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Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro

4.7
4.7
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table

Upscale comfort food with great service set in an industrial chic atmosphere.

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2 people

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Booked 7 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 693-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Barry Wildman

  • Neighborhood

    Poquoson

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Crab Cake$18.00

    Lump crab, spicy coleslaw, chili garlic rémoulade

    • Flight of the Pig$16.00

      Pork belly, pork shoulder, slab bacon, seasonal jams, pickled vegetables

      • Bacon Jam Scallops$16.00

        Pan seared scallops, horseradish celery root slaw, red onion bacon jam

        • Charcuterie Board$18.00

          Selection of local farm cured meats and cheeses with house made jams and Pickled vegetables

          • Raw Bar

            Ask waiter for today's selection of local oysters and other raw bar options

            • MKT
          • Baked Oysters$14.00

            Red onion, slab bacon, braised greens

            Soups

            • Ginger Tomato Bisque$5.00

              • Blue Crab Chowder$8.00

                Salads

                • Beet Salad$12.00

                  Beets, Goat Cheese, Seasonal Pears, Hazelnut, Salad Greens, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette

                  • Friese with Smoked Bacon$13.00

                    Chicory salad, bacon lardons, warm bacon shallot vinaigrette, croutons, soft poached egg

                    • Watercress, Pea Tendrils and Crab$15.00

                      Watercress, pea tendrils, crème fraiche, blue crab, lemon thyme vinaigrette

                      • Caesar$12.00

                        Baby Romaine, Torn Croutons, White Anchovies, Shaved Parmesan, oven roasted tomato

                        Entrée

                        • Fried Chicken Sandwich$12.00

                          Pimiento Cheese, grilled Green Tomato on Brioche, Frites

                          • Jerk Pork Sandwich$13.00

                            Slabs of Smoked, Charred Pork Loin, Mango Slaw on Brioche, Sweet Potato Hash

                            • Pan Seared Salmon$16.00

                              Potatoes, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel, Cipollini Onions and Chermoula

                              • Crab Cake Sandwich$16.00

                                Lump Crab, Slaw, Spicy Rémoulade, Brioche

                                • Shrimp and Grits$17.00

                                  Stone Ground Grits, Onions, Peppers, Slab Bacon

                                  • Spinach Fettuccini$13.00

                                    Homemade Pasta, Fresh Asparagus, Country Ham, Pesto and Lemon Cream

                                    • Charred Skirt Steak$18.00

                                      Served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

                                      • Virginia Beef Burger$14.00

                                        Brioche Bun, Heirloom Tomato, Crisp Romaine, choice of toppings, fries

                                        Sides

                                        • Sweet Potato Gratin$8.00

                                          • Mac and Cheese$8.00

                                            • Cheddar Bacon Frites$8.00

                                              • Collard Greens$7.00

                                                • Succotash$7.00

                                                  Desserts

                                                  • Flourless Chocolate Torte$12.00

                                                    Mandarin orange marmalade, toasted Italian meringue

                                                    • N.Y. Cheesecake$13.00

                                                      Toasted pecan and graham crust, Fresh fruit preparations

                                                      • Strawberry Shortcake$12.00

                                                        Almond shortcake, Fresh strawberries and ginger

                                                        Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                        What 91 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.7
                                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.7Food
                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                        • 4.5Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                        Loved For

                                                        • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

                                                          Great for Brunch

                                                        • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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                                                        1. CB

                                                          CandyB

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food, attentive service, couldn’t ask for anything better.

                                                        2. DS

                                                          DianaS

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We have been several times for brunch & dinner & have never been disappointed. We tell everyone we know about it! We see the Chef/owner stop at every table every time we have been. The menu is fresh. The specialty drinks are always delicious. We haven’t tried a themed dinner night yet but plan to. As with most restaurants these days staffing has been an issue but it won’t deter us from supporting local restaurants! Cheers!

                                                        3. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Wilmington

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          This was our first time for brunch. I had eggs Benedict made with short ribs, sweet potatoe hash. It was delicious.

                                                        4. j

                                                          johnl

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          It was our first visit last Sunday and the food and service were fantastic. It was so good we have decided to go for lunch this Wednesday.

                                                        5. SF

                                                          SecretFatKid13

                                                          Richmond

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The creativity in the kitchen is amazing. Food was awesome. The entire place is very clean. We sat at the bar for Sunday brunch. The seats are really comfortable. The bar manager was working that shift and she is so great. Knowledgeable, creative with her cocktails and genuinely nice. Great time and we have already planned a return trip for dinner.

