The Pink Dinghy

4.8
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
“A habitat for the soul, centered around the notion of food nurturing existence, The Pink Dinghy is a neighborhood restaurant and market, specializing in thoughtful small plates, natural wines and tropically influenced cocktails. The Pink Dinghy exists to create a space for all that wish to gather and to share, and too manifest joy through intention and simplicity.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 61 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. There is always a special twist on their cuisine. It is a must go for anyone visiting or just wanting to enjoy/try great food.

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BlaineH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this restaurant. The menu is constantly being updated, so you rarely end up getting the same entree twice. The quality of the food is incredible- we always leave happy. The staff are always super friendly and eager to suggest menu items based on their experience. Plus, the tunes are always on point. These are a few of the reasons why the Pink Dinghy is our go-to place for a dinner date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for breakfast. Donuts are the draw but they had a small but excellent breakfast menu. Mimosa game on point. Great way to start a day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think they should fight the coffee/tea ban especially with places around them offering liquor at night.

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Valentina
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Embarassing dinner experience. Several items on the limited menu were sold out, even if I understood that this place is working mostly on reservations. The waitress was nice. She explained us the fish tacos dish and we were enthusiastic, but when she tried to input the order in her terminal, she found out that also the fish tacos were sold out. So I choose a chicken dish and I asked to put the tzaitziki sauce on the side. When the waitress brought my dish she said "The kitchen forgot to put the sauce on the side, but this is the last chicken that we have. I'm so sorry". In our table, some of us received huge portions, like the al pastor sandwich, others received small portions, like the scallops.
When we asked for dessert, the waitress listed us several items, one persone in our table asked for the blueberry cobbler, but then she came back and said it was sold out and gave us a totally different list of desserts!
In my opinion, this is totally unprofessional.
Overall, the food was uneventfull, the ambience was good, though the noise level was high because of the planes from the near Oceana Naval Base.

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AshleyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the vibe was perfect, and i would highly recommend this to anyone in the Hampton Roads area. The doughnuts were delicious and the sandwiches were huge!

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BlazeC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Al Pastor and spicy chicken sandwiches (split with my friend for lunch). Both sandwiches were phenomenal! Very cool and cozy restaurant with good vibes. Will definitely come back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, but did run out of multiple things on the menu.

JR
vipJRWVA2013
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. I was first concerned about the limited menu, but everything was delicious. We will be back.

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vipRVaFave
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great spot off the beaten path! Our table was ready on time; the server was friendly and the food and wine were great.

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MindyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing every single time! My sister has celiac disease and cannot eat gluten; the server was more than accommodating. At a time when many restaurants are struggling to find staff, I was impressed with the attentiveness and quality of service. The atmosphere outside was lovely and we had a great time. The handcrafted cocktails were just as good as the food, which is seriously to die for. Can't say enough about how fantastic the food and "vibe" is at the Dinghy. Not to be missed!

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Krich
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I wish the menu was just a bit bigger, but everything was great! Loved the front patio seating. Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and helpful! Our dog was allowed to join us on the outdoor patio, which is always a plus. The food is unique and flavorful. We will definitely return!

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LanceT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pink Dinghy is in the VIBE District of Virginia Beach. What a great area for a restaurant. Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time. Can't wait to go back and tried more items. Staff was super friendly!

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AshleyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, wonderful service, great wine and drinks, great vibe!

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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vipCindyH
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to eat. The staff was so friendly and everyone just got along. They were very busy but didn't miss a beat. The food is amazing! I was visiting from Ohio and can't wait to visit VA again so I can eat at The Pink Dinghy again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience and the lamb special was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. Had a great time with friends. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about food and wine. Will Definately be back with family and friends.

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JamesSS
Argentina
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. Amazing specials, delicious drinks, fantastic wine, great vibe, and they play great music. Will defiantly eat here regularly!

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vipClx1
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal at a very interesting restaurant. Latin music and menu, fun upbeat casual atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good energy and atmosphere! Was slightly disappointed that they forgot our drink order and appetizer, however they did acknowledge their mistake and made it right.

