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Bubba's Seafood Restaurant & Crabhouse

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3323 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-481-3513
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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McKinney, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in VA Beach on the ocean front, but decided to go to shore drive and find a new go to place. Bubba's was great. Paula our bartender/waitress was fantastic. We sat at the bar but didn't drink, I know, party foul. Lol. I had the rockfish and portion was huge and great. Wife had crab cake sammy and... More 

Thank Summiter_88
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is fabulous, especially the fresh catches! I've never had the crab cakes there, but I'm from Maryland where they make the best crab cakes in the country, so I've learned not to order them out of state. The service, atmosphere, and view are excellent. I had the fresh caught salmon and 2 sides for about $20 and it... More 

Thank Katherine B
Fairfax, VA
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been faithful Bubba's customers on each visit to VA Beach....However this time we were disappointed. Crab cakes were missing lump crab, had various fillers and seemed overcooked. Cole slaw was not as good as previous years... not enough dressing perhaps? She crab soup was right on and very delicious!

Thank Beth J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Oysters, fried oysters, soft shell crabs, and blue crabs - perfection. Excellent service - Sydney.

Thank 1KR
Stockbridge, Georgia
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the seafood is fresh and delicious! The cheeseburger is a great option if you don't like seafood. The waitresses are very efficient, attentive, professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will visit again in the future. Great job Bubba's Seafood! 😊

1 Thank B F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere great because of water view and neat porch. However food has gone downhill! A favorite for years! I got the oyster sandwich and it was so greasy and oysters were bland. Worst oysters I've ever had. My friends got crabcake but you could tell by the perfect formation it was not put together there. Probably a Sysco frozen, Did... More 

Thank SamiSushi
Virginia Beach
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eaten there many times. Range from excellent to average, depending on which cook is working. Regardless, worth the visit. When it is excellent, you win. When it is average, it is a draw. The food is good, nonetheless. Atmosphere is excellent. Service is good. Among the few local non-chain seafood restaurants, it is authentic. Lightly breaded when fried. Portions are... More 

Thank beachn8tive
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bubba's is not fancy, but if you want to eat fresh seafood on the water, there is no better place. Dimitri, the owner, is almost always on site going from table to table greeting familiar faces and making new friends.

Thank Matt K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met some ol' classmates that i hadn't seen in years. Good food. Average + service. I'll be back when I'm in the area.

Thank davidV1642TR
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Oh my! The portions are super huge!! I had the salmon. There was enough for two meals. Others had the crab cakes & there was enough for two. The she crab soup was good. I'd give it 7 out of 10.

Thank tralam1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3323 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-481-3513

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?