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Best American Restaurants in Virginia Beach

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Le Yaca - Virginia BeachLe Yaca - Virginia Beach
846 reviews
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French | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We always book Valentine’s Day reservations on the 13th so we can get a table. Le Yaca is PERFECT in every way. Our waiter Walter did not disappoint! 🥰 More

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Coastal GrillCoastal Grill
1864 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Great place to eat and relax! Food is always good and service very attentive ! More

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Croc's 19th Street BistroCroc's 19th Street Bistro
601 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

The atmosphere was great and the show was Amazing this was my 2nd time coming here and i will definitely be back. More

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Zoes Steak & SeafoodZoes Steak & Seafood
762 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Had an amazing experience on Valentine’s Day. The food was amazing, but even better was the personable service. Would highly recommend for special occasions. More

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Masala BitesMasala Bites
132 reviews
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Indian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Very nice place,we love to go there with family and friends More

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Mannino's Italian Bistro - KempsvilleMannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville
598 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

As always, they met very standard for an excellent dining experience. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The food is always perfect. More

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Leaping Lizard CafeLeaping Lizard Cafe
357 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

This restaurant was very fun, and our waiter did a good job. I will be going back there again. I highly recommend the blackened salmon Mac and cheese. More

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Aldo's RistoranteAldo's Ristorante
1963 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Awesome restaurant... They are alway on point with their food, and service. They are our go to restaurant for a good meal! More

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Mannino's Italian Bistro - OceanfrontMannino's Italian Bistro - Oceanfront
396 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Excellent food and service. Crab soup is best i have ever had. More

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Eat. An American BistroEat. An American Bistro
771 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Best yet! Food was cooked to perfection, service was on point (thanks Will) and the drinks were delicious. More

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Mizuno Japanese RestaurantMizuno Japanese Restaurant
146 reviews
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Japanese | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

As usual. Friends were already there ;) . More

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Isle of CapriIsle of Capri
90 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

This was our first time there. It was beautiful. A nice view, amazing service and great food. 10/10 recommend. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Virginia BeachRuth's Chris Steak House - Virginia Beach
1090 reviews
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Steakhouse | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Delicious food and terrific service by Richard. It was really busy- but service was first rate. Wonderful birthday celebration for my husband! More

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Bella MonteBella Monte
426 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Awesome evening. We ate early so it was more quiet than normal (less busy). We were fortunate to have our favorite waitstaff again tonight. Mandy was terrific. The four course Valentine's Day meal was worthy of writing home about. Most excellent! More

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One Fish Two FishOne Fish Two Fish
1860 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Restaurant food was amazing! The atmosphere was great. Our server was always on top of everything and recommended the special which was the Halibut. I definitely recommend this place!! More

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Virginia BeachCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Virginia Beach
184 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We had an amazing time. The service was phenomenal and the food exceeded our expectations. We had the Ancient Grains, veggie flat bread, and Veggie Burger paired with the Bordeaux blend. We will be back! More

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Rockafeller's RestaurantRockafeller's Restaurant
1205 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Great food, great waiter, the manager appreciated us being there. We shall return. More

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Zia MarieZia Marie
621 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Amazing hidden Italian spot great for am memorable first date or Valentine’s Day dinner. More

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The Melting Pot - Virginia BeachThe Melting Pot - Virginia Beach
1784 reviews
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Fondue | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

I already do recommend the melting pot to eveyone i know... this restaurant is amazing. More

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Hot TunaHot Tuna
661 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Had Valentine’s Day three-course dinner. Food was excellent More

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ShorebreakShorebreak
128 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Love this place! The adults get to enjoy games or friends and the kids get to play! More

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Mangia Qui Italian BistroMangia Qui Italian Bistro
79 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Mangia Qui is always a treat. The food was freshly prepared, and the pace of the meal was very relaxed (but not slow even though it was busy). More

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BeccaBecca
523 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Went to Becca to celebrate 44th Anniversary. It was fabulous. Will definitely go back. More

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P.F. Chang's - Virginia BeachP.F. Chang's - Virginia Beach
35 reviews
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Asian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Food was good as always. Waitress waited to long to put my son’s sushi order in, by the time his food came we were done eating, so we canceled it but they had already fixed it so they gave it to him for free. More

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ChopsChops
471 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Overall Chops is a great place for a date night or special occasion. The food was good. I would recommend it. More

