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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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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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Hartford, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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1 Thank Malachi H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank lonscof
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime I travel to Virginia Beach, I stop in Hot Tuna for a drink. It is one of my favorite bar on the east coast. There always a good crowd and music. I never had the food but it looks good. Cannot wait until my next trip to Virginia Beach and course a visit to Hot Tuna.

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Thank DTM8
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212 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This, my second visit to Hot Tuna was with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. In spite of the size of the group (about 20) the service was prompt, efficient, and very friendly. The menu, recently changed according to our server, was not overwhelming but contained great selections - something for anyone's taste. Naturally, with a group of... More 

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1 Thank Mike M
White Oak, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us. Excellent seafood especially the she crab soup. Shrimp tacos were also great .Has inside and outside seating. Would definitely go back.

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1 Thank Kathy C
Pensacola, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We've visited a few times and have tried something different each time. The pretzel and dip is amazing but very filling for a party of 2. The Peach Sangria is tasty and refreshing. The entrees we have tried have all been really good and did not disappoint. Kids menu offers a variety and big portions. There is a full bar... More 

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Thank drbiffswife
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Once again, Hot Tuna goes above and beyond to make my daughter and son-in-laws rehearsal dinner EXCEPTIONAL. They had 40 guests for cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and desserts. They made sure everything flowed PERFECTLY and the service was wonderful. The drinks, food, atmosphere and AWESOME Management and staff are absolutely THE BEST!!! This is always my first stop when I travel... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We visit Tuna about twice a month, we love it here. Happy hours are competitive for the area and there are several different areas to sit in depending if you want to be inside or outside. Their crab dip with pretzels is one of our favourite dishes but we like everything they serve here. All the servers and wait staff... 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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