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Terrapin Restaurant

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3102 Holly Road, Suite 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (32nd Street & Holly Road)
321-7269
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Creative Cocktails, Out-of-the-Ordinary Food, Warm Staff

Three variables which make for a fine dining experience: creative cocktails, out-of-the-ordinary food, and a warm, attentive, yet professional and not over-reaching staff. First visit, but definitely not the last! I am from California, and met a dear friend from Boston at this restaurant. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Larisa L
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Santa Monica, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Three variables which make for a fine dining experience: creative cocktails, out-of-the-ordinary food, and a warm, attentive, yet professional and not over-reaching staff. First visit, but definitely not the last! I am from California, and met a dear friend from Boston at this restaurant. There are many alternatives to dining: Tasting Menu, `a la Carte, mix and match. We each... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

great food something a little different for us. Great martinis. A little pricey. Kendall our server rocked!

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El Dorado Hills, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Dined at Terrapin while vacationing in the Virginia Beach area. From our warm welcome when we walked in the door until the final sips of our after-dinner drinks three hours later, simply a wonderful dining experience. Creative, well executed and delicious food, service that was attentive without being in the way, a very cool wine list on iPad that allows... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having gone to cooking school and spending years in kitchens throughout the country, I can honestly say this is THE best restaurant in Virginia Beach. Most of the dishes include locally sourced ingredients. The creativity behind each dish is inspiring. Being able to see the chefs at work in the kitchen also lends a bit of an entertainment factor. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I’ve been to a number of good restaurants in Virginia Beach, the operative word being “good.” Terrapin deserves the word “very” in front of the word “good.” In fact, it reminds me of some of the finer restaurants I have visited in Philadelphia, which continues to undergo a restaurant renaissance fit for a foodie. I started with the heirloom baby... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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407 reviews 407 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We loved this restaurant, starting with the Pumpkin Margaritas which were excellent ( a must try).We then shared the mushrooms as an appetizer and for entrees I had the scallops and my husband had the Lamb pasta. The presentation of the dishes was excellent as were the potion sizes and the service. We had enough room to share the Apple... More 

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Virginia Beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great special occasion restaurant. The food was excellent. A bit too loud, but otherwise lovely.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

There are half a dozen must visit restaurants in Virginia Beach and this is one of them - don't miss it! Classic east coast seafood par excellence with no guilt! Indulge in the best of the fresh caught ocean fish and the Bay seafood including crab, soft shells (of course!) and oysters. Splendid service with professional level attention, excellent wine... More 

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Virginia Beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had the pleasure of hosting a travel writer recently and on her final evening in Virginia Beach, we hit a home run by visiting Terrapin. A duck lover, she was thrilled to see several duck recipes on the menu, and commented that she had never seen a few of the offerings on any menu and she's been to many... More 

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bdw10868, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to see you soon. Brian Williams More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had read the reviews of the restuarant prior to going to the restaurant so had high expectations. We were on an anniversary dinner so wanted a high end meal for our special occasion I think we were just unlucky that this restuarant did not appeal to our taste. First off I was confused by the menu. There were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3102 Holly Road, Suite 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (32nd Street & Holly Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 321-7269

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?