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Keagan's Irish PubKeagan's Irish Pub
26 reviews
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Irish | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Food was phenomenal, and our waitress was amazing. More

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Hunt RoomHunt Room
132 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Excellent shrimp & rockfish, duck fries...really nice experience! More

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Salacia Prime Seafood and SteaksSalacia Prime Seafood and Steaks
21 reviews
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Steak | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

The food was very beautifully presented and tasty, but the real standout was the spectacular service. More

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Virginia BeachGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Virginia Beach
167 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Gordon Biersch is a great place! I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. I took my wife and four kids out for Valentine’s Day and it was awesome. The service was killer and the food was delicious and the place was packed. The noise level is high, so a good place for kids. Additionally, kids meals were only $4.95 with a wealth of choices. Also for $1.50 more, the kids can get a giant piece of Oreo ice cream pie and not the little crappy one you buy at the grocery store, this sucker was huge. Wife had the shrimp tacos and I had the Gorgonzola steak. Overall, killer experience. Will definitely be back. More

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Mermaid Winery - Virginia BeachMermaid Winery - Virginia Beach
107 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Our waitress was great. The food was undervalued for the prices and the steak was over seasoned for the size of the meat. More

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Tupelo Honey - Virginia BeachTupelo Honey - Virginia Beach
310 reviews
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Southern | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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This is one of the best places I have ever been! I’m not a person for “fancier dining” but my wife and I loved it. I thought the prices were fair and our waiter was outstanding! The sweet potato pancakes were on point and would eat there daily! More

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The Landing @ West NeckThe Landing @ West Neck
478 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

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We have never had a less than stellar experience at The Landing. We couldn’t make it out for Valentines Day so we went the next night - they still had their 6 course V Day menu available with their paired wines and everything was phenomenal. Amazing service as always. We also love it because you can dress up or wear jeans and not feel out of place. More

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Central 111 Tapas BarCentral 111 Tapas Bar
25 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Food was good, service good, kind of an odd place but not in a bad way, just different. Seating was a bit awkward but we enjoyed ourselves and will probably go back to try other menu items. We were there early and the only people there. More

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La Bella ItaliaLa Bella Italia
123 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We have consistently liked La Bella Italia and this was our first visit under their new ownership. The food quality was very good and the server was attentive though not as much so as a traditional high service Italian restaurant. The Octopus was a bit overpriced considering the amount served, but was excellent. Both of our entrees (Frutti Di Mare and Chicken Parm) were very well done and the desert Key Lime Tart was exceptional (and I have sampled Key Lime deserts all around the country and am somewhat of an “expert”😜). I think the prices could be dialed down by 10% but the food was top notch. More

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PRESS Wine BarPRESS Wine Bar
13 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

The food was excellent, the wine list was extensive, and the Tuesday night Happy Hour goes until 9:00 PM! Half price glasses of wine from the wine list. More

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Virginia BeachBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Virginia Beach
671 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

The food was really great. This was my third time to this location an it never disappoints. More

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Bahama Breeze - Virginia BeachBahama Breeze - Virginia Beach
159 reviews
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Caribbean | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Food was tasty and well prepared. The service was wonderful and with a welcoming smile and thoughtful suggestions. Overall wonderful dinning experience. More

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Catch 31Catch 31
39 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

It was very romantic atmosphere was nice, exactly what I was looking for on Valentine's Day!! The food was great service was great beautiful scenery. Waitress was wonderful the chefs were great!! Overall very nice!!! More

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NanKing of VirginiaNanKing of Virginia
18 reviews
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Indian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

This was our first visit to NanKing and we plan to return! We were greeted promptly and seated right away. We were there for the vegan buffet and were not disappointed. A gentleman showed us the appetizer tables and explained how to assemble the little puffs - I don’t remember what they are called, but they were delicious! We sampled nearly every item from the buffet and enjoyed seconds, and some thirds, of our favorites. The server was pleasant and attentive. A great dinner!! (Our only non-positive comment is related to the uncomfortably chilly seat - in a corner booth. Thankfully the food was warm. 🙂) More

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Ammos Authentic Greek CuisineAmmos Authentic Greek Cuisine
164 reviews
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Greek | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Delicious Greek food and a great bottle of Greek wine! Portion sizes were huge. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Virginia BeachMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Virginia Beach
2849 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

