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Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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2817 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366 (Great Neck Road/Shore Drive)
(757) 481-2888
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Hot Tuna. We were a larger group and the menu worked for everyone. The service was prompt and very helpful. And the mojitos were very good. We would definitely come back again.

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Thank BCW514
New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner - really excellent quality fish. I had fish tacos and my husband had the house salad with Yellowfin Tuna. The bread served with the meal is outstanding and the specialty drinks generous and reasonably priced. Although the location does not offer a view, the food quality and value are worth it. We stop here whenever we... More 

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Thank harpomargie
Walton, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I ate here during our vacation. Our waitress was Heidi, she was excellent and made our anniversary very special. My husband said that the streamed shrimp was the best that he has ever had. Our children loved the crab legs. The food was so scrumptious that we ate there two nights in a row. Next time we... More 

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1 Thank KKM5898
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fried Green Tomatos were the bomb, Calamari was perfect. Pan Seared Ahi Tuna amazing. Never had Succatash until now. It was so fresh and tasty. Overall a great experience.

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1 Thank Crystal M
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem! In a strip mall type area, this place is very unassuming from the outside. Gorgeous interior with GREAT food and service and a very nice menu and bar selection. This is one I won't miss any time I'm in Virginia Beach.

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1 Thank OBHF
Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot Tuna is okay. They don't try hard to be great, and they aren't. They aren't bad, either. The food is okay. The service is okay. The ambience is okay. Hot Tuna is okay.

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Thank Traveler0320
Hartford, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While researching for a restaurant for an upcoming event i was greeted by Riley Street. This young man impressed me in the way he handled my question. Not only did he answer myour questions but he dropped everything and gave me all of his attention. This my friends is the epitome of customer service and is nearly an extinct facet... More 

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2 Thank Malachi H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That sound you hear is your money being torn from your wallet. Ripped off is too good a term. 29 dollar grouper! Poor presentation, small portions, slow service, dark interior like an old tired eatery. They fixed up the outside to lure you inside. Don't bite on it.

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Thank mike e
Summersville, WV
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We were looking around on TA for a good place for dinner on our vacation and decided on Hot Tuna. Don't let the strip mall setting fool you, this is a classy dining experience with nice decor. Our waiter was very accommodating. We highly recommend the crab dip and got pretzels for a starter. Three of our four family members... More 

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Thank akwman96
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for 12, but 13 showed up. No problem. The waitress was friendly, efficient and helpful. I had the fish tacos, but had a difficult time deciding because of all the choices. They were excellent as were the black beans and rice that came with them. I tasted someone else's barbecued chicken slider and it was wonderful. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $26
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2817 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1366
    (Great Neck Road/Shore Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: (757) 481-2888
Description
Fresh local seafood, ahi tuna, mango and avocado stack. Member of the buy fresh buy local program.

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