Arbuckle's Bar & Grill

Arbuckle's Bar & Grill

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Hours
Sun
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Mon
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Silent film actor of the 1920s Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle made regular visits to the Cavalier Hotel in the late 20’s and early 30’s. Typically renting an entire floor during his stay, Fatty spent his time partying and enjoying the luxurious amenities. Our good times atmosphere, featuring delicious traditional American and seaside fare, captures the fun and flavor of those storied times. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
CUISINES
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles171 reviews
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9
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jake S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
Perfect location near the Virginia Beach boardwalk and absolutely great customer service! Came for a 23rd birthday celebration and our waitress, Erin, was so kind, had great recommendations and opinions about the menu, and engaged in very personable conversation after we finished eating which is hard to come by these days. Burgers are some of the best in VB (at a pretty good price point too) and would highly recommend to tourists and locals alike!
Written July 2, 2024
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lamphs
244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 solo
Just a shout out to this establishment. Not sure that I'd go here if I weren't staying at the Cavalier Resort complex as parking is a bit pricey. But as a guest at Embassy Suites, I found it refreshing that the Arbuckle's staff was very professional and pleasant. Tonii(?) and Darell at breakfast and unfortunately I didn't catch the evening bartender's name, were all great. The made to order omelets included good variety, the bacon was not microwave, and the burger/sweet potato fries were a substantial combination. If this was Sysco food here, it was well hidden. I'd normally not take the time to write a review for a chain property or its restaurant, but in this case, it was refreshing to see a staff that cared about the customers as I travel a lot and my experience over the past couple of years has generally been uninterested and barely trained staff.
Written February 25, 2024
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Erica Toellner
Thank you for your 5-star review!! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your dining experiences with us. It is truly a pleasure knowing that Tonii and Darell, as well as the other staff, made an impact on your stay with us at the Embassy Suites. We look forward to your next visit to Arbuckle's!
Written February 25, 2024
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James L
Chadds Ford12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
From being seated by the hostess to the great service given by the cadre of fantastic young people scattered throughout the restaurant, our 3 visits to Arbuckles for breakfast were extraordinary. Every bite we ate was perfect and done with care by the culinary staff. I forget the name of the omelet station preparer, but he was expeditious in preparing made-to-order omelets for a bulging line of hungry people in a quick and efficient manner. GREAT JOB! Also, my wife and I thought all of the staff were amazing, but Daeglan and Aiden were particularly cordial and service-minded. It's hard to believe that Arbuckles has so many amazing college and high school team members who make Arbuckles special. We can't wait for our next visit to Arbuckles when we return to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort!!!
Written July 17, 2023
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GoldKey PHR
Thank you for your 5-star review. We look forward to being of your service to you during your future visits.
Written July 24, 2023
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Dennis M
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Heard from a friend the burgers were good. We ordered the "Mobley" burger, ordered pink or no pink as the only option. We ordered pink, it was not. More like well done. The burger tasted good, but we really like burgers medium rare, so it was a little dry. It came with sweet potato fries which were very good. My son ordered the Chicken Penne, at $24.00 was not much larger than what I would describe as a lunch portion. He said the chicken was "chewy". I ordered the crab cake, ($27.00), and, being a native to the area, expected a cake with very little filler. This was not the case. Real crab cakes from Virginia or Maryland have hunks of backfin crabmeat and no filler, just egg binder to hold it together, seasoned with Old Bay. This was a single crab cake minced with fillers and very little taste. Disappointed with this selection. The sweet potato fries were the best part. A small clump of broccoli was with it also, and I mean small. We wanted to try this place since it is within walking distance, but sadly would not go back. There are too many other great places to spend 105.00 and get much better food. I guess this is a hit or miss burger joint in the brand new Embassy Suites. The prices and portion size clearly scream tourist beware!
Written July 4, 2023
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GoldKey PHR
We apologize for not meeting your expectations regarding the doneness of the burger and the portion size of the Chicken Penne. We also regret that the crab cake did not meet your expectations in terms of authenticity and taste. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our offerings. We value your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better dining experience in the future.
Written July 17, 2023
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Tiffany B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Amazing! When you find out your hotel has a free breakfast, you never expect this level of food and service. The servers, Aubree & Nazit were exceptionally friendly. They asked about our food, our stay, and if there was anything they could help us with. They even gave us local shopping and dinning options. But when you go, be ready to eat delicious “made to order” omelets from Chef Butter or Chef Trey. We can’t wait to go back!
Written November 30, 2023
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BCKTravelers
105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
While staying at the Embassy Suites Hotel we wanted a quick bite. We took our great server, C.J.’s advice and were so pleased. The Caprese flat bread was perfect as was the Turkey burger with sautéed mushrooms - both excellently prepared by James. Thank you!
