Also, the fish in the Rockfish Tacos was dry and tasteless, the shrimp was 'refried' because it was sitting so long that it got cold (when it came back, it was overdone, had no flavor), and the lettuce was bitter. I hadn't eaten there in a long time and it used to be one of my favorite places. Now, I would only go there for late night drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best She Crab soup in town! The battered Mahi tacos are outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Made 7 pm reservation. Got home and received email from open table we no showed. Arrived on time. Seated at 7:25 as they were very busy. Left at 9.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

great for a quick bite or a planned evening out with your someone special. staff was very attentive and warm. the meal was well prepared and well presented.hot tuna always meets our expectations.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great restaurant where the locals gather. Best happy hour in town.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

excellent brunch and the service with Julie was outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Hot Tuna has always been a “go to” for us. Great food, music and atmosphere! Now that they have brunch it is just the cherry on top! Amazing brunch!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great Food and Great service! Consistently a great choice fo dining!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food!! Great experience. Will come back again!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food is wonderful and the service is always fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have been meany times and we will keep coming back.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Service was outstanding, waitress was so helpful and attentive.
Hot Tuna is loud on a Friday night, everybody celebrating the week-end, but mos enjoyable. Tacos were delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service and ambiance. However, my shrimp and zucchini spirals were absolutely tasteless. Coconut cake was great!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Brunch was spectacular!

Marisa is wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good local restaurant with helpful & friendly staff and some standout appetizers. The pretzels with crab dip and the ahi tuna appetizers were great.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Hot Tuna was our 3rd dinner out for restaurant week and it was great. It's a fun place with great food. The dinning room is very nice and the bar area is an active social scene. Our food was delicious. Love their eggplant meatballs even though this time they were a little too over done... the cedar plank salmon was to die for! The garlic green beans were very good and the mushroom rosoto was the best I've ever eaten. The meal was topped off a very good cream coconut cake. Really enjoy Hot Tuna and look forward to going and recommending to others.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food and service at Hot Tuna is excellent. It is a local favorite. Never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was excellent.
The wait staff was friendly, very efficient and not intrusive.
The hosts were very accommodating, friendly, and very helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Warmly greeted for a Valentine's day evening. Enjoyed the 'Valentine's Dinner for Two' special. Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Vday great day out!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server was very friendly and efficient, we got seated quickly. Like the variety of drinks and food prices are always reasonable and good quality.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was ok. I've had better seafood at numerous other places. Stacey was our waitress and she was phenomenal! Really on her toes.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This is now my third time at Hot Tuna. I took my friend here who was visiting from out of town. We had the Greek salad (good, no complaints) and a trio plate with tile fish, oysters Rockerfeller, and salmon, and two drinks. The tile fish tasted like a standard white, breaded fish. The oysters Rockerfeller were very heavy in cheese and kind of took away from the oysters. The wood-plank salmon was tasty. Our two drinks were good as well.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is consistently great at Hot Tuna. Friday night was no exception. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

50th birthday celebration

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Unimpressive. Food was good. Service was good. Not sure why there were so many employees(?) just hanging out by the hostess table. : /. Not worth going back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

excellent food and great service. Ordered a wonderful tuna trilogy dish.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Hot Tuna never disappoints! Great neighborhood
Restaurant that has reliably good food and good service.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This is a great restaurant! We loved our night out. Everyone had great meals and we had everything from a scallops special (AMAZING) to the favorite Cedar Plank Salmon. Our server was professional and on point. The chef came out twice to ask if we were satisified. A total win. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was delicious, she crab soup especially and Shelly our server was a delight

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We met friends for dinner and had requested a booth in the bar. After a very short wait we were accommodated. We enjoyed Scallops, Salmon and Tuna dinners and the food was excellent. Our server was awesome and we look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

As always our food, service and experience was perfect!

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