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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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Based on 356 Reviews
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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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 🥰🤗
The best seafood dinners in all of Hampton Roads.
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.
Melli Jay Rog
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
Staff and management are great, good vibe, excellent menu
Always our go to place for family celebrations or a quick cocktail & appetizer. When faced with the challenges of curbside service Charles and his staff still manage to deliver the same 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ quality food & drinks paired with friendly service!!!
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 Dock
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!
Best broiled scallops!! Drive from Richmond several times a year to have dinner here. We LOVE it! Great Service, terrific seafood. My dessert tonight was the Coconut cheesecake, with an Oreo crust. Delicious!!!
Food was such amazingVisiting all the way from New York
The food is delicious and the service is great!
Great authentic Eastern Shore seafood with a five star twist. Super homemade deserts! Moderate prices makes this a place I’ll go back to again.
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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jan Sears Vargas
Delicious food and friendly staff! Best seafood in VB!
The food, atmosphere, and staff are excellent. The Chef checks in with each table to insure all are happy.
Delicious dinners. Great customers. Great staff. Never had a bad meal here.
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
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!
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. 👍🏼
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 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 🥰
Love it here. Food is cooked to perfection and staff are amazing! Calamari was best I have ever ate.
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
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!
The food was great!!! Very friendly professional service.
Delicious food. Amazing service and talented and welcoming chef.
Always good eats friendly atmosphere
Always a wonderful experience with hands down best service!! The chief truly cares and they take note of all the small details!
Absolutely one of our favorite local restaurants. Food and service is always fantastic
delicious food, warm atmosphere, friendly staff...
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.
Stacy L. Short
The professional staff, beautiful atmosphere and the food is perfection. Will be back and will be referring.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
The hostess was very welcoming and professional. My food was scrumptious! Thanks for a great dining experience!
Wonderful good, kind and generous staff and management. 7 of us ate here for my bachelorette party and they spoiled us! Everything was fabulous!
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.
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.
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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Best Seafood in Virginia Beach! Great food, great staff! If you are in Virginia Beach you must try it!
AwesomePlace to eat! Great atmosphere ! Services are amazing! WillDefinitely be back here. Food was excellent!
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!
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!!
Edgar H Mier B
Shauna Schmidt Benvegnu-Springer
The best lump crab cakes in VIrginia!
Debbie Williams Tillman
Not sure why this place is so highly rated. Seafood was bland and drinks are expensive. We won’t be revisiting.
One of the best restaurants in VB hands down. The locals know!
Love everything about this place! The food is always on point!
Wonderful food, atmosphere and staff! This is our favorite date night place!
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 Rogers
Tonya Hignite Rakowski
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.
Amazing food, best service I have had in awhile. My new favorite restaurant. Even with a long wait I would do it again!!
Wow! Amazing food, incredibly tasteful. You got to get here!
Michelle Thorbin Marshall
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 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 Crutsinger
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!!
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
This place is phenomenal!!! The service, the owner, the upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere...perfect meal from start to finish!!
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!!!
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!
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
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!
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.
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. �
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.
Heidi Beilhart Edwards
Amazing atmosphere, staff was attentive and the food was delicious.
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
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.
Wonderful food and the staff members are all very friendly and helpful!
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!
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!
Linda Gualeni Ludwig
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.
Never disappoints, always outstanding. Very comfortable and great food.
Sarah Marie Serge Fielding
Emily Lane Groves
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!
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!
David C. Hall
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!
Didn't like the salmon dish with the crab meat. The hollandaise tasted like the yellow stuff in the abdomen of a blue crab. However, the Drinks were good and service was good.
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 and service! Loved it!!! Can't wait to go back again and again!
Excellent food!!! Even better service!!
FANTASTIC RESTAURANT!Wicked awesome owner!Fabulous staffAMAZING FOOD
A hidden gem! Best seafood in VA Beach! Everything that came to our table was exceptional and the service was outstanding!
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!
Excellent service, amazing food, and a very attentive owner/chef. We enjoyed our first visit, and look forward to our next.
the crab cakes are stellar, the crab soup is the best locally. the rest is ok.
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.
Deborah Taylor Williamson
The best crab cakes and the attention was great. I loved the bread putting dessert..everything was very tasty.
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...
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.
Lu Ann Bernard
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!
Very nice dining experience. The waitresses were so helpful, friendly and really knew the menu. The food was just fantastic!
Great food, helpful and very friendly Staff, highly recommend !!!!
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!
Denise Blevins Ward
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.
Brenda Carson Tumlin
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!!
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.
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.
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. 🙂
Amazing food, outstanding personalized attention, great atmosphere. A must visit!!
Absolutely amazing. Thank you for making my 40th birthday dinner perfection.
Best meal I've had in a long time. We will be back!
Delicious food! Fabulous service! One of the best seafood restaurants I've been too.
First time in here, sat at the bar with Matt as our Bartender. Service and food was outstanding! Will def be back!
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.
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!
Cherie Cruanes Bock
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 (:
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.
Excellent service and experience. I would recommend this to anyone in the area looking for great seafood.
Kristin Aranda George
Kristy King Kotlyn
Delicious seafood and awesome service. Worth a trip for sure! Get the oysters!
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 oyst