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Coastal Grill

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1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317 (Mill Dam)
+1 757-496-3348
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Newport News, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Such a fabulous dinner, perfectly cooked and served. A local hang out , very full friendly bar..extensive selection. Summer very busy, after labor day you can usually get a table. Summer you always get roasted corn but in fall you get roasted butternut squash coated in brown sugar an butter. Omg the best.

Thank janesusanfrank
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It had been years since I visited this local eatery & took a friend for a birthday celebration at the new location just across the street in a former hardware store. The renovation was beautiful & even though I don't usually dine out on a Monday, we were not disappointed & the place was full by the time we left.... More 

Thank bydbeach2016
virginia Beach virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had eaten at the Coastal Grill years ago when it was across the street. Happily, this experience was far superior. The ambience was lively and friendly. The hostess was perky and our waitress accommodating. I ordered a Caesar salad, which aside from lacking anchovies, was quite good. My choice of the special of Halibut was very tasty and had... More 

Thank redsoxlad
Virginia Beach
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had dinner at Coastal with three women colleagues, having made a reservation 12 days before our confirmed date. After we each had an entree, a bottle of wine, two mixed drinks and two coffees, we were asked to leave because they needed the table for the next customer. Had there been a man at our table, it would never... More 

1 Thank Martha G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic dining experience from food to service to ambiance. Mozzarella, shrimp and Oysters starters. Amazing! My companions went with the snow crab and crab cakes which they loved. I had the shrimp and grits. First time but won't be the last!!! I'll be making Coastal Grill a regular feature on my trips to Virginia Beach!

Thank Mark M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Overall very good experience. Go early as they run out out of the specials. Soft shells are awesome. Very lively, open atmosphere. Noisy.

Thank FTG2401
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The soft shell crabs were absolutely delicious, and all the appetizers and other entrees were wonderful. The service was attentive and pleasant. Reservations are absolutely necessary on the weekend. It was a little noisy but the food trumped the noise. Our party of nine had a wonderful time! A pricey home run...

Thank jgalbw
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Oh my, what can I say. The food is sooo delicious, it's ridiculous! It's located somewhat outside the VA Beach area, but please do take the time to go here. We ate a lovely dinner: oysters, pan fried halibut and Angus steak, and ended with fried angel cake and profiteroles. All absolutely wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive. The... More 

Thank Bissy2002
Chesapeake, Virginia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We brought friends in recently (party of 6) and, as usual, we all left saying, "That's the best meal I can remember having!" The fact we're all over 60 had nothing to do with the comment, it's just that their food is indeed consistently outstanding!!! :) I had their soft shell crabs, and I cannot begin to describe the perfection... More 

Thank ggconk
Montclair, New Jersey
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The food here is all around delicious and that goes not just for the seafood. I would say this place has a seafood focus with focus on seasonal ingredients. The food is both classic and creative. The seafood is wonderfully fresh and delicious, but all the appetizers we had and desserts were excellent too. One person in our group had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317
    (Mill Dam)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-496-3348
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The mahogany bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Executive Chef-Owner Jerry Bryan with Maureen Cucchiaro at the stove offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 20 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food, exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!

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