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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)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ventured out the night Hurricane Matthew came through Virginia Beach. It's so difficult to get reservations, I didn't want to miss out! Everything was its usual "great" except the portion of my husband's lobster pasta entree. Very skimpy...especially for the price. I love the farm to table ethic and the local sourcing of foods. It was a memorable evening when... More 

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San Diego
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154 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner with the family. Enjoyed the duck, steak, scallops and fried chicken. I do wish they had a few more "meaty" appetizers, however we did enjoy the octopus, green salad, beet salad and mac & cheese. Wine list was small but serviceable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good service, for example, they wouldn't clear any plates... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been dining at this wonderful restaurant over the course of 10+ years they have been open. I have brought family and friends here, and everyone has the same experiences that I do. This is a family owned restaurant, and chef Rodney Einhorn is superb! He and the restaurant never fail to excite me; from the greeting at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of having dinner at this restaurant on Saturday 11/12/2016. This was my first time dining at this restaurant. We chose it because of the farm/sea to table element and their real efforts to support local farmers and fishers. I highly recommend the 4 course dinner and wine pairing. Every dish that we had was amazing and... More 

Thank Kahli2015
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricy but the food is amazing, they put a lot of effort in the details which I like (the non alcoholic beer "clausthaus" was the best I have had. Took the lady wife here for date night. The reason I gave it four stars was the chocolate dessert was nasty. I do not know what happened but it... More 

Thank Andrew C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why this isn't the number one restaurant in Virginia Beach..I can not say enough good things about Terrapin. The service is great The food is incredible prepared and taste delicious. They pay a lot of attention to detail. The pride they take preparing the food and professional manner they present the dishes makes for a great experience.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been dining at Terrapin for several years now, and it never disappoints. It's one of the best fine dining restaurants we've found in the area. (The Cellars is the other.) The service is exceptional, and the calamari was probably the best we've ever had -- crispy & tender. I always get the beet salad and sometimes get the scallops... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Terrapin is the best fine dining experience in Virginia Beach! Chef Rodney’s farm (and sea) to table menu is seasonal and rotates. With that said everything is delicious, and for his efforts he’s been recognized by the James Beard foundation. My wife and I go once a month with friends, and have never been disappointed. Service is impeccable, and the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My girlfriends and I treated ourselves to a nice dinner out during our girls weekend to VA Beach. Terrapin was amazing! We were a little surprised by how empty it was given we had a hard time getting a reservation! But the food and service really made our trip worthwhile. The menu changes frequently to serve what's fresh and in... More 

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BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled that you all had a great time. We hope to see you on your next visit. Cheers, Brian Williams More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had a group of 8 that dined at Terrapin on Monday night, and the group as a whole are pretty particular when it comes to their dining experiences. Not one was disappointed! In fact, several in the party indicated that it was one of the best meals that they have had. The food was incredible, the waiter was top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?