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23:46 19 Oct 22
Went here to celebrate my birthday with my husband. Service was good. The food had no seasoning at all. No salt, pepper, old bay, butter; NOTHING! The baked sweet potato tasted like cloves which was nasty. Vegetables were just blanched again no seasoning. Sweet potato biscuit was dense. Sweet tea tasted like dirt. For you to have fresh seafood you need to learn how to season it. We will not be back.
01:23 28 Sep 22
This place is amazing! The chef visits our table every time we eat here. The food is superb, the service is perfect, and the liquor selection is top notch! If you haven't been yet, you simply must give it a try. I have eaten here several times and tried several different entrees and they are all delicious. If you come on a weeknight there is usually not a wait!
17:53 07 Aug 22
I was skeptic being in strip mall but had 5 stars so I tried it. I'm so glad I did it is great seafood. Grilled fried or blackened and chef or owner or maybe does both chatted with us and opened door as we excited. Great experience.
23:41 04 May 22
Wow! Great service and delicious food!They started me off with a bit of the best ceviche I've ever had. Then the entree came, along with some delectable sweet potato biscuits, and I was in heaven throughout the meal. Dessert was strawberry shortcake, perfectly in season. I struggled to keep myself from eating it all.A great environment, friendly service, and tasty meals. What more could you ask for?
03:22 23 Apr 22
If you're wondering if THIS is the place you should go out to eat or not....there should be NO question! The owners of this place put more into their business than any other I've ever been to! (I don't visit chain restaurants.)The food, the service, the drinks, the atmosphere....you WILL NOT be disappointed!!!! Go! Go directly to BLUE! Do not consider another place! THIS. IS. IT. Go for a special occasion, for date night, for just because...it doesn't matter....the food will be *top notch* no matter what the occasion and you will be treated like royalty every single time!I have absolutely no idea what is written on their menu. Why? Because the specials are where's it at! Order anything Charles has on the special for the night, it will be amazing and definitely a limited item! Oh! And the crab soup of the day...chowder, corn, tomato, whatever it is, IT IS DELICIOUS!!!!!!Update: 04/22- STILL hands down THE BEST. 💯‼️
22:18 28 Sep 17
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Everyone that works there are friendly and smiling. Will definitely eat here again!
23:40 27 Sep 17
Food and service was awesome! Everyone was friendly and the meals were all very yummy. Plan to go back every time we are in town.
00:20 23 Sep 17
Best oysters that I've ever eaten. Great service reasonably price. Wife had fresh catch of the day it was delicious. Desert was fine. See why it is one of the area's best
17:20 15 Aug 17
Great little restaurant. The food is excellent. Would be nicer in a larger establishment. I'm not a fan that it still looks like a bar, but it doesn't prevent me from enjoying the food and staff.
01:12 01 Jul 17
Fantastic experience! Couldn't have been better! They treated us like family from the moment we walked in. We had kids with us and they went out of their way to make sure they had a great experience too! Fantastic food, excellent service! We will be back!!!!
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We were at the door at 4 pm and we're very glad to be early. Place was filled up by 5 on a Saturday night with a line out the door! Went for combo plate of...
Our first visit. Spot on service and cuisine.This is an independent restaurant serving up some very tasty dishes. And it must be a known favorite...
All I can say is WOW!!This is by far the best seafood restaurant in VB!Whether it's oyster rock or the nightly specials they offer. Everything is amazing...
After dining here many times, I can truly say this is a top notch restaurant. The atmosphere is really chilled and I love the bar's light pendant. Speaking...
We had an amazing dinner here!! We went to Blue Seafood and Spirits and had excellent service and food to match!! Our server was fantastic and very...
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We were looking for somewhere to eat on our last evening at the beach and based on reviews, we choose Blue Seafood and Spirits. What a great decision! Everything, from the cocktails to the apps, to the salads and main dishes were absolutely wonderful. Even the children’s menu is great! Our server was also awesome! The owner/chef/dishwasher 😁 came out to ask how everything was and then stopped by again thanking us for our business. If you are looking for great food and drinks and a friendly place, Blue Seafood & Spirits is the place!
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My first time at Blue was phenomenal…I’ll definitely be back. Crab cake was perfect with very little filler…peach mule had great flavor.
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Food was absolutely delicious and the service was great! We will definitely be back. 😄
We had our anniversary dinner and everything was perfect. The server was awesome. Super friendly and helpful. My wife had the special flounder with Gorgonzola cheese. I had the seafood combo. Every bite was better than the one before. From the shrimp appetizer that the chef brought out. To the fried green tomatoes with Pimento cheese appetizer. We finished it off with the bread pudding desert.
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The food and the atmosphere were great. The crab cakes were delicious! I thought it was nice that the owner walked around checking on the guests. I’ll definitely dine there again. ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️
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The food was great & The service is so friendly. You will enjoy it.
We recently visited here on our vacation to VA Beach. This was not our first time though. They never disappoint! The food is so delicious and I'm wishing I could have that crab cake with island barrier sauce right about now. The service is great and the owner is very personable with all the guests! He seemed to know all of the locals by name and goes out of his way to connect with everyone! by the way... what's in that sauce anyway? 🙂 great restaurant!
