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“Always my favorite, but has slipped.”

Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar
Ranked #27 of 1,430 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rudee's on the Inlet welcomed its rst guest on March 17, 1983, in what was originally designed to be a bait & tackle shop. Since that day, Rudee's has grown to become one of the most popular restaurants and night spots at the Beach. Housed in a replica of an authentic Coast Guard station, the Restaurant & Cabana Bar has grown to include our outside deck with our popular "glider seating" over the water and seasonal re pit tables. Kick back, relax and have a great time. We hope you enjoy our delicious, fresh seafood, specialty drinks and the beautiful sunsets over Rudee Inlet.
Franklin, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
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“Always my favorite, but has slipped.”
Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

We have eaten here for 12 years, but were disappointed this trip. The shrimp was the best we have had, but the flounder and scallops were average at best. The oysters Rockefeller were excellent. We will be checking out some other places this visit.

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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Thinks way to much of themselves.”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Made a party of fifteen, with 80 year old grandparents wait in the parking lot until the whole party arrived. The dining room was 10% full.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

It’s well worth going to Rudee’s at the inlet for dinner just to watch the fishermen returning to the Marina with their catch, and it is also a great time to find out what the “catch of the day” will be. The half dozen Oysters Rockefeller were as good as I remembered them from a family vacation at Virginia Beach a few yrs ago, and the catch of the day topped with large lumps of fresh crab was delicious. It was served over a large bed of rice and veggies that was a bit over cooked. Recommended.

  • Visited January 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Scenic, great service and some of the best she crab soup north of Hilton Head SC Excellent scallops and oysters

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
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“Terrible service - Terrible food”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

4 adults and 1 2 y.o. The portions were huge, but the food was terrible and uneateble. We did'nt get the food at the same time, and the staff spend more time talking to friends of the house instead of serving customers waiting. When complaing they just smiled. We did not order food for the child, but the charged us 20% tip anyway. Is that customer service. They would not even listen to our complaint regarding the automatic tip. I can not recommend the place or the food. Instead cross the street and visit Rockefeller's.

  • Visited July 2012
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