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“Barts Beard Rocks”

Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn
Ranked #76 of 1,414 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: In 1939, Robert Steinhilber opened what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn. Continuing his commitment to service, quality and tradition are his daughter Jeanne and his grandson Brady. Together, they are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past. Join us for dinner and remember a time when every meal out was a special event.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Barts Beard Rocks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is a staple for anyone looking to get off the beaten path and enjoy some GREAT food and GREAT wine! Bart the head server has an epic beard that will tell stories and make you laugh!

Visited September 2013
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English first
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Steinhilber’s has ALWAYS been a favorite for any occasion! We did my parents fifth anniversary there....ONE waiter...SIXTY guests and he did not miss a beat! FOOD and SERVICE is ALWAYS the BEST! I can not say enough! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

  • Visited August 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
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“Steinhilber's is the place to celebrate all special occasions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

On Sept. 7, 2013, my husband and I, along with 12 family members, gathered at Steinhilber's to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. What a memorable dining experience! The entree choices, as always, were numerous and delicious; the wines and desserts most tasty. Special meaning for us was the way our waitress, Carrie, made our 2 grandchildren feel so welcome. They positively glowed in the grown-up atmosphere.
To make the evening even lovelier, we found there was a 39th and a 60th Wedding Celebration going on in other areas of the restaurant. Add to this the delight of sneaking a peek at a small wedding going on outside our windows...with the Lynnhaven River as a backdrop, no less. Then, the newlyweds were escorted to their own private party area for the evening. Where else could one enjoy being in the midst of such unexpected pleasures!
If you have not taken the opportunity to visit this beautiful site located back on the Lynnhaven River, don't wait any longer. Parking is ample, the grounds are beautiful, outdoor seating is abundant, and the glow from the cozy fire pits so relaxing.

Steinhilbers...first-rate foods, excellent service, serene surroundings, memories to take home with you. Peg Pearson

  • Visited September 2013
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Virginia Beach
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“A bit pricey but...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

My wife and myself recently had dinner at Steinhilbers to celebrate her 60th birthday.The restaurant is somewhat of a hidden gem.We were recommended to it by our mattress salesperson.It is off of Virginia Beach Blvd. and not where one would expect a restaurant to be .Its in a residential section which leads to the parking lot.The food and service was really good and but a bit pricey.But I still recommend it and in our case it was a special occasion and u know what they say...U cant take it with u...so give a try and I would think that u will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Suffolk, Virginia
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“Always A Great Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

The service, menu choices, and the quality of the meals are always excellent at Steinhilber's. It's a beautiful, well maintained facility, tucked in the back of the gorgeous Thalia Acres neighborhood in Virginia Beach.

The entire staff is friendly, and are truly glad to welcome you to the restaurant. Most have been at Steinhilber's for multiple years. We love that the waitstaff still dresses in white dinner jackets and black pants.

Our meal was excellent, starting with the crab soup appetizer, and through our main courses, to coffee afterward.

You can't go wrong in choosing to dine at Steinhilber's!

Visited August 2013
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