See what others are saying about us. If you recently dined with us, please consider sharing your experience.
If you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact us here or call us at 757-689-5395.
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!!!!
Reviews may take a few moments to appear from TripAdvisor
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...
powered by Facebook
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!
Kelly McGroarty Jordan
The only disappointment in this place was why we didn't find it earlier! Service and smiles were great from the moment we entered on to the bartender to the server and to the wandering chef :). Dinner was amazing! Sweet potato biscuits were the best we've ever had and the chocolate bread pudding for dessert was worth the drive itself. 💕
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!
* S O. G O O D. That’s all folks.
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 🥰🤗
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.
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!
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. 👍🏼
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Nina Elkins Dunn
Loved the food, the service was great, and the atmosphere was really nice. Will definitely eat there again.
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!
Edgar H Mier B
Shauna Schmidt Benvegnu-Springer
The best lump crab cakes in VIrginia!
Debbie Williams Tillman
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 Hansford
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!!
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
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.
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.
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 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!
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
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 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.
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 !!!!
Atmosphere, food, service, and the overall feel are consistently far above par. Extremely welcoming staff and ownership. I'd recommend something to eat but, it's all awesome. Leave room for dessert.
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
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.
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.