                                                        6. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                          overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                          The food was outstanding. I got the crab ravioli and there were maybe 5 total raviolis, not terrible but I ate all of it and could have eaten something else (rare for me). We ordered an appetizer that got forgotten to be put in so we were absolutely starving. Our drinks took a while as well as the complimentary bread that was supposed to go to our table. The bill wasn’t compromised for having missed out on our appetizer or waiting 45 minutes for entrees, but we might give this another shot in a few months when the kinks are worked out.

                                                        7. K

                                                          Karen

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          This is my favorite new restaurant. I have enjoyed lunch, brunch and dinner several times each. I've told everyone I know about how wonderful this place is. Keep up the great work!

                                                        8. C

                                                          Chrissie

                                                          Richmond

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic place for groups or dates. Live band at 7, but the food is impeccable!!

                                                        9. LC

                                                          LeahC

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was very good and just the right level of variety. Great cocktails and service. We will definitely be back.

                                                        10. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Friendly knowledgeable server. Best pork chop I’ve ever tasted.

                                                        11. KA

                                                          KatherineA

                                                          Chicago

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We came to celebrate my husband's Birthday. Food was delicious. Kyle, our server was super helpful and kind. A gem in Poquoson! Loved our experience!

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Wilmington

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          another superb meal

                                                        13. J

                                                          Jimmy

                                                          Richmond

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                          We arrived 5 minutes early for our 6:15 reservation and were immediately seated. We sat for 20 minutes before anyone approached our table to take our drink order. Another 25 minutes later our waitress returned to take our dinner order, assuring us that we would have food in 20 minutes. 45 minutes later food was brought to our table but was not our order. Each entree is paired with specific sides (so if you do not like/eat brussel sprouts, you still get them) there are no substitutions. Homemade crab ravioli sounded wonderful. The pasta was there, the price was there, but the crab was nowhere to be found. The most positive statement I can say is that it no longer looks like a Taco Bell inside.

                                                        14. RK

                                                          RextonK

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          As always, the food and service was excellent. An extra bonus was the live music. It pushed everything over the top. It was a wonderful family night!

                                                        15. RP

                                                          RichardP

                                                          Richmond

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          A great attempt at a chef-owned boutique restaurant in Poquson. The menu is focused on Pork and Pork options. The execution of various dishes is good but could stand to have a more sophisticated precision. Appetizers are wonderful Choice and options on dinner are also wonderful -- but the the final product is either over or under seasoned. Cocktails tend to lean to simpler pre-made options. We ordered a Christmas Mule -- which we were told came in a rocks glass not the copper Mule mugs that were at the bar. We were told the owner didn't like the look of the copper. Don't serve a Moscow Mule if you're not going to put it in the right glassware. A great sophisticated craft cocktail menu (that can be pulled off by the staff) would complement their excellent wine list. With a few tweaks, I think the place could rise to the top of the area very quickly. Servers were short-handed (something all restaurants are dealing with). Our server at the bar was extremely pleasant hardworking and did everything they could to make it a great evening. She is to be congratulated. The entire staff should be commended. I look forward to going back in 6 months to see how they have evolved and grown!

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Charleston

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Fantastic food from appetizers to main course. It’s so nice to have dining like this in the local area. We will definitely be back!

                                                        17. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                          Great oysters and duck spring rolls as appetizers, we went during a non peak time, pretty much had the place to ourselves and the bartender was excellent. The only criticism I could give is that the lunch menu is not real exciting it could do for more creative dish’s for the prices.

                                                        18. BW

                                                          BonnieW

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                          The food was amazing. Like everywhere they were short staffed but they were working as hard as they could to make up for it with everyone pitching in to assist. We need more of these unique, great food places!

                                                        19. MK

                                                          McKenzie

                                                          Richmond

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          With Covid, it is completely understandable that a few items were out of stock when we went but we had the Duck Confit Spring Rolls, Caesar Salad, and Braised Pork. All items were fantastic! We will be going back for sure.

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                          Great little local restaurant with a menu to suit all tastes! We’ll be back 😋

                                                        21. B

                                                          Bobby

                                                          Richmond

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The perfect restaurant! It's not much to look at on the outside, but it's very decorated and cozy with great service and awesome food.

                                                        22. C

                                                          Chokdst

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                          Love this place. Fabulous food and friendly staff. We keep going as often as we can.

                                                        23. e

                                                          eats

                                                          Richmond

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Did Brunch…the pineapple creamsicle mimosa was to die for! Great fresh omelet with goat cheese, spinach and roasted tomatoes and the potatoes with sweet potatoes were delish! BCPP never disappoints! Everyone loved their choices, with lots of brunch selections.

