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Permanently Closed - Lynnhaven Fish House

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691 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant has been overlooking the Chesapeake Bay for 27 years. In our 'casually elegant' dining room we offer the largest selection of fresh fish in all of Hampton Roads, have a strong and longtime supporting staff and a view that is second to none. Whether it's dinner for 2, a business meeting for 10 or a celebration for 50, please join us and find out for yourself why we have been voted Best of the Beach for 17 years running!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Serving lunch, 11:30am - 3:00pm Serving dinner, 11:30am 'til
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Phone number
(757) 481-0003
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We offer private parties up to 50 people, with an open menu for you and your guests during our off season (August-February). We are unable to commit to private events from March-June. Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shore Dr
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Sorry the restaurant closed at the end of December. It was a wonderful landmark.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent service by our waitperson - Kimmi -- she anticipated all our wants and needs!!!
Such a relaxing place - and for me, many memories! Will sorely miss this place --

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Service and food are impeccable Highly recommend this local favorite. The specials are fresh, affordable, and extremely tasty....you won't be disappointed (Halibut cooked to perfection!).

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Enjoyed as usual. Will miss this restaurant when it closes shortly. Have come here for 30+ years whenever we are in Va Beach.

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3.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Great options & service. Great views. Unfortunately, this landmark restaurant is closing down soon.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent as always. Will truly miss this place when it closes.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Lynnhaven Fish House was amazing as always. Had twin lobster tails that were HUGE! Husband had Mahi which was delicious. Great cocktails and beer selection. Love this place for dates, special occasions and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

We were warmly welcomed by the manager when we arrived and received very friendly and expert service. From the calamari to the scallops to the swordfish, all of the food was delicious. The hush puppies were the best that I've had in a long time and were served piping hot with butter. Don't forget to order a piece of the homemade cake. I shared a huge piece of the frosted orange cake with my husband.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointed; been coming to Lynhaven for many years and I can honestly state I'm disappointed with the choices in dinner and it's quality. Many past dishes were eliminated from the menu- not sure why? Started with Oysters Rockefeller, tasted like they were pre cooked and re-heated. Ordered the tuna was told it was a thick cut piece of Ahi, it was delivered as a typical steak portion, thin and over cooked. This was always our go to place when visiting Va Beach, no longer

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I have been dining here on and off since 1996. It's not the number one seafood restaurant that I I have discovered in the states, but it has been consistently good all these years, and thats not an easy thing for a restaurant to maintain.

I had the fried scallops, flounder & fantail shrimp & it was prepared flawlessly. We started with cocktail shrimp and our margarita's we're as good as I make at home.

Were going to miss this place once its gone. Folks, you have till the end of the year to get in before its gone...

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Hubby and I went to Lynnhaven Fish House for dinner. We thought we might take advantage of VB restaurant week but the menu was not to our liking. We would have preferred more variety. We ordered from regular menu and it was wonderful! We both had snapper and it was exquisite. Our server, Jessey was top notch. She was knowledgeable and friendly. We have a fabulous evening. Oh I neglected to mention how attentive the front of the house staff and Chris ( MGR/owner maybe). Chris visited our table as well as other tables to check in. Great time,recommend.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

We use open table quite a bit to find restaurants when we drop into a new location. Another great find!!

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

One of our favorite dining locations for 35 years, the restaurant is a waterfront location specializing in fresh seafood. The menu has changed over the years, but still serves great hush puppies and a good selection of fish prepared a variety of ways with interesting sauces for a modest price and two sides included with the meal. The wine list is OK, but has been slimmed down from previous years. Service is always attentive and efficient. Great views, but the windows need washing.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Our server was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. Constantly checking on us to make sure we did not need anything. Food was outstanding and cooked to our liking. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a great experience. Excellent food and excellent service!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at the Lynnhaven Fish House, and had a great experience. Dorothy, the manager, was very attentive to our needs, and our server, Jessy, made sure that everything was perfect. The fish, shrimp and crab dishes were delicious. All-in-all a very satisfying meal.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Dustin was excellent
...not his fault but the pen he gave me to sign my c. card slip, exploded and I got ink on my hands.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Thanks for a great meal!!! Celebrating Mother's Day, and Family enjoyed entire meal. Been away for a while, but was really glad we choice Lynnhaven Fish House.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Lynnhaven Fish House restaurant. They sat us at a great table by the window with a water view. The waiter was attentive and enthusiastic and the food was amazing. We had a very romantic time and I highly recommend it!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Pier opened that day. Not staffed. First time visiting...very ordinary

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

It was good food, but nothing spectacular. I had mentioned in booking that it was a special occasion for us, but I feel like they didn't even pay attention to that kind of detail. I think it would greatly enhance a diner experience if I go to the trouble to say what our special occasion is, doesn't take much effort to make a note next to the reservation in the book and say something to the customer when they arrive. I mentioned it to the waiter we had. He offered dessert on the house, which we declined. We were too full.
Basically, it's a decent seafood restaurant, been around for a very long time. There was certainly nothing wrong with the food, just basic, average seafood.
Views are fantastic....IF you can snag a table by the windows, which we didn't.....
We will probably do somewhere different next time....

