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Virginia Originals Chesapeake Grill

One Island in the Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA
757-318-4818
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Ranked #1,215 of 16,464 restaurants in Virginia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
Description: Located 3.5 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach on the world famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel, Virginia Originals and Chesapeake Grill strive to capture the best of what Virginia has to offer in local food offerings. Dine, Shop or just sit and soak in the breath taking views in our newly renovated facility. The Chesapeake Grill's menu features locally harvested seafood, fresh locally sourced produce as well as freshly produced signature items like Virginia hickory smoked barbecue, smoked in house turkey breast sandwiches along with freshly produced sides and desserts.Virginia Originals is a unique gift shop that emphasizes among its offerings Virginia made jewelry, crafts, wines and foods. In addition to collectables, there are items and gifts for just about every person at every price point.Make sure you stop in and experience this truly one of a kind experience.
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Description: Located 3.5 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach on the world famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel, Virginia Originals and Chesapeake Grill strive to capture the best of what Virginia has to offer in local food offerings. Dine, Shop or just sit and soak in the breath taking views in our newly renovated facility. The Chesapeake Grill's menu features locally harvested seafood, fresh locally sourced produce as well as freshly produced signature items like Virginia hickory smoked barbecue, smoked in house turkey breast sandwiches along with freshly produced sides and desserts.Virginia Originals is a unique gift shop that emphasizes among its offerings Virginia made jewelry, crafts, wines and foods. In addition to collectables, there are items and gifts for just about every person at every price point.Make sure you stop in and experience this truly one of a kind experience.
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Weston, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped here after 8 hours in the car. We honestly would not have cared how the food was. We were just glad to be out of the car. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was for a place that could be just a tourist trap. We had the shrimp appetizer, which was crispy, hot and juicy. Entrees... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stop here for a unique experience looking out over the Chesapeake Bay. The gift shop has a singularly wide range of wines and beers crafted in Virginia, as well as art and toys and other memorabilia. We didn't eat in the restaurant or get ready to serve foods from the cafe. The prices were too steep!! If you can wait... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Being extremely cautious after receiving an icy, rude greeting from the hostess about us wanting a waterview table, our moods quickly lightened after being greeted by our waitress "Michelle". She was charming, perky, friendly, professional and very helpful. Her suggestions of entrees and amenities were spot on and we felt like we were sharing lunch with a long lost friend.... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Chesapeake Grill is located on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The view of the Bay is beautiful and the food is outstanding. Moderately priced. We enjoyed both the seafood and the chopped barbeque. The side dishes were equally good. OK, so the toll for the Bridge Tunnel is a little steep at $13.00. Make a full day outing and... More

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USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is great place for a stop as your are crossing the bay. The do an excellent crab cake sandwich from there to go counter. Service is quick and the have a good selection of locals beers to go with them.

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Brighton, Michigan, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had breakfast here. The crab omelette was outstanding. Other breakfasts were very good. Highly recommend as an interesting place to eat overlooking the water.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The food was okay and priced a little high. But it was worth it to get great seats to watch the ships come and go from the Bay to the ocean.

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Denville, New Jersey
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182 reviews 182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We always plan to stop here when crossing the Chesapeake Bay on our first leg of the trip to Florida. This is about the third year that we make this stop and we are always looking forward to it. It is in the middle of the bridge and a sharp U turn will get you into the parking lot.It could... More

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melfa, va
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great lunch here with fun view if the bay. BBQ sandwich was huge and the chicken Smithfield sandwich was surprisingly tasty and well done. A fun place to catch a bite.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a restaurant midway on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel – in the middle of the bay. Incredible view – you will see freighters up close & personal as you dine. It is tricky getting into and out of – essentially you exit a tunnel going about 60 MPH & have to do a very quick & tight U... More

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