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Open for Dinner at 4PM Tuesday - Saturday

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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.

We are a 60-seat, chef-owned and operated restaurant focusing on high quality, fresh seafood in a casual, yet elegant setting.

Fried Seafood Platter

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.

Crab Cakes

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.

She Crab Soup


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Brenda Carson Tumlin
We go any time we are in the area. 2181 Upton DriveVirginia Beach, VA
Lisa Dixon Lowery
Our experience tonight was lovely from the time we were seated until we left, extremely satisfied in every way. The staff, including the owner/ chef, were all very engaged and helpful. The complimentary shrimp crostini was the start of a simply wonderful meal! Go enjoy!
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!
Shinethia Hartley Davis
The food was amazing and the service was awesome! Expect to wait if you go on a friday evening, but the wait was worth it!
Sue Huff Moomaw
Best seafood in Va Beach! Matt the bartender ROCKS!
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.
Kathy Moore Verhappen
Delicious seafood prepared by talented chef. Highly recommend.
Victoria Rose
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.
Lynn Harrup Croft
everything was awesome! so good will definitely come back.
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. 👍🏼
Ellen Pollard
All of our meals were excellent—broiled scallops, crab cakes, fried oysters, and filet mignon. The chef/owner was super friendly and was out and about checking on the tables. The waitress was super—she was on top of drinks, condiments, etc. Highly recommend this little charm!
Sarah Duling
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 🥰
Melissa Kahle
Love it here. Food is cooked to perfection and staff are amazing! Calamari was best I have ever ate.
Veronica 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
Gretchen Congrove
Visiting the area and really glad we found this gem! Greeted immediately by friendly staff, very accomodating to our two children, seated us quickly despite the restaurant being very busy. The food was excellent from appetizer to dessert, the wait staff were quick and knowledgeable. And the chef/owner came by to thank us for coming. Recommend this lovely small locally owned establishment!
Sierra Hill
The food was great!!! Very friendly professional service.
Kimberly Johnstone
Delicious food. Amazing service and talented and welcoming chef.
Charlotte Ferman
Always a wonderful experience with hands down best service!! The chief truly cares and they take note of all the small details!
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!
Stacy L. Short
The professional staff, beautiful atmosphere and the food is perfection. Will be back and will be referring.
Lindsay Thompson
Found this gem after such high Yelp reviews and glad we did. Walked in on Valentine's to a 20 minute wait. Had great specials. Owner/chef walked the tables frequently. Server was VERY knowledgeable with Celiac disease and had great gluten free options from appetizers to dessert. Romantic yet cozy. Best dinner we've had in a while and incredible service.
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!
Sonny Morrison
I first read about this wonderful restaurant one year ago. I live near Chic's Beach and work near Town Center. My life almost never takes me to this side of town. I looked for people I knew to go for me to try it out, but no one did. I own a small business and enjoy taking the staff out to a nice dinner for our Christmas gathering. Last year I was surprised to learn that no reservations were taken. Try as I might to get some angle that would make the owner/manager give in and say "sure...for YOU we'll make that reservation", I was never successful. So, this year I again phoned. Still no reservations taken, but in laying out my dilemma (party of 8, coming from the other side of the world...or of VB) it was suggested that if I would arrive by 5pm, there was "a 90% chance that you will be seated right away". They made clear...we cannot guarantee that, but.....So, I rallied my loyal coworkers, telling them that though we normally go to dinner at 630 or 7, that THIS place was going to be SO WORTH eating at an hour usually set aside for Blue Plate and Early Bird specials...Through the fog we travelled , reaching our rendezvous at 430 pm on Saturday night....errrr, afternoon. As suggested, we were thrilled to be seated immediately. Our server was amazing, attentive yet never over bearing. Through appetizers, soups, entrees, wine, coffee and dessert she guided us through, was always there before we needed something, and delightfully absent when we were carrying on. The food is AMAZING!!!! The atmosphere is nice, yet comfortable. Rockfish, oysters, cream of crab soup, flounder, scallops, crab cakes, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Crème Brulee, Tempura Fried Asparagus....these were among the incredible things our table enjoyed. Not a single complaint...NONE!!!! Thank you for making our small gathering so special and memorable. Thank you for giving me reason to find myself on your side of the city much more often. I do not know the restaurant business, but I know this much....what you are doing WORKS!!! Please keep it up....and maybe consider a Blue Seafood and Spirit, CXB.Have a blessed Christmas season!Sonny Morrison
