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Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

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2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366 (Great Neck Road/Shore Drive)
(757) 481-2888
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, 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
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great updated menu

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
TarheelsofVa
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Audubon, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Hot Tuna for a business dinner in early May and found the place to be very busy and loaded with locals and visitors alike. The seafood was awesome, appetizers were great and the drinks were fairly priced with the four for four deals a blast. Buy a glass for $4 and get the glass filled for $4... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went to Hot Tuna on a Wednesday night which is Tapas night with live music and a happy hour that lasted until 9 pm. What a treat! The food was delicious. We both started with a super fresh arugula salad served with toasted baguette slices topped with goat cheese. It was the best salad I've had in a while.... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hot Tuna Virginia Beach, VA We were recommended to try Hot Tuna as a great seafood restaurant. The building is located in small shopping center away from the water. Inside was a more upscale motif vastly different from the typical seafood shanty. The appeal is to a more dressed crowd than the shorts and thongs set. They appear to have... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner of Rock Fish Rockefeller the largest filet of the season and Bacon Cheeseburger. Beautiful presentation on the Rock Fish. The Calamari was cooked to perfection. Friendly staff fast service electric atmosphere. Beautiful desserts.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We went with friends for the Wednesday night specials. Great deals and we truly enjoyed the selections. I had the fried pork belly buffalo style it was cooked to perfection. The Calamari and Oysters Rockefeller were enjoyed by everyone. The dessert tray selection is amazing. The happy hour specials last till 9pm. It gets very busy early so reservations are... More 

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virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner at this local favorite last night with our son, daughter in law and two fantastic grandchildren. The mussels were perfect with a great sauce and the tuna bites were the best I have had in Virginia Beach. My husband enjoyed the crab dip and I loved the coconut shrimp. Hamburgers are always top for both my husband... More 

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Virginia Beach
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Get there before 6 and you are in for a treat - unbelievable happy hour menu. Fish tacos, salmon, nachos, shrimp.....not to mention great prices on wine and drinks! Fun place. Dining room is quieter with great dinners.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?