Catch 31

4.4
165 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fabulously Fresh and In-Season at Our Virginia Beach Seafood Restaurant

Located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Catch 31 showcases spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and an inspired farm to table menu of hardwood grilled fish, succulent steaks, wood-fire baked flatbreads, decadent desserts and an incomparable raw bar.

The freshest produce and seafood is sourced daily by our chefs from local farms and docks to be expertly prepared any way you like it - mesquite wood-fire grilled, bronzed or blackened.

For an upscale-casual dining experience at the most iconic location on the oceanfront, grab a patio table with a fire pit overlooking Neptune's Park and enjoy free live entertainment nightly in season.
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vipCJ2018
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had an enjoyable dinner with my wife at Catch 31 this evening. We sat in the Salacia dinning room. The menu was rather limited, however the food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very attentive. Food exceeded expectations

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DeniciaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to get well fed, portions were good and the food was excellent

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sisters friend and I brought my sister here for her birthday ! When I say it was soooo nice and clean. Our server , Teig (I think) was the sweetest ! Food was delicious and they give you a hearty amount ! Definitely recommended!

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Anastasia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my visit ! haven’t been since I was about 12 and now i’m 21 AMAZING !

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Tricey
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!! I definitely will be retuning!

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ChukumaA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Inoveralllovedmyexperienceandwoulddefinatelycomeback.

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WillieR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Horrible visit. Online menu and actual menu are not even close. Made reservations for an anniversary dinner as the online menu stated King Crab was available. It wasn't. Opted for two other fish dishes that were on the menu. They weren't available either. To the restaurant, make sure your menus match as patrons make reservations based on what you "say" you have on the menu. Needless to say what was supposed to be a great anniversary dinner ended up being appetizers and wine. Very, very, VERY, disappointing.

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Diamond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was incredible! Will definitely return in the near future

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gigim
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and our server, Phillip, was phenomenal. It was our first dinner out in a long time and such a treat.

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vipAhahhpp
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was a 3 out of 5 at best. They were out of the first 2 bottles of wine I ordered. Waiter was kind but NOT trained. Could not open a bottle of wine and was talking about the $10 bottle he likes from Walmart. Food was overcooked. Back room had no ambiance to speak of.

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RachelBlu
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had a very pleasant dinner experience for Valentines Day night. Our server was very positive and quick. Loved the ambiance and definitely recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience. I ordered the lobster Mac n’ cheese and loved it!

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IbrahimU
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience2

I vacation in Va Beach three to four times a year. Catch 31 was a must stop. I made reservations a month ago for Valentine's Day. We arrived on time and were given a table right next to the door to the patio. The freezing air was coming right under and around the door. I asked if we could be moved. The manager came, acknowledged he felt cold but there was nothing he could do. We ate, paid or $100 bill, and tipped at 20% like we always do. I didn't want a discount, didn't want a freebie. I wanted to be treated like the loyal customers we were. I will find other restaurants to do business with going forward.

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vipRDW0
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nash was an excellent waiter, immediately set the tone for a great valentine's day romantic dinner. Appeared to comply well with all covid standards. Branzino was delicious, oyster options were great. Highly recommend!

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LatriceC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Catch 31 on Valentine's Day the experience was great and food was amazing.

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AnthonyO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had a fun and amazing time on Valentine's Day

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JerryA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall good the lunch menu was very limited especially for a day like Valentines day.
I am aware that dinner was the planned specials just would have thought they would have had something for lunch also.

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RicardoB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

nice place to eat. I would come back to this restaurant, my thought is that i would recomend dinner instead of lunch there. loved the customer service.

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vipfelixs
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood restaurant in the va beach area and I’ve been to many.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food is just so so - I think you are paying just for the atmosphere.

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GarrisonS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Definitely a vibe! Need more side options though.

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the excellent and it was just a short get away for hubby and i and they made date night wonderful. Sat us right away even though we were a little early and the attention was just right...Thank You

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

My wife and I went for dinner on Friday night and we were disappointed. The food was ok and service was just ok. They have a covid menu that is no where what it used to be and lacks choices.

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rosep34
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We ate at Catch 31 for our whole weekend. Thanks so much!

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MelissaH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Hubby didn’t enjoy the fish and the artichoke dip with crab dip was good, however the crab pieces were nonexistent for an extra $6. Lol. You might as well just order the artichoke dip without the crab dip.

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WilsonL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great I asked for suggestions and he was on point ! I forgot his name but great service wife and I was there for her birthday dinner and she really enjoyed it thanks a bunch I had a 7pm reservation and table was ready at 7. Thumbs up for that

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DonnaO
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was it wonderful dinner was delicious we had a very nice evening

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NytashaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Catch 31 after enjoying HH drinks and appetizers at the Igloos at the Sky Bar. The waitress was pleasant and very accommodating. The food was delicious! Folks sitting in the dining room were adequately spaced out and we felt comfortable with the restaurant’s COVID 29 protocol. We enjoyed a romantic midweek dinner by the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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MechelleB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter service was excellent. Able to answer all of our questions!

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TymiraH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was great. Came in for my spouse's birthday. Shrimp appetizer was good. Our entree was good, just don't recommend potato wedges with seafood. Made the meal heavy. Other than that everyone nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service

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HeatherM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This used to be super high end dining. Most seafood restaurants have non seafood options for those that can’t have it or don’t like it. They one dish that is no seafood so just be aware if you have any one in your party that does not like or eat seafood - the only thing they can have is a $40 steak!!! To me that is ridiculous given the fact that this is a huge tourist spot with people from all over and various tastes to only Offer one dish not seafood.

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LiaM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter we had was extremely nice and remembered our order perfectly the first time around even without a notepad. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Long wait time even with reservation. Host compensated by paying for our first round of drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT!!!

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MonaL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good. Service was okay.

Dead, dried up poinsettia plants were all over the tables. Server touched his face and mask a lot. We watched him place dirty plates on the floor while he boxed up some to go food next to us.

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AmandaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This was my second visit to Catch31 and I was a little disappointed. My family of four was seated in a small room off to the side, which just didn't have the same ambience as the main dining room. Once we sat down, the server started the night off informing us of all that was wrong with the restaurant: No soup of the day, draft beers were unavailable, and there were no other specials being offered. But we were perfectly content ordering off of their phenomenal menu. Unfortunately, our food was just average. The clam chowder was bland and my bronzed salmon meal came with some mushy greens that I couldn't even eat. Appetizer (calamari) was great and dessert good although all three options had ice cream which I can't eat. I guess my expectations for a $230 meal are a bit higher - just wasn't worth the money this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great I love a great plate of food and I can honestly say the rate pass 5 stars yum yum

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night. We went here.as a night away and had a lovely dinner. Nash was an amazing server! Totally would go again

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Catch 31 is rated 4.4 stars by 165 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.