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King of the Sea Restaurant

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27th St. & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA
757 428-7983
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet

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  • 12
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  • 56
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Do not go here

We arrived in town and did not take the time to check reviews. Once we seated, service was poor, way overpriced, and food was not good. Honestly second night found many good places to eat in this town....this is NOT it. Skip it.

1 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Andrew M
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you are only interested in a snow crab buffet, then this is for you. Me and my boyfriend came here because we wanted all you can eat snow crab legs and it was the cheapest seafood buffet in the area. The snow crab were the best I've ever had. They were so big and hot every time I went... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We arrived in town and did not take the time to check reviews. Once we seated, service was poor, way overpriced, and food was not good. Honestly second night found many good places to eat in this town....this is NOT it. Skip it.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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94 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Two years ago, we went to a different buffet on the ocean side of Atlantic Avenue that was better and near the same price. The food was okay, with hot crawfish, crab legs, muscles, stuffed fish filets and shrimp tails being the best part. There was also spaghetti with meat balls, corn on the cob, mac&cheese, and salads. The dessert... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Clean and decorative inside. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was very good. Buffet was well stocked and everything was cooked very well. While we enjoyed everything, the cost of the buffet was a little high. Once we looked at the full menu though we opted to order the buffet because then we could eat as much as we liked.

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White Plains
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Really bad buffet food. Nothing king worthy on it. Way too expensive considering all the seafood on it is of the low quality. If u do choose to eat there, order only from the menu. Trust me.

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Isle of Wight, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant and ate most everything that was offered on the buffet. It cost a little under $30/pp. They had crab legs that were pretty good. They also had clams, fish (baked, fried and stuffed), crayfish, fried oysters and some other meats. The soups included clam and seafood bisque (made with shrimp and muscles but tasted like it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I ordered a baked seafood platter and it was absolutely terrible. It had a taste of chemicals. I told the waiter but he did not apologize or agree to take anything off of my bill. So I paid 30.00 for food that I could not eat. Very disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Do NOT dine at "The King of the Sea" buffet (27th street and Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach). Food is disgusting, not fresh. Soup tastes like canned soup. Bread is cold and not fresh. Shrimp garbanzo peas on salad bar were spoiled, and management does NOT care about you. After bringing it up to the manager's attention, all he had to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Manager is rude!! Food is terrible...i felt very uncomfortabe...staff are weird and,manager stairs at your table to make sure no one in your table get a sample of the buffet, the manager told or waitress to give me a warning for trying my daughers fish.." She says the manager sees everything on his office".. Food didn't worth..

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This has got to be one of the worst restaurants on the strip (and there are many). Rude waitstaff. Patrons seem to be beneath them and it appeared that they were doing us a favor by letting us dine there. Food was lukewarm and rubbery. Soup tasted burnt. Spend your $30/plate elsewhere. Wish we had listened to the hotel staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27th St. & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757 428-7983

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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