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Catch 31

3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 213-3472
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Ranked #39 of 1,244 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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Syracuse
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here for our second dinner in town and it was awesome. The waiter was friendly and on top of everything. We got the oyster Rockefeller for an appetizer and it was to die for. Our meals were even better. My wife got the clam linguini and I went for the lobster ravioli which also had... More

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Blackstone, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wow! From sitting down, the waiter was so knowledgeable. The raw oysters were the best, and that was just the beginning! The atmosphere was great.. Beautiful dining experience.. Highly recommended!!!

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

I really appreciate your enthusiastic review of Catch 31. We do strive to have one of the largest selections of fresh oysters anywhere in Virginia Beach. Currently we have seven selections all from local waterways so you can be sure your getting freshest oysters possible. We also celebrate the freshness of our seafood which arrives to us no more than... More

suffolk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This review is late, but we waited for almost 2 hours, were seriously neglected by our waitress, who actually brought my husband the drink he asked for 45 minutes earlier, with our bill. It was terrible service.

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

I’m very sorry the service you received wasn’t to the quality that we expect and work diligently to provide. I will share your experience with our staff so that they can be aware and redouble their efforts to give every single diner in Catch 31 the experience that we are known for. More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 We live here, but took out of town family for lunch. The flies inside were terrible, we were not the only ones swatting at them. The waitress was slow. The food was good, but took a long time to get (they weren't that busy) The bathroom was nasty, toilets, trash cans full, no paper towels. The lunch... More

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

I wish to apologize to you for the poor experience you received while dining with us. As the case with any restaurant you have to keep on top of everything in order to provide the experience that the guest is looking for and we obviously failed in your case. I do hope you give us another opportunity to regain your... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love the fish salad, and my family love their hamburgers and the live music entertainment they have in front of the restaurant.

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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. I think one of the most entertaining places on the oceanfront is on our bar patio overlooking Neptune park, the boardwalk and of course the ocean. We have bands playing in the park seven nights a week in the summer months which keeps the atmosphere quite lively. If you’re looking for... More

Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice decor, great service. The sesame crusted tuna was amazing. The appetizers were overpriced, but tasty. I recommend it, but be ready for a $200.00 tab.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've eaten at the Catch restaurant in Chicago so was expecting the same quality. It was only OK. For lunch, the bloody Marys were great but food was pricey, apparently due to the tourist area. Clam chowder was OK if you like bacon overwhelming the clam flavor. Steamed oysters were meh. The steamed clams in garlic/wine broth, however, were good.... More

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

I’m sorry that you only received an average experience while dining with us at Catch 31. We are not affiliated with any restaurant in Chicago so I can’t speak to any stylistic differences but I can speak to our commitment to a quality experience that we work hard every day to provide. I hope you do give us another opportunity... More

Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had dinner for four tonight. A little overpriced - our $16.00 appetizer, while tasty, barely was enough to for each to get a taste. The service was wonderful, the entrees were amazing. The brewed iced tea tasted brewed, instead of powdered. I recommend this restaurant highly, just be prepared for a $200.00 bill.

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

I appreciate your time in reviewing Catch 31. Yes we can be priced a little higher than others around us but our commitment to quality and a great dining experience is what makes it all worthwhile. We take our mission to be the best on the beach seriously and I’m grateful you were able to experience the best of what... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate at Catch 31 three times in our week long stay. We had the opportunity to eat on the terrace and listen to some great music in a very festive atmosphere, in the restaurant and our last meal was on the Ocean Front Terrace with a full moon and ocean breeze. All the meals were delicious. We requested the... More

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

We are really humbled to hear that your dining experiences at Catch 31 are so comfortable that you feel at home every time you dine with us. We are grateful for your patronage and we will continue to work hard to make sure your future dining experiences are as good as your past ones. We’ll see you soon. More

Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went to Catch 31 with another couple over 4th of July weekend. The food was fantastic! We got two appetizers to share, and each ordered an entree. We each got a different type of fish, and each had it cooked differently. The restaurant offers to grill, broil, blacken, or bronze (combination of blackening and brown sugar glaze) your fish. And... More

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

I really appreciate your taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the fresh seafood you had while dining at Catch 31. We take great pride in our fish program and freshness is our number one priority. Also, because we are the most popular seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach we sell our seafood so fast it never has a... More

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