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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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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Relaxing Casual Dinner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
boxshop
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Norfolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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

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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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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?