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“Seafood Tower Good Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catch 31

Catch 31
Ranked #13 of 1,406 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: For avid diners who are visiting Virginia Beach or live within 20 miles of the VB Oceanfront and are looking for the premier dining location, Catch 31 with unique oceanfront dining vignettes and located on the most recognized and valuable real estate in Virginia Beach offers the largest selection of fresh fish and seafood delivered in contemporary style and with high energy.
Greensburg, Indiana
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Seafood Tower Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We ate here for lunch and dinner. Had fish tacos, crab cakes and oysters for lunch. Fish tacos very good, oysters good, but $7.95 for 3 a little high. Crab cakes also good, but pretty pricey for $14.00 for one. The seafood tower at dinner with lobster, crab, shrimp and assorted other things was wonderful. Ali tuna was also very good. Fun night if you like party like surroundings. I would go back, but expect to wait during peak times. No reservations. We ate at bar and service was great and no wait if you can find a seat.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank David S
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts on your recent visit to Catch 31. I'm pleased that overall the food served you was tasty. The crab cakes we serve might seem expensive but we only use Jumbo Lump and Super Lump Crab in them along with only enough egg and crumb to hold them together. I had one just last night and it is all crab, nice chunks and little else. Expensive, maybe but the quality is exceptional. For me one is enough. Thanks again and we look forward to being of service to you in the future.
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Fishersville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great service (by Philip H.) and delicious food!! We eat there every time we go to VA Beach. We went around 5pm so no waiting to be seated & food came out quickly. We actually found out while there that we knew one of the hostesses (she is from our hometown). She came over & talked to us.

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Thank S C
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for being such loyal guests of ours and visiting Catch 31 every time you come to Virginia Bach. I'm grateful to Phillip who took such great care of you and I'll be sure to share your good words with him. Also, as you found out if you arrive before 6pm most nights you should be able to be seated either right away or maybe just a small wait so that is always a good idea. Let us know if we can be of any further help when you plan to visit next.
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Lutz, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, service and entertainment.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

The place was jam packed for outside seating. Music playing in the park. We got a couple of drinks and our wait was much shorter than the estimate.

The food was fantastic. Lobster Ravioli and Swordfish. Our seating was in a covered area so when the rain resumed we were dry while some people had to scramble inside.

The prices were high, as expected, but service was great and a 25% tip was given.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Bob C
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
I really appreciate your time in sharing your excellent review of Catch 31. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the music in the park that we provide every night of the week during our summer season. Tomorrow night we are featuring Toad the Wet Sprocket on the big stage which was quite a popular band from just a few years ago. We are truly humbled that we were able to earn your highly coveted pronouncement of "I highly recommend this restaurant". Best wishes and we look forward to your next visit. .
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Norfolk, Virginia
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“Consistently great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Been a frequent guest at Catch 31 since it opened and have always been pleased with the quality and presentation of the food and the professional wait staff.. We are often there for weekend breakfasts/brunch and alway have our waitress "Bones" (real name Susan) take great care of us and make us feel like special guests. Breakfasts and lunch menus are top notch and surprisingly affordable for a place such as this on the oceanfront with great views. Overall, a wonderful dining experience, always followed by a walk on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Coastwatcher757
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for being long time loyal guests of ours. It is very gratifying to hear how we have been able to meet your expectations over many years. I'll personally thank Susan for the job she does in taking such great care of her guests.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Catch 31 is a great restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Great service was provided by Chad, sitting by the boardwalk was fabulous and the food was really good! It's right by Neptune's statue.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Marie G
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and excellent review from your recent visit to Catch 31. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the wonderful service that Chad provided you and I will be sure to pass along my personal thanks to him for a job well done. We look forward to your next visit.
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