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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

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300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-428-4858
07:00 - 02:00
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended by a bartender at a seafood place that didn't serve burgers. He was right -- it was great!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great traditional breakfast, awesome pancakes. They also have really good early bird specials. We really enjoyed our morning there and we will be back!

Thank Danielle1636
Dublin, VA
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was very crowded but was seated very quickly. Waitress was attentive but gave me time to look at the very large menu. Ordered the fried shrimp dinner....was a large amount of shrimp but had very little flavor. Willing to try again.

Thank nrlaker
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love, Love this place. We just happened upon this place after going to more expensive places in Virginia Beach. The food is very good and drink prices reasonable. This is our go to place now and in the future.

Thank Elaine047Virginia
Concord, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that if you want to go somewhere flashy, this is not it. If you're looking for great food, fresh seafood, good drinks, and a large selection, this is your place. To be honest, it's a dive - but in the best way possible. The drinks were good and strong. They had a large menu to... More 

Thank AshSwa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very tasty tuna tacos for lunch. Margaritas were good! Our second time here years apart. Will visit again next time here.

Thank Rhonda b
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We found Sam's randomly looking for an interesting spot to eat on the water. It was a great choice! Highly recommend!! The view of all the boats was beautiful. The atmosphere is comfortable, the wait staff is attentive and the food is special. I'll definitely check it out again next time I'm in town.

Thank kellscloud
Shelton, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place for a really decent breakfast, and it's right on the water in the marina. Always busy and consistently good! they also serve alcoholic beverages--Bloody Mary's are a personal favorite!

Thank Leftyrrv
Perdido Key, Florida
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great happy hour and the foods pretty good as well. Loved being by the water, even if it was a dreary day. Staff were really friendly and if we lived there it would be our hang out place. The oysters both raw and steamed were outstanding as were the shrimp. On our come back and visit list

Thank Denis B
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this place at the suggestion of other vacationers we met. Their special was build your own burgers, which came with fries. The toppings were great, herb fried tomatoes, onion rings, and a variety of others. The burgers were huge and I took half of it to go. The inside of the restaurant is nothing to... More 

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?