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and understanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was very pleasant. Almost felt like we were in Key West. The vibe, the food. We had the head on shrimp, pork sandwich, chicken sandwich and the pork dinner with beans rice and plantains. All were delicious and large portions. Cocktail menu is very varied and interesting. They have a couple of gluten free options as well. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We will be back.

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AngelaF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was good, but many items on the limited menu were sol out. The sandwiches are huge & my black bean burger was delicious.

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Angela, Thank you for your feedback! We have been busier than we expected , and while we are trying to staff appropriately, it is still difficult to find employees during this time. We are working on adding more prep shifts, and ordering a larger walk in cooler to hold more prepped food. We are still learning how to navigate running a tiny yet busy restaurant! We hope to have you back to dine with us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously fun

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for brunch. The food was so wonderful and their patio is such a lovely place. Heavily recommend

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is wonderful. Staff friendly but service is poor. Have been twice recently because food is so good but first time, an order was missing and the second time, we waited 40 minutes for someone to take our order (After waiting about 30 minutes, someone checked with to see if our order had been taken and said they’d be back but never returned. We had to find someone else to take order after waiting another 10 minutes). Both times, water ran out and was never refilled.

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It has been difficult finding staffing during this time as well as keeping up with demand. We have brought a few more folks on to our team which has helped tremendously! We hope to have you back soon.

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vipValentine
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant has been given generous coverage in our local paper and has a few positive reviews on line. So our curiosity was piqued. We made a reservation. Lots of picnic tables on patio. Even with a reservation they tried to seat us at probably the worst table(?) there. A bar height area about 12 inches deep with a chest high wall behind it, so we asked to be seated inside. We were given our menus - food & drink. The drink menu was quite extensive, however pricing was missing, usually a red flag for sticker shock. We figured out why when we saw the price of the Bloody Mary on the brunch menu. No special brunch pricing there. A bit steep for this area and for the type of restaurant. The food menu was VERY limited and the menu itself was a little sticky & grungy. We made our selections. When the waiter came to take our order, he informed us that they
"were out of a few things". He basically told us that over half the listed menu items weren't available and that the couple of sandwiches that were still available would have to be served on a taco shell because they WERE OUT OF BREAD! It was around 1 o'clock. Grocery stores are open on Sunday. How can you be out of almost everything? Especially a basic like bread?
The Pink Dinghy was barely afloat during our visit. More like something that had sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
We left and went elsewhere. We won't return.

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AmyF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Staff was wonderful and food was outstanding!
I would definitely recommend and would love to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual date with great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails! We will be back.

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Katherine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very flavorful and the service was excellent. Super friendly

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on April 20, 2021

Hi Katherine! Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipAndyC
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! After hearing about Pink Dinghy for a few months and the reading a recent review in the newspaper, we were eager to give it a try. We were not disappointed! The menu is inventive, the flavors are distinctive, and the service is friendly and attentive. We look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food & restaurant :) I only wish the picnic tables outside weren’t basically white in color- the reflection of the sun is brutal for midday outdoor dining!!

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We just bought umbrellas for every picnic table so hopefully that helps with the reflection! Hope to see you again soon!

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Jaims
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggggg- will definitely we back to brunch again!

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! Be on the lookout for some great brunch specials!

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vipBb70
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

The Pink Dinghy
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is this place maximum fun but the food is consistently out of this world. Order all the things and share with your table. You won’t be disappointed!

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AC222
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Can't stop thinking about this meal. We had the bahn dinghy, fried cauliflower, carrots, empanadas... every bite was superb. Cocktails (and 1 mocktail) were also delicious. Plenty of outdoor seating options, and my reservation for Outdoor seated us under a tent which was helpful because it rained. Highly recommend and hope to be back to VA Beach again soon to enjoy this spot.

FAQs

The Pink Dinghy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 937-1010.

The Pink Dinghy is rated 4.8 stars by 61 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.