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Terrapin Restaurant

3102 Holly Road, Suite 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
321-7269
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Ranked #6 of 1,227 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Cross street: 32nd Street & Holly Road
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were at another good Virginia Beach restaurant earlier this week when our server told us about Terrapin's Wednesday only fried chicken and Pinot special. This $20 masterpiece included three pieces of what was undeniably the best fried chicken we have ever had, truffle mac n' cheese, fresh veggies and a glass of Pinot noir. Don't be fooled by the... More

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bdw10868, General Manager at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write a review. It was a true compliment to find that you had made reservations to come see us again on during your stay. Cheers, Brian Williams More

Ambler, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Outstanding food at fair prices and opportunity for small portions. Excellent, relaxing service and pleasant surroundings. Locally sourced food, fresh and natural flavors.

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bdw10868, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you had a great time and enjoyed some of our "small" plates. We feel it can be a great way to try several of Chef Rodney's dishes. We hope you can join us again soon! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had the pleasure of celebrating my 16th wedding anniversary last night. I couldn't think of one thing that Chef Rodney and his team could have done better. We ordered all of the 2 course appetizers on the menu, as well as oysters on the 1/2 shell. When the oysters arrived, I was wondering where the sauces were. There was... More

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bdw10868, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in your busy schedule to write a review. It was great to see you both and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Brian Williams More

Aruba
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I dined here on a weeknight, the food and service were excellent! We tried the mixed salad, truffle mac and cheese, fettuccini, scallops and the crème caramel. Every bite was delicious. The best meal in Virginia Beach by far! The atmosphere was unique and comfortable. Would definitely return to this restaurant and would highly recommend, you will... More

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virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here recently and it was fabulous. Great food and service. The bar tender is a mixologist who specializes in unique drinks. My wife loved her blood orange margarita. Her beet salad was so so good I even tried a few bites and I do not even like beets. My mushroom stack appetizer and short rib... More

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bdw10868, General Manager at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to serving you again! More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A fine dining atmosphere with excellent service. The chef sources his food as much as possible from local providers. Innovative wine service and list. Superb blue cheese olives in my martini. Some may think it pricey by VA Beach standards but we feel the food, drinks and service are worth it. SS

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Terrapin is by far the best restaurant at the oceanfront! From Monday night burger nights to Wednesday night Fried chicken and Pinot you can't go wrong. The wine list and hand crafted cocktail selection will make for a tough decision as they are both quite impressive. Give Terrapin a try, you won't be disappointed!

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bdw10868, General Manager at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had such a wonderful dinner with us. We hope you will join us again soon! More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our daughter had bought us a gift certificate for Terrapin when she found out we were going to VA Beach. What a good choice! The staff was wonderful, the atmosphere was great, and above all, the food was fantastic! We did not have anything we didn't love. Highly recommend!

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Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Terrapin Restaurant provides a very good dining experience. The main courses are very good, well prepared and presented very nicely. The desserts are not up to the same standard. The drinks are expensive for this area, but very good. The wine selection is very good. The prices are reasonable for such a nice restaurant. The setting and service are... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A special dinner with wife and friends to celebrate Valentines Day. A six course meal with several good choices. Would highly recommend this to others not just for a special event. A great night out for dinning anytime!

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