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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

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Northeast Virginia Beach
1.1 miles from Virginia Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

We had high expectations b/c Guy had been there. Food was fair, not worth the price at all. We had the crab meat in butter which no one knew what kind of crab it was. The fried flounder & shrimp were over fried & not...hot when they came out. The oysters Rockefeller were the highlight of the meal tho. The waitress was friendly & service was fast, but unusually fast. As if maybe the food was prepared earlier & refried to try to revive it. I would not recommend anyone waist their valuable vacation time & money here. So regretting that we did.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing and super fresh! The shrimp tasted amazing. We also had awesome service! Definitely worth the stop!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

Article in the Food section of the VA Pilot rated their soft shell crab the best in the area. Took my wife there to try it out since I love good soft shell crab. The paper review was right, best I ever had - fried...but with such a light coating you could really taste the crab, it didn't come off as some misc fried food. The big boss (wife) is not a fan of soft shell so she had the grilled Rockfish sandwich and thought it was excellent. Though not mentioned on the menu, if you don't like fried foods, they will grill most all their offerings. Service was fast and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

All things fried are highly “recommended.” We had steamed oysters — which are served with a wedge of lemon and nothing else, a cup of Carolina style clam chowder — which is really just a broth seasoned with bacon and potatoes and a few clams;...and their soft shelled crab platter — cold hush puppies, chewy French fries and very bland potato salad. In spite of this lack luster experience the staff was very friendly so if you’re up for an adventure for non- descript mediocre fried food this is your spot.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

I met up with friends on a Saturday early evening and sat outside on the spacious gliders. That was the only good thing about this place. Our waitress was downright rude, not to mention incredibly slow. We are the type of people that like to...have a good time and we always interact with our server. This server barely spoke or acknowledged us. She gave us minimum responses to questions, and literally snatched the menu out of my hand. I absolutely love She Crab soup and order it everywhere I go when I eat out. It was on the menu so naturally I ordered it. When it finally arrived, I could tell just by the color and consistency it was poorly made. I tasted it and it didn't even remotely taste like it should. It was very thick and white, had way too much flour and hardly any flavor. I've made this soup at home and I know what ingredients go in it, and this was lacking several of them, including sherry and Old Bay seasoning. My friends tried it and agreed. I had to ask another server to have our waitress come over. When she finally did, I started to say the soup was not good and I'd like to order something else. Before I could even finish my sentence, she snapped at me and rudely asked what I wanted. I ordered a BLT with extra mayo. By this time, my friends had finished their mediocre dinner. I waited a long time before my sandwich came out. It was on regular cheap bread, and no extra mayo. She took forever to take our drink orders and deliver them. When she finally brought our checks, she was all nice and friendly. Too late ma'am, that's not going to get you a good tip. I don't recommend this place at all, I've been there for happy hour on another occasion and the bartender was just as rude. I am not a demanding or rude customer and I respect everyone I interact with. This is a tourist area, located very close to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. There are plenty of other places with great food and service. Don't waste your time or money at Beach Pub.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

Small cafe. Friendly staff. Diverse menu. Quick service. Try some seafood or what I had the Black Russian Rueben.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Family restaurant plus full bar - what else can you ask for? Breakfast burrito, pancakes, waffles all very good. Even tried the clam fritters - had to try them.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

Very old interior, quite out-dated and worn. Very friendly staff and great for making conversation and being helpful. Menu limied, but good food. Both Rockafeller oysters, half pound shrimps great choices. And staff willing to serve in any way they can. A fun almost nostalgic...place to eat....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021

We went to the Beach Pub based on the Diners, Drive Ins and Dives review. Thank you Guy Fietti for being so consistently right. The soft shell crab was to die for, the shrimp boil was excellent, and the scallops were perfection. Good sides especially...the fires! The service was good. The atmosphere can use a refreshing but the establishment is clean.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

Overcooked shrimp, flounder and steak. Staff was new and learning which was fine, manager was rude. I would not return based on this visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 16, 2021

Had lunch and as usual it was fresh and yummy! Staff is great. We eat here every time we visit. We shared the fried seafood platter, more then enough for 2.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021 via mobile

This is a place featured on Diners,Drive ins, and Dives. We went there tonight expecting good food and we were not disappointed. I had the seafood platter and it was great. Sometimes with fried food different items can end up tasting the same but each...thing on the platter was an individual. I would certainly order it again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 18, 2021

We had a short trip to Virginia Beach for the first time and heard from a friend that this was great seafood spot. We ordered 2 of the oysters rockafellar as appetizers and they were great! Definitely recommend! For entrees we had 2 orders of...the half & half shrimp and scallops both fried and boiled and the beef and sea. Steak was cooked at med. well as requested. The kids shared a chicken strips dinner. My husband thought the fried half and half was really good and he's really picky about fried seafood. It is a hole in the wall and looks worn but great food. Not sure if they were understaffed but we did wait a bit for things to be served at our table of 5. Despite the wait we would still recommend this place.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2020

We were traveling through Virginia Beach and found this gem by looking up Diners Drive-Ins and Dives restaurants. We had a late lunch; soft shell crab sandwich and turkey Rueben. The food and service were excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant,. Outstanding menu tasting...like real home cookin' consisting of seafood, breakfast items and sandwiches. The sides were phenomenal (like old family recipes) You could just feel the pride of ownership here. Elizabeth was an outstanding server!!! Go there, you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Place is dirty, outdated and run down. Food is without a doubt the worst I've had in Virginia Beach, and we've been eating all over town for over 12 years now and currently live here. I dont see what the hype is or how on...earth it was a DDD place. Crabcake sandwich was mush, all filler, cold and the cup of tartar sauce had been sitting so long it had a yellow skin over it. Lettuce was wilted, tomato unripe. She crab soup was thin and flavorless. Tasted like milk, flour and a few pieces of crab. Fish & Chips had a generous portion, but it was pollock and had no flavor. Server was attentive could care less otherwise.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Their sides varies by the day of the week. They always have coleslaw and potatoes, potatoes salad. Some days they have a broccoli salad that is great.
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Check out their menu, should tell you everything you may need to know. It won't let me post the link on here, but google 'Beach Pub Virginia Beach' and go to their menu page, hope that helps.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3