Shelly Taylor Napier
Just an awesome meal with amazing people. Couldn’t recommend more!
Linda Garis Stark
Wonderful seafood every time. Excellent service. Small but efficient. We celebrated my 69th birthday. We’ll be back again and again.
Michael Conroy
The best seafood we’ve had on this trip! Will definitely come back again!
Jessa Kate
The food was spectacular (fried oysters and broiled scallops in particular) and service was out of this world. Jen behind the bar was sweet as could be!
Greg Brickles
This is by far our favorite restaurant. The service and staff are fabulous. Oh, and the food is out of this world!
Joy L Mihalko
This restaurant did not disappoint. Cudos to the Chef
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.
Katelyn Townsend
Great place! Wonderful place to take your family to.
Ricki Thompson
Best restaurant on the East Coast! Staff, food, and drinks are phenomenal!
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.
Harold Horton
Hands down the best seafood I’ve ever had. We were looking for a nice place near the oceanfront where we were staying but I’m glad we ventured out a bit. Excellent food and service. This place is in a little strip shopping center and easy to miss. Very small place. Very busy. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Food was amazing. Highly recommended!
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
Julie Lohse
The food was absolutely amazing! The sweet potato biscuits were so good! I even enjoyed the vegetables, which I normally do not care for! The kids and the adults loved their food and drinks!
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!!!
Rosalyn Barnes
The hostess was very welcoming and professional. My food was scrumptious! Thanks for a great dining experience!
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!
Terren Masters
This place is amazing it has never let me down. I took a date here the other night and he fell in love saying that if he was on death row he now knew what his last meal would be.
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.
Why Uneedtoknow Cooper
The food,staff and atmosphere was exceptional. Will definitely be making several return trips.
Nina Elkins Dunn
Loved the food, the service was great, and the atmosphere was really nice. Will definitely eat there again.
Sonya Glover Boston
Everyone, from the host to the Maître D’ made sure that my guest and I had a red carpet experience! The staff was VERY attentive, accommodating and welcoming - we felt like we have known them for years! The chef sent over an exquisite amuse bouche that consist of a gulf shrimp, that was resting on a bed of spicy cheese spread and mini crostini - it was A M A Z I N G! 😋💯Then my palate enjoyed their award winning “Crab Soup” that was very flavorful and FULL of crabmeat 😲 my entree selection, which consisted of the Fresh catch, sea scallops, Gulf shrimp, Eastern Shore oysters, and lump crab cake that was perfectly married with a vegetable medley and a loaded sweet potato with apricot butter 😋😋Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Connie Johnson
Best Seafood in Virginia Beach! Great food, great staff! If you are in Virginia Beach you must try it!
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!
Jenny Palmer-Caricofe
This place was absolutely wonderful!! Well worth the wait and the crab soup is a must! The food is freshly prepared and staff is fantastic!!
Gary Basham
One of the best restaurants in VB hands down. The locals know!
Mike Minsker
The hostess, our waitress were on point. The owner & his wife orchestrated thier team as a fine tuned machine. The food was excellent, although the halibut topped with blue cheese, somewhat overpowered the perfectly cooked fish.Everything made it worth while to go back again
Jessica Lheureux
Love everything about this place! The food is always on point!
Angela Paxson
Wonderful food, atmosphere and staff! This is our favorite date night place!
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.
Stephanie Mackey
Wonderful birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant! Thank you, Blue!
James Darden
Great place! Our second time & we Love it, sooo fresh.
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!
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!!
Brady Behrman
Wow! Amazing food, incredibly tasteful. You got to get here!
Jimi Casper
We've eaten here 2 dozen times and every time it was an amazing experience. Chef Charles and crew do an absolute stellar job at making you feel like family and having the ultimate dining experience. I would not change anything about this place. Love it 6 stars!!!
Nancy Scharver Leaver
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!!!
Adriane McKoy
Delicious fresh seafood, nice atmosphere and great staff!
Jodie Cartwright Brinn
Great Food, Great Service!! One of my favorites in Virginia Beach!!!
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!!
Tish Woodlin Norfleet
The food, service and atmosphere was on point. I will be back.
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
Jennipher Yandle
You guys are,by far, one of my favorites places to go to dinner when we’re kid free(it’s a treat when it’s just the two of us) Your scallops are like PADS OF BUTTER!The best I’ve had - every time! � and the staff is amazing!!
