Great local hangout. Large menu selection - something for everyone. Service was outstanding. Some place we will go back again and again.
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Recommended to this place as where the locals go - no pretensions and with an excellent seafood based menu. wonderfully basic (seating on plastic chairs) but great service in this wooden creekside building and the crab cakes were to die for. A genuinely excellent place...More
We came to VB from Arizona and wanted good crab cakes, oysters (raw and fried), and lobster rolls while here. We found everything but the lobster roll at Big Sam's. We also had the she-crab soup which had plenty of crab and the lobster mac...More
Snowbiker, glad that you found us and glad that you enjoyed your experience at Big Sam's. Thank You for the nice review.
On our annual trip to Va Beach we eat here multiple times. We have three small children, so we go before the peak dinner hour when there's not line out the door. The view from the dining area is spectacular. It's not fancy - plastic...More
Thank You for the kind words. We strive to consistently provide high quality food at a good price in a fun casual atmosphere. Glad everyone enjoyed themselves. That's our goal.
She-Crab Soup is good but expensive. I ordered the clams--they were so overcooked, they were hard. My friend ordered the shrimp and it was probably the worst either of us have ever eaten. There are better places in Virginia Beach to eat for the high...More
Pamela, sorry that you did not enjoy your meal at Big Sam's. If you had made your server aware that you were unhappy with the clams and the shrimp, we would have replaced them or done whatever it took to make you happy before you...More
I went there with a larger group and the service was not five star, but it's a dive spot and they were very busy, so I thought it was fine and it didn't impact our experience. In fact, a couple of people ordered food to...More
Big Sams has been one of our "go to" places in Va. Beach for years. I'm worried that it's going down hill. Hopefully just hit it on bad nights the past couple of times. Wondering if they got a new chef??? Service and drinks still...More
Jennifer, It would really help if you could tell us before you leave if you did not like something instead of leaving us guessing. If something is not up to par we correct it on the spot.
As someone who has worked in the restaurant business in Virginia Beach for many many years, I do understand that the rule of what can go wrong will go wrong is very prevalent in the restaurant business. But many things can be avoided or made...More
Scott, I appreciate your party's business. I believe I responded to someone else from your party before. We spoke with the family about their children when your waitress noticed their behavior. She was not aware that your party was so upset. She said that no...More
Wow! So i don't recommend this restaurant. The food was good but they allowed some Yahoo's with 10 kids under 8 to ruin our dinner. The Staff seated the kids at the table next to us and the "Parents" a different table. The kids were...More
Barbara, as I will respond to your other reviews on Facebook, Yelp, Google and here. The waitress of the family asked 3 times for the parents to calm their children down. It was a difficult situation for our waitress and Debbie our manager. We appreciate...More