Like most of you on this site, I am a self described food snob. Dockside exceeded my expectations. I wasn't too sure at first, but, decided to give it a try since my hubby and sister were excited to give it a chance. We were also told by our concierge that the best restaurants in Virginia Beach were located on Shore Dr. We pulled in around 6PM. We walked in through the fish market, so, we scoped out the items in the fish case. They had a good selection of fresh seafood. In another cooler we spied items such as alligator meat, squid, and crabmeat. They also have a great selection of various wines. We rounded the corner into the restaurant area. Wow! Wood plank floors, large windows. Since the sun had just set, it was beautiful to see the colors on the water. This place has a cool vibe. Our party of seven was seated right away. We were in the dining area furthest from the bar which was nice since we have children. Great selection of beer, bar drinks, and seafood. We ordered a couple of the crabcake platters and three of us decided on the seafood platter. This included fish, shrimp, scallops, and a crabcake. We all had ours prepared broiled. This platter came with a very generous side of red potatoes and veggies. We were all impressed with the quality of the seafood and how it was prepared. No one likes overcooked seafood. They did a wonderful job with everything. We were thrilled. Crabcake platter came with a huge crabcake, fries, and slaw. Very yummy crabcakes! We also took home a creme brulee and a key lime cheesecake. We were all very happy with our experience at Dockside and will be returning on our next trip to Virginia Beach!
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