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2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366 (Great Neck Road/Shore Drive)
(757) 481-2888
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Fresh local seafood, ahi tuna, mango and avocado stack. Member of the buy...
Fresh local seafood, ahi tuna, mango and avocado stack. Member of the buy fresh buy local program.
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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic food, Superb service,Fun atmosphere

Everyime I visit VB, my first stop is Hot Tuna Bar & Grill. The staff is welcoming, the food is out of this world, and there's also live bands or djs later on in the evening!!! You won't ever be disappointed...Has the BEST of everything.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Everyime I visit VB, my first stop is Hot Tuna Bar & Grill. The staff is welcoming, the food is out of this world, and there's also live bands or djs later on in the evening!!! You won't ever be disappointed...Has the BEST of everything.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a nice dinner on our last night of vacation. The drink were OK. The coconut shrimp was AMAZING!!!! All the dinners we had were good, and our waitress was very personable.

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Plano, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was tasty. We did take-out since we just arrived at the beach and didn't want to bother with eating out. I had the Absolut Chesapeake. It was chock full of shrimp and crab with very fresh spinach (I hate frozen spinach.) My husband is GF and they were very accommodating, providing grilled shrimp and fish in corn tortillas,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Appetizers were amazing. Entrees, not so much. I would only ever go there again for the appetizers. From what I've heard of the place, I expected much more but was disappointed.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wednesday is the big drink night here. We were staying at the hotel across the street and came here for drinks on a Wednesday night. The place was bumping because of drink specials. We came back two nights later and it was dead. On our second trip we had desert. We ordered the Cowboy Cookie, it was fantastic. It's a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great locals place with a great happy hour...also great for entertaining visitors/relatives. Seafood a must...

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Richmond, VA USA
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Multiple time guest and reviewer. We invited a new couple to try my favorite restaurant and it exceeded my expectations. It was an all-appetizer meal and it was a full meal. Cylie was efficient and unobtrusive, thank you. The first course consisted of Edamame, Sashimi and Panko Encrusted Goat Cheese. The first two are regular orders, good as usual, the... More 

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Crisfield, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Service was not good and neither was the food. I would definitely not go back to this restaurant again.

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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for your time and writing a review for us. My name is Riley and I am one of the managing partners at Hot Tuna. Please contact me personally to discuss this matter in hopes I can turn this experience around for you. We take all of our reviews seriously, and we try to learn from our short... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Love their updated menu. Food appearance and prep much improved. Wait-staff helpful with food suggestions and craft beer choices.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed across the street and ordered food for pickup. Our salads were amazing, a little over priced for portion size but still so good.

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Additional Information about Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

Address: 2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366
Phone Number: (757) 481-2888
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $12 to $26
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366
    (Great Neck Road/Shore Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: (757) 481-2888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $26
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Fresh local seafood, ahi tuna, mango and avocado stack. Member of the buy fresh buy local program.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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?