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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waitress was excellent and the service very good. They have a decent wine list with a lot of reasonably priced wines. The food was good but just shy of great, the salad was excellent the lobster bisque lukewarm. The mains were good and while...More

Thank JDA60
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this was a great food choice of surf and turf selections with more than you'll need to satisfy your taste buds, but I wouldn't return on the weekend. If you go on a Friday it will be noisy and crowded. The main table...More

Thank Israel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my boyfriend here while visiting the beach for his birthday. We had never been here before, but I wanted to take him someplace that seemed "special", not just a good, run-of-the-mill restaurant. I was not disappointed! This place was fantastic. The wait staff...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 1 week ago

After too long, we went back to Steinhilber's for dinner. We should really have done this long ago, because they combine extremely high quality dining with gold-star service. It was only when I looked specifically did I see that the wait staff has this choreograph...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the world’s best shrimp! My wife grew up eating here for special occasions. It is still a go-to for a quality meal that will never disappoint. Never leave here without having the shrimp (unless you’re allergic).

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. We all tried the tasting dinner. This allowed for a nice selection of items I would typically not order. Excellent way to try new things. I have ordered the same thing for years. The gingerbread cookie with ginger...More

Thank boxshop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was very expensive, the choices pretty limited, the service was acceptable, but its glory years are in the past. They should shake some things up.

Thank 772patrick
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The ambiance upon entering and walking through to the table was classy, warm, and inviting. As this was a special evening for my son we selected this restaurant because of it's reputation. As the meal unfolded the quality of the food unfortunately was average. The...More

1  Thank fdzupink
Reviewed 1 January 2018

On 12/30/2017, I had 6:45 reservations. When I checked in, they told me that it would be a 45 minute wait! There were no apologies, no offer of a free drink, nothing! There is no excuse how a restaurant can be that far behind at...More

1  Thank mpt12
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This was a trip to Va Beach in the cold Winter days of December. Inside a warm fireplace burned to add ambience to the restaurant. We had early reservations which we were glad to have since I wanted a window seat overlooking the bay. Tables...More

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Holly G
23 August 2017|
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Response from Kaybee66 | Reviewed this property |
U can get as app and dinner!
Sean H
8 February 2017|
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Response from bhinvb | Reviewed this property |
No but the wait staff wears white jackets, so as revdillon said, dress nicely. It's really a great, and upscale, restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-340-1156
In 1939, Robert Steinhilber opened what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn. Continuing his commitment to service, quality and tradition are his daughter Jeanne and his grandson Brady. Together, they are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past. Join us for dinner and remember a time when every meal out was a special event.
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