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Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
Rudee's on the Inlet welcomed its rst guest on March 17, 1983, in what was originally designed to be a bait & tackle shop. Since that day, Rudee's has grown to become one of the most popular restaurants and night spots at the Beach. Housed in a replica of an authentic Coast Guard station, the Restaurant & Cabana Bar has grown to include our outside deck with our popular "glider seating" over the water and seasonal re pit tables. Kick back, relax and have a great time. We hope you enjoy our delicious, fresh seafood, specialty drinks and the beautiful sunsets over Rudee Inlet.
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Visited Rudees with friends and was disappointed in the food. Setting is nice as situated in the boat slips and at the resort area. I had the grilled tuna sandwich... tuna had very little flavor and was presented on a roll.. not toasted - with...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Every time we come to Virginia Beach we go to Rudee’s for dinner and they did not disappoint. We watched the fishermen cutting up the tuna that they caught today on our way in. The scallops are oysters wereout of this world. The best place...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Situated directly on the water . Magnificent views of the inlet. Friendly and courteous staff. Lunch was great with the tuna burrito. We love this place !

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

We love the seafood platters fried or broiled. The simple do the best we have had. The oyster Rockefeller are outstanding. They have a way with fish dishes to.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Dinner was wonderful and the early menu is to die for and well worth the price. We have gone there for the last three years on our anniversary.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Visited there often when I was a local and try to return when I can. Husband always likes his seafood and they know how to cook a filet as ordered. Place has expanded over the years, because they know what they are doing. Good, friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

Had visited Rudee's 3 years before and returned during a Halloween beach vacation. Uncrowded on a Wednesday in the off-season. Rustic restaurant located on the water, walking distance (29-30 minutes) from South end of Virginia Beach hotels; I drove this time; ample parking. Friendly staff,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2019

It is located off 9th and Pacific Ave on a marina. It has a fun outdoor eating/bar area. There are tables with rockers and a bar sealed in when needed by plastic walls. We ate inside and it was a bit of a squeeze and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

We stopped in here on Sunday afternoon about 2pm. It was a late lunch,early dinner thing. We ordered the Oysters Rockefeller for our appetizer. I also ordered a cup of the She- crab soup and the Salad topped with fried oysters and honey mustard dressing...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

Rudee's is one of our favorite spots. This time, we had out of town guests, so we went mid afternoon for a few drinks and appetizers. We would have preferred to sit in the outdoor bar area with it's wooden swing tables, but Virginia Beach...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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March 24, 2018|
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Response from Z9647JLjamesb | Reviewed this property |
There is a smoking area outside, but unsure if you can smoke at the outside tables.
August 18, 2016|
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Response from Joe Z | Reviewed this property |
No they do not make cornbread but they do make great desserts..
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