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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 #211 of 1,245 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, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
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Pittsburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

So let's face it: most beach towns have overpriced, predictable very average food. The ratio of excellent food venues to average has got to be miniscule. Having just had a disappointing experience a couple of nights prior, I was not expecting much. (However the locals recommended this place, so that is always a good sign.) This is reportedly one of... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My husband has been visiting this restaurant for over ten years in his business trips. He took me to try his favorite dish, blackened tuna. It was excellent and came with a huge head of perfectly steamed broccoli. If you like a little spice, try this dish.

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virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Best Burgers in town , great service and friendly friendly friendly!! don't miss this burger bar!! drinks are a good value and so is the food but also great quality. loved the bartender she was amazing

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Mathews, Virginia, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I probably would've never picked this place, but we were in town with friends. We went out for ladies night and had an awesome dinner!! I will say the service was slow and I'm not sure if it was our waitresses first night, but the prime rib sure did make up for it! It's a must try!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stopped by here a few years ago at the recommendation of a friend, and have been going every year since then. It is a little expensive, but we have always been impressed by the food. We personally always choose the prime rib, and it is always good and tender, and you receive a large portion for the price.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The whole experience might have been better if not for a very slow service and place wasn't even half-packed. For a lunch for a family of five selection was pretty good and tasty.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After eating at some terrible chain restaurants an employee at our hotel recommended Raven and we were soooo happy we finally had some real food. We had adults and 3 kids, was really busy but service was pretty good considering how busy it was. Burgers were amazing so was the crab cakes and other seafood we ordered. Make sure you... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Raven was a MUST every time we came to VA BCH but we are more and more disappointed every time we come these days. I think I stopped enjoying actually meals there several years ago when they changed their fries.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have been going to Virginia Beach since the 70's. The Raven was always a place that was considered a bar. I have walked past it hundreds of times not thinking of eating there. Once my wife and I went in on a whim. The food was great and I've been kicking my self ever since for not trying it... More

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a Sunday lunch here. The servers are friendly and attentive. The lump crab cakes are made in house with a good deal of crab meat, onions, green pepper. Very good. The gumbo is chock full of mussels, clams and scallops. I was very happy with the lunch as was everyone at the table. Very reasonably priced especially when you... More

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