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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

) #8 of 1,150 Restaurants in Virginia Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+1 757-428-4858
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (70 reviews)
“crab balls” (24 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found this place after trying to get in at Waterman's - great local spot! Friendly staff and awesome food! We ordered the peel and eat shrimp, broiled platter, & crab cakes. We didn't wait long for our food or drinks. These guys have it down...More

Thank bobastew
Reviewed 1 week ago

SOrt of a dive, but excellent seafood, and efficient staff. Expect a wait, but great selection of beer and cocktails.

Thank philshea
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is set right on the oceanside in an old wooden one-floor building with a wheelchair ramp. The staff was friendly and attentive and service was flawless. Prices weren't high, but not low either. The food was very good and a large portion, too....More

Thank Kai S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner. We usually go for dinner. Try to get there early, it is always crowded. Try their crab cakes they are superb. Our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach

Thank momskier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for brekkie, lunch and dinner! You are always greeted with a smile and service is fast. Be careful, on the weekends/holidays there could be a wait, especially for breakfast. Don't worry, just grab a drink from the bar, wait outside and enjoy the...More

Thank presentfinder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food -- loved every bite of the crab dip and crab cakes! Kids shrimp was good and generous-- they said it was worth the hour wait!

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster BLT and crab dip was awesome. We got the big Sam limeade and skinny big Sam limeade and neither were that great. Also the yellowfin tuna fajitas weren't impressive.

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sams is our regular go to place for breakfast overlooking the water the wait staff always cheerful and the Bloody Mary's tasty breakfast is inexpensive and good you can't go wrong with Big Sams,

Thank bheath1461
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp tacos, angry she crab soup, fried shrimp and burger were all delicious! Wait was about 10 minutes at 6:00 pm on a Wednesday night in July. Not a lot of parking, but there is parking nearby. Wait staff were efficient, quick, attentive and...More

Thank Kerri d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Bloody Mary's and fresh breakfast anywhere at the beach. Fun and welcoming atmosphere. Seafood and wings with cold beer a must do.

Thank WickedVa
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Nearby Attractions
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.37 km away
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459 reviews
.35 km away
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.08 km away
Rudee Rocket
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.11 km away
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Questions & Answers
18 February 2017|
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Response from Mike353632 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website
19 June 2016|
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Response from minstrelmiss | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lot. We rode our bikes over from our AirBnB stay and there was bike parking too.
19 June 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Previous replies are all correct. Small lots but plenty of parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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07:00 - 02:00
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07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
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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