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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    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
Our New Local's Favorite !

We have lived in Virginia Beach since 1985. We ate at Hot Tuna many, many years ago but, for some unknown reason, never went back. We decided to give it a try mainly because of it's proximity to our daugher & son-in-law's neighborhood & their happy hour ! We were also accompanied by our 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have lived in Virginia Beach since 1985. We ate at Hot Tuna many, many years ago but, for some unknown reason, never went back. We decided to give it a try mainly because of it's proximity to our daugher & son-in-law's neighborhood & their happy hour ! We were also accompanied by our 10 month old granddaughter. From start... More 

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1 Thank xstemboatr
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been quite a few times to Hot Tuna and have always enjoyed our meals immensely! Always prepared perfectly to temp and so savory! The Cedar Planked Salmon is absolutely incredible! Makes my mouth water to just think about it!! Served along side of creamy Risotto it is not a meal to be missed!! Servers are always friendly and efficient... More 

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Thank Linda Allen C
San Antonio
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you are in VA Beach, want martinis and light dinner, no place is better than Tuna Bar & Grill. Place is walking distance from my kids house, so this senior citizen can relax have good tasting tapa style dishes and walk back home after couple of martinis, no driving cautions needed. Was glad to see so many attorneys meeting... More 

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1 Thank RKK347
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Hot Tuna has a fun vibe. It is a neighborhood gem. The food is great, the music is excellent, and the ambience is cool. You can sit at the bar, at the fire pit outside or in the dining area. Hot Tuna always is our go-to place for ourselves and for special out of town guests!

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2 Thank ann c
Yorktown Va
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Dinner and service was absolutely fantastic. Chad was amazing and made our dinner enjoyable. We really had a great time. The food was excellent. Everyone raved about their dinner!

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3 Thank JWYorktown
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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217 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Our birthday group of 8 met here on a Sunday evening for dinner. Natalie kept up with the drink orders and did a great job the entire evening. My wife loved the eggplant balls she ordered along with a house salad. I had the oysters Rockefeller to start and they were scrumptious. I also had the tequila shrimp taco and... More 

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1 Thank Mike353632
Houston, Texas
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had several different dishes and all were excellent. The price was reasonable for the food and drink. We would definitely return again. We really enjoy the tuna appetizer. The crab cake sandwich was good. The she-crab soup was excellent.

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Thank PRCOX1963
fayetteville nc
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I had a company dinner and we loved this place very clean nice atmosphere! Good was awesome and look forward to my next trip thanks again

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Thank robFayettevilleNc
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

More so for happy hour but this place has turned into one of my favorite places and my husband too. The food is always spot on and during happy hour the drink prices are great-wish it would last till 7-I might get there more often. The best are the salmon skewers and the oysters rock-love them both. The crab dip... More 

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Thank Anna L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Nice enough, large bar, large deck, multiple fire pits, friendly staff, nice music. I didn't eat there so cannot comment on food.

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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, Spanish, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings

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?