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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

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Mexican, American, Seafood
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300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
727 428 4858
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right...
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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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our favorite for breakfast and love lunch

As repeat visitors to Virginia beach Big Sams has been a staple of our vacation. It is the restaurant we visit more than any other in the area. Great food, nice portions....and excellent service. Oysters are the freshest and the best, and Lobster Tower appetizer is absolutely delicious! Guaranteed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jo-AnnVilla
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

As repeat visitors to Virginia beach Big Sams has been a staple of our vacation. It is the restaurant we visit more than any other in the area. Great food, nice portions....and excellent service. Oysters are the freshest and the best, and Lobster Tower appetizer is absolutely delicious! Guaranteed pleaser for any vacationer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

These are the types of places I really enjoy no frills just damn good food, the staff was excellent along with the food. We could eat here everyday the price is fair and cold beer. Good amount of choices on the menu

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walking is a hard thing for me but I knew there would be a resturant areound the bridge abkib8t about 1st street where the yatch s were. Sure enough but the park7ng is a little strange. Best you go by the lot to the second drive and park there, when u get to the door you will see why. That... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Right next door to the jet ski rental, this has a local flavor. The crab cake sandwich was amazing. But so were the oysters, crabs, shrimp and even a chicken fried steak! Really good food. You can show up in your swimsuit and cover up too! Makes it pretty convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We got off on the wrong foot. We asked for a table for nine and were told the wait would be 45 minutes. 45 minutes later we got a table for six and a table for three. I didn't see any arrangement in that space that would accommodate a party of nine and thought maybe the hostess should've been more... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went with a family group of 10 including kids and adults. This place is very small and very popular so expect a wait. We went on a Monday around 7 and waiting about an hour. We had a drink while we waited; the drinks are expensive but really strong. Once seated, our service was great. My wife and I shared... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok RELAX! You may have to wait a bit to get in this teensie place but oh buddy is it ever worth it. They could care less if you dress up they just want to feed you some great food. We ordered a crab dip that almost had the bowl licked clean and yummy Limeaids plus lotsa lotsa seafood. I've... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's your typical waterfront seafood dive. The dirty restaurant and dirty bathrooms were expected. But the food was not as good as hoped. The crab dip appetizer was pretty good and their French fries were pretty good. I had their oyster basket (granted, their oysters were out of season) and they didn't have much flavor. I also had the mahi... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great everything. Awesome breakfast burritos and there is always great specials for every meal. Fresh fish and seafood. Open kitchen. Casual Dress. Really busy in the summer so be prepared to wait but they have an outdoor deck to wait on and you can get a drink from the bar......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had the mahi "Sub" which wasn't a sub it was a very small piece of fish for the 12.99 cost. My husband had wings and wasn't impressed either. I think seafood is their specialty so go for all seafood or don't go. Service was good however =)

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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: Mexican, American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 727 428 4858

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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.
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

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