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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

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300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great place. Friendly. Had to wait for a table and it was worth the wait. Nice view of the inlet. Food and drinks were tasty and reasonably priced.

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Coleman, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Food was good, served hot & prompt...waitress was lovely & attentive...... Atmosphere was very noisy and rustic :) I would go there again!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were supposed to eat at Harpoon Harry's but the reviews were not good. . . . We should have gone to Harpoon Harry's and taken our chances. The food was Delicious but the service was horrible. Our waiter was rude and even dropped some of our things on the ground. We watched him wipe off what he dropped on... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We enjoy Big Sam's. The food is good and fast. It looks a bit like a dive, but those are the best places. It is not on the main strip which I find appealing.

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Kreamer
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Had a wonderful experience at Big Sams! One of those little gems that the locals know about and love! And now we love it too! You won't be disappointed!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Went to Big Sam's to grab a famous lobster blt as so many people at the resort were raving about it .Picked some up to go for lunch and ate at resort with family .This thing was awesome ! I will definately have lunch there next time I'm in town .

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Took 2clients for a Friday afternoon appetizer and drink occasion . All the appetizers are excellent, I think we ate one of every appetizer. The service is truly personal and the servers are experienced. Prices are moderate. Great place for winter dining and drinking.

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Thank John C
upstate pa
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I first came here in 2000. Been here many times since. It's more a locals type of place that makes everyone feel welcome. Right on the water and every once in awhile they have some real off the wall specials that are always fabulous. Not real fancy but clean and friendly. Nice joint

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Norfolk, Virginia
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Spur of the moment diversion away from the main drag of VA Beach. A pleasant oasis, beautiful view of the harbor, marina and bridge / waterway to the Atlantic ocean. The best oysters I've had in VA (many many tries at all types of restaurants); prompt and friendly service. Would recommend to friends and family for a casual outing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

It looks like a tourist trap, but it eats up real nice. Good crab cakes. Tuna sandwich was generous. Fries good. Impressed.

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
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 23451-3637
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?