The Atlantic

4.9
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Atlantic on Pacific is an oyster/craft cocktail bar nestled in the heart of the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Our menu celebrates seafoods from the east coast, west coast and beyond, and we strive to support local and regional fishermen, crabbers, oystermen, farmers and producers. Don’t eat seafood? No problem. We’ve got plenty of options for everyone on the menu.
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goldengirl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and my son wanted seafood. My search brought us to this place. The reviews were spot on! We didn’t have a bad food item! Granddaughter loved her grilled cheese and fries (mom and dad approved also!) My son and I had the shrimp ceviche. Oh. My. Gosh! It was fantastic! So much flavor and none of it was overpowering. I also had a beet salad with fried goat cheese. Also amazing! The only negative...I didn’t need to eat it all of what I ordered but it was too good to not! Lol My husband and son also ordered a variety of the fresh oysters. They loved them all! My husband wished he could have stayed all day just to taste all of the varieties. Really you couldn’t make a disappointing choice. Descriptions were spot on. Their homemade hot sauce was very tasty but not very hot, which is a good thing even though they both like spicy food. They didn’t want to ‘mask’ the flavor of the oysters. That just speaks to how fresh the oysters were. My husband also had steamed mussels which he said were very good and fresh. My daughter in law had the shrimp boil and she said everything was done to perfection! (My husband had to order a side of fries after trying our granddaughters. Lol)
Excellent place and would go back in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Emma was the best server we had so much fun! She had great recommendations and the food was excellent. Great atmosphere, will be back again!

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The menu choices were abundant.

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huhkevin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, great with a group.

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vipJohn
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong here. The oysters are fantastic no matter how you get them. I prefer the rock version, but raw, roasted, and fried are all great too. They have an awesome happy hour as well. The trout pate and nashville hot chicken are good as well. Really, the entire menu is well done and we haven't had a dish that wasn't great. Service is always on point.

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Jerry
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing as always! Service is always extraordinary however a little slow getting our drinks for a lunch time situation. I could eat here 3 times a day 7 days a week.

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ThomasM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service was great. Likely noisy when crowded. Well worth a trip for lunch or early dinner.

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vipPamelaS
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters. Oysters. Oysters. So many ways to have them. Oh and try the froze. Everything is Ama zing. We ended with the deviled eggs with salmon pastrami. What?! Yes.

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CarrieOn
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Heather was amazing and the food as always was impeccable. My husband wanted to hit all his favorite spots leading up to his 50th birthday tomorrow and this was top of his list. My sister and brother in law were in form out of town and had never been and raved about meal and service.

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rosalliec
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and the food and drinks. Great staff. Very attentive. Will come back for More.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best, simply the best.
Always.
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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vipBxtrlew
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Atlantic. The trout pate is a dish we love!!! Service is always great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Phenomenal food!!

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StefanP
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again outstanding dinner in very good quality to a reasonable price. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Will visit again.

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vipcharlessnader
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service - ambiance is fine just nothing special

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vipGramminkie
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good service was good outdoor seating was in a tent with limited Ventilation

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Foodie4ever
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rashawn was our server. Excellent service

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KimS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and drinks. Delightful, attentive staff. Do not miss it!

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vipJohn
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Service and food are always spot on. The best oysters in Virginia. And a great happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Atlantic never disappoints! Vincent and his team went above and beyond to help our group celebrate a special friends birthday. From the wine chosen, fish tacos, burgers, Brussel sprouts, crab avocado toast to the delicious peanut butter pie- we enjoyed every bite! Delicious! We will continue to support this local favorite! #Proven #winner

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vipNinaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Best meal I've ever had in Va Beach by far.

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vipchaiangusfergus
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The ham and pimento cheese sweet potato biscuits are to die for! We took multiple orders to go and came back the next day and ordered nothing but these for lunch!

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Ryan
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always come for happy hour great place to be at!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am visiting from Maryland and I highly recommend this spot to everyone. I went for lunch, the food was amazing, the staff was friendly and professional. My server did a great job. The environment is clean and well kept.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, Great service. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulously knowledgeable, and everything we ate and drank was divine. We will definitely be back, often.

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vipLulaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service!

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JerryLee
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Food was excellent for me . My wife didn’t like the batter on the fried scallops .. but over all we were satisfied

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ShellyL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant, always eat there when we go the beach. Staff very friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. They always make me feel like family. Thank you everyone! Best oysters in town

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence service, food quality, and selection. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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Parke
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot...happy is from 3:00-6:00 everyday, but it's good there all the time.

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vipBeauxdy
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time with friends. Best place to eat raw oysters.

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vipLeslieT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Great service, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was phenomenal and the manager came out to speak with my husband when they were out of the bourbon he ordered. The food was delish, especially the oysters Rockefeller and crab cake. Def will go back.

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OBXCOCONUTS
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decided to have a late lunch date on NYE and the service was very attentive and accommodating moving us to a quieter table than where the receptionist chose to seat us. Terrific oysters and fresh out of the water, well shucked and presented. Steak Frites coupled a perfectly cooked NY Strip and fresh hot fries. Great ending to 2020!

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DEREKG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent customer service, and the food is delicious! What more can I say other than "if you haven't been here, then you are denying yourself a wonderful experience!"

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OBXCOCONUTS
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raw oysters were perfectly shucked and appropriate service. Serena was very attentive and helpful for what can be a difficult table. Food all worthy of the 5 star rating given. Thanks snd Merry Christmas

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Atlantic using the Order Online button. The Atlantic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 422-2122.

The Atlantic is rated 4.9 stars by 70 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.