Proudly Serving the Freshest Seafood Available

Open for Dinner at 4PM Tuesday - Saturday

We do NOT accept reservations

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We are a 60-seat, chef-owned and operated restaurant focusing on high quality, fresh seafood in a casual, yet elegant setting. We are best known for our award-winning crab soup, local fish dishes, crab cakes, and homemade chocolate bread pudding.

We offer a variety of wines, local beers and our own signature cocktails. Come see what we are all about! We are conveniently located in the Redmill Commons Shopping Center just minutes away from the Ocean Front resort area and Sandbridge.


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KellyandTodd Shields
Outstanding atmosphere!!! Great people!! Great food!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Tara Rosenthal-Carnagey
This place did not disappoint! The husband and I are new to the area and have been wanting to try this place. We went out for a date night and loved everything about it. I think this is the best food in VB we've found. Highly recommend. Compliments to the chef.
Kittie Saunders Morgan
The service, staff (including the owner :o), drinks, & food were top notch - we will revisit this restaurant!
Tracey Simpson Bates
The Best Restaurant in Virginia Beach!! Our food and service was exceptional!!! Chef Charles was Wonderful 🤩 he greeted every table..
Vernon Penix
We stopped by for dessert tonight. The Key Lime Pie was delicious. 👍🏿🤩
DeAnn Schmidt Sitter
We chose this place from other reviews, as we wanted a smaller, local restaurant. We were not disappointed! From the owner coming outside and offering to get us drinks while we waited, to all the staff who we interacted with, we thank you. The food and drinks were fantastic! Now if they only opened another in Iowa!
Tina Brizius Mainer
What an amazing restaurant! Completely satisfied from the moment we walked in the door til the moment we walked out. Service was top notch, food was absolutely delicious and the bartender made the best Old Fashion I’ve had in some time. Great place to enjoy with a tasty meal! Celebrating my husband’s 50th Birthday was a true treat! Thank you Blue!
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Mark Fridley
Found this place while visiting the beach about 7 years ago and it remains my favorite place to eat.
Matt Miller
The seafood is "THE FRESHEST" in town, the service is fantastic (Matt) and there's ALWAYS a great bourbon to sip on, Chef Charles and his team never disappoints on the specials.
Dennis Michael
Superb food, outstanding service. Great combination of ambience and taste. Best Old Fashion ever! First Rate in all respects!
Wendy Michelle Johnson
You guys never not even in the smallest little bit! From the littlest details to the biggest. We couldn't have chosen a better place for my daughter's 18th birthday. Every single staff (family) member was 1,000% on point and the most friendly ever! The food....🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤I'm SO thankful for each and every one of you. Thanks for a great night in the memory book of life. 💕💕💕
Kristen Spangler
I can’t recommend this place highly enough. Seafood is hard to get right and easy to get wrong. Blue knows seafood. I had Flounder Imperial; my dad had the fresh seafood platter. We savoured every morsel. Nothing was dripping in butter, swimming in garlic or rubbery and overcooked. In fact, I was kicking myself for not ordering the cream of crab soup with roasted tomato! I got it for my dad and should’ve stolen it from his side of the table! I would happily drive the six hours down from central PA to eat here again.
Patrick VanLandingham
We had a wonderful first experience here. Place was full yet we had a great time having dinner at the bar.
David Fine
2021-09-08T01:55:55+0000 a Seafood Fanatic...THIS is the BEST Seafood Retaurant EVER!Owner/Chef Works the Floor Offering Free Tastes.....Small off the Beach in.A Shopping Area.near Sandbridge...VER GOOD
Paula Bryant McGowan
One of the most wonderful experiences we have had in a restaurant in a long time. The owner/Chef stopped by a few times to make sure everything was wonderful and the atmosphere was great. Our family will frequent this place often. The seafood was definitely fresh, and delicious.
Bob George
Extremely great service and even better food and drinks. Small and quaint. That said, there was a 1 hour wait for a table. We sat at the bar with no wait. The bar tenders attention and service was astounding!
Dawne DiOrio
Best food ever service awesome. they don’t take reservations so if you want a table you should get there when they open at four My cocktail was also terrific
Nicky Krause Stoudt
We are from out of town on a week vacation and stumbled upon Blue Seafood & Spirits while searching for a place to dine with our three young daughters. The staff was so welcoming and kept us informed on how much longer our wait to be seated would be; which honestly was not too long either. They had great interaction with our girls. We were already impressed before even entering the establishment or trying the food and things just got better. The food was delicious! Our picky 5 year old LOVED the sweet potato biscuits so much, we got an order to take home. Our next family vacation to Sandbridge will definitely include another wonderful meal at Blue Seafood & Spirits!
Ricardo Tubbs
We had an amazing first night out Sans-Kids. This place is one of the best restaurants (if not the best) we have been to in Virginia. The chef/Owner is amazing and extremely personable, we are looking forward to are next visit. We have convinced him he needs to try New England Whole Belly Clams!
Kelly McGroarty Jordan
The only disappointment in this place was why we didn't find it earlier! Service and smiles were great from the moment we entered on to the bartender to the server and to the wandering chef :). Dinner was amazing! Sweet potato biscuits were the best we've ever had and the chocolate bread pudding for dessert was worth the drive itself. 💕
David Glasier
One of th best restaurants in VB. Food is incredible. Owners are Awesome. For selfish reasons I don’t want to tell people about Blue because I’m afraid it might get too crowded. Oh yeah, the bartender & drinks are Awesome too.
Christina Ramirez
Honestly one of the best experiences at a restaurant I have had in a very long time! The drinks, food, and staff were amazing!! Can’t believe it took us this long to actually come in, we will definitely be back soon!!
Ron Pazdziorko
This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Everything came out looking amazing and tasting even better. We had a party of 7 ranging from 13-50 and not one complaint. Chef Charles is so nice. He checks on every table during you meal. He even delivered cocktail and water as we waited outside for our table. I don’t care how long the wait is, just wait because it will be worth it. I will vacation at Sandbridge again just so I can go eat there again. Our server Gwena was top notch and a lot of fun. And if you are celebrating a birthday like we were get ready for a fun surprise and laugh.
