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Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366
(757) 481-2888
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Ranked #42 of 1,260 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $26
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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
Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

excellent dinner. It was so busy we had to eat in the bar. We had a great conversation with one of the diners when we set at his table. He dined on coconut shrimp ,Betsy had Salmon and I had the chicken with roasted broccoli pasta. We enjoyed the evening in this old locals hangout. Fun

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I found this "little gem" about 2 years ago when i was looking for a place that had happy hour on Saturdays. After my first time going, we have gone at least once per month ever since--at times 2x per month. The Happy Hour menu has changed slightly but overall it's better than we first started going. HH is everyday... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ate here both nights of my stay at VB Resort Hotel. Enjoyed the fish tacos but have to say the crab cake sandwich was absolutely finger-licking delicious. Pure lump crab, freshly made tarragon tartar sauce. The bar is a focus. Large screen TV and bands on certain nights.

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Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had reservations for 12 of us. We got there 15 minutes late and they were very nice about it. Service was great drink orders came out fast. The server handled each order efficiently. The cedar plank salmon was awesome. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. Definitely coming back to this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I travel to Virginia Beach at least 4 times a yr. from Pgh. Before I check into my hotel, I go directly to Hot Tuna. I love everything about this place...the food is fantastic, servers, bartenders, and management are over the top, and always has great entertainment. I've taken several friends and family members here over the years, and they... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The restaurant was close to the hotel and offered a good choice of food which was well presented and tastes great. Staff were very friendly and added to the atmosphere of a nice place to eat.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I had Mussels picante" as an appetizer... What a spectacular dish!! Them i had "cedar plank salmon" with mushroom rissotto.. Incredible!! I haven't had a better salmon than this before! You need to order this! And the waitress Stephanie super diligent and great service. Thanks hot Tuna!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We came here looking for another place. We are glad that we couldn't find the other restaurant. The cedar plank salmon with risotto was delicious. Highly recommended.

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Virginia Beach
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It’s been years since my wife and I have gone to Hot Tuna. We won’t make that mistake again, particularly from 4:00 to 6:30 every day when it’s Happy Hour. You read the right 4:00 to 6:30 every day including Friday, Saturday and Sunday and while the drink prices are great, it’s the food that has us coming back on... More 

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WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We decided to try Hot Tuna and we were not disappointed! Everything we ordered was delicious, so much so, we went back 2 days later! Our server was amazing, so friendly and she had great recommendations...ask for Shaune!! You really can't go wrong at Hot Tuna...by the way, the margaritas are really good too!

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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 - 26
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill

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