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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
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank obie1202
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server knew enough about every dish (8 dishes) to explain in full detail how everything was prepared as well as what body of water/farm it came from. We could not have asked for any better service or food than what we were served. Cant wait to go again!!

1 Thank Leslie F
Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank Lorraine_0606
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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 

1 Thank CtNoname
Los Angeles
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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

Thank jon5cts
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank NoVAFamilyof4
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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 

Thank cantorjill

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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?