Rebecca Eldreth
AMAZING food, service, and atmosphere!! We were lucky enough to stumble upon this place and was not disappointed. My tips - eat your sweet potato biscuit while it’s warm and save room for the chocolate bread pudding!!! Tell Chef Charles we sent you!!! 💙💙💙
Marilyn J Correia
Bartender was wonderful..Service and food was wonderful too!! Very friendly atmosphere..
Rene Campbell
Very friendly staff and they were highly accommodating for our party of 22. Great food and service. Thank you!
Mary Maxey Newman
Dinner tonight was delicious! Service was fantastic! If you haven’t tried it, you are missing out!
Denique Kearney-Jones
The sweet potato biscuits were delicious! The fried and broiled carb cakes were plump without a bunch of fillers. They were packed and the hostess came out and gave our kids the sweet potato biscuits prior to seating along with our drinks. That was super nice and AWESOME 🙂
Kevin Neff
Well I finally made the long trip to Blue Seafood & Spirits to check it out after all the rave reviews I have seen. All I can say is absolutely delicious and was definitely worth the trip! (literally just up the street from me). 😂
Carolyn Williams
Fabulous food!Fabulous peopleFabulous atmosphere!Trust me you can’t go wrong. Do yourself a favor, and make a date with Blue! Top shelf!
Vann Poole Holland
I stumbled on Blue Seafood when researching dinner restaurants in Virginia Beach. I had seen pictures of a dish that looked amazing.(Bellhaven Seafood) I reached out on Facebook and Charles, the Owner/Chef said to ask for it when I got there and they would make it. It was amazing. The food, the service, and those sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter. Oh my!! So good. Thanks Charles!
Lina Sanchez
After a 4 hour long drive from North Carolina, my husband and I googled places to eat in Virginia Beach. We found this place as one of the best to eat at. It had crab cakes so the husband was automatically interested. We get there & there’s a 45 minute wait. Walking in, I felt a little intimidated because it seemed everyone there was dressed nice and we were in comfy attire (sweats & yoga pants) because we didn’t plan on eating out anywhere but the host was super sweet and nice! When we finally got seated, we were greeted by our waitress who was so knowledgeable and just had a warm inviting personality. I believe her name was “Giana or Guana” (btw if she’s reading this please tell her I’m sorry, I have preggo brain and I forgot her name.) Anyway, she immediately took away every doubt we had being there and made us feel like we belong. As the dinner went on, we were given complimentary sample appetizers that were amazing! The first thing we had was something with shrimp and crab and the second thing we had was sweet potato biscuits. These were the perfect set-up to our delicious meals. I’m a lover of oysters but my husband isn’t and when he tried it, he fell in love! Before our meal was over I believe the chef came over and greeted us and even brought a plastic little shark to give to our 7 month old. It was the sweetest thing for him to do and I was grateful to have been treated with the best hospitality that anyone could have hoped for. We plan on visiting Virginia Beach in a couple months when Grandma comes to town and we will be back! Once again thank you to everyone at Blue Seafood and Spirits for your amazing customer service and friendly atmosphere!
Graciela Osben Finley
We recommend EVERYTHING. After years of fine dining with them, we still continue to be amazed every single time. It has been our Saturday treat during Covid, curbside, always perfect and delicious. Last night it was Belle Haven, well, pure heaven. Chef and staff are top notch. Thank you for offering five-star dining close to home.
Ed Kocsis
We had dinner there last night and it did not disappoint. Everything that came to our table was incredibly flavored and cooked to perfection! It is by far the most memorable dinner we've had in recent memory. We met Charles, the owner /chef and expressed our complete satisfaction with our dining experience. We definitely plan on returning.Cannot wait to go back!5 Stars!
Tim Dowling
Great food in a relaxing atmosphere. Scallops were cooked to perfection! She-Crab Soup was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back!
Linda Avent
Its been awhile since we last visited but has remained out most favorite seafood restaurant. Today was my husband's birthday so I wanted to treat him tonite. He had the Eastern Shore dinner (crab cake and oysters) and I had my favorite Tempura shrimp and of course some calamari.. We decided to do the curbside pickup as we aren't yet ready to eat dinner IN. We got home, opened some wine and OMG the food was ahmazing. I wish I could duplicate Chef Charles apricot butter and sweet potatoe biscuits. Everything was exactly what I remembered. This time I did miss my husband getting a pic with the Chef and his chicken!! Maybe next time! Thank you so much for this great birthday dinner. Hopefully we'll get to see you in person again soon!
Teresa Carter Broyles
Crab soup, blackend fish & shrimp pasta and key lime were were all delicious. Great service including personal visits from the owner who is very hands on and appreciative. A Va Beach must do for dinner.
Chris Marks Suit
Delicious crab cakes and salmon tonight to celebrate our anniversary! A must for seafood lovers. Perfect flavors and portions!
Shay Ballou
Been coming here fore years . Best seafood at the beach hands down. Unbelievable staff and Chef is amazing. Always feel like family walking in the door.
Sheri Tokarczyk
One of THE BEST meals I have ever had. The server was phenomenal and really knew the menu to answer our questions. The Owner and Chef came to our table multiple times to make sure everything was ok. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Carol C. Mitrea
We can see why this restaurant has such a high rating. Excellent food, great and friendly staff, wonderful and friendly chef who makes sure your food is great and checks on you to make sure your experience is fabulous. It is not a large place but they are large in every other way! Will definitely go again!
Kathy Karn Cunningham
Food was absolutely delightful. Cooked to perfection. Service is outstanding. Highly recommend!
Samantha Ireland
Our 1st visit & we can't wait to go back. The BEST crab cakes I've had in Va Bch since I moved here from Md in '76! The Tempura shrimp, shrimp canape & sweet potato biscuit were excellent! We can't wait to come back!