Written November 19, 2023
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Willie McTavish
Washington DC42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Was in VA Beach on some business and came upon Fatty Arbuckle’s (a.k.a. Arbuckle’s) for dinner last night. We started the evening nosh with some of their crab dip and pita chips, tasting wonderful we then ventured into the broader menu selecting the Butterfly Shrimp with Tots and one of their Signature Burgers. All items were delicious, served hot and tasty, just the way Fatty would have wanted them during his rein in VA Beach during the pinnacle of his career as a star 🌟 of state and screen during the silent movie era. I would give Arbuckle’s a 5 out of 5 for food, service and ambiance. Granted it was a rainy Wednesday night so it was not too crowded. If you find yourself roaming in the VA Beach Oceanfront and have a hankering for some tasty comfort food nosh then swing by Arbuckle’s and tell’em Willie McTavish sent ya.. Until next time, Willie Out!!
Written February 15, 2024
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Erica Toellner
Willie, Thank you for your 5-star review!! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything about your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written February 19, 2024
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Elle D
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We stayed at The Cavalier hotel and ate here for my birthday dinner based on the good reviews. The menu was a little sparse nothing stood out. I got the crab dip . It was good but a bit salty. I ordered a cheese burger for my entree but it was very overcooked- I asked for it to be cooked to medium, and it was very well done and dry. I returned it. Service was slow. My husband got the fish and chips and it was very good. I should have ordered that instead. I doubt I will return.
Written February 22, 2024
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Erica Toellner
Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to the expectations of the reviews you had read. We always hope to exceed expectations for food quality and service. Please reach out to me at arbuckles@embassysuitesvb.com so we can discuss options to make your next visit a 5-star visit. I look forward to hearing from you.
Written February 23, 2024
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Navigator34276872882
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
I recently had the chance to dine at this restaurant and I was thoroughly impressed. The customer service was exceptional - the staff were friendly, attentive, and went above and beyond to ensure my experience was top-notch. But the real star of the show was the food, particularly the breakfast offerings. The omelettes prepared by Trey Eaton were simply outstanding. He is truly a master of his craft, crafting the perfect omelette every time with the freshest ingredients. The rest of the breakfast menu was equally impressive, with a wide variety of delicious and high-quality options. Everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. This restaurant clearly takes great pride in the food they serve and the experience they provide to their customers. I left feeling completely satisfied and can't wait to return, especially for another one of Trey's incredible omelettes. Highly recommended!
Written May 29, 2024
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Morgan
Virginia Beach65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We had the BEST meal at the bar just now! Tripp, our bartender and server, was so kind and remembered us from a previous visit with a warm, “welcome back!” greeting. His service was prompt, friendly and also incredibly well informed as he recommended the tater tot nachos and they were UNREAL. We had a burger and flatbread and all in all cannot recommend the delicious food enough. As locals we are thrilled and proud to recommend this spot. We will definitely be coming back!
Written March 23, 2024
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Erica Toellner
Thank you for your 5-star review!! We are happy to hear that you came back to Arbuckle's and were welcomed with a warm, friendly greeting! We love our locals! We look forward to your next visit.
Written March 28, 2024
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Garrett W
Baltimore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Our server Rico was amazing for breakfast. We stayed in the Marriott across the street but he looked out for us tremendously. If you decide to go here no matter if it is for breakfast, lunch, or dinner ask for Rico and it will be the best service you ever had
Written June 11, 2024
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Erica Toellner
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast and service from Rico. We look forward to seeing you at all meal periods at Arbuckle's!
Written June 22, 2024
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RSanchez2014
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Our stay at the Virginia Beach Embassy Suites has been great, and our daily breakfasts at Arbuckle's have been consistently great. The food is very well prepared, and the service is always friendly and attentive. Special mention to Aubree, who is always professional and makes sure we are well taken care of. We enjoy her service and company every morning.
Written May 11, 2024
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Kacey L
Virginia Beach2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Melinda’s service was outstanding and was the cherry on top of an already good meal! Her recommendations were spot on and she was both personal and professional. We ordered two hangover burgers, the crab dip, and oysters Rockefeller and were not disappointed. We will be returning in the future!
Written January 30, 2024
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Erica Toellner
Thank you for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and service. We look forward to your next visit.
Written February 8, 2024
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Jennifer W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Heading home after a 6 night stay at the attached Embassy Suites. Arbuckle’s was the natural choice for my family each morning. Convenient, lots of seating, and delicious! My husband’s favorite was the “made to order” omelette bar. Butter, the man cooking the omelettes, was amazing. Fast, organized, and cooked perfectly every time. My sons loved the Belgian waffle maker and the French toast. Go early, because it gets busy later in the morning. My only complaint (in no way the restaurant’s fault) is that people can be slobs. The staff here worked really hard to clean up after customers and keep up with replenishing food and utensils. My four boys (ages 8-12) were able to manage the food lines and clean up after themselves. All adults should be able to do this as well. We are definitely looking forward to returning to Arbuckle’s Bar & Grill on our next trip to Virginia Beach!
Written August 2, 2023
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Brian S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 solo
Nice bar atmosphere. Lots of folks hanging out and enjoying themselves. Food was off the hook and burger was one of the best I’ve had in a long time - I take classes at the Culinary Institute in Napa for fun and I will attest that a ton of care went into the food. Thank you!
Written April 18, 2023
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GoldKey PHR
Thank you for your 5-star review. We look forward to being of your service to you during your future visits.
Written April 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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