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Hampton Roads, VA: Where should we eat next?

PLACES TO TRY IN VIRGINIA BEACH:

Here are your best bets for breakfast:

Big Sam's Inlet Cafe & Raw Bar: Funky oceanfront marina bar that serves best pancakes and local made sausage in town as certifed by local paper. Total Chowhound spot.

Belvedere: This tiny luncheonette is smack on the Ocean. Great spot. Good food. Expect to wait

Doc Taylors: Excellent new Locals Favorite. Kitchen run by former Belvedere cook Ray Ray. Excellent, really. Bldg formerly housed the practice of a real Doctor Taylor.

Citrus: New and away from the beach but maybe the best breakfast in town now

Mary's: Old timey, "in the know" locals favorite. Great lunch too. Cheap

For Lunch:

58 Deli Diner: Some of the best deli anywhere can be found at the 58 Deli Diner on Virginia Beach Blvd. Meats and bread are imported from NYC. The sandwiches are nearly $10 and worth every penny

Pelon's: Very hip California Surfer style mexican. Great!!

For Dinner:

Nicks: Famous"locals only" dive. Known for their fried seafood platter. Best fried flounder on planet. At the oceanfront on Laskin Rd.

Surfrider: Great local chain seafood spot at the Oceanfront. Local favorite. Cheap. Kid Friendly.

One Fish Two Fish: Very stylish place on the water that feels more like NYC than VBVA. Good seafood

Catch 31: Very, Very Stylish bar and restaurant in the Hilton, Ranked 4th out of 50 best area restaurants by Hampton Roads magazine.

Tautogs: Outstanding locals Favorite run by Bill Gambrell, owner of Doc Taylors. At the oceanfront

La Marinalla: Outstanding Italian in a slick and comfortable setting. The owner Sal will probably visit your table.

Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn: Amazing 60 year waterfront restaurnt. Famous for fried shrimp. Food is OK but Setting is spectacular. Taste of old Virginia Beach

Chick Oyster Bar: Favorite Hangout for locals. On the water. Shore Drive

Charlies: Dive Seafood spot. Very cool old timey spot. Shore Drive.

Aug 27, 2007
chrismzarpas in Mid-Atlantic

Virginia Beach trip- what's good?

Here are your best bets for breakfast:

Big Sam's Inlet Cafe & Raw Bar: Funky oceanfront marina bar that serves best pancakes and local made sausage in town as certifed by local paper. Total Chowhound spot.

Belvedere: This tiny luncheonette is smack on the Ocean. Great spot. Good food. Expect to wait

Doc Taylors: Excellent new Locals Favorite. Kitchen run by former Belvedere cook Ray Ray. Excellent, really. Bldg formerly housed the practice of a real Doctor Taylor.

Citrus: New and away from the beach but maybe the best breakfast in town now

Mary's: Old timey, "in the know" locals favorite. Great lunch too. Cheap

For Lunch:

58 Deli Diner: Some of the best deli anywhere can be found at the 58 Deli Diner on Virginia Beach Blvd. Meats and bread are imported from NYC. The sandwiches are nearly $10 and worth every penny

Pelon's: Very hip California Surfer style mexican. Great!!

For Dinner:

Nicks: Famous"locals only" dive. Known for their fried seafood platter. Best fried flounder on planet. At the oceanfront on Laskin Rd

Surfrider: Awesome seafood spot at the Oceanfront. Local favorite. Cheap. Kid Friendly.

One Fish Two Fish: Very stylish place on the water that feels more like NYC than VBVA, Top Rate seafood.

Catch 31: Very, Very Stylish bar and restaurant in the Hilton, Ranked 4th out of 50 best area restaurants by Hampton Roads magazine.

Tautogs: Outstanding locals Favorite run by Bill Gambrell, owner of Doc Taylors. At the oceanfront

La Marinalla: Outstanding Italian in a slick and comfortable setting. The owner Sal will probably visit your table.

Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn: Amazing 60 year waterfront restaurnt. Famous for fried shrimp. Food is OK but Setting is spectacular. Taste of old Virginia Beach

Chick Oyster Bar: Favorite Hangout for locals. On the water. Shore Drive

Charlies: Dive Seafood spot. Very cool old timey spot. Shore Drive.

Aug 27, 2007
chrismzarpas in Mid-Atlantic

Onion Rings

Best made from scratch made to order onion rings anywhere are at Popeyes Fried Chicken. Voted best in NYC by NY Times.

Jul 04, 2007
chrismzarpas in Los Angeles Area

VA Beach

Here are your best bets for breakfast:

Belvedere: This tiny luncheonette is smack on the Ocean. Great spot. Good food. Expect to wait

Doc Taylors: Excellent new Locals Favorite. Kitchen run by former Belvedere cook Ray Ray. Excellent, really. Bldg formerly housed the practice of a real Doctor Taylor.

Citrus: New and away from the beach but maybe the best breakfast in town now

Mary's: Old timey, "in the know" locals favorite. Great lunch too. Cheap

For Lunch:

58 Deli Diner: Some of the best deli anywhere can be found at the 58 Deli Diner on Virginia Beach Blvd. Meats and bread are imported from NYC. The sandwiches are nearly $10 and worth every penny

Pelon's: Very hip California Surfer style mexican. Great!!

For Dinner:

Surfrider: Awesome seafood spot at the Oceanfront. Local favorite. Cheap. Kid Friendly.