Carla Hunter Theisz
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to order and enjoy your delicious food! Looking forward to the day we can come back into the restaurant.
MJ Rogers
Blue is always amazing. We love dining in and we continue to support them through take out. We can't wait to visit again!
Donald Price
Awesome customer service and great food. Our go to restaurant for seafood, cocktails and a friendly atmosphere for all occasions. Five stars across the board. Looking forward to when “Chef Charles” is able to reopen his doors. 👍🏌🏼‍♂️
Pete Galanides Jr.
Blue is our go-to restaurant. Our favorite place to share with friends and family. Thanks to Charles and staff. A wonderful satisfying experience!❣️
Susan Lancaster Thuma
Charlie and I always enjoy dinner at Blue. Sitting at the bar during a Happy hour or at a table the food is superb. The staff is great and you get a visit from the chef.
Resty Restituyo
Always a great experience, whether we eat in or have it comply with social distancing, this crew is on top of its game.We are glad to help out in your cause to provide some form of relief for your employees
Mary Gattuso Stacy
Thank you to Charles and the Amazing staff at our favorite place for making the best meal ever, and making your village so happy! Best Crabcakes in the world! There was so much food, I have a second meal.
Brittany Bangas
I wish I could give this place 10 stars. The food is absolutely amazing. Staff is always attentive and knowledgeable and the owner Charles is the kindest person. Their atmosphere is relaxed and I always feel welcome in their restaurant. You can tell they really have a passion towards food and hospitality. This place will not disappoint!
Lynne Sanders
You know you're in the right spot when you roll up 10 minutes before opening time and see a fair amount of folks sitting in their cars waiting for 4pm. And you really know you're in the right spot when you're gifted with complimentary Cajun shrimp canapes. One for every diner. Those delights were scrumptious!!I really loved the laid back atmosphere and the jovial camaraderie of the employees. I felt as if we were dining at a friend's house instead of first timers just now being let in on the best kept secret at Red Mill. I'm not a fan of Virginia Beach and wouldn't have even been this way had my family not decided to come up for a spur of the moment visit. After a visit to my favorite spot in Pungo, Jerrassic Park, my crew starting feeling hunger pains. Having a few picky eaters in my crew I let them find us a spot and after checking a few reviews we wound up here.Honestly, not being a seafood eater I wasn't sure this was the best place for me but the shrimp tempura called my name and off we went.This place left such an indelible memory that we'll probably go back. From the heavenly Hibiscus Martini, to the crunchy Tempura asparagus appetizer and Tempura Shrimp to those perfectly tiny sweet potato biscuits and apricot butter. My entire crew enjoyed their meals (even the picky eater) and the service was spot on. Definitely a spot worthy of another trip to VB.
Demetria Miles
This is really a great place to eat/drink and appreciate the dining experience with the great Chef Charles! Derek was our waiter and the bar tender was the best! I didn't ask her name. Really enjoyed the oysters Rock appetizer and the lamb chop! The best Mojito with pineapple juice I've ever tasted. My friend loved the shrimp tempura as well.
Paul Navarrete
Prompt serviceGreat foodInviting atmosphere Friendly staffExcellent menuCrown Royal Bread Pudding!
Connie Johnson
Best broiled scallops!! Drive from Richmond several times a year to have dinner here. We LOVE it! Great Service, terrific seafood. My dessert tonight was the Coconut cheesecake, with an Oreo crust. Delicious!!!
Tee Netti
Me and 6 of my girlfriends went to this restaurant 1/11/20 and it was amazing!!! The food was delicious, drinks were perfect and desserts were literally mouthwatering!! Customer service was outstanding, our waitress was great and the owner was so cool! Highly recommended and can’t wait to come back again! Definitely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rosemary Guyton
The food, atmosphere, and staff are excellent. The Chef checks in with each table to insure all are happy.
Ann Grimes
Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. You really need to try this place. You will not be disappointed!
Tracy Wolfgang
Food is great and service is phenomenal! Friendly and accommodating staff definitely helped boost the experience!!
Karen Staha
Absolutely fabulous meal! The crab cake had just enough filler to hold the nice chunks of crab meat together. The oysters were delicious, too, along with the sides. One of the best meals in recent memory!
Jeff Kilgore
Some friends had invited us to dinner at this place. We turned it down at that time. Looking on Yelp, I saw this restaurant and thought we need to try it. So, we called the friends who had asked us to go there the first time and they did. We arrived when they first opened and were seated immediately. The service was really great. While we were waiting on our dinners, the chef brought out an appetizer for everyone. It was a shrimp in a white sauce with roasted pine nuts. Very good! Then they brought out some sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter. Only one each, but very tasty. The meals were brought out and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed them. We asked for another round of the biscuits and they obliged us. Even though we were full, we decided on getting the chocolate bread pudding. It was the best bread pudding ever. If you get there after 5, be ready to wait a while, but the wait is worth it.
Victrola Kikovitch
we come here once every year on Vacation and are never disappointed. the food is always so fresh and the chef is so personable. He makes it his personal mission to make sure everyone feels at home and taken care of. We love this place!
Terri Lynn Bestvina
AMAZING service! AMAZING food! VERY clean!! Hands down, the BEST restaurant in Virginia Beach!!
Brian Boynton
Fantastic food! High quality cooking. Not your ordinary every day seafood. Try the specials.
Laurel Edwards
The service was excellent, and the food was amazing! I cannot recommend the she crab soup with spinach highly enough.
Nicci Rulon Montoro
I recommend this restaurant 100%! Perfect Atmosphere, perfect hospitality and perfect food from starters to desserts.
Sarah Christena
I come here every year on vacation and it never disappoints! Love that the chef comes out and checks in with the customers. Servers are very friendly and attentive. And the food is AMAZING!! Best restaurant in Virginia Beach. 👍🏼
Sarah Duling Ferringer
Such a wonderful spot for dinner. The tempura shrimp were awesome❤️ We will be back!
