We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Terrapin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921 (32nd Street & Holly Road)
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 285: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

WIfe and I went to Terrapin Station for dinner and meal was fantastic. Both couples next to us loved their food, too. The highlight was meeting owner/chef and he was so nice and even though the music was fine, he put on a couple greatful dead songs for us.

Thank jpdRichmond
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I received a gift certificate for our wedding to the Terrapin. We decided to go on our first anniversary and WOW, it was a great experience. The service is second to none and the food was exceptional. We did the tasting menu and had a moderately priced bottle of red wine - just a great experience overall.... More 

Thank zebulondanny
Level Contributor
125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rebecca made a lasting impression. Being from the DC area, we shared experiences and food interests. Great recommendation on wine and food choices. The tasting menu is definitely the way to go, You will not be disappointed.

Thank Mike L
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter and son-in-law suggested dinner at Terrapin's. It was outstanding. We shared the dumplings, gnudi, and calamari. They were excellent. We had the sautéed soft shelled crabs, duck breast and the trout. Each dish was delicious and beautifully presented. We then had some desserts...the chocolate pudding and the strawberry with the cotton cheesecake w/ice cream. OH MY....so good. This... More 

Thank SaguaroCity
virginia beach, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My best friend brought me here for dinner for my birthday. I felt special from our personal greeting, seeing a birthday wish printed on my menu, to the very end. We had the 4 course taste menu. I had the PEI mussels and they were absolutely fabulous. I had them when I went to PEI and these were every bit... More 

Thank Donna M
Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food Wonderful staff Atmosphere is a bit crowded but ok vegetarian options wine pairings all food is fresh and locally sourced

Thank June C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Terrapin has to be one of the best restaurants in Virginia, my husband took me for our anniversary dinner and it was very romantic. We had an 8pm reservation, got there early at 7:30pm and they sat us 10 minutes early, we were so pleased. I ordered the salmon with brussels sprouts and my husband ordered the Rib-eye, our dessert... More 

Thank Mmarshall17
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had a great anniversary meal with us and appreciate your time and effort in sharing it here in TA. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Brian Williams More 

Chattanooga TN
Level Contributor
83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My wife and son went here later in the night for a meal. We arrived at 8:30 and Terrapin's was busy, almost every table filled. The waitress was very helpful, relaxed and gave us plenty of time. Wine list is excellent, not too large. We had fish scallops and pork chop for main course. Food was excellent and well presented... More 

Thank Alwaysonbusiness53
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a nice experience with your family. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Tripadvisor. We hope to serve you agin soon. Cheers, Brian Williams Terrapin More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
863 reviews
729 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A chef owned restaurant that has built a justified reputation for excellence, creativity and polished service. Based on other reviews, a perusal of the menu, and its proximity to where we were staying, this was at the top of our to try list. The decor is modern, a bit subdued, and frankly not that attractive. But what arrives on your... More 

Thank ulysses4
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed dining with us. We are very passionate about food and service and appreciate the acknowledgement. We hope to be able to serve you again soon. Cheers, Brian Williams Managing Partner Terrapin 757.321.6688 More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Terrapin is a rare and sophisticated gem in an odd location. The location really doesn't live up to the potential of the place or its cuisine. Yet, once you're inside, Terrapin really comes out of its shell, so to speak. The owners obviously did the most they could with an interior that was probably a Dunkin Donuts in its previous... More 

1 Thank Terelle H
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for such a great review, you made our week. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Brian Williams Managing Partner Terrapin More 

Travellers who viewed Terrapin Restaurant also viewed


Been to Terrapin Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921
    (32nd Street & Holly Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 13217269

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Terrapin Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Lorton, Virginia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Terrapin Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?