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Catch 31
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Ranked #30 of 1,555 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice decor, great service. The sesame crusted tuna was amazing. The appetizers were overpriced, but tasty. I recommend it, but be ready for a $200.00 tab.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've eaten at the Catch restaurant in Chicago so was expecting the same quality. It was only OK. For lunch, the bloody Marys were great but food was pricey, apparently due to the tourist area. Clam chowder was OK if you like bacon overwhelming the clam flavor. Steamed oysters were meh. The steamed clams in garlic/wine broth, however, were good. I wouldn't rule it out, but it just seems to be hit or miss.

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

I’m sorry that you only received an average experience while dining with us at Catch 31. We are not affiliated with any restaurant in Chicago so I can’t speak to any stylistic differences but I can speak to our commitment to a quality experience that we work hard every day to provide. I hope you do give us another opportunity in the future as I’m confident that we can earn your patronage. Best wishes and thank you for your review.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had dinner for four tonight. A little overpriced - our $16.00 appetizer, while tasty, barely was enough to for each to get a taste. The service was wonderful, the entrees were amazing. The brewed iced tea tasted brewed, instead of powdered. I recommend this restaurant highly, just be prepared for a $200.00 bill.

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

I appreciate your time in reviewing Catch 31. Yes we can be priced a little higher than others around us but our commitment to quality and a great dining experience is what makes it all worthwhile. We take our mission to be the best on the beach seriously and I’m grateful you were able to experience the best of what we do. Best wishes.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate at Catch 31 three times in our week long stay. We had the opportunity to eat on the terrace and listen to some great music in a very festive atmosphere, in the restaurant and our last meal was on the Ocean Front Terrace with a full moon and ocean breeze. All the meals were delicious. We requested the same waiter all three times because he made our experience there so enjoyable. Thanks John I. Our daughters 19 and 17 also loved eating there. We definitely plan on returning.

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

We are really humbled to hear that your dining experiences at Catch 31 are so comfortable that you feel at home every time you dine with us. We are grateful for your patronage and we will continue to work hard to make sure your future dining experiences are as good as your past ones. We’ll see you soon.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went to Catch 31 with another couple over 4th of July weekend. The food was fantastic! We got two appetizers to share, and each ordered an entree. We each got a different type of fish, and each had it cooked differently. The restaurant offers to grill, broil, blacken, or bronze (combination of blackening and brown sugar glaze) your fish. And they tell you what the fresh fish is for each day.

The atmosphere in Catch 31 is perfect for a group of friends. We had to wait about 30-45 minutes, but enjoyed the beautiful weather and the outdoor bar while we waiting. Catch 31 has these large circular firepits where you can eat outside... it looked really cool but we didn't get to sit there becuase of the wait.

Overall... great restaurant! We will be back for more fresh fish if we are ever in VA beach again. Try the mahi mahi... delicious!

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Jay E, Director of Food & Beverage at Catch 31, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

I really appreciate your taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the fresh seafood you had while dining at Catch 31. We take great pride in our fish program and freshness is our number one priority. Also, because we are the most popular seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach we sell our seafood so fast it never has a chance to get old. You can really taste the difference. Being right on the oceanfront isn’t so bad either. We’ll see you again soon.

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