Allen Sokolik
Wonderful menu, outstanding seafood, outstanding service. First time there not our last time
Rhonda Heroux-Hart
super delicious, the sweet potato biscuits were AMAZING! And the apricot butter was So delicious!!!! Great night 🥰
Persephone Ackerman
Brought some visiting family here for dinner tonight, and we were all absolutely blown away! The care put into each dish and cocktail was immediately evident. The food was excellent- we all had different entrees and loved them all, sharing plates between us to sample different menu items. The 6 yo highly recommends the key lime pie and creme brûlée 😂 I would not hesitate to recommend this gem to anyone looking for seafood!
George Brooks
Amazing. Great service great food. Worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back. The owner Charles was wonderful and clearly takes pride in the restaurant. Highly recommended!!
Brenda Gardner
The food is always fresh and tasty. I love the sweet potato biscuits. The portion size is perfect, although I can never eat all my food. The owner and his staff are friendly and the service is fast. ALL customers are treated well. Did i say the food is AMAZING - everything. This is my favorite restaurant in the entire Tidewater area.
Lois Tokarz
The seafood is outstanding and so is the customer service. The key lime pie is the best I’ve ever tasted!!!
Edie Collins Sigley
Excellent service and delicious food! You go there, you won’t be disappointed! Guaranteed!
Bill Moore
Food is delicious, perfectly prepared. Service is great. Absolutely the best seafood in tow. Highly recommended
Debbie Rasmussen
Absolutely one of our favorite local restaurants. Food and service is always fantastic
Yance Cook
I can’t say enough good things about Blue!! The staff and food were both amazing! It’s a little hidden gem! A big shout out the owner and chef Charles on a terrific experience my husband and I had!
Cile Richardson Younger
My first visit was to celebrate my birthday. Good seafood, friendly staff, and a surprise from Hector. Thanks, Bob and Amy. 💕
Robb Grabb
What an awesome spot. Have tried to go a few times but there's always too long of a wait. Have 3 little ones at home so waiting an hour to dine just isn't in the schedule. Snuck in tonight at 5:15 and only waited 10 min to be seated. Sat at the bar for dinner. Bartender was on point and we never waited for anything. The food was delicious. The Chef/Owner stopped by multiple times to check on how we were doing after each course. We couldn't have been more pleased with our dining experience. Will suggest this restaurant to anyone and will certainly be returning.
Col Mustard
The she crab soup was phenomenal and i could cut my steak with a fork. Chef out in the dining room asking for feedback-which shows how much they care. Our waitress Katie was attentive, polite and helpful. Will definitely be back.
Katie Wood
Amazing food! And the Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding is the best I have ever had!
Linda Garis Stark
Wonderful seafood every time. Excellent service. Small but efficient. We celebrated my 69th birthday. We’ll be back again and again.
Greg Brickles
This is by far our favorite restaurant. The service and staff are fabulous. Oh, and the food is out of this world!
Leslie Beahm
It’s rare we leave a restaurant glowing about everything; but from menu, to special accommodations for my weirdo vegan diet, to friendly attentive servers, great ambient music and most of all superb food, we are smitten. A go-to place for us for future trips here.
Andi Bartron Thomas
Every time we have been, we have loved everything. Great chef, wonderful atmosphere and service.
Lorie Simmons Ferguson
I had one of the specials this past weekend, tile fish, topped with crab & shrimp. Excellent! Wonderful staff, great wine, and very clean.
Emilsan Pizarro
After trying several places in Virginia Beach, finally found a place worth the visit. Thank you for such great food! My wife and I loved it. Emil
Shane Harlacher
Great seafood! Everything was great from drinks to veggies to the seafood. Staff was attentive and friendly.
Jen Chilton
The owner is what makes the restaurant and clearly you can see that everyone is happy and personable.. the food is incredible and so are the martinis!
Diana Marie
Really good crab cakes. Make a reservation because space is limited. Great atmosphere and workers!!!
Lilli Pickens-Mitchell
Wonderful good, kind and generous staff and management. 7 of us ate here for my bachelorette party and they spoiled us! Everything was fabulous!
Scott Cocherell
One of best meals I’ve ever had, crab bisque was fantastic, blackened crab cakes and shrimp cooked perfectly, waiter was on point as well as chef and owner. Will recommend to Others and be back soon!
Stephen Rothandler
We had a great meal here tonight. Matt at the bar took care of us. The food was delicious and the service was great. They had a good selection of local craft beers on tap as well as some nice cocktails and good wine too. Would highly recommend if you are up for some great seafood in the Virginia Beach area. The she crab soup was excellent. Crab cakes and battered shrimp were fantastic. Creme brulee and chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
Fran Cooper
The food,staff and atmosphere was exceptional. Will definitely be making several return trips.
Reida Collins
AwesomePlace to eat! Great atmosphere ! Services are amazing! WillDefinitely be back here. Food was excellent!
Jarret Patton
From the welcome, the service with Katie and the personal salutation from the chef, this place was awesome. The food was excellent and the ambiance was comfortable. Although it was my first time, it definitely won’t be my last! I can’t wait to return!
Jeff Dorsogna
This is the best seafood in the freshest seafood I’ve had in a long time. Very personable customer service issues the owner has a great thing going and I will not have seafood anywhere else
Stuart Brightbill
The food for all three of us was excellent!! Waitress was very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. All three meals were cooked perfectly and served on time. The only thing keeping from a 5-star rating is the atmosphere. Incredibly small dining area and we happened to be seated close to the bar. The people gathered behind us were loud (having fun), I kept having to hunch over as patrons and workers had to get by. I hope this restaurant can find a bigger place.
Meredith Dhillon
Me and my husband love seafood! We wanted to find a legit restaurant outside of the tourist traps. Blue is fantastic! The food was fresh and seasoned to perfection. Unique items like the apricot butter will keep me coming back. The service was exceptional and the staff was friendly! The beer and wine selection mafe us super happy!
John Ross
Just had another great meal at Blue.Once again everything was wonderful!�����
Mendy Semonich
The owner and staff were very nice. It’s a great atmosphere and very clean. The food is awesome! Love this place, I will go back often!
