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“Lovely experience ONLY if you can eat outside on the oceanside seating!”
Review of Catch 31

Catch 31
Ranked #13 of 1,417 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely experience ONLY if you can eat outside on the oceanside seating!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

They have some excellent atmosphere seating outside under the covering on the Boardwalk side of the restaurant with hanging and potted plants and a lovely view. However, in the summer months, you must get there early not to have a long wait. Because of the layout of the inside Bar and Dining areas, they are noisy, crowded, and not very private. The food is always a fun experience; however, it is quite pricey. The parking is convenient with some upscale shopping nearby. And, of course, the Neptune statue is a MUST SEE on the board walk across from the restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Ralph V
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
We are very grateful for you taking the time to share your review of Catch 31. Yes we can be a high energy restaurant at times but we do have areas where those who don’t enjoy that environment can still find a place to relax. We also have our sister restaurant, Salacia Prime Seafood & Steaks which offers up one of the finest and most intimate dining experiences on the beach. It was recently names the best restaurant in Hampton Roads. Thank your time and we’ll see you soon.
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Succasunna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Restaurant on the Beach”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Catch 31 is located in the Hlton Hotel. Outstanding menu with truly great seafood. Pricey but worth the expense. Also has outdoor dining. A great place to enjoy dinner.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank PeterSuccasunna
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
Thank you for the enthusiastic review and I couldn’t have said it better “Best Seafood Restaurant on the Beach”. Catch 31 equals great food, great service, great time. Best wishes.
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long island, new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Awesome!!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

My wife, friends and I visited VB in April and came here for dinner one night and breakfast another day. The food, for both, was incredible. The service was great for both experiences and the food was delicious. For the life of me I forget what we had, but everyone left full and their plates were totally cleared of everything!
This will be a must next time we visit Virginia Beach!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank frankieb6024
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
Thank you for the “Awesome” review of Catch 31. We are truly pleased that we were able to meet your expectations in food quality, excellent service and fun atmosphere. We look forward to your next visit.
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Location, atmosphere, raw bar, & seafood towers!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We came here during the 4th of July so probably was busier than normal. It definitely was packed, but we made group reservations outside near the fire pits and were seated immediately. The place inside and outside is huge and was actually difficult to find the restrooms. In addition, the tile floor was always wet, so I caution you to walk carefully in heels.

The atmosphere was fun and had more of a younger crowd. This place was right along the boardwalk, easy to get to, with entertainment playing outside near the restaurant. May not be your scene if you're looking for intimate and quiet. We ordered the seafood tower which is their signature and all seafood tasted fresh. Service was great as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank tone03tone
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Jay E, Dirctor of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
I really appreciate your giving us a five star review from your visit last summer. While we are a high energy restaurant there are some areas like our boardwalk patio which is much more intimate. I’m also glad you had a chance to try one of our three Seafood Towers as they are a wonderful sampler of seafood to share. Take care and we look forward to your next visit.
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“Loud with poor service”
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is located next to the hotel's bar so it can be quite loud. The service is only so so. Our server tended to linger at some tables leaving l the rest of her tables to flag someone down if say their wine had s cork floating in it. The calamari was phenomenal! The dipping sauce made this an over the top dish. We unimpressed with the blackened tuna appetizer. The chunks of tuna were over cooked and dry. This was a very disappointing visit!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Melbremer
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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are always receptive to the comments are guests have either positive or negative. I am grateful that you enjoyed your Calamari so much as it is our signature appetizer. We bring it in fresh from Rhode Island, marinate it and bread it and deep fry for each order. Most restaurants purchase a pre breaded frozen product that just doesn’t compare to the quality we offer. Thank you for your time and effort in submitting your review.
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