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1200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3506
757-425-1200
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Slow service

When we first arrived it was dinner time and asked the hotel front desk the closest restaurant to eat. We decided on the Raven. First entering the establishment we noticed the smell of smoke and was asked for either smoking or non smoking seating. Being from Maryland we were not accustomed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Selena P
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well located off the front,asked if we wanted smoking or not we went for the latter and were shown to a dingy empty annex.The main restaurant is the smoking zone!!!Left without dining,no atmosphere where we were seated.

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Troutville, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I guess I thought VA Beach had gotten less seedy in recent years but that's not the case. The Raven was just a bar with a restaurant not a restaurant proper like we thought it would be. Had I been out drinking with adults and we ordered food as an afterthought here it would have been ok but we had... More 

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Maryland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm sorry that the very nice wait staff has to serve mediocre food in a smoke filled environment. We arrived after the couple we were meeting had been seated. They had gotten a table on the enclosed porch in the "non-smoking area" off of the main eating and bar area. Every time one of the wait staff came through the... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Liked .... Great food and friendly staff makes you feel right at home. Also, cold beer!! I recommend The Raven Restaurant on your next vacation. This restaurant caters to all visitors and locals.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When we first arrived it was dinner time and asked the hotel front desk the closest restaurant to eat. We decided on the Raven. First entering the establishment we noticed the smell of smoke and was asked for either smoking or non smoking seating. Being from Maryland we were not accustomed to eating in a smoking restaurant however the non... More 

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Largo, FL
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Liked: it was still there. Last time I was there was sometime in the 70's. Disliked: bar area was smoking-allowed. But sat at bar anyhow. Lunchtime and not may people there. Had clam chowder which was good; husband had burger which he said was delicious.

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Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been coming to The Raven for a number of years now. The food is always excellent. Sometimes the service isn't great, but that has only happened when I've been with large numbers of people. I was there last week, and out server was exceptional. I have had many things on their menu, and they have all been wonderful.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We tried The Raven for the first time during one of our weekend excursions to the beach - and the range was very good to mediocre - but overpriced for the quality. My wife ordered the grilled salmon with a half dozen clams on the half shell which she enjoyed. I ordered the New York Strip with a side salad... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One waitress for the whole place, dated interior, my chicken was not fully cooked and waitress never acknowledged that fact. Do not plan on returning to the Raven.

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Virginia Beach, VA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed the food, whether it is a pasta dish or a juicy hamburger or steak, or salmon dish...the food has always been delicious at the Raven. The server was an accommodating and friendly and efficient young woman.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3506
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-425-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?