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!
Tom A Thomas
The Best of the Best hands down! Great bar area and Happy Hour as well
Kelly Vasiloff
This place is phenomenal!!! The service, the owner, the upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere...perfect meal from start to finish!!
Kendyl Horrie
If you want seafood, this is the place to go. One of our favorites!
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!!!
Melissa Waddell
Truly one of the best meals that I have ever had. The seafood was divine. The veggies were fresh and crisp.The Chief was amazing. Bartender Matt, was fun and knew how to make a drink!
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. 😊🍴
Sean Russell
One of the most amazing dining experiences I have ever enjoyed!
Kim Burrell Howard
My fiancee and a group of our friends dined here to celebrate my birthday. The place is small and intimate, and the food was AMAZING! The chef/owner was friendly and engaging with all the guest. We will definitely be returning!
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.
Michelle A. Wheat
We drove over from Richmond for my Birthday. It was worth the drive and the wait for a table. The hostesses were welcoming and informative about the menu and specials. Food was fresh and delicious! Everything was great from beginning to end! We will definitely be making the trip back as soon as we can. �
Donny Jordan
Excellent foodA little pricey and small portions. Excellent service. Not very crowded.
Susan Klepser
Amazing atmosphere, staff was attentive and the food was delicious.
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 Wilson Starks
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.
Marinda Reames
Wonderful food and the staff members are all very friendly and helpful!
Johnny Fazio
amazing, delicious menu and friendly & attentive staff... world class on all levels! a MUST visit for the serious food lovers
Lauren Balogh Richardson
By far one of the best restaurants in va beach! Food was incredible and service was phenomenal! My new favorite!
Denielle VT Rigoglioso
Amazing food and amazing service!!! Everything we had was fantastic!!!! Us locals are hard to please...we left impressed!
Jonathan Grayson Creger
Great food, great people, and great service! Loved it!
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!!
Tina Kennedy
Awesome food and great service! Small place with a big impact.
Kim Grim
Never disappoints, always outstanding. Very comfortable and great food.
Kay Williams Harris
Just left our favorite restaurant and softshells are in and I have NEVER had any better anywhere ever!!!It was like falling in love!! Great meal as always but it made our 30th anniversary most special and memorable �
Sean Kalani Bailey
Staff was very accommodating; even though we took up half the restraunt. The food was great, atmosphere was great. Chef came out to great us.The food is expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Jeff Leonard
I guess I'm a winner? #ivotedblue #theclawsealedit
Ashley M. Gómez
We loved our meals! I had the tempura shrimp with the white sweet potato, and it was superb! The calamari was delicious as well! Great food! If I'm ever in VA Beach again, I will be back!
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!
Dean Stacy
best seafood in Va Beach great job Charles as usual outstanding
Lauren Smith
How in the world did I not know about this gem until recently? I saw some friends posting about it and remembered enough of the name (Blue something) to investigate and make out for a Wednesday date night. The space is small, but comfortable. The food was AMAZING! Our server (Jen) was fantastic and I applauded her flawless execution of the 'tomato and kalamata olive cream sauce' special description (say that five times fast). The chef/owner (Charles) was friendly and talkative, making sure to visit each table at least once if not multiple times. Word is the place is packed during the summer months, so if you want to try it GO NOW! We can't wait to go back and truly hope Charles and Jen take our suggestion of adding a few more raspberries to the chocolate bread pudding. Thank you for a great experience! We can't wait to go back!
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!
Jennifer Lemaster-Young
Excellent food and service! Loved it!!! Can't wait to go back again and again!
Herb Pettway
Blue Seafood and Spirits was recently rated #29 in YELP'S TOP 100 Restaurants in The United States. There was only one other Restaurant from Virginia on the list. Congratulations! Well deserved.
Jack Lachman
FANTASTIC RESTAURANT!Wicked awesome owner!Fabulous staffAMAZING FOOD
Susan Hess Barron Agoglia
If we could give this place 10 stars, we would. While visiting the Virginia Beach area we googled, nearby restaurants. Thankfully this was nearby. When we first saw it was a small restaurant we had a slight hesitation. I'm so glad we went on in. The Crab Cake and everything we had was off the chain delicious, and we have been to many, many seafood restaurants in our lifetime. The sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter is one of the best thing we have ever had. The owner will bring a sample of an appetizer that you didn't order to your table. We didn't have to ask for this or that, everything was taken care of perfectly. Well done Blue!