Pam Ooten-Stuart
Excellent service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Cindy Meigel
We tried this restaurant...thanks to Suri. When we walked in, I asked the couple on front of us “have you been here before?” She replied “no we saw it had 5 star reviews, so we thought we would try it.” How about that! LOL. My father said the “raw oysters and the she crab soup were the BEST” he ever had! He’s long been a Seafood connoisseur. Sorrily I’m not a fan of seafood, however the salad dressing was the best I ever had! It was a house made italian-garlic-balsamic, and the salad was full of fixings. They also have complimentary sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter, that are to absolutely die for! I ordered the porterhouse pork chop, with cheesy mashed potatoes and vegetables. The cheesy mashed potatoes were a culinary delight, for sure! My father got the broiled seafood plate that consisted of scallops, a large crab cake, and a white fish. In his words “they are generous with the crab in the crab cake, and in the She crab soup.” His dinner was served with a white sweet potato and vegetables. For desert we both opted for the cream brûlée - which was absolutely to die for. I have had cream brûlée twice before and really did not care for it, but since we were trying this place for the first time, I decided to try it. It was masterful!!! They have a chocolate bread pudding, that the owner highly recommended, however, I gave up chocolate for Lent. I liked that the owner brought out complimentary appetizers, and talked freely with the customers. Our only complaint would be, it’s too small...but the owner stated “we thought about expanding, but we don’t want to lose...what we have here.” We got there when it opened at 4. By the time we left, the waiting area was full, and people were waiting in line the rain. The bar area is a delight, and and the bartender was superb! Highly recommend 5�����. I will be trying the chocolate bread pudding after lent ends. What an absolute pleasure!
Kristie McLamb
Wonderful and friendly service....Appetizers which included tempura asparagus and a bowl of crab soup and both was out of this world...had the salmon Oscar and fried seafood plate and both were amazing....would recommend to anybody and can’t wait to come back again
Lauren Merlino Shoemaker
Came here on a recommendation n was not disappointed. We sat at the bar n Matt took care of us!! Started out with the calamari app. I then had the crab cakes, my husband had some seafood dish n said it was great!! The chef brought out our food (which I thought was very nice) I had never heard of a white sweet potato before, but let me tell you, it was delish!! We ended with creme brûlée. Matt was very entertaining n personable. We def enjoyed our night. Thank you! I almost forgot about the sweet potato biscuits, with the apricot butter—-OMG
Matthew Smithson
This is my favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach hands down. The fresh delicious food, friendly service, and speciality🍸cocktails are always AMAZING. And unlike many restaurants, the owners of BLUE 🐟 come out to greet you 👏. The atmosphere here makes for a truly unique and enjoyable dining experience.
Maggie Infinger
Amazing food, best service I have had in awhile. My new favorite restaurant. Even with a long wait I would do it again!!
Nancy Scharver Dear
Oh my goodness, where do I begin?? My boyfriend and I were visiting Virginia Beach for a whale watching adventure and found this food establishment via surfing reviews online. We're soooo glad we found and chose it and highly recommend it to others!! EVERYTHING WE DINED ON WAS AMAZING!! Even the wine and beer were fantastic and paired well with our meals! The Chef brought us a complimentary appetizer of sun dried figs and Port wine cheddar cheese on crostinis. For dinner, my boyfriend enjoyed the crab cakes with a baked sweet potato and I had the evening's special, duck with sun dried cherries in a port wine reduction, and asiago mashed potatoes....both had a fresh vegetable mix.....all phenomenal!! For dessert, we split chocolate bread pudding which had a chocolate sauce and crème anglaise....oh my....yumtastic!! The service (I believe our server was Jen?) was impeccable and attentive without being overly so! Thank you for sharing your amazingly tasty culinary talents with your dining patrons! I wish your establishment were closer to our home rather than 3 hours away! 🙂
Scott Bowyer
Tonight’s special was a yellowfin tuna with a honey Dijon drizzle, along with Asiago mashed potatoes and julienned vegetables. It was cooked to perfection! Received great service with a smile, and enjoyed seeing chef out talking to everyone. Highly recommend!!!
Adam Carroll
Charles, you’ve ruined me for duck...I use to order it everywhere, but nothing is as good as yours. Filet tonight....
Lauren Broudy
My food was definitely 5 stars. I couldn't pick just one so I chose the combo and got flounder, crab cakes and shrimp. I would get it again and again. I loved how they offer complimentary appetizers. They were the perfect bite!!
Lynn Lester
So glad that we found this locally-owned restaurant. Food and service were both excellent, and really liked that the Chef was in and out of the dining room chatting it up with customers. He obviously has a large local following, and as a restaurant owner in Delaware, I love to find and support locally-owned businesses. Those in the Virginia Beach area need to put this great spot on their radar!!!
Cyndi Arnold
Fabulous!I absolutely love BLUE! Went to dinner last night solo and love this restaurant! I ate at the bar and enjoyed their awesome crab cakes and tempura shrimp which were amazing. I met so many wonderful locals there. The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was inviting and the service was excellent. From the appetizers, to the main course and even the desserts and cocktails were perfect. This is a must place to discover a fabulous neighborhood favorite.
Christopher Hutchison
Great food and our server was on point. Tried this restaurant based on reviews on TripAdvisor and they did not disappoint. Tonya our server new the menu and how to handle Gluten free allergy needs. We will be back
Cammie Tutwiler
Wonderful food, and excellent, friendly service. What a great place!! Would definitely visit again.
Lynn Vogel
The reviews are all legit! We drove out there from the oceanfront based on Yelp. We got there at 5 on a Saturday and it was already packed. We took a seat at the bar and had great service from Reed and Shannon. My hubby and I took advantage of happy hour specials and had a breadth of apps. Don't miss the crab cakes, the tempura shrimp or the crab soup. We loved it so much we bought extra to go! Literally the best seafood I've ever had. I wish we lived closer!
