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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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: 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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Hot Tuna

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Frank M
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Audubon, New Jersey
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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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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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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?