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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Delicious food, beautifully presented in a lovely garden. Plus they go out of their way to make their specialty, deep-fried shrimp, for gluten free diners. We had to wait over an hour for our food though, and we got pretty cranky. Worse, we had to...More

Thank JsCcB
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I am a Virginia Beach area native and have been coming to Steinys since 1975, and every year since 2003. We have always enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the quality of the food served. However, on our annual outing, we noticed the menu had...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a great off the beaten track restaurant. Down a tree lined road in a residential neighborhood you come to a peninsula with this charming lodgelike restaurant with beautiful gardens and great views. The food is delicious and nicely prepared without being pretentious. We...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Such a pretty place! Steak was medium to medium well - my partner ordered medium rare. Crab cakes were good, but tiny. Twice baked potato was extremely salty. Rolls were not warm. Very overpriced for quality of food.

Thank D B
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Beautiful location and gardens, great food, great service. We will be going back, and we regret not knowing about this special place sooner.

Thank vickilu2016
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We've dined at Steinhilber's several times a year since 1981. The unique location is complimented by consistently fine traditional seafood presentation. Guests to the area are always taken to Steiny's and are never disappointed. Famous for their fried shrimp, all menu items are excellently prepared....More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Despite absentee Planning from the west coast, our son's rehearsal dinner was a fabulous success. The food was superb, the ambience delightful and welcoming. Service was superb, seriously, I run out of superlatives trying to describe what a fine night it was. From the incomparable...More

4  Thank margaret t
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This restaurant tucked away in a neighbourhood is a fantastic place for a special occasion, we sat outside in a very picturesque setting, the seafood here is excellent for which it is noted but one of the best bits of the night was our waiter...More

Thank Jollyjohnlin
Reviewed 1 July 2015

As I was going by their dock around 8 P.M. I noticed that they had finished repairs on the dock from last falls nor'easter. I decided to stop in for some appetizers. The Stieny jumbo shrimp were awesome as were the crab balls. Just be...More

Thank Marty J
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Sit outside if you can - its lovely during the summer. Our dinner was well executed although absent imagination. If you are seeking reliable great seafood for $50pp then this is perfect if service improves. We had hoped the menu would be more interesting and...More

Thank NC_Foodie_11
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Sean H
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Response from bhinvb | Reviewed this property |
No but the wait staff wears white jackets, so as revdillon said, dress nicely. It's really a great, and upscale, restaurant.
18 July 2015|
Response from Steiny757 | Property representative |
Yes we have full bar service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-340-1156
In 1939, Robert Steinhilber opened what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn. Continuing his commitment to service, quality and tradition are his daughter Jeanne and his grandson Brady. Together, they are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past. Join us for dinner and remember a time when every meal out was a special event.
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