Southern food and oysters- we know you both love them and we know you can have them in one plate. Virginia Beach is the perfect spot for food junkies, especially the more daring type. This proud beach community is not only about the waters, but it also boasts 8,000 acres of land from which farmers produce local goods for eateries and upscale restaurants alike. If you're on your way to the Tidewater area, make sure you know where the best foods are served.
If you're looking for some quality food served with sophistication, Terrapin got that for you. They change their menu regularly, so you know you will not get tired of eating the same dish if you come here every day. Their list highlights a sustainable and organic selection.
Bay Local Eatery
Bay Local is known for their southern and seafood offerings, but you might be surprised to see unusual dishes on their menu. From wagyu beef to oysters, their wide-selection menu gives you only the best quality of food you ever craved for. Don't worry if you come here past lunch because their brunch options are available throughout the day.
Come to this hip and cool lunch spot and enjoy their delectable dishes made from locally produced ingredients. Commune makes sure to serve freshly-cooked meals on a regular basis. They have green options for the health conscious and guilty-pleasures for when you want to indulge in your cravings. Their sweet-potato hash tots served with sweet mustard-aioli is a must-try.
We are not surprised why this brother-run fish house has been pleasing hungry customers since 1972. You can find the usual seafood options as well as creative ones written on their menu. Be warned, though, their famous creamy she-crab soup is addictive, but we can't blame you if you come back for another bowl the next day.
Bubba's Seafood Restaurant & Crab House
Everybody appreciates fresh seafood, especially if it's served on the deck. Bubba's Seafood Restaurant is famous for serving the freshest crabs in town as well as other fresh-catch options. If it's in season, make sure to try their jimmies, but you can always opt for their equally sumptuous crabcake, and steamed Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs.
Repeal Bourbon and Burgers
It's hard to put down Repeal Bourbon's burgers once you've had the first bite. Their burgers are sinfully greasy and cooked to perfection for your meaty-burger craving, and the truffle mac n' cheese completes the experience. Don't forget to try the must-try Old Fashioned for the perfect guilty pleasure treat.
Masala Bites offers some of the most flavorful dishes around town, and they owe that to their home-roasted and ground spices. Their menu mainly consists of an ensemble of Northern Indian dishes and fresh seafood as well as regular options. Masala Bites' home-cooked paneer served fresh the oven is a sweet treat for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Your regular lunch staples upgraded, that's what you will experience at Taste. This family-run restaurant makes their dishes from fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Taste is your go-to place if you want to taste authentic Virginia Beach flavor. Whether you order their regular lunch options or go for their super-filled sandwiches, you are sure to ask for more