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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+1 757-428-4858
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“wings” (79 reviews)
“oysters” (60 reviews)
“crab balls” (25 reviews)
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300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great seafood. We've been twice both times there was a long wait but worth it. You can always get a beer and go outside and wait though. Last time we sat at the bar and watched them cook was entertainment and great food. The seafood...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Came here Friday night around 8pm with 6 people-no wait! We were seated and placed order for Oysters Rockafeller appetizer which is ALWAYS delicious! Husband and I split the Big Inlet Platter (32.99) I recommend this to get a little bit of everything. The Rum...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our food were great with decent portions and reasonably priced. The wait to be seated at this place was not too bad considering that it's Labor Day holiday. I gave it only four stars instead of five because once we were seated, we had to...More

Thank LadyDrifter
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure how I have been to va beach 15-20 times & never knew about this place! But it will be one of the places on my must do list from now on! Had the rockfish special & the crab cakes. Both were outstanding! Add...More

Thank Deanna J
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Well I am sorta of the feeling that Maryland crab cakes are the best. After having a lackluster one at a nearby beach restaurant for 30 bucks I was reluctant..... I have to admit Big Sams crab cake, although not Maryland, comes as close to...More

Thank Sabom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It's a little hole in the wall on the inlet but the food is good and the beer is cold. The wings are very good and the oysters are fresh.

Thank tbone4224
Reviewed 31 August 2016

While this place does not have superb decor, or really any, the food and drinks more than compensate. If there is a line out the door, wait in it, as it is worth it. I had the lobster BLT and it was the best meal...More

Thank Charlene T
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Small, neat place. We went for appetizers and drinks and were not disappointed. Food was good. I really liked the wings!! Service was good.

Thank VALadyQ
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food was average fare. The waitress was helpful. The location is sort of out of the way from the street.

Thank mamaneed11
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I went in thinking are we going to get good food here, the outside is very rustic. We had a little wait but were set next to the marina, looking out over the water. The food was great. I had crab cake and my husband...More

Thank Kathleen C
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18 February 2017|
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Response from H4660TPrichardm | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if there was a kids menu but we travel with some picky kids and there was no problem.
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
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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