The food and the service was first-class. Trevor provided excellent service!!!! We had a great time. More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Virginia BeachRomano's Macaroni Grill - Virginia Beach
23 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

It was a great Valentine’s Day dinner date. First time ever going there and it was amazing. I’d definitely come back soon More

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OBSOBS
66 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Great food, best prime rib I've had in a while. Good happy hour specials. More

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Red Lobster - Virginia Beach - Independence Blvd.Red Lobster - Virginia Beach - Independence Blvd.
2 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

TGI FRIDAYS - Virginia BeachTGI FRIDAYS - Virginia Beach
11 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We enjoyed our experience. The server was very pleasant and had a beautiful attitude More

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Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham OceanfrontSurf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront
114 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We were there on Christmas Eve. I had made a 5:30 reservation. We rode around looking at Christmas lights and arrived at the restaurant at 5:30. We were seated, served graciously, the manager offered to take a picture of us by the tree on the way out. When I got home I had a phone message from them that they were closing at 5. (Evidently Open Table did not have this information.) I think it was pretty great that they were so gracious and never mentioned that they were keeping the place open for us! We had a great time! More

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Nawab Indian Cuisine - Virginia BeachNawab Indian Cuisine - Virginia Beach
22 reviews
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Indian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Was there for Valentines Day. My wife and I always go for Valentines. The one time of year where I have lamb, and it’s perfect every time. More

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Red Lobster - Virginia Beach - Lynnhaven ParkwayRed Lobster - Virginia Beach - Lynnhaven Parkway
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Tines - Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town CenterTines - Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We’re ready to refuel when and where you are. Enjoy a variety of food and drink options throughout the day, from fine dining to lighter meals at our full-service, on-site restaurant and lounge. Work or relax at your leisure with convenient in-room dining.More

Coastal SpiceCoastal Spice
7 reviews
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Indian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Always good food. Good service. We all enjoyed our starters as well as our entrees. More

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Providence Square GrillProvidence Square Grill
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Providence Square Grill, Restaurant is located at 941 Providence Sq Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, VA. We are open 7 days. Come join us today!More

Virginia Beach Diners' Choice Winners

Virginia Beach's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Le Yaca - Virginia BeachLe Yaca - Virginia Beach
846 reviews
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French | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

We always book Valentine’s Day reservations on the 13th so we can get a table. Le Yaca is PERFECT in every way. Our waiter Walter did not disappoint! 🥰 More

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Croc's 19th Street BistroCroc's 19th Street Bistro
601 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

The atmosphere was great and the show was Amazing this was my 2nd time coming here and i will definitely be back. More

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Coastal GrillCoastal Grill
1864 reviews
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Seafood | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Great place to eat and relax! Food is always good and service very attentive ! More

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Mizuno Japanese RestaurantMizuno Japanese Restaurant
146 reviews
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Japanese | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

As usual. Friends were already there ;) . More

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Masala BitesMasala Bites
132 reviews
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Indian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Very nice place,we love to go there with family and friends More

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Zoes Steak & SeafoodZoes Steak & Seafood
762 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Had an amazing experience on Valentine’s Day. The food was amazing, but even better was the personable service. Would highly recommend for special occasions. More

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Leaping Lizard CafeLeaping Lizard Cafe
357 reviews
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

This restaurant was very fun, and our waiter did a good job. I will be going back there again. I highly recommend the blackened salmon Mac and cheese. More

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Mannino's Italian Bistro - KempsvilleMannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville
598 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

As always, they met very standard for an excellent dining experience. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The food is always perfect. More

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Aldo's RistoranteAldo's Ristorante
1963 reviews
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Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Awesome restaurant... They are alway on point with their food, and service. They are our go to restaurant for a good meal! More

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Eat. An American BistroEat. An American Bistro
771 reviews
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Contemporary American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Best yet! Food was cooked to perfection, service was on point (thanks Will) and the drinks were delicious. More

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Discover Virginia Beach

The beauty and regency of the coast inspires the neighborhood of Virginia Beach in Norfolk. You can see the influence of the sea in the fine dining establishments all throughout the area. Those who wish to enjoy the great seafood here can choose from a number of regional dishes, such as crab soup and salad made from seasonal greens. Traditional comfort food gets a seaside twist with crab macaroni and cheese. If you are looking for a top-rated Po’ Boy sandwich, you're in luck. Local eateries also offer salmon sandwiches and some of the best fried shrimp on the coast.