Kelly Vasiloff
This place is phenomenal!!! The service, the owner, the upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere...perfect meal from start to finish!!
Michael Patrick Daugherty
Local gresh seafood prepared by Chef Charles with simple and fresh way but with a definite expert touch on seasoning. The tempura battered shrimp is ligbt and delicate with extrememly fresh jumbo shrimp. The asiago mash was smooth as silk and had a creamy, yet, bright asiago flavor. The roasted tomato she-crab soup had a unique spin on the soup and gave it a crab red hue. Even the croutons on the salad were kitchen crafted. Attention to detail is evident everywhere, even in the cocktails. Fresh, muddled fruit and mint in both the Pinapple Mohito and the old-fashioned. Go for the local feel, Chef Charle's warmth and hospitality, as well as his excellent cuisine. Come back because it feels like "your place". Don't come back on Sun or Mon...because that is their weekend, resting up to see you once again.
Kim Turner
This place absolutely fantastic! I had try some of everything. Shrimp Tempura, oysters, crab cake., Mahi Mahi and Scallops. This is the best seafood I ever had in the Tidewater area!! The bartender Matt is super nice and make the bests cocktails!! The owner come around to make sure everything is great! I giving this place 5-stars hand down!
Liz Jenkins Bullock
The service was excellent. Sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter melted in your mouth. Broiled seafood was cooked to perfection. Fried oysters just had enough tasty crunch to compliment the crab cake that came along with the ride. Didn't even mind the wait. My new favorite place to eat!!!
Linda Smith
I had my Birthday dinner at Blue. Excellent seafood menu. I had the seafood platter , the crab cakes were delicious, all crab no filler, nice light batter on any items that were fried. Had a great time, great food, busy place , get there early. 😊🍴
Robert Stoufer
Great food and super attentive staff--including the chef/owner. We had blackened tuna, halibut, and scallop specials and all three were fantastic! Our server, Jordan, was great. Will definitely be back.
Bonnie Watts
Amazing food!! Great service. Will definitely be revisiting next time we are in the area.
Marcus William White Jr
Like everyone else is saying here... excellent! Food, service, hospitality all great. Can't wait to see where he ( should / will ) move to for a larger venue.
Dorothy McMillion
Food is delicious, crab chowder is best l have eaten. Staff so nice.It's a small place so expect to wait but worth the wait.
Donny Jordan
Excellent foodA little pricey and small portions. Excellent service. Not very crowded.
Stephen Mizerak
Fantastic. Chef was very available as well making sure everyone was satisfied. Fried oysters we're amazing...worth the trip
Ryan Branham
I was first turned onto this gem in March by a friend's recommendation. It unfortunately took until July for my schedule to permit me and my father to experience a lovely and high quality meal. Prior to our phenomenal crab soup, the chef brought out tastings of shrimp ceviche. The flavor was out of this world! I would order the ceviche if it were a part of the reguar menu. The Seafood Belle Haven and the Salmon Oscar were top notch. I'm not quite sure how, but we managed to share a creme brulee, that was topped with blueberries, to finish the evening. The quality of food and service could not have been better. I look forward to dining again and exploring more of the menu.
Doug Clay
Charles Thain is one of my favorite people. Im just going to see if he remembers who I am
Cristonna Lisby
The chef and wife was very nice. Food was delicious and bartender eas excellent..
Melanie Cohen Brown
Awesome fresh everything � We sat at the bar and Reid took care of us ......Tasty and fresh!
Emily NP
This place is absolutely phenomenal. The chef is interested in the experience of every guest and the food is absolute heaven. The wonderful staff and the enjoyable atmosphere make this place a MUST for anyone visiting Virginia Beach.
Lauren Balogh Richardson
By far one of the best restaurants in va beach! Food was incredible and service was phenomenal! My new favorite!
Denielle Rigoglioso Lambert
Amazing food and amazing service!!! Everything we had was fantastic!!!! Us locals are hard to please...we left impressed!
Brittany Norr
I have been here a few times and it is one of our favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach! The service is top notch and the food is amazing!
Robin Raymond Randolph
Amazing people food and atmosphere !! Always a super yum at BLUE. We will def be back👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Dassa Carvey
Received a complimentary tasting of shrimp and pine nuts. Delicious! Crab cakes had no filler! Fresh vegetables: corn, asparagus, and cherry good! A taste of crab soup was delicious! Calamari was the best! Has become our favorite go-to seafood place!
Gennifer Cairns
We didn't even know this place was here. Word of mouth finally made it to us. We tried it with my parents, and we all loved it. Service and food, everything was outstanding.
Morgan Mirabile Wolfer
Excellent food, great happy hour specials, bartender is on top of it and owner/chef is very friendly! Great place!
Jackie Romano
Bartender was exceptional, the food was fantastic. Service was amazing, had a great time!!
Denise Frey
This restaurant never disappoints!! Always worth the wait; just wish they took reservations. The rockfish tonight was out of this world. Same with raw oysters, calimari and the acclaimed chocolate bread pudding. OMG!
Korey Jones
Visited for the first time on my birthday, and it will definitely not be my trip there! The food was top-notch, truly second to none. The service was wonderful as she was very attentive and helpful. Highly recommended for any seafood lover. This place is awesome!
Chris Henry
went to Blue for dinner with the wife,service was good and server was knowledgable.appetizer was very good and dinner was also,we each had a cucumber martini which were excellent.downside was i little pricey but worth it
Anne Powell
Pure deliciousness!! The seafood bellhaven, eastern shore, and sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter...all amazing!!
Kenneth Magee
The crab cakes ALL crab! No fillers I'll start with that�. I really enjoyed the atmosphere with friends and my wife. Will definitely be back!
Lois Holsveig Redden
The seafood was amazing. Crab cake was excellent. Oysters Rockefeller with fresh spinach great. One bite shrimp app was quite unique. Will return again and again!
Jeri Tuttle
Fabulous! Freshest seafood, wonderful staff and just a cool spot to meet new people!
