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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
+1 757-426-2397
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (126 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Who has the BEST she crab soup at the beach? This is always a hot topic in our area and a reason to put Margie & Ray's Crabhouse on a must do list. Margie & Ray's is a Sandbridge institution that's been serving up wonderful...More

Thank J David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read previous reviews..."right wing politics" one was funny because I appreciated the military decor upon the walls. So I left my opinions at the door and experienced small town hospitality coupled with great service. Billie our server was friendly, prompt with our food...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We took a vacation here. Not a whole lot of great places to eat near the beach. But a lite drive took us here and Im glad we did. Great food and service. Definitely recommend eating here.

Thank John M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We travel to Sandbridge - beach area south of Virginia Beach - Margie and Ray's is a nice local place, mix of locals and visitors in the Sandbridge area. Food - well prepared, very good value for the portions. Service was very good and prompt....More

Thank currency24
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

The food was good. I had the crab cake platter and my husband had the fried oysters. Nice local place with down home feel. Our waitress Kayla was very attentive.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed October 13, 2017

While our reunion group was staying for a week on Sandbridge, some of us ate here every day and on our last night, all 14 of us enjoyed a dinner together. They don't take reservations, but we arrived early, so they were able to set...More

Thank Ginny L
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Wife and I stopped by for a late lunch and had a terrific meal. Started off with She Crab Soup which is creamy and delicious. Wife asked me if it would be okay to lick the bowl, LOL. Then had crab balls which were great...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Not a gourmet seafood place but what they make they make very well. Their fried seafood offerings are very nicely done, not greasy or overcooked. I have had the grilled scallops and shrimp and they were very good. Service was friendly and accommodating, they handled...More

Thank GoFryGo
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Ordered a dozen Jumbo's and a bowl of She Crab soup..yummy and hit the cravin'. Love to get the Tidal wave when we go with friends..it is a monster platter full of all types of seafood....it is not officially all u can eat..but it is...More

Thank Bigtyiko
Reviewed October 5, 2017

She crab soup delicious as advertised. Ordered a dozen blue claw crabs.. nice sized and delicious. Hubby ordered raw oysters but wasn't happy with the way they were shucked. Still ate them though!

Thank Tooternj
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
  • 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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