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Catch 31

3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 213-3472
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Ranked #40 of 1,249 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: For avid diners who are visiting Virginia Beach or live within 20 miles of the VB Oceanfront and are looking for the premier dining location, Catch 31 with unique oceanfront dining vignettes and located on the most recognized and valuable real estate in Virginia Beach offers the largest selection of fresh fish and seafood delivered in contemporary style and with high energy.
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mybeach101
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic fish restaurant with an incredible view, but.....Happy Hour here is out of this world. Oysters on the half shell are $10/ Dozen and these are huge sweet local ones. They also offer other incredible food selections and drinks, but if you like oysters.. this is the place! Did I mention an incredible beach view? That too!

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King George, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

we thought this place would be amazing, but mostly it was just loud. The food was good but the service was slow and it was smaller than we expected.

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PA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here several times and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every meal we have had. This time it was the swordfish..simply incredible. Everything was hot and stayed hot throughout the meal. Other restaurants should learn how to do this. They have a great wine selection, and you can just check the board to see what fresh catch they... More

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Catch 31. It is humbling that our efforts to deliver a great experience have resulted in your passionate patronage. Rest assured we will continue to work hard to keep executing at the very highest level. More

Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have had dinner in this restaurant several times and it is very good, a bit pricey, but not really for an oceanfront place with great food. But when I am in VB, I ALWAYS come here for the happy hour, I think it is from 3-6. Great bar, and cheap drinks during happy hour, but they have great happy... More

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

I’m thrilled you have been coming to our Happy Hour which currently runs from Monday through Thursday from 3-6pm. Coming October 6th we will be going seven days a week and serving the great “Five for Five” menu you noted. With special drink pricing it really is the best happy hour on the beach. More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I decided to take a long weekend and spend it in Virginia Beach. On our drive down Friday afternoon I called Catch 31 to make a reservation for dinner. The instructions were to leave your name and number if you wanted a reservation and they would return your call after 4 PM. I did receive a call... More

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

From the description of your review it appears that you dined in our Salacia Prime Seafood & Steaks restaurant which is located adjacent to Catch 31. I do apologize for the many errors you encountered while dining in Salacia and you can be sure that I will address it with my team there. Salacia was recently voted best restaurant in... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening and was quoted a 90 minutes wait. We only ended up waiting 25 minutes. The wait staff was good and pretty knowledgeable of the seafood selections. The food was great. The drinks were not consistent based on which bar made them, but the overall driver for the low score was the price. >$100 for... More

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of Catch 31 as we certainly appreciate the time you took to share it. We are not an inexpensive restaurant by any means but we are fanatical about our quality, freshness and presentation. We would rather buy the best and serve the best rather than skimp on quality and I am truly appreciative that you... More

VA BEACH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Catch31 has become a regular stop each Saturday after visiting the FARMERS MARKET (0800-1200) on 19th Street. Efficient valet parking, great buffet line, view of the ocean and outstanding service by Bones and Elaine in the restaurant, make this one one of our weekend highlights.

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

It is especially gratifying to hear that we have earned a regular spot in your Saturday morning routine. I’ll be sure to thank both Bones and Elaine for taking such great care of you and making you one of the family. See you next Saturday! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you can; go in the evening when you can sit outside. Grab a drink and sit by the fire pit and listen to the music while enjoying a summer evening. The food is ok, overpriced and the inside can get loud but the atmosphere outside can't be beat if you catch it at the right time. The great thing... More

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

Thank you for the time you took to share your experience when you visit Catch 31. You are so right that sitting on our outdoor patio by the fire pits is a great experience. I’m sorry that your dining experience has been average as we set out every day to wow each and every guest with wonderful food. We will... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great bar & DJ .... bartenders the best ... Nacho has best drinks & grey service !!! Super fast service for a very busy place ..

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Mechanicsville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want to economize, this is not the place to go, but if you want to treat yourself that is the one you want. The atmosphere is great and the food is upscaleand delicious.

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review

We are so glad you stopped in to see us while visiting Virginia Beach. We appreciate the review and look forward to your next visit. More

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