One Fish Two Fish: Very stylish place on the water that feels more like NYC than VBVA, Top Rate seafood.

Catch 31: Very, Very Stylish bar and restaurant in the Hilton, Ranked 4th out of 50 best area restaurants by Hampton Roads magazine.

Tautogs: Outstanding locals Favorite run by Bill Gambrell, owner of Doc Taylors. At the oceanfront

La Marinalla: Outstanding Italian in a slick and comfortable setting. The owner Sal will proably visit your table.

Aldo's: Italian. Has set the standard for fine dining in VB for years. Favorite (with Terrapin) of the beach old money set;

Chick Oyster Bar: Favorite Hangout for locals. On the water.

Charlies: Dive Seafood spot. Very cool old timey spot

Virginia Beach Taco Truck

Best tacos in town are at Pelon's at the Oceanfront. Family owned. They moved here from Southern California. Great!!

VA Beach recs for bkfst/lunch/dinner?

Here are your best bets for breakfast:

Belvedere: This tiny luncheonette is smack on the Ocean. Great spot. Good food. Expect to wait

Doc Taylors: Excellent new Locals Favorite. Kitchen run by former Belvedere cook Ray Ray. Excellent, really. Bldg formerly housed the practice of a real Doctor Taylor.

Citrus: New and away from the beach but maybe the best breakfast in town now

Mary's: Old timey, "in the know" locals favorite. Great lunch too. Cheap

For Lunch:

58 Deli Diner: Some of the best deli anywhere can be found at the 58 Deli Diner on Virginia Beach Blvd. Meats and bread are imported from NYC. The sandwiches are nearly $10 and worth every penny

Pelon's: Very hip California Surfer style mexican. Great!!

For Dinner:

Surfrider: Awesome seafood spot at the Oceanfront. Local favorite. Cheap. Kid Friendly.

One Fish Two Fish: Very stylish place on the water that feels more like NYC than VBVA, Top Rate seafood.

Catch 31: Very, Very Stylish bar and restaurant in the Hilton, Ranked 4th out of 50 best area restaurants by Hampton Roads magazine.

Tautogs: Outstanding locals Favorite run by Bill Gambrell, owner of Doc Taylors. At the oceanfront

La Marinalla: Outstanding Italian in a slick and comfortable setting. The owner Sal will proably visit your table.

Aldo's: Italian. Has set the standard for fine dining in VB for years. Favorite (with Terrapin) of the beach old money set;

Chick Oyster Bar: Favorite Hangout for locals. On the water.

Charlies: Dive Seafood spot. Very cool old timey spot

Paella in Virginia Beach?

Havana has a location on Great Neck Rd in VB.

Nice waterfront dinner in Virginia Beach area?

There is some really bad advice here. Rudee's food is horrible and over priced as is most of the food at the oceanfront. Waterman's is truly awful. No knowledgeable local would eat at either place. For casual dining, Chick's Oyster Bar is your best bet. It is smack on the water and the food is usually very good. Something for every body. If you want something a little fancier, One Fish, Two Fish is right on the water and the food is outstanding. Also consider Lynnhaven Seafood. On the water but expensive.

Finally, a serious local favorite that no tourist would ever find is Steinhilbers. The best fried shrimp you will ever put in your mouth.Waterfront setting is spectacular. Opened in 1939 and operated by the same family ever since. Expensive but a real treat. www.steinys.com

Virginia Fried Chicken?

Bills Restaurant in Courtland was voted by readers of the Norfolk newspaper to have the best fried chcken between NC and Williamsburg. Homemade desserts and veggies. Try the tomato pudding. It inside a Sunoco gas station.

Fam to Virginia Beach

Here are your best bets for breakfast:

Belvedere: This tiny luncheonette is smack on the Ocean. Great spot. Good food. Expect to wait

Doc Taylors: Locals Favorite. Kitchen run by former Belvedere cook Ray Ray. Excellent, really. Bldg formerly housed the practice of a real Doctor Taylor.

Citrus: New and away from the beach but maybe the best breakfast in town now

Mary's: Old timey, "in the know" locals favorite. Great lunch

For Lunch:

58 Deli Diner: Some of the best deli anywhere can be found at the 58 Deli Diner on Virginia Beach Blvd. Meats and bread are imported from NYC. The sandwiches are nearly $10 and worth every penny

Pelon's: Very hip California Surfer style mexican. Great!!

For Dinner:

Surfrider: Awesome seafood spot at the Oceanfront. Local favorite. Cheap.

One Fish Two Fish: Blows Lynhaven Fish House away. Very stylish place on the water that feels more like NYC than VBVA, Top Rate seafood.

Catch 31: Very, Very Stylish bar and restaurant in the Hilton, Ranked 4th out of 50 best area restaurants by Hampton Roads magazine.

Tautogs: Outstanding locals Favorite run by Bill Gambrell, owner of Doc Taylors

La Marinalla: Outstanding Italian in a slick and comfortable setting. The owner Sal will proably visit your table.

Aldo's: Italian. Has set the standard for fine dining in VB for years. Favorite (with Terrapin) of the beach old money set;

Chick Oyster Bar: Favorite Hangout for locals. On the water.

Charlies: Dive Seafood spot. Very cool old timey spot

AVOID RESTAURANTS AT THE OCEANFRONT AT ALL COSTS EXCEPT SURFRIDER AND PELONS AND PI Pizzeria