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TASTE at the Oceanfront

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3603 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always return there whenever we stay in VB. Good place for lunch or for take out. Vast variety of sandwiches and salad is available. Could seem to be a bit pricy but it’s totally worth it.

Thank MontrealDreamers
Manassas, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Sandwiches in a clean atmosphere. Service was quick and the food very fresh. Nice little market where you can buy artisan cheeses, flavored peanuts drinks to go and my favorite - smartmouth IPA mustard.

Thank dchesneau
Christiansburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has very unique and tasteful sandwiches and salads. Wide variety of foods and very healthy selections. Also a wide variety of wines, beers and sodas and deli selections for take out. One block off the beach so very easy to walk to. Great lunch place to eat in or take out.

Thank Barbara W
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit -- chose based on Trip Advisor recommendations -- The HillTop sandwich is amazing and one of the popular choices ... I had the lunchbox which includes chips and a dessert (the 7 layer dessert bar was recommended by the staff) Loved all of it. There are many deli and salad options, cookies, gelato, wine selection... More 

Thank you-and-me-2015
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were in town during Hurricane Hermine and this place was still hopping! It's counter service so you place your order and then they call you up when it's ready. My favorite part was all the local foods available for purchase. They even had a really great wine selection that you can purchase and take with you or drink there... More 

Thank dj12478
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I finally went here after not realizing it was right behind the hotels I have been staying in for years. I ordered a Caesar salad with Thai shrimp. I ordered the small since the young lady that served me said they pack it in. Within a few minutes, I was on my way. The salad was awesome, fresh and the... More 

Thank ohiotraveler76
Williamsburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We specifically went to this location for the Peach Bold Rock hard cider. It is only made during season and only a few places carry it.

Thank Joann K
Nosara, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Was ordering at 10am for delivery to take lunch with me to the east Coast Surfing Championship. They told me there scheduled delivery was 12:30. When I explained I needed to be at ECSC before 12 for a surf contest. They said they would do their best. My order included a chocolate chip cookie. A couple of minutes later they... More 

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Our first visit to Taste was a huge hit for our group of four. The recommended wrap was great...and the other three people chose different sandwiches so we could sample more than our own. All the sandwiches were great. Fresh, different, tasty and the service was wonderful.

1 Thank ChippewaJohnson
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great service, attractive and polite staff, great location and picnic tables outside to enjoy it all. Fantastic menu. A locals favorite for many years, suggest you call ahead and have it ready when you arrive. Sandwiches, soup, salads and sweets. Suggest a sandwich, any one will do as they are all great. Prices here are on the high side, and... 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
$7 - $12
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3603 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 17574223399
For 40 years, TASTE has been the locals' favorite for lunch all day, featuring sandwiches with our famous house dressing. Pre-order boxed lunches or catering platters for your group events. We offer gourmet provisions, wine, craft beers, gelato, and Virginia peanuts. Our Pacific Avenue location also offers beer & wine by the glass to enjoy with your meal. Taste the good life!

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