Dan Catlin
A hidden gem! Best seafood in VA Beach! Everything that came to our table was exceptional and the service was outstanding!
Wanda Troupe
Our favorite spot - for special occasions or just grabbing a bite. Charles will spoil you. Once you've had his crab soup, tempura battered shrimp, crab cakes, etc. no one else's can hold a candle. Love it!
Melissa Norwood
Excellent service, amazing food, and a very attentive owner/chef. We enjoyed our first visit, and look forward to our next.
Valencia Thomas
My boyfriend and I are new to Virginia so we have been trying several restaurants as we learn the area. I noticed Blue had a 5 star rating on yelp out of about 286 people. I considered that pretty promising so we gave it a try. First honest reaction is the place is pretty small but very clean and well decorated. It seems they have out grown their building and should perhaps find a larger establishment to match their popularity. Granted we were there on a Saturday night. There isn't enough room for more than 5 people to wait up front so we had to wait 30-45 minutes else where then come back, as did others. Again, I will say with the growing popularity I DO think they would benefit from some sort of reservation or call ahead system or a larger restaurant. Otherwise, they might miss out on a lot of customers that want BLUE for dinner but don't feel like waiting 45 minutes on a particular night. With that said once we were seated our waitress was extremely friendly and the wait for food didn't seem too long. While we waited the chef brought out a complimentary appetizer that was delicious! He also came back later to describe dessert options. THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC! Fresh, perfectly seasoned. If I had to pick something to complain about it would be that the portions aren't very large compared to many restaurants. Even the sweet potato biscuits were delicious but tiny. So don't go there starving. All in all I can't give the place less than a 5 because it's clear they work very hard to put quality in their food as well as their service.
Shirley Garcia-Feliciano
The best crab cakes and the attention was great. I loved the bread putting dessert..everything was very tasty.
Syd Rust
Everything you expect in a first class restaurant is here with the plus of having very personable staff. And, if you have a birthday dinner, you must ask to meet Hector the children.
Cathy Waggener Smith
Just amazing--everything! Best (?) part was getting to hang with Hector the Birthday Chicken...
Glen Caldwell
We were disappointed when Burton's closed. On their last night a stranger at next table told us of Blue Seafood and Spirits. We had dinner last night and now have a new favorite restaurant. Cooking with �. Atmosphere of fun. One door closes and a better one opens.
Nancy Anderson Maloy
Our favorite restaurant! Fantastic seafood! But even the pork chop is fabulous. Always great service. The owner is always there with a small bite before you order. The sweet potato biscuits are delicate and amazing. Best crab cake ever! And the best she crab soup we've found so far. It's a small place, so don't assume you'll get a table!
Loretta Craven-Morton
Very nice dining experience. The waitresses were so helpful, friendly and really knew the menu. The food was just fantastic!
Jeremy Ayersman
Atmosphere, food, service, and the overall feel are consistently far above par. Extremely welcoming staff and ownership. I'd recommend something to eat but, it's all awesome. Leave room for dessert.
Bailey Fett
First time coming here. There was a wait but rightfully so. The food was so fresh and very well cooked. Perfect portion size and the crab soup was awesome! The owner was very nice too and brought us appetizers personally/made sure everything was ok. Definitely recommend!
Ann Walls
This is our favorite place to go for special occasions and for great seafood anytime. It's hard to decide. There are always specials that make you mouth water just hearing about them.
Lee LaFleur
Excellent service, Reed is one of the best servers I have ever had. The wait was a bit long but we did arrive at 7:45 on a Friday night. A reservation or call ahead system is desperately needed. The food was very good and a good value but it wasn't a 5 star. I was served a warm beer, the chilled glass helped a little. There are a few top notch restaurants in the area a n Blue is close but still a small notch below. All in all an enjoyable evening.
Mindy Cahill
This was our first time here. It was delicious and I can't say enough about the customer service. Thank you for giving my husband a t-shirt after he spilled his drink all over his shirt (and the you didn't even charge for the drink). W also appreciated the free appetizer. Everyone love their meals. Sarah is a great waitress.
Tony Pietrantozzi
Visiting VA Beach for a few days and saw the great reviews this place had on here. I can confirm that the 5 stars are totally deserved. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. This establishment is well run and puts out some great food. 🙂
Karin Bisbee
Amazing food, outstanding personalized attention, great atmosphere. A must visit!!
Jackie McIntosh
Absolutely amazing. Thank you for making my 40th birthday dinner perfection.
Lindsay Rae
Delicious food! Fabulous service! One of the best seafood restaurants I've been too.
Ron Wagner
First time in here, sat at the bar with Matt as our Bartender. Service and food was outstanding! Will def be back!
Scott Mitsuno
These reviews are on point! From appetizers to dessert absolutely delicious. Reed was the best server. Combined I cannot thank you all enough.....thank you for making my night.
Chelsea Leigh
As an out of town person looking for an amazing place to eat fresh seafood. This was it! Katie our server was amazing and all of the food was melt in your mouth. Highly recommended.
Lauren White Stone
Such a lovely place with amazing fresh food. The owner/chef was so friendly and our server Katie was wonderful. We will definitely be back and is a place to recommend for sure! I took my Mother here for Mothers Day and it will definitely be one she won't forget. Amazing wine as well (:
Sally Holloman
Waited for a table for thirty minutes and it was worth the wait. Delicious crab cake, oysters, and flounderstuffed with crabmeat. The baked white sweet potato was like eating dessert. A great neighborhood restaurant. Wonderful service. The owner stops by every table to ask about your meal. We will definitely dine there again.
Josh Kelly
Excellent service and experience. I would recommend this to anyone in the area looking for great seafood.
Jared Lane
My family and I chose this restaurant tonight based on trip advisor. The service and quality of food was impeccable. I've never eaten better seafood anywhere in all my life. The staff was incredibly attentive and pleasant. We will definitely eat here next time we visit Virginia Beach.