Seafood down right....and delicious!
Eat here before you go to any other seafood restaurant in VA Beach area, then judge all other seafood restaurants against Blue Seafood & Spirits. Scallops were perfect! Crab cake was mostly crab, barely any binder/filler! Mashed potatoes were freshly made, and veggie blend was the best I’ve ever had at any restaurant. From hostess, to waitress, to staff, to food I have no complaints.
Best crab cakes I’ve ever had!
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Outstanding atmosphere!!! Great people!! Great food!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kenneth Howell Coleman
service, crab sweet corn soup and crab cakes GREt
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..
We stopped by for dessert tonight. The Key Lime Pie was delicious. 👍🏿🤩
Great food and excellent staff!!!!
Awesome food awesome service perfect for date night or family
Food was delicious. Friendly environment.
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!
Was really expecting a better experience after reading the reviews than what I actually experienced. Took my gf here for her birthday last night. Walked into a full house, so we were seated at a wall table. It took about 15 minutes before a server took our drink order. Placed our food order right after. Both meals came out, veggies and sweet potatoe were both cold. Seared seafood platter was very small and didn't have much flavor to it. Scallops seemed slightly overcooked and chewy. Ordered two glasses of wine with our meal, and the wine glasses were not filled like a typical glass of wine should be. After, during, or in between appetizers our waitress never asked how our meal was.. she was working a large party, and completely overlooked our table. From a taste perspective the soup we ordered was the most tasty thing we ordered. For a $120 meal I expected a much better experience!
Found this place while visiting the beach about 7 years ago and it remains my favorite place to eat.
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.
Great food, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Local secret.
You guys never disappoint...like 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. 💕💕💕
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.
We had a wonderful first experience here. Place was full yet we had a great time having dinner at the bar.
AMAZING MENU! Beyond superb customer service!
Sean P. Kosier
Amazing food AND serviceThe sweet tater biscuits HEAVENLY
Delicious food and wonderful service!
I.am 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
It was amazing as always!!
The food and service are always outstanding!
Bj Lutz Garmer
Blue seafood and Spirits is wonderful!!!
food and service were great. 5 stars
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.
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!
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!
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!
Best meal we have had in Virginia Beach! Highly recommend!
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.
the best food and drinks around. highly recommend this place.
Love a good ole restaurant that stick up for their servers! ❤️
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!!
Great food, friendly service
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.
Barbara DePasquale Fabbo
Yummy fried green tomatoes!
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!!! 💙💙💙
Carla L. Lawrence
Amazing food and amazing service. I have never had a bad experience.
Marilyn J Correia
Bartender was wonderful..Service and food was wonderful too!! Very friendly atmosphere..
Seth Larson Sr.
By far the best food in our area!!
Very friendly staff and they were highly accommodating for our party of 22. Great food and service. Thank you!
Great seafood. Excellent service
Carol Frederick Gentry
always delicious and excellent service
Mary Maxey Newman
Dinner tonight was delicious! Service was fantastic! If you haven’t tried it, you are missing out!
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 🙂
Deeeelicious. Great service, friendly people. Thanks Gwenna.
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). 😂
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!
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.
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!
Always outstanding food, drinks and service!
Sharri B Rowell
Great dinner with nice atmosphere! We enjoyed every bite of what we ate!
Food was excellent and the staff was fantastic
Great food in a relaxing atmosphere. Scallops were cooked to perfection! She-Crab Soup was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back!
excellent food. great atmosphere, friendly staff
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!
great food great peers and great atmosphere
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!
Lorre Douglas Garrison
The customer service and ambience/atmosphere was excellent!!!❤❤
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.
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!
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!
Deborah Wallace Hollingsworth
Food was awesome and service was impeccable....very accommodating 🥰🤗
Awesome food and great people.
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.
Blue is always amazing. We love dining in and we continue to support them through take out. We can't wait to visit again!
the best unique dishes in HR
Dawn Paolucci Parenti
Awesome food and ambience
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.
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.
What a great place with friendly staff!
Our favorite place in Virginia Beach. Best crab cakes and best staff.
Evelyn Konen Blaine
Best seafood in Virginia Beach
Renee B Meyers
Always an incredible experience
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!
Debra Scott Glenn
Best food I have ever had♥️♥️♥️♥️
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.
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.
Prompt serviceGreat foodInviting atmosphere Friendly staffExcellent menuCrown Royal Bread Pudding!
The food is delicious and the service is great!
This was an awesome place to eat. The food was amazing.
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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The food, atmosphere, and staff are excellent. The Chef checks in with each table to insure all are happy.
Amazing food prepared by a talented chef!!!
Cindy Poe Hill
The food was great and the service was great too. will go again.
Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. You really need to try this place. You will not be disappointed!
Brenda Carson Tumlin
We go any time we are in the area. 2181 Upton DriveVirginia Beach, VA
Food is great and service is phenomenal! Friendly and accommodating staff definitely helped boost the experience!!