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2017

While visiting the area I asked a local relative where to have a good, local meal. She recommended Lynnhaven and said that other relatives go there for a nice meal. With that, we made a reservation, then enjoyed a scrumptious dinner. It's not snazzy or trendy but is where locals go to have a good meal, for that special occasion. Our food was excellent, and portions were large. We will be back the next time we visit!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Service was excellent! Food however was just average- nothing special and was really salty overall

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We moved to Virginia Beach a little over a year ago and love trying out new restaurants, particularly seafood places. So following the recommendation of our neighbors we gave Lynnhaven Fish House a try for dinner on 4/22/17.

The good: views from the dinning room area are nice, even if you don't sit immediately near a window you will be able to enjoy water views.

The not-so-good: the food, period. We ordered tuna as "catch of the day", prepared "cajun" and medium-rare. What was served was about the driest tuna we ever tasted, the side dish of a baked potato was first served without butter and it only took ten minutes to finally serve us extra butter. Second dish was Lynnhaven scallops which tasted ok but overall bland and scallops were very small. Third dish was a mix of scallops, crabcake, and shrimp which our two kids shared. They seemed to enjoy all of it and only commented that the food wasn't very warm. In contrast to other reviewers on this site we were unimpressed by the service, at this price point we would expect prompter and more attentive service.

The ugly: the ambiance of the dinning area, or lack thereof. The overall impression is that of a crammed cafeteria, dated decor and furniture, too many tables in too small a space, you will literally rub elbows with your neighbors at the next table. Once served with our entrees our small table for four was jam packed to the point that you had to search for a spot to place your wine glass.

Our take: no reason to repeat this experience. There are plenty of other (better) options to eat seafood in Virginia Beach. Lynnhaven Fish House is clearly at the higher end of the price spectrum with entrees averaging from mid $20 to mid $30 and beyond which simply seems unjustified even when you take the water views into account.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

First time back after 30 years. Everything was incredible. Food, service and atmosphere was just what we hoped for. We'll be back !!!!!

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Our past experiences had been nothing short of delectable. Sunday was to be the ultimate delicious culmination of a 45 day fried food fast. Reservations were made earlier to secure our space and by 1:30 our incremental anticipation bordered on diner's euphoria! When we were greeted with the "no fried food" sign, we were devastated! There are simply no words..........

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food, great views, always great. Never disappointed. A family favorite!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2017

We tried the Lynnhaven Fish House when we were in Virginia Beach for a wedding several years ago. It was great then and didn't disappoint us when we returned in April, 2017. I had the Pick 3 Create Your Own Seafood Platter and chose broiled scallops, broiled shrimp, and fried oysters. I am a seafood snob and I'm frequently disappointed when it is overcooked and rubbery. But the scallops and shrimp were perfectly done and served in butter. The oysters were huge, crispy on the outside, and moist and tender on the inside. The hushpuppies were also delicious. Given the generous portion size, we didn't have room for dessert; but we did get a piece of Florida orange cake to eat the next day. It, too, was delicious. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant offers a wonderful view of the Chesapeake Bay. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Nice place with good food, good service and good view of the water front (depending upon your table).

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

On return visit to Va Beach decided to visit old haunts. Enjoyed quiet dinner on a Monday night. The food was fabulous. One of us had fried rockfish and the other had grilled rockfish - both were great. Also had stuffed shrimp which was great also but the hit of the meal were the scallops which were prepared so well - were full of flavor and melted in your mouth.
This is a restaurant that should be visited often.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2017

Food was perfect. Seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. Service was outstanding as always.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

We went for our wedding anniversary. Everything was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2017

I have been going to Lynn haven Fish House since the year you opened,and we have never had a bad meal EVER! Great seafood,great Salads,Great memories!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

It was our first visitor to this restaurant. The service was awesome and so was the food. We'll definitely be back for more

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Terrific fish house. Not fancy. Just good fish and sides. And a fun, family atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Overpriced!!!!
Much better options in the area available

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Fabulous meal, loved Rita our waitress. Very nice, very helpful, spot on with her recommendations. Man, the rock fish chowder was terrific!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

We have dined here before and have had excellent meals and this was no exception. We took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu and ordered the Atlantic Cod fillet with mashed cauliflower and peppered asparagus. For desert we had chocolate mousse. The meal was exceptional

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Had lunch at Lynnhaven Fish House during Virginia Beach Restaurant week and it was delicious and very filling. The She Crab Soup was very good and the hushpuppies were a nice addition to the meal. Service was on spot and the view added a nice bit of ambiance.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Not impressed with Restaurant Week. No choices. Cod was so so. Been there many times on Restaurant Week over the years. Very disappointed this year. Ruined it for me probably won't be back.

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