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“Must Visit Local VA Beach Bar”
Review of Raven Restaurant

Raven Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 1,430 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
New Concord, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Must Visit Local VA Beach Bar”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This 40+yr. beach bar continues to be a fun hang out no matter what time of year. Ample free parking next to the restaurant permits easy parking, but walking up works well, too. Great daily specials and menu diversity to satisfy all diners. Fabulous, fun restaurant for a business lunch, family dinner or adult group get together.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Alan B
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English first
dallas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Classic burger on the beach”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Raven has been a tradition for over 40 years and if you want a classic burger, or delicious hot soup, or seafood without all the bells and whistles then you can't go wrong at this place. Now that the smoking issue has been resolved you don't have to worry about the stale smoke and smell as in the past. As we get older and see the many changes around Va. Beach (have you seen 31st Street lately!!) you really appreciate the mainstain places like The Raven. My memories go way back when the Dewitt Cottage was next door and we used this area for beach week after college exams. I hope this place does not turn into a Walgreen one day. It would be a shame.

  • Visited January 2013
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Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dining Experience.”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great burgers, if that's your fancy. had a slight mistake with my order, and the waitress was so kind she took the whole meal off the bill which was unexpected. would def go again if in the area

Visited September 2012
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Thank Judi123_12
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Hyattsville, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Rating for the Bar Only”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This rating is for the bar only, as it was a late night visit and we didn't order any food.
The ladies behind the bar were very friendly and the service is quick. The place is super cozy and just a regular run of the mill taverny sort of place. Really comfortable. And you can smoke, which is always a plus. The beer selection isn't too bad either. I'd surely come back next time I'm in Virginia Beach.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank CaptainAwethume
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North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We settled on Raven after walking around trying to decide where to have a light dinner. Its a little dated but the food and service were good.

Visited January 2013
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Thank goingbeachy
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