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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

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300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-428-4858
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crab balls were fresh and delicious, as was the she crab soup. The fajitas had too much grease and the shrimp tacos was heavy on the old bay. Service was fantastic!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I asked a local where to go for amazing seafood and he recommended Big Sams and told me the crab balls were a must. This was only a short drive from our hotel and we were able to park easily and were lucky enough to get seated quickly at a table overlooking the water. The crab balls were amazing and... More 

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Oreland, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had it not been for the trolley driver, I never would have known about Sam's. It is sort of buried in the marina, but the food was terrific, the service was great. I look forward to returning on my next rip to VA Beach.

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Sedona, Arizona
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a mouthwatering crab omelette, shrimp and grits, potatoes and bloody Mary's for super cheap over looking the water. Service was super fast and friendly, ambiance was cute and eclectic. We will be back for sure!

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149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I brought a group of teachers who had never been and although Sam wasn't there to say Hi to and catch up on his kids that we taught, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Small world, gentleman and his son next to us knew some of our staff so he kindly recommended the specialty burger. One of us took his advice... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We have eaten here a few times, most recently for my birthday dinner. Go for Tiki Time (Happy Hour) they have drink specials, and steamer specials. There is usually a small wait as it's a smaller place and usually crowded, had steamed shrimp, oysters, and the pasta special. All were very good! Nice view right on the water as well.

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Kerhonkson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Casual, local feel...great food. Not sure which is better Breakfast or Dinner. Each is fresh and tasty. Love the burgers and fish sandwiches. Breakfast is just down home good!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was recommended by a bartender at a seafood place that didn't serve burgers. He was right -- it was great!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great traditional breakfast, awesome pancakes. They also have really good early bird specials. We really enjoyed our morning there and we will be back!

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Dublin, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Place was very crowded but was seated very quickly. Waitress was attentive but gave me time to look at the very large menu. Ordered the fried shrimp dinner....was a large amount of shrimp but had very little flavor. Willing to try again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
Description
Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?