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Terrapin Restaurant

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3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921 (32nd Street & Holly Road)
13217269
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were there 2 years ago and had a very enjoyable and delicious meal. We had out of town guests and wanted to take them to a very nice place and decided to go back to Terrapin. I was very embarrassed at the quality of the food. Service was fine, bar service was good. but the food was mediocre at... More 

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Thank Larry B
Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we live in the area this was our first visit and will not be our last! We were celebrating our anniversary and sat on the terrace. We had a special menu wishing us a happy anniversary which was a nice touch. The food was amazing. Service was excellent. It was a great night.

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CT
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food here is a MUST TRY! I met colleagues here and was promptly greeted by someone opening the door for me.. I arrived early and waited at the bar, again greeted with top notch hospitality. Once seated, we discussed the menu where my colleagues have dinned here before and raved about the chef. it was Fried Chicken night- this... More 

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Los Angeles
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find! Loved the food. Every dish was delicious and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent and the drinks were great. An outstanding choice in Virginia Beach

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NoVA
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was our first visit – to celebrate a milestone birthday dinner for one of our party. I spoke with Brian Williams, the restaurant managing partner asking about dietary accommodations and specifically one dish. He explained they were very flexible and our waiter would work with the chef based on what we ordered. When we arrived, Shawn, our waiter was... More 

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Thank NoVAFamilyof4
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I have read all the reviews and either these reviewers are family members or they are being paid off to give a 4 and 5 star rating. Let me start by saying that the second rule of fine dining is "never place commercial products on the table." I.E.: I ordered a ginger ale and waiter promptly placed a glass and... More 

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Thank Phil M
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Phil, We are sorry you did not enjoy the experience other diners have. If you would like to join us again please contact me personally and we will do our best to ensure an experience like our other guests have come to know us for. Cheers, Brian Williams Terrapin 757-321-6688 More 

Okinawa, Japan
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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of friends and this place is very upper crusty. The food was all delicious. They ran out of the advertised fried chicken special as we ordered. Our server was honest, friendly, and maybe a little flaky/slow. This is definitely not somewhere you should go if you are in a hurry or on a budget. Relax... More 

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1 Thank LHPUSAviaOki
BDW3102, General Manager at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your time and candor in writing your review. We understand that our prices may be a bit higher due to the fact that we purchase the finest ingredients possible for our menu. We hope you will join us again. The Fried chicken has a bit of a following. We recommend making the earliest reservation you are comfortable with.... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have been visiting at Terrapin for the past five years. This trip was no exception. It is a wonderful restaurant where the fresh food is prepared in an interesting and flavorful way. The service is very fine and attentive. The ambiance is pleasant and the noise level is moderate. The duck, the fish, and the veggies asre s9o good.... More 

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Thank cantorjill
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service phenomenal food great cocktails. Surprisingly intimate for a beach dinner. Would highly recommend for your special beach vacation dinner

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Thank Kathy L
BDW3102, General Manager at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Terrapin. Taking the time to share your thoughts on your visit is truly appreciated. Cheers, Brian Williams Terrapin More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I recently said the Terrapins had slipped a notch, because the last time we went there service had slipped. We went again recently and this time the service was impeccable and the food incredible. Glad to see that Terrapins is back on top as one of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach.

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921
    (32nd Street & Holly Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 13217269

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