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!
Sue Huff Moomaw
Best seafood in Va Beach! Matt the bartender ROCKS!
Thomas M Junker
Wonderful dining experiece
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.
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!
Simply the best food and service
Terri Lynn Bestvina
AMAZING service! AMAZING food! VERY clean!! Hands down, the BEST restaurant in Virginia Beach!!
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.
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.
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!
Wonderful menu, outstanding seafood, outstanding service. First time there not our last time
super delicious, the sweet potato biscuits were AMAZING! And the apricot butter was So delicious!!!! Great night 🥰
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!
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!!
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.
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!
Food is delicious, perfectly prepared. Service is great. Absolutely the best seafood in tow. Highly recommended
The food was great!!! Very friendly professional service.
Delicious food. Amazing service and talented and welcoming chef.
Always good eats friendly atmosphere
Absolutely one of our favorite local restaurants. Food and service is always fantastic
Amazing food with fantastic service
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!
Staci M. Neumann
Everything is beyond delicious.
Cile Richardson Younger
My first visit was to celebrate my birthday. Good seafood, friendly staff, and a surprise from Hector. Thanks, Bob and Amy. 💕
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.
Kathy Rapp Goetsch
Great food and service, but tight space.
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.
Amazing food! And the Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding is the best I have ever had!
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.
The best seafood we’ve had on this trip! Will definitely come back again!
Great food and friendly staff
This is by far our favorite restaurant. The service and staff are fabulous. Oh, and the food is out of this world!
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.
Great place! Wonderful place to take your family to.
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.
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
Great seafood! Everything was great from drinks to veggies to the seafood. Staff was attentive and friendly.
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!
Really good crab cakes. Make a reservation because space is limited. Great atmosphere and workers!!!
Wonderful good, kind and generous staff and management. 7 of us ate here for my bachelorette party and they spoiled us! Everything was fabulous!
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!
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.
Randi Thomas Ray
The food,staff and atmosphere was exceptional. Will definitely be making several return trips.
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!
Edgar H Mier B
Debbie Williams Tillman
Love everything about this place! The food is always on point!
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
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.
Mark S Anthony
Great service great food what more can you ask for
Wonderful birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant! Thank you, Blue!
Kenneth L Williams
Great place! Our second time & we Love it, sooo fresh.
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!
Just had another great meal at Blue.Once again everything was wonderful!�����
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!
Excellent service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!
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 outside...in 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!
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
Elaina Marie Hansford
Tonya Hignite Rakowski
Amazing food, best service I have had in awhile. My new favorite restaurant. Even with a long wait I would do it again!!
Michelle Thorbin Marshall
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! 🙂
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!!!
Delicious fresh seafood, nice atmosphere and great staff!
Cindy Kepley McCall
Charles, you’ve ruined me for duck...I use to order it everywhere, but nothing is as good as yours. Filet tonight....
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.
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!!!
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.
L.D. McGee III
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
Eric Christopher Johnson
Amy Jo Raunswinter
Wonderful food, and excellent, friendly service. What a great place!! Would definitely visit again.
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
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.
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!!!
Ralph Clayton Anderson III
Davina Celeste Byrd
Great service and food. Will go back with friends.
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. 😊🍴
Kate Karangelen Kalish
One of the most amazing dining experiences I have ever enjoyed!
LuAnn Molinaro Ford
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.
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.
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.
Excellent foodA little pricey and small portions. Excellent service. Not very crowded.
Fantastic. Chef was very available as well making sure everyone was satisfied. Fried oysters we're amazing...worth the trip
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.
Charles Thain is one of my favorite people. Im just going to see if he remembers who I am
The chef and wife was very nice. Food was delicious and bartender eas excellent..
Lisa Williams Rawles
Awesome food. Awesome service. Small place so hard to get in. Worth the wait!!
Becky Stearns Cyr
Awesome fresh everything � We sat at the bar and Reid took care of us ......Tasty and fresh!
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.
Denielle Rigoglioso Lambert
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!
Robin Raymond Randolph
Amazing people food and atmosphere !! Always a super yum at BLUE. We will def be back👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Received a complimentary tasting of shrimp and pine nuts. Delicious! Crab cakes had no filler! Fresh vegetables: corn, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes...so good! A taste of crab soup was delicious! Calamari was the best! Has become our favorite go-to seafood place!
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!
Bartender was exceptional, the food was fantastic. Service was amazing, had a great time!!
Awesome food and great service! Small place with a big impact.
Sarah Marie Serge Fielding
Emily Lane Groves
I guess I'm a winner? #ivotedblue #theclawsealedit
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!
By far the best restaurant in Virginia Beach!!!!!
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!
best seafood in Va Beach great job Charles as usual outstanding
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
Pure deliciousness!! The seafood bellhaven, eastern shore, and sweet potato biscuits with apricot butter...all amazing!!
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!
Fabulous! Freshest seafood, wonderful staff and just a cool spot to meet new people!
Excellent food!!! Even better service!!