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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

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1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 426-2397
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Staff was superb!

Several in our group of 4 ordered the crab chowder and loved it! We had various seafood entrees, broiled flounder, Mahi-mahiand blackened tuna. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Nice homey atmosphere. What was most impressive is that one member of our party informed the waitress that he was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloria J
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Margie & Ray's is an absolute favorite with the locals here in Virginia Beach. It is located on the road leading to Sandbridge Beach, in the rural part of the city, however easy to find and not that far from the oceanfront. The food and atmosphere are great, and the prices are reasonable. Breakfast, lunch or dinner- you can't miss!... More 

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Thank Raymond H
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several in our group of 4 ordered the crab chowder and loved it! We had various seafood entrees, broiled flounder, Mahi-mahiand blackened tuna. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Nice homey atmosphere. What was most impressive is that one member of our party informed the waitress that he was allergic to shrimp. He ordered the fried flounder and she returned to our... More 

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Thank Gloria J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best seafood around. Absolutely love their grilled scallops, they are always cooked perfectly. To boot the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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Thank kgrizzard
Gardners, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stopped in late morning and had option of ordering from breakfast or lunch menu. We both ordered breakfast which was average food in an average diner environment.

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Thank kaasfamily4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Asked our server what was fresh, she said everything. Asked what was most popular, she said the fried seafood combo, so I ordered that. It looked good, but it was terrible. The scallops were chewy, shrimp seemed the previously frozen stuff, hush puppies dry, but the main thing was all of it tasted of only one thing: the over used... More 

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Thank infoexchange
Antalya, Turkey
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Whenever our family vacations at Sandbridge, a visit to Margie and Ray's is mandatory. In fact, this year it was two visits: once for their AYCE menu and a second time for their early bird menu. I personally liked the grilled scallops; my son had what he said was his best steak ever. Others enjoyed grilled shrimp. For sides we... More 

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Thank Mark W
Manassas, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food, fast service. Scallops, oysters, crab cakes as good as you'll find anywhere. Reasonable prices. We have been going for twenty years.

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Thank DaveSManassas_VA
Wilmington, DE
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

After a round of golf, we did lunch at the Crabhouse. It was excellent. The hush Puppies were excellent. The fish fresh, and well cooked. The menu had many choices. I tried the fried shrimp because the waitress recommended. I don't usually do fried ... but this was excellent. My friend had an Oyster Poor-Boy, which was not on the... More 

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Thank GolfGuy777
Winchester, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Food is AWESOME. The best Seafood in Sandbridge. Second time visiting and both times we ordered the seafood platter. It cones with both steamed and fried shrimp, clams, scallops, crab legs oysters.

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Thank Cyndi R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Our first visit here was disappointing, so we decided to give this place a second chance. We drive by here about ten times a year and have heard that this is a "local's favorite." Must be because there aren't many other choices once you've driven all the way out to Sandbridge. I usually love quaint, old places, and this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: (757) 426-2397

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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