The Northeast Coast of the United States is well-known for its spectacular seafood, and Virginia Beach is no exception to this. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for lobster, white fish, mussels, clams, or any other type of scrumptious seafood, you’ll find what you’re looking for while in the city.

With so many options, it is a bit overwhelming picking which one visit. We have narrowed down the list for you by picking our favorite seafood restaurants. After a good meal at one of these places, don’t be surprised if you end up waddling home.

Blue Seafood and Spirits

Rated one of the best restaurants in the city, let alone seafood restaurants, Blue Seafood and Spirits is one you can’t miss while visiting Virginia Beach. This small chef owned and operated restaurants is the perfect place if you are looking for a casual but elegant environment. We recommend the crab cakes and chocolate bread pudding, a house special.

Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant

Upscale and high-class are the phrases that come to mind as soon as you walk in Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant. First off, you’re dining on the beach with one of the most beautiful views Virginia Beach has to offer. Add to that the award-winning steaks and the seasonal seafood entrees, and you’ve got a combination that just can’t lose.

Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant is in a prime location, no pun intended. If you are still looking for a hotel in Virginia Beach, start your search in this area.

Burtons Grill

The relaxing environment of Burtons Grill is a perfect place to be after an energizing live sporting event in Richmond. With dishes such as Mango Salmon, Shrimp Feta Picatta, and the traditional crab cakes, you’ll be able to get whatever tickles your taste buds. This one is a distance from the beach, which means you’re more likely to be surrounded by locals enjoying a night out.

Rockafellers Restaurant

You can get to Rockafellers Restaurant just about any way, walking on the oceanfront paths, driving, biking, or you can even pull up in your boat. The seafood you can choose from is just as diverse, and you’ll get the chance to watch the local fisherman bring in their daily catch as you sit and enjoy the view from the deck. A smart traveler will grab a drink and watch the day slowly pass them by, while being served by those who truly understand what southern hospitality really means.

Blue Pete’s Restaurant

You’re looking for a mostly locals, family owned, in the country seafood restaurant? Well, Blue Pete’s got you covered. The restaurant is located on five acres near the Back Bay National Wildlife sanctuary, which means you’ll be surrounded by Mother Nature, a key element to the restaurants atmosphere, which the local owners pride themselves on. You’ll be able to get some unique dishes, such as the She-Crab Dip and the Crab Encrusted Salmon, along with your traditional seafood dishes. No matter what you are looking for, you’ll be able to find it.