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!
Jennifer Creed Tickle
Absolutely wonderful food and service, we will be back!
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.
April Malone
Went here for date night with my fiancé and we were not disappointed! Service was excellent, food was amazing. The seafood here is very fresh and the creme brûlée is great! Will definitely go back again.
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!
Kent Morton
Great food, helpful and very friendly Staff, highly recommend !!!!
Fiona Macdonald McCasland
Fabulous food great service best I've had in a long while, over the moon to find a great restaurant close to home
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!
Chelsey DiFava
How could you not love this place. The food was absolutely amazing and was cooked to pefection. The chef/owner was so personable and made sure all of his customers were taken care of. Our server Jordan was awesome. The restaurant was very clean and all the employees worked together smoothly. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My drink, summer dream, was a tad strong and could have used a bit more pizzazz as far as aesthetics go, but still very good. And the place is small, and filled up quick but that's because the service is so amazing I am sure everyone in the area wanted to be there. If you are in the area of Virginia beach my husband and I recommend this wonderful restaurant. Worth every penny!
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.
Iris Sampson Zahratka
The best seafood in town! Charles is so creative and prepares the most awesome specials. His wife, Shannon, makes the most amazing desserts! The staff is fun, but professional. We go to lots of restaurants, but Blue is tops. Highly recommend!
Krista Wigginton Beighle
Loved the atmosphere and the food was delectable! Our waitress, Jen, took very good care of us! Met the owner/chef who knows what he's doing! Keep up the great work!!
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.
James Woodrum
Best meal I've had in a long time. We will be back!
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!
Beau Dudiez
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.
Ashley Ross
Amazing experience from start to finish. We dined at the bar and had superb service. Everyone of our four courses was timed perfectly and tasted even better than they were presented. Looking forward to our next time in!
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.
Diane White Leive
Fantastic meal will definitely be back! Best Crabcakes in the area!
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.
Tiffany Murray
Delicious seafood and awesome service. Worth a trip for sure! Get the oysters!
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!
Christina Ramos-Echevarria
The food was amazing and our server Lysette was great
Fran Dalton
Great place n great food ... The employees r awesome
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!
Ashley Leonard
Fantastic service!!! Great food and service. Even got to meet Hector the birthday chicken! Will be back!
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!
Deborah Hill
The best seafood ever every chance I get I'm on my way there
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!!
Kacie Shields Daniels
Was not just a perfect meal it was the perfect dining experience! I can't ramble on enough! Best place I've ever visited! Customer service was TOP NOTCH! Food was BEYOND incredible!
William Rayfield Feggans
Just putting this out there Guy you need to come here now best seafood i ever had and i have been around the World and back 5 star all the way 2 Thumbs up!!!!
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.
Diana Crowley Glasier
Oh my gosh...... best meal we've had in a really long time. Seafood is incredible. Service is top notch..... definitely coming back.
Linda Ramsey Hardesty
Excellent food and service! Shrimp and broiled flounder! Delicious!!!
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!
Jom Cruz
Excellent food and superb service. The crabcake is the best we've ever had!!! The pudding is out of this world. Highly recommended!!!
Shay Mann
I have never seen a restaurant execute a meal so perfectly. The passion and commitment these folks have to food and drink is evident as soon as you walk in the door. While you cannot go wrong with any choice on the menu, the specials are always my personal favorite.
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!!
Billie Jo Wear
Awesome food , excellent quality, my server Tania was the best. Left stuffed! Nice place defiantly recommend .
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.
Beth Cooke Maggio
Wow!!! I am a seafood snob and everything was wonderful!! Chef Charles and his crew made amazing oysters rock and crab cakes!!! You are.missing out if you don't support this Resturant!!! And Derek rocks a dirty martini!!!
Cheralyn Whetstone
Awesome Seafood. Chef Charles makes the best crab cakes! Heavenly!
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-Shearer
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 🙂
Christy Sargent Lopez
Crab cakes were full of lump filler....delicious! Shrimp was to die for! Service was excellent!
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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Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454