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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
+1 757-426-2397
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (48 reviews)
“scallops” (58 reviews)
“seafood” (110 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Reviewed 4 days ago

With the parking lot full at 2 pm we thought we might have a wait but this restaurant's size is deceiving -- it has lots of table space inside. Our waitress helped us fine-tune our dining options and we were grateful because we liked the...More

Thank Iva V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a 'hole in the wall' seafood joint, but don't let the chill interior reduce your expectations. The food is delicious and priced reasonable. Get the she crab soup and a platter! The frozen drinks were super strong and delicious! Will come back again!

Thank Isabelle F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for lunch. There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed our meal. Two had the fried seafood platter which was very tasty. The sides were just okay - typical cole slaw but not much else to go with it. I got broccoli but...More

Thank love2RiceVA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing. After reading the glowing reviews, we decided that we had to give it a try. The food was not at all what we expected, after viewing other's positive comments. The service was somewhat slow but our waitress just had too many folks to take...More

Thank Hubert L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two families and we decided to have dinner at Margie & Ray's crabhouse. We had to wait for 40 minutes but it was well worth it. To make it easy we ordered drinks from the bar and sat outside enjoying the nice weather....More

Thank Shadi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 5pm on a Saturday, so the height of dinner time. The place was totally packed. We were greeted by the hostess almost immediately and taken back to a second section of the restaurant with additional seating. We were given a very detailed...More

Thank corcoranj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in sandbridge and stopped for lunch with the fam. We all had grilled scallops, comes with 2 sides and iced tea. Was just enough for a nice lunch at a very fair 6.99 each. Even though it looked packed, we were seated right away....More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am mad at myself because i have been coming to sandbridge for a very long time but have never eaten there. My brother was insistent we go for lunch and i am so glad we did. All 6 of ua got the scallops lunch...More

Thank msokevitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Sandbridge for the week and decided to eat out for breakfast one morning. Margie and Ray's sounded fine and wasn't too far so we decided to give it a try. Decent breakfast food for a fair price. Food came quick, service was...More

Thank jeromeandkendra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Will I go back? Maybe. The food was o.k. nothing really set it apart from other places that served fried fish. I thought that the prices were a bit high for the portion size. I had the grilled flounder and it was just o.k. the...More

Thank Jeff A
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Questions & Answers
June 8, 2016|
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Response from acpizza2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, I did and they were excellent, exposing my grandchildren to them and they loved them!
James G
May 23, 2016|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but you could always call and double check. It is more of a local place, rather than upscale fine dining. But food is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-426-2397
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Margie and Ray’s Restaurant was established in 1964 as a small country store and tackle shop which was owned and operated by Ray and Margie Blanton. This landmark building located on a dirt road, now known as Sandbridge Road, served as a convenience for local Sandbridge residents. The store was passed on to their son Thomas in 1997 where it was renovated into a small seafood restaurant. Over the past several years Margie and Ray’s has become known as one of the top seafood establishments in the southern end of Virginia Beach. It continues to be operated by Thomas Blanton.
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