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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)
13217269
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 172
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Fresh & Quite

Visited early in Jan. 2016. Very few guest, nice and quite. Food was very good, but portions were a little small. Service good, prices on high side.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
B R
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Naples, Florida
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Pavilion, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The she crab soup was good and rockfish very nice, but it took forever to get water and wine after we sat down. We were there midweek and it did not seem busy, but we felt our waitress did not like us... to not a feeling we are used to. She was intent on explaining what she wanted to tell... More 

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BDW3102, General Manager at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Terrapin. We appreciate all feedback positive or constructive. We are always trying to improve our guest experiences and will use this review in our training. If you ever visit Virginia Beach again, please call me personally and I will do my best to ensure a great visit. Cheers, Brian Williams More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good dinner here. Nothing bad but was just good. Food portions are smaller than other place. The view from the restaurant is a parking lot. Very dark, hard to read menu. Expensive. Try it, you might like it more. Above average for VB and not a tourist trap.

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Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Visited early in Jan. 2016. Very few guest, nice and quite. Food was very good, but portions were a little small. Service good, prices on high side.

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1 Thank B R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Best restaurant in Virginia Beach. Fresh cooked, organic food by a chef who really knows what he's doing. Great service, great staff. Food is out of this world!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have had wonderful, tasty meals here in the past. On my most recent visit in November, with a business associate, we chose to have the tasting menu and the wine pairings with it. I do not remember the exact price of each, but you get four courses and a glass of wine for each. With 2 extra glasses of... More 

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1 Thank whogault
bdw10868, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We do strive to make every dish the best possible. Feedback such as yours is invaluable and we use these as training tools to improve all of our guest experiences. Please feel free to contact me next time you dine with us and we will do everything... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Family from out of town and this place was perfect to dress up and enjoy a special night night. Service is spot on and precise with the timing of the entire experience. Would highly recommend.

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1 Thank AurelDarc
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Terrapin used to be one of our two favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach for special (birthday, anniversary) occasions. Over the past year, however, we found ourselves leaving feeling annoyed, irritated, and as though we'd been slightly ripped off. The pretentious service can be glacial. On our last visit, it was 15 minutes before our waitress deigned to take our order;... More 

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1 Thank michelle h
bdw10868, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. When our service staff fails to deliver a great experience we take it very seriously and want to make amends. We would love to have you join us again. Please call me personally and we will do everything possible to ensure a great experience that we take pride in delivering. Sincerely,... More 

Orlando
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

After traveling for several days and eating "road food", I wanted to recharge my batteries with a decent, heatlhy meal, and decided to try Terrapin. What a find! I asked the chef to prepare a vegan meal of their choice. The plate included fresh braised turnips, radishes and brussels sprouts, a serving of lentils perfectly spiced, paired with farro mirepoix,... More 

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1 Thank Chryseia B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Food is spectacular. Absolutely the go to seafood bistro in this town. Friendly enough that we have nicknamed it "Cheers" - they always know our names. Terrific wine list at very fair prices. Sit at the bar for dinner if a single or a couple. Best seats in the house.

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Thank James S
Virginia Beach
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Locals know what a wonderful restaurant Terrapin is. The food is always unique and delicious; fresh and inventive. Service is impeccable. A must try.

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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: 13217269

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?