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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

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653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
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17:00 - 22:00
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want the absolute best shrimp in VB, this is where the locals go! Paired with a twice baked potato and their fresh variety of breads, you will have experienced dining at one of the best restaurants in VB. It's located in an old VB neighborhood on the water. You will think you've made a wrong turn until you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

VA Beach is not known for particularly special restaurants especially in the winter season. Went there for a large group dinner which was excellent. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended.

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Va Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local favorite, tucked back in a neighborhood, that has the best fried shrimp appetizer and sauce in the world! I had the filet mignon, absolutely delicious, the sauce was awesome. My wife had more shrimp- always a hit. For dessert try a drink, they have a great selection of frozen drinks. Great meal, great view, and service... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just recently visited Steinhilber's with my husband and parents. I was very excited to go with them as it had been awhile since I last visited but was very good. My mom had made reservations for an early dinner and a window seat and was told that would be no problem as it didn't get busier until later. My husband... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know Steinhilber's is known for their fried shrimp. They were incredible as usual. The sauce takes it over the top. Had some fried oysters this time. I am very critical of these. They were plump and juicy. Perfectly prepared. I usually order all seafood but had heard about the on site aged prime steaks. I ordered the tomahawk steak.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated at a lovely table for 12 in the back. First let me say coming to "Steiny's" is a must for any local worth their salt, at least once. A lot of the charm is that it hasn't changed very much since 1939. I like that although it's a "white linen" establishment you can feel comfortable in jeans... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I took my husband there for his birthday last night. We've lived close by for while and have heard awesome things, so we finally gave it a try! Upon walking in, the hostess was very friendly, and we were seated right away. I had made a reservation online and requested a table with a nice view, and they made sure... More 

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Steiny757, Public Relations Manager at Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this sterling review! We're so pleased that you had the incredible experience that we strive to provide all of our guests. Please come back soon! More 

Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food as always did not fail to exceed our expectations! We went there very early for New Year's Eve Dinner (the four (4) of us had plans for later that evening and we knew it would be exceptionally crowded after 7:00 pm). Still plenty of parking that early. Fish was fresh and perfectly grilled. Our water glasses were never... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We had our first experience at this well established Virginia Beach icon and enjoyed our Christmas dinner. We were seated promptly upon arriving at our designated reservation time. Our table seemed a little bit close to our neighbors but perhaps this was due to the busy holiday schedule and trying to accommodate everyone. Our server arrived quickly explaining the menu... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It was my husband's birthday and we had an awful experience. I made reservations for only four people at 7:15pm and we were not seated until almost 8pm. Other waiting customers were offered drinks from the bar from the hostesses while my husband and I were sat near the jackets and not spoken to until we were seated. The hostesses... More 

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Steiny757, Public Relations Manager at Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, Amanda! Thank you for this review. We want to apologize that you and your guests experienced a delay while you were waiting for your reservation the evening of your visit and that you were not met with the care and attention we extend to all of our clients. Our standard is to make a lasting remark on all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?