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Virginia Originals Chesapeake Grill

One Island in the Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, South Thimble Island, VA 23324
+1 757-318-4818
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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6:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
One Island in the Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, South Thimble Island, VA 23324
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we set out to cross Chesapeake Bay, we had no idea that a restaurant (and gift shop) existed five miles out into the water. We stopped for photo ops ... incredible views of huge ships passing through the harbor, not to mention stunning sunsets....More

Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed April 20, 2017

What a nice surprise! Sometimes we go all over looking for good food, read reviews, ask for suggestions and sometimes we just give up and hope for the best. The service was great, the food was fresh, and the view of the bay was priceless....More

Thank Chiki2399
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Wonderful visit headed south with the entire family on the way to Outer Banks stop for breakfast with three carsfull of tired travelers everyone ordered breakfast and it was delivered on time hot and very very tasty I will miss this place closes in October

1  Thank teebear8933
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for the gift shop and got some delicious food! Scenery over the water is priceless! Recommend especially driving over rhe Chesapeake Bay Bridge!

1  Thank Da W
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

What a shame that this Virginia Beach icon is closing down around next October when they start to build another tunnel. We went for lunch today and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. The crab cake was mostly crab and not breading, the shrimp...More

1  Thank Kristin M
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Located on the south island of the CBBT only until Oct. 2017 (when bridge-tunnel construction takes over this space). Chris Savides (of Va Bch Black Angus fame) does a super job of providing a sit-down restaurant (with candle light in the evening) complete with a...More

2  Thank eviet530
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for view and pictures as we drove across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Went in the gift shop looking for a refrigerator magnet for my Mom and a Christmas Ornament for me. Ending up buying a few other decorative items for our house....More

1  Thank Ksheehy49
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Great location for views of Bay activity. When the new bridge tunnel is added the restaurant will be gone. Our server was telling folks that it will close in October. Our lunches were OK, I had the grilled crab cake and my husband had the...More

1  Thank mtm221
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Stopped here after driving the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel/Bridge. One of the desk clerks at out hotel suggested it. I'm so glad she did. Food was excellent. I had the seafood pasta (ciopinno). It had clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and white fish in a wine sauce...More

1  Thank DTP1952
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Contrary to the few bad reviews, this place has great service and a she-crab creamy soup to die for. The fried seafood appetizer with a cup of soup is a perfect lunch. I've stopped here three times this year for lunch, gotten the same thing...More

1  Thank MarcW38
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Island in the Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, South Thimble Island, VA 23324
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Thimble Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-318-4818
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