                                                        24. c

                                                          crawlinginfromtheburg

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience2

                                                          Great experience in this new restaurant. Food was great. Server was high energy! Owner greeted us on the sidewalk - all nice touches.

                                                        25. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Wilmington

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Went for a birthday

                                                        26. KB

                                                          KevinB

                                                          Richmond

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          Understaffed. Slow service

                                                        27. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was delicious and service was excellent.

                                                        28. T

                                                          Teript

                                                          Baltimore

                                                          31 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          31 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                          Celebrating a family birthday- had a bit of trouble finding the place in the dark at night not being familiar with the area. I booked this restaurant because of the reviews and they were right on! All enters were excellent- I had flounder and it was prepared perfectly. Others in our group had multiple pork dishes and loved them also. Signature drink were fun and our server was excellent. Just be advised restaurant is not in Williamsburg proper- about a 25 minute drive from the historic area. Highly recommend!

                                                        29. DO

                                                          DawnO

                                                          Richmond

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Another fabulous meal at Blue Crab Purple Pig! I tried the flounder this time and he had the Crab Ravioli- both were delicious. The bacon wrapped dates and pumpkin creme brûlée didn’t disappoint! We’ll be back 😊

                                                        30. SL

                                                          SusanL

                                                          Richmond

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 18, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          The food and atmosphere are terrific! We greatly enjoyed our time there. The band was also very enjoyable.

                                                        31. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Wilmington

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Chief Barry is amazing

                                                        32. GA

                                                          GraceA

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had a wonderful meal for a birthday celebration. Service was outstanding!

                                                        33. G

                                                          Greens405

                                                          Orlando

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Went for anniversary dinner…the food and service were great…it’s high end food made by a real chef so prices were little high as well but we expected that. Had the rack of lamb and the wife had the lobster ravioli…portions were good and tasted great! Would have been the perfect place for an anniversary if it was more private as tables are relatively close together in a small open room environment. Still a great spot that we can add to our list!

                                                        34. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We absolutely loved our dining experience at the Blue Crab & Purple Pig! Kyle, our server, was very knowledgeable and engaging. The Chef (and owner) stopped by to say hi and ask how our meal was. We ordered the soup of the day (a new type of clam chowder that wasn’t the typical heavy cream base but more like a lighter potato soup…delish), the pork chop with (amazing) brussel sprouts and sweet potato mash, and the grouper with wild rice and perfectly wilted spinach. We ordered the pumpkin creme brûlée to go so we are looking forward to enjoying that 😊 overall a really fantastic dining experience. We will definitely recommend and return!

                                                        35. IP

                                                          IanP

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Don't know how we've never been to this place before tonight. Had a great time! Amazing food (crab ravioli and rack of lamb), attentive staff, quick kitchen. Really nothing more to ask for, we'll definitely be coming back.

                                                        36. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Unspecified

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 2, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          10/10 would recommend!! We were blown away by food, service, and live music from beginning to end

                                                        37. e

                                                          edithr

                                                          Richmond

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                          When we first got there we ask our waiter about the special on the chalkboard he told there are no special and we couldn't get anything of those. He then asked us what we want to drink. My husband got a bloody mary and I got unsweetened tea. The waiter took our orders. When he got his drink and had some he was a bit disappointed because he said it didn't have olives. Then while we waited for our food. I got disappointed as I heard the waitress talk to the guys next to us. As they both order soup from the chalkboard which we were not we could not because non of it was available. My husband did ask the waiter about the olives he said it because they were out but there was olives juice. My husband said it would have been nice to be told that. And he asked the waiter why he didn't tell him about the bloody mary special? The waiters sing a little bit flustered and then just told my husband is because he was busy and he's running around a lot. We like ok and made us want to ask him anything else and just wait for our food. The food over was pretty good we were just disappointed about the service.

                                                        38. AW

                                                          AndreaW

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                          overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                          This place has high end prices but there are much better high end restaurants with better service and atmosphere. The bartender had drinks to make as mine was one but then left to take orders at tables. The service was a hot mess. The prices did not luve up to experience, we'll stick to Baker's Wife instead.

                                                        39. B

                                                          Bobby

                                                          Richmond

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The entire meal is thoughtfully prepared, sides included. Wonderful experience!

                                                        40. DM

                                                          DeniseM

                                                          Richmond

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food is excellent, been there before and never have been disappointed.

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                                                        Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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                                                        Booked 7 times today
                                                        Google Map for Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro

                                                        8 Victory Blvd Poquoson, VA 23662-1947

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Poquoson

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Brunch
                                                          Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                          Lunch
                                                          Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                          Dinner
                                                          Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Farm-to-table

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Private Lot

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Executive chef

                                                          Barry Wildman

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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