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Terrapin Restaurant

3102 Holly Road, Suite 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Ranked #8 of 1,255 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 32nd Street & Holly Road
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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352 reviews 352 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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367 reviews 367 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Terrapin is a terrific restaurant....smart decor, excellent service and interesting, beautifully presented food. At the same time it is not stuffy.....nice jeans are ok here, as are tennis shoes. No T shirts, tank tops or hats though. There were several well behaved kids out on the patio. There is a great looking bar area, a classy inside area, and a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This evening I went again to the TERRAPIN for the third time, hoping to end a perfect October day with a comparable dining experience. Wow! Hampton Roads is very lucky to have this restaurant in our midst. Fresh oysters from the nearby Lynnhaven River to start, taken with a perfect Martini, were followed by Seared Scallops with sun-dried tomatoes and... More 

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had never been to VA beach and only went there as a first stop on the way to the Outer Banks. Upon my arrival last Thursday afternoon, I quickly realized the beach part of this town felt like the off season of a party town. My hotel was right on the beach, but the area around it seemed kind... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After waiting a very long time to visit Terrapin's, due to our somewhat far away Northern Chesapeake location, we decided to take the relaxing and scenic MMMBT/HRBT/Ocean View/Shore Drive route to the Oceanfront to enhance the adventure. To start with, Brian and our server Shannon could not have made the evening any better. Their friendliness and hospitality was perfect. The... More 

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Additional Information about Terrapin Restaurant

Address: 3102 Holly Road, Suite 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 321-7269
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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