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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 #83 of 1,237 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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106 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
50 reviews 50 reviews
45 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
72 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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Cairo, Egypt
4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great bar! We were there every evening, singer is really star, rock ballads. We didn't eat there so I can't say anything about food. Beer was cold and amazing atmosphere.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were there with my wife and friends. I don't suggest bring kids. We had a dinner with oyster appetizer, tuna sandwich and crab cake. the foods were delicious, and the sangria as well. We paid 80bucks, it seemed reasonable.

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stopped by to have a bite, I have wanted to come here for several years now but it never seemed to work out. I had the blackened Tuna bites and the Chicken avacado. The tuna bites were just ok and on the over cooked side. The Chicken avacado was very good. I would try that again. I want to... More

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

I apologize that our efforts fell short of your expectations on you last visit. We appreciate your review and will strive to be better. Please feel free to call me on my personal cell if you wish to speak to me further on this matter. I look forward to meeting you in person and would love to buy you a... More

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