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Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
+1 757-689-5395
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab soup” (81 reviews)
“seafood” (192 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cuisine at this restaurant is fabulous! The seating is limited to about 13 +- tables, so be sure to call ahead or arrive early to this popular little restaurant. The service is excellent- they really do strive to provide a level of service that...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bahorstm
Reviewed 4 days ago

I discovered this place by accident. My son came down to take me to dinner for my birthday and insisted that we go to some place different. We both love seafood so I googled best seafood in Va Beach and “Blue” came up. So we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pholmes0603
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for amazing seafood, delicious rolls with apricot butter, and incredible desserts, you NEED to try this place. They have a very unique cocktail menu and offer happy hour as well. Now one of my favorite restaurants.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sadler602
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time trying this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. We received a warm welcome when we arrived and I will say the service was excellent. I am not really sure why the great reviews. Maybe it is what I ordered. Salmon with crab on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yorkdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and cozy atmosphere. Waitstaff was spot on as was the food. Chef sent out 2 crab appetizers for us to try ... so good. Husband had pork chops with mashed potatoes and I had the tenderloin. Outstanding. I visited last year when it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience from beginning to end! Chef was available and attentive, service was outstanding, with great suggestions she clearly knew the menu. Fresh seafood, incredible crab! They don’t take reservations but the wait was short and the bar was also great, with very large pours...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lisalH8947RO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a local's gem. It's well hidden and non-descript in a strip mall and you'd never know it was a delicious really nice seafood place. Most of the locals to Red Mill eat here often and know about it. It's the kind of...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were thrilled to find this little place right on our back doorstep in Red Mill. It was small, but perfect for a charming neighborhood eatery. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. We did not have a reservation on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Perez A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here for dinner after reading the great reviews. It's a lovely atmosphere for such a small place, and the owners are very engaging and eager to please. He dropped by the table with a shrimp app surprise, a pimento cheese stuffed shrimp...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SueMozzy
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant due to the reviews. The meal started out well as the drinks were great. My meal of shrimp and crab cakes tasted well. However, my husband stated he did not like his crab cake. I assumed this was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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5 October 2018|
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Response from Steven K | Reviewed this property |
I believe you will be able to find a delicious meal!
Anne R
16 July 2018|
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Response from nono486 | Reviewed this property |
There are other choices that anyone would love if you truly enjoy good food,,
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1 May 2018|
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Response from Shay M | Property representative |
Just dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Dining room opens at 4pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-689-5395
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Blue is a chef-owned and operated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach that offers high quality and fresh seafood in a casual setting. This 60-seat restaurant's specialties include crab cakes, tempura fried shrimp, and creative seafood fares based on its “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food philosophy. Chef and owner Charles Thain is an ardent supporter of farm-to-table practices and sources fresh local produce, seafood, hormone-free meats, and more from local purveyors. It is one of the priorities for the restaurant to offer brews from local breweries to showcase everything the area has to offer. Blue accommodates special dietary needs and food allergies in its menus to suit everyone’s palate. The menu features a full bar menu along with a wide range of dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options.
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