Lisa Merritt Wagenbrenner
I had a wonderful New Year's Eve Birthday dinner! We sat at the bar and Derrick was an awesome bartender! Oyster Rockefeller great nice large oysters. I chose the flounder special with lightly fried scallops all cooked perfect! Chocolate bread pudding for dessert to die for! We will be back real soon!
Amy Howerton Selby
Great restaurant. Atmosphere is beautiful. Food is divine. And service is spectacular. Thanks for a great experience.
Nikki Lewis
Everything was delicious! The Crab salad crustini sample, salads, crab cake, barrelfish, chicken, scallops, side veggies, creme brulee, key lime pie, and chocolate bread pudding!!!! Everything was amazing!! Thank you!
January Beth Pulliam
We just happened to see this place when we googled best seafood in Va beach. Best food we've had in a while. Loved it so much we planned a birthday trip back to the beach just to eat there!!
Cindy Bogdan
Excellent meal, fresh seafood, friendly staff, and absolutely to die for crime brûlée!
Melissa Brumbelow
On vacation in VA Beach, and a Google search of 'voted best' led us to Blue! Blown away at the atmosphere, friendly staff, and incredible food! Tasted the Crab salad and best ever Calamari, Grilled Mahi entrees, fabulous veggies, the SWEET POTATO BISCUITS, and house special Chocolate Bread Pudding!!! Found our favorite local restaurant and will be back next trip!
Donathan JeCanio
This place is amazing. If you like fresh seafood and a cool atmosphere go check it out! The Chef is great and I noticed him making his rounds to all the tables to make sure customers are enjoying their experience. You don't receive that type of service at many places around here, go check it out I promise you will not be disappointed. A+ service from the entire BLUE crew.
Kimberly Avelsgard Kurtz
Great food, great service! Will definitely come back whenever we are in VA Beach!
Josh O'Connor
Great service, great atmosphere! The owner is a great guy, humble and friendly. Price is great for the quality of food. highly recommend
Peter Ruchti
Ridiculously good. Fantastic food, excellent service, many surprises and humble owners. Love this place!
Erika Telowitz Blume
The service is stellar and the food is off the charts!! Love the decor and the ambience!! Just fantastic!
Bob Gregory
My fiancee and I dined at Blue last night for the first time.... Tanya was our super attentive server. For a Friday night, we only waited about fifteen minutes, but it was WELL WORTH the wait once inside. I had the "Eastern Shore" dinner which consisted of lightly battered fried oysters and a "melt in your mouth" crab cake and baked sweet potato. My fiancée had the salmon with regular mashed potato. We both had the vegetable of the evening, which was a steamed medley. Tanya recommended the hibiscus martini which was also amazing. After dinner we split the most awesome slice of key lime pie.... Might I add that seeing one of the chef/owners going table to table and greeting everyone was a nice touch. As you were reading the menu he dropped off a small plate containing two crackers with smoked shark spread....All in all an amazing night.... We'll be back!!
Nona P. King
I'm giving Blue SIX stars out of five. The food, service, staff were EXCELLENT! My friend & I dined there two nights in a row while in Virginia Beach! Kudos and much success to Charles, the chef and owner. Our bartender and server, Derrick was charming, personable and kept us in the Malbec This place is a must for a great seafood dining experience.
Steve Rufle
Great food and atmosphere. I had the special, apricot glazed mako shark and my wife had the tempura shrimp. Chef adds a personal touch with stopping by and greeting his guests. Nice touch.
Iris Lewis Munden
Omg how wonderful. Everything was great. Nice to have the owner speak to you and check on your meal. Everything was very good and fresh. We will go back. Oh by the way a very nice Manhattan cocktail. Service was too of the line!
Mary Wayland
Food was well prepared. Serving staff was very knowledgeable. Chef came out to bring app & near the end of the meal. Would definitely recommend.
Rhygin Arr
Everything was wonderful. Service was excellent, food was delicious, drinks on point, pricing perfect.
April Byrum
What a great local seafood restaurant. Atmosphere is wonderful, the chef is amazing. A great place all around. A must try!!
Shannon Jones Dunham
Had a great dinner. Fried shrimp are the best I have ever had. Ceviche was awesome, pineapple mojito was spot on and I always love seeing Charles, Shannon, and Joe. The other side of the water suits you but we Eastern Shore peeps still miss you. To my fellow Eastern Shore folks, if you haven't had a chance to check out the new place, it is well worth the trip over and a perfect stop before concerts at the Amphitheater.
Phyllis Signa Duvall
We enjoyed the attentive and friendly service, not to mention delicious, fresh seafood. The shrimp and crab cakes last night were awesome! We will be back.
Cynthia Briscoe
AMAZING! Met some friends last night for a Birthday Celebration and the food is incredible! Highly recommend!!!
Cindy Edmondson
Went there for Valentine's Day dinner. Was absolutely wonderful. Will definitely be going back. Service and food was excellent, even though they were quite busy!
Andrea Beemer-Taylor
Excellent and prompt service. Food is fresh and fabulous! One of the best crab cakes ever and amazing sweet potato biscuits!
Eric Arne
Top notch, can't beat it. The seafood is fresh and cooked perfect. You must check this place out.
Anita Virga Warriner
Fantastic Food and Top drawer service, couldn't have asked for anything more for our Anniversary dinner. You guys ROCK 🙂
Layne Brooks Brett
Absolutely delicious! Very fresh seafood and great service. You must check this out.
Melisa Reier-Smith
Came in tonight at the last minute. Sat at the bar. Bartender was very attentive and sweet. Made some suggestions, and we ended up with the fried platter and the steak diane. Every. Single. Thing. Was. Perfect.We are picky and particular and we were beyond impressed. Fresh food, cooked well, its as simple as that!
Jo Frames Art
LOVE this restaurant!!! Awesome crab cakes and great service! Check it out!!!
Paige Stallard Taylor
Oh my- private opening last night and the food was awesome. Charles and Shannon have outdone themselves. This place is going to be the go to restaurant for seafood and steaks. Thanks you guys!
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