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“Always outstanding and great service!”

Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar
Ranked #29 of 1,453 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have been eating here since the restaurant opened and it never disappoints. Outstanding crab cakes and crab dishes. Friendly waitstaff and outdoor dining in summer months with glider bench canopy seating. Water views at most tables.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We thought we would try this restaurant because we could not fit it in last year. This year it was our first choice and what a good decision. The ambience was terrific and so was the service. The food was off the charts. We started with she crab soup. Absolutely delicious, could not have been better. Entrees selected were scallops scampi and flounder. Both came with a vegetable medley of red potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, peas in the pod, onions, red pepper and carrot. Every thing was served hot, nicely seasoned and promptly. The best seafood of the year. Even the wine selected was top notch. All dinners out should be this satisfying.

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Thank duluthharold
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We use to eat here all the time, but it had slipped. Gave it one more chance, and were surprised at how good it was. Had the mariner seafood platter, that no longer has oysters. Got the oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer that were the best here at the beach. The meal cost a hundred dollars before the tip, and was worth it.

Thank Giuseppes1933
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Rudee's had an okay menu but the outside sliding seats are so much fun that it makes the entire experience worth going to.

Thank Ralph V
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We chose Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar (housed in a replica of an authentic Coast Guard Station) to celebrate a family member’s special birthday. It is located at Rudee’s Inlet in Virginia Beach, tucked away from the mainstream restaurants. The motif is that of seafarers, including wall hangings and art. It has a family friendly, casual, and relaxed atmosphere. You can dine in the main part of the restaurant, on the wrap-around porch (overlooking the Inlet and boats) or in the Cabana Bar. The expansive menu touts fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and much more. They have daily specials, as well as sunset specials. We dined on oysters for our appetizer; a combination shrimp, fresh catch and scallops Alfredo (simply delicious!) and the combination special for the evening of bronzed rockfish (scrumptious!), topped with lump crab meat and asparagus, with sides of red potatoes and vegetable melody, and adult beverages. The food was delectable – the wait staff friendly – service great – and generous portions for the price. A seafood lover’s dream!

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Thank Cuz39
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