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Raven Restaurant

1200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3506 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
757-425-1200
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Ranked #238 of 1,242 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
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72% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Came here Wednesday night. Onsite parking was nice. Sat inside in the AC. Took about 10 minutes to even get our drinks. Food took even longer. About 30-45 minutes. Even though the food was amazing, they need to speed up prep time. All the tables around me were just as frustrated that food was coming slow and end few other... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Older place with bar type food. Service was good but we went at an off time of the day. Food was good but a little expensive for the type of food we ordered.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of the locals favorite places because this is just a "down home" feeling resturant. This resturant has been in business since the 60's. The staff, bartenders and the food are excellent! Everyone at this resturant make you feel like family. We have been going there for years and it is just a simple. good place!

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I had an artichoke appetizer, and there signature Raven Burger for my lunch entree. The artichoke was huge which was a surprise. The burger had a load of mushrooms, cheese, beef, tomato and lettuce. Instead of fries I choose broccoli which was nice because they didn't charge extra for the switch in sides. The broccoli was an entire stalk (enough... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

So I was at the Raven 20 yrs ago when I was a teenager with my parents on vacation. I remembered it by name- so it had to be good. Well, my hubby and I tried to visit the Raven for lunch (2pm) not exactly peak lunch time. We waited 5 minutes to be seated. We then get seated next... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have dined at the Raven on two previous occasions and found it to be an outstanding dining experience. We visited the restaurant on 7/7/2014 and seated in the non-smoking indoor area. Unfortunately no one bothered to tell us that the air conditioning for this seating area was broken. The food was excellent as usual but the room was sweltering... More

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Prattville, Alabama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family who lives here recommended this place to us and every time we have eaten there, the food has been great. They have a kid friendly menus and the service is wonderful. I will be back.

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This restaurant is not an average place to eat. If you don't like the "chain" of fancy style, and look for something a bit "grittier", this is it. The food is spectacular, and you feel welcome by the very personable staff.

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tidewater va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Raven is the ONLY sidewalk rest in the beach area. You can sit in the outside patio area and see a full mile down the strip in both directions! It has been owned and operated by locals since the 60's, and has become an institution at the beach. Relatively unchanged for decades, it oozes ambiance and atmosphere. And, the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a terrible restaurant. Terrible staff, terrible food, all around terrible service. Couldn't get anything right. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Will never eat here again

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