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Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
+1 757-689-5395
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab soup” (78 reviews)
“seafood” (185 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here last night for our anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is upscale beachy, the TV monitors all show colorful, underwater scenes/fish, the tufted chairs were so comfortable, and the two-top table was spacious. We ordered drinks, served nice and chilled. The meal started with...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is excellence and the service was excellent and quick even though the restaurant was busy. Also, my wife said the shrimp was the best she had ever had.

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Their Salmon was one of the best I have ever had. Also really enjoyed our Waiter. I would definitely go back again.

Thank ChrisR5518
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently returned from a lovely trip to Maine where I enjoyed some of the freshest seafood ever right on the dock where the fish were offloaded from the boats. After a long flight home, I arrived back home and stopped by Blue given my...More

Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had wanted to try this restaurant for some time. Well, it was well worth it. The food was delicious and well presented, the service great, and the atmosphere wonderful! The owner/ Executive Chef visited each and every table, many times, making sure everyone was happy...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about this place matched folks' reviews. The chef/owner dropped off the free appetizer and stopped by our table to make sure the food was good. Our server Jordan guided my wife to try tilefish which she loved. My scallops and oysters were delicious and...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK, we think we are foodies. We wanted to go to the restaurant on our arrival, but they were not open, so we waited until Tues, 9/11. It was worth the wait. Should be the #1 restaurant in Va Beach as the food was EXCEPTIONAL....More

Thank ron c
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our vacation, we stopped by here for dinner. This place does not disappoint. I had the Seafood Belle Haven. Really laid back setting, nice music playing in the background. Service is friendly, chef was cool too. The dessert we got was chocolate bread pudding,...More

Thank Maxim D
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place for dinner, great food, great service, nice atmosphere and a great staff. From walking in the door and being greeted to leaving and the goodbyes the staff was friendly and courteous. Ordered appetizer and dinner and the staff brought a special...More

Thank Conditd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love Blue Seafood. (Read my earlier review to see how much.) So it was the only place we would go to celebrate her birthday while in Virginia Beach. This time we brought along some friends; they're now all Blue fans too....More

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Anne R
July 16, 2018|
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Response from nono486 | Reviewed this property |
There are other choices that anyone would love if you truly enjoy good food,,
Ursula S
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Shay M | Property representative |
Just dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Dining room opens at 4pm.
Lauren L
July 15, 2017|
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Response from swawerski_82_3 | Reviewed this property |
we have a 3 and 6 year old that we took here and they loved it! The chef came out and gave them little sea toys and our 11 month old even got a slightly larger one since he still puts everything in his mouth. They loved... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-689-5395
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Blue is a chef-owned and operated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach that offers high quality and fresh seafood in a casual setting. This 60-seat restaurant's specialties include crab cakes, tempura fried shrimp, and creative seafood fares based on its “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food philosophy. Chef and owner Charles Thain is an ardent supporter of farm-to-table practices and sources fresh local produce, seafood, hormone-free meats, and more from local purveyors. It is one of the priorities for the restaurant to offer brews from local breweries to showcase everything the area has to offer. Blue accommodates special dietary needs and food allergies in its menus to suit everyone’s palate. The menu features a full bar menu along with a wide range of dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options.
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