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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
727 428 4858
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Ranked #30 of 1,255 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Big Sams has been delivering good food and good prices for what seems like forever. Great local joint with water views and good food and drinks.

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Plant City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

This place is small, but the food and service were great. It was a rainy night, and there was a wait, but everyone was very accommodating! Family friendly atmosphere too.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Overall we enjoyed our meal at Big SAMs. The menu is very extensive and the emphasis is on fish and very nice it was too. The mahi mahi was nicely cooked. 3 small complaints stopped it getting a 5* The coleslaw was a little watery, meaning it was a little old I hate drinks served in plastic glasses The whole... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We love the food at Big Sam's & it is in a convenient location with good views. The interior definitely needs a good cleaning & some major renovation.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Best She Crab Soup!!! Entree was Excellent, could have been a little more plentiful for the price of the broiled Seafood Platter, Excellent just the same!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I am a huge fan of good local restaurants and I enjoyed an amazing breakfast with my wife. Nate, one of the cooks, did an awesome job with suggesting new York strip with eggs and the pancakes taste amazing. Will be going back soon. Nate deserves a raise!!!

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Waynesboro, Virginia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Big Sam’s is a great place for fresh seafood and great drinks. We had lunch on Friday and Saturday at this place. On Friday we had their crab balls which are basically mini crab cakes and they were full of lump crab. We also had their chicken wings, double grilled and they were huge chicken wings! On Saturday we came... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast twice while in Virginia Beach. Good food, good service, Good mènu. Try their Big Mimosa.....Good!

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visiting from the UK and out walking when we stumbled upon Big Sam's and decided on breakfast. Turned out to be a stroke of luck as the breakfast was great, the service just as good and the location is really cool. If you're passing by, stop off and enjoy!

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Culpeper, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Big Sam's is a no-frills seafood shack. The she-crab soup is some of the best I have ever had with plenty of lump crabmeat. Crab balls are delicious, drizzled with a spicy cajun mayo sauce. Yellowfin tuna was a disappointment, served in very large chunks over a bed of stir fried veggies. Would recommend you stick with the soup and... More 

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Additional Information about Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 727 428 4858
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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