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Tautogs Restaurant

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205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
+1 757-422-0081
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Cocoa, Florida
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really wanted to eat here, it was raining and cold and parking was an issue. We finally parked and walked up- they were closed for a private party! No sign, no postings....not a way to do business I would say.

Thank taz321
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tautogs had been recommended to us several times on prior trips and this weekend we finally got the opportunity to try it, and unfortunately, it left us very disappointed. Dinner started great with a delicious Cajun corn chowder that both my with and I enjoyed. Sadly, that was the highlight of our meal. Her Rajun Cajun shrimp was "fine" as... More 

Thank Will B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free standing cottage wonderfully decorated. An extremely impressive wine list that could rival high-end steak houses without the price gouge. Excellent oyster Rockefellers as well as the she crab soup. Blackened tuna perfectly cooked along w the recommended potatoes. Very kind and helpful staff that seem happy to be there. As I write this, I'm considering going back tonight for... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant has been one of my favorites for dinner for many years. The restaurant is situated in a little house, a few blocks from the beach and also has a front porch, an outside room with heat when needed that can be opened during warmer weather. The food is always fresh and delicious, and service... More 

Thank Pat E
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this local favorite in Va Beach last weekend and discovered a real gem! It was really busy for a rainy night but great atmosphere. Laid back and welcoming staff helped us settle in. The food was all incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection. Surprisingly good wine list with many of our favorites available. This establishment does not take reservations... More 

Thank Helen B
Cary, North Carolina
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters were some of the very best and very tasty, she enjoyed the shrimp scampi. I had the scallops - very good. Service was excellent , Jesse was very knowledgeable In regard to the entire menu and made good suggestions for us. She was also very upbeat and checked on us often. Prices are reasonable.

Thank peteb301
Leesburg, Virginia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a cold night between Christmas and New Year's, visiting Virginia Beach for a little r&r. The restaurant is located in a converted beach house just a block from the beach on a side street. They were very busy, so we waited at the bar and had a drink. The staff is very friendly at this laid-back... More 

Thank Anna M
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed. After hearing this was a nice restaurant for couples, we went, but never again. The service was flat and the food was not tasty.

Thank Marc S
Virginia Beach
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Tautogs and it was worth the wait. We got there early, before 6 and were seated immediately. If you are arriving to eat after 6:30 you should have a reservation or a wait will be necessary, though not too long form what I could hear. I had the rockfish special over risotto which was melt in... More 

Thank Charles G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A big group of friends met for dinner. This restaurant is not fancy, so if you need fancy go someplace else. However, the food was fantastic and the service was even better. It gets very busy so plan ahead. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jean H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $24
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-422-0081
Tautog's Restaurant is a casual dining establishment featuring exceptional fish and seafood entree's soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts...Served by the friendliest people in town. Sunday - Wednesday we serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 10 p.m., then offer a late night menu until 11:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday we serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 11 p.m., then offer a late night menu until 1:00 a.m.

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