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Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
(757) 481-2888
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Ranked #75 of 1,242 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Cross street: Great Neck Road/Shore Drive
Description: Fresh local seafood, ahi tuna, mango and avocado stack. Member of the buy fresh buy local program.
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Food was absolutely delicious. We sampled calamari, coconut shrimp, tuna and a burger. Our server Shannon was great. As we finished Laura the manager came to our table to make sure everything was ok. She was happy to hear how impressed we were and that we would be back.

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Virginia Beach
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Hot Tuna has been around for a little over 20 years. They have really good fresh seafood dishes, award winning mojitos, and the best fried calamari I've ever had. Don't eat there too late, because around 10pm it turns into one of VA Beach's best evening hangout spots. The crowd is pretty diverse in age, mostly young, but if you're... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Heard there was a new menu so had to try it out. As usual, food and service was perfect! Always an excellent experience!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

great place to have a night out! prices are good and it's clean. staff is friendly and knowledgeable about drinks. didn't try the food but it smelled delicious. they also had live entertainment.

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were told to give Hot Tuna a try and we are glad we did! It was around 8p and I made a reservation just minutes in advance through the OpenTable app. I'm not sure that we even needed one, but I made one just in case. They have a delightful menu, the food is fresh and delicious, the service... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We wanted to eat off the boardwalk and came across Hot Tuna. Because it says "Bar and Grill", we were not sure what to expect. It was a very nice atmosphere, but the best part was the food. We are early eaters - and they had an early-bird special of $12.99. The menu had 6 meals to choose from -... More

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Schertz, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our entire table thought the food was fantastic! Rave reviews for everything from the grilled avocado and tuna bites to the parmesan tuna, cedar plank salmon and potato encrusted salmon. The portions were generous and we left happy and stuffed! The service wasn't the best, but everyone has a bad day. This restaurant is a true find! You won't be... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A fabulous menu, pleasant servers, and beautiful presentation. I went two weeks in a row! The manager always visits the table and you never wait long for drinks or the check.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stopped in for dinner while in town on business. Food was excellent! Got the Mahi Mahi with veggies and wild rice. Besides my wife's cooking, the fish was cooked to perfection. Although, the lighting was a little dark. Made it difficult to see. However the wait staff were awesome. Great bar and plenty busy! Go early and go often. Located... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Showed up on a recent Saturday night with family for dinner. What I liked about HT: 1. Staff really was amazing. Friendly. Smiling. Quick. Attentive. I love being greeted by a friendly hostess. Our waitress, Kristen, was as helpful as any human being could be. 2. The bar drinks, margarita and some fruity punch my daughter ordered, were delicious and... More

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