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Poor Billy's Seafood Restaurant

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201 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-3948
540-951-2200
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very surprised

Took a chance going to a seafood restaurant in landlocked Blacksburg. The wait staff was very attentive. We both ordered different dishes. The scallops were to die for. My husband stopped talking during the meal he was so intent on his food! The steamed clams were tasty and plentiful. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2014
rethlaw
,
Southern Maryland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Southern Maryland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Took a chance going to a seafood restaurant in landlocked Blacksburg. The wait staff was very attentive. We both ordered different dishes. The scallops were to die for. My husband stopped talking during the meal he was so intent on his food! The steamed clams were tasty and plentiful. We were even more surprised when the bill came and it... More 

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Clifton Forge, Virginia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The entrees were a bit pricey,, but the sushi rolls were reasonable price wise and very good! The server was very friendly and helpful.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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381 reviews 381 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was my first visit to this popular restaurant in 35 years if living here. I always worried that I wouldn't know how to order & eat their raw oysters or the sushi bar. I should have visited years ago! The place has the appearance of a dive inside, but a comfortable place to hang out. No white table cloths.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent good, excellent service, great surroundings. Couldn't ask for any more. A little pricey, but worth it.

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NTAZ
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Andy and his team do a great job! The food and service are top shelf. If you haven't been you are missing out on a great dining experience!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Owning several customer service companies, I understand what it's like to operate a business like this. The new management here has moved this establishment from mediocre to excellent. We've enjoyed our dates at Poor Billy's, but never like we do now. Tightened up, and top notch. Each week we have a better experience.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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196 reviews 196 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

While in town for a conference recently, a few colleagues and I randomly ducked into this restaurant for dinner, mostly to get out of the cold, but wow, did we ever luck out! What a gem! The decor is fun and funky! The hostess and our server (Emily, I think) were both great. And the food! YUM! We ordered the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The kitchen insists on doing things the right way. They make sure portion sizes are generous and food quality is top notch. They do their jobs. Unfortunately, management is nonexistent. This place could have easily scaled back portion sizes a long time ago if management knew what they were doing. At this point, it is almost too late because that's... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Great food on Main Street. I don't think of Blacksburg as a great restaurant town, but this place serves great seafood, wine and mixed drinks. In my opinion it would rival the best restaurants in much larger markets. I had one of the best pieces of salmon that I have ever tasted. Others in our party got the pan seared... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Poor Billy's. The rib eye and salmon were both delicious and the portions were plentiful. The blended dark and white bread was unique and tasty. We will definitely return to this restaurant when we want an upscale meal for a special occasion. It was a little pricey and noisy, but overall very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-3948
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: 540-951-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?