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Eating Out in Hampton Roads
Restaurant Recommendations

A classy car that will fit right in evn in the poshest places in townNote that there are numerous fine restaurants not included in this list. In general, we have listed only local businesses. There are many fine national chain outlets in the area, but these are so well known, and so well covered in existing web sites, that we have concentrated on the less visible and more unique local offerings in the culinary arts. And when it comes time for a ride to dinner, remember Andy's Taxi Group for Town Car service at taxi cab rates. 

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Virginia Is for Lovers--and that includes food lovers!Listings here are entirely free. None of these establishments paid even as much as a free meal to get listed. Therefore you, our readers, can trust us when we say we think they're worth a visit. Bear in mind that things change rapidly in the restaurant business. Before visiting one of these listings, it's a good idea to check their hours of operation. Also, if you find that one of our listings has moved or changed in any substantial way, or if you wish to recommend a new listing or think we should remove one that's here, please let us hear from you. You can e-mail me us at andy@andystaxigroup.com.


Chesapeake Restaurants

City Deli, 450 S. Battlefield Boulevard. American deli fare--breakfast and lunch. 6:30am-3pm Mon-Fri., 6:30am-2pm Sat., closed Sunday. 757-482-5554.

Frank's Trucking Center at 4717 West Military Highway is a landmark on the South Military Highway. Over the last 50 years, Frank's restaurant has grilled a lot of burgers and scrambled a lot of eggs to earn our reputation for excellent food. Open 24 hours daily. 757-488-8337.

Grill at Great Bridge, The, 388 S. Battlefield Blvd. Breakfast and lunch nook with great desserts and daily specials. Mon-Fri .6am-1:45pm, Sat. 6am-1pm, Sun. 7:30am-11:45am. 757-482-5362.

Tasty Thai Cuisine, 1937 S. Military Highway. Menu offers a full complement of authentic Thai specialties including curries, soups, tasty noodle dishes and vegetarian selections. Mon-Thurs. 11:30am-3pm & 5-9:30pm, Fri-Sat. 11:30am-3pm & 5-10pm. 757-543-9116.

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Norfolk Restaurants

219, The, 219 Granby Street, offers an eclectic blend of nouvelle cuisine with Asian and Southwestern influences. The atmosphere is casual. Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11am-2:30 pm, Dinner nightly starting at 5pm. 757-627-2896.

Alexander’s at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Drive, is a bistro-style restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining and a great view if the Elizabeth River. Open daily 6:30am-1:30 am. 757-622-2868.

Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, 480 East Main Street, is more than just a bakery. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Customer service is the priority here. Mon.-Fri. 6:30 am to 6pm. Sat. 7am to 2pm. 757-625-5542.

http://restaurant.com/freemasonabbey/Freemason Abbey Restaurant, 209 West Freemason Street. Enjoy seafood and continental cuisine in the elegance of this 1873 converted stone church building. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm, Sun. Brunch 9:30am-2pm, Dinner 6:30pm-10pm. 757-622-3966.

German Pantry, The
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5329 East Virginia Beach Bl. Authentic home-style German meals, huge selection of imported beer and fine wine. German groceries and gifts. Tues-Thur. 10am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm. 757-461-5100.
 
Lockharts Seafood Restaurant, 8440 Tidewater Drive. Corn & Tomato Crab soup is the specialty at this longstanding Hampton Roads landmark for seafood. Tues.-Sat. 3:30pm-9pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm, Closed Mon. 757-588-0405.

Max and Erma's intergalactic-virtual-esthetic-cyberkinetic thingamabopper. Great burgers too. MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave #156. Join Hometown Happenings, Max & Erma's monthly e-mail newsletter! You'll get the scoop on upcoming events, restaurant openings, special food & drink items, and fun contests. Send an e-mail with your e-mail address to: maxanderma@max-ermas.com Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Stat 11-11, Sun 11am-8pm. 757-625-7771.

Mo & O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 Granby Street. The only Irish pub in the heart of Hampton Roads. Lunch, dinner and live entertainment. Tues.-Sat. 3pm-2am. 757-623-3466.

Omar's Carriage House, 313 W. Bute Street. Contemporary American casual & fine dinning in a carriage house setting. Lunch Mon.-Fri 11am-3pm. Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5:30pm-10pm. Fri.-Sat. 5-11. Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm. 757-622-4990.

Ristorante La Galleria, 120 College Place. European ambiance and elegant Northern Italian cuisine. Live music nightly. Lunch: Fri. 11:30am-2pm. Dinner: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30pm-11:15pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30pm-12pm. 757-623-3939.

Ship's Cabin Seafood Restaurant, 4110 East Ocean View Ave., combines elegant seafood dining with a spectacular waterfront view. Daily 5pm-10pm. Sunday Brunch 11-3pm 757-362-4659.

Taste Unlimited, 109 East Main Street. In Prince Book Store. Signature sandwiches featuring their famous house dressing, and serving great coffee all day long. Locally owned and operated for over 28 years. Mon.-Fri. 8am-7pm. Sat. 10am-6pm. Sun. 11am-5pm. 757-627-3330.

Thyme Square, 509 Botetourt Street, serves gourmet lunches and dinners. Eat in, carry out and catering available. Mon.-Fri. 11am-9pm. 757-623-5082.

www.toddjurichsbistro.comTodd Jurich’s Bistro, 210 West York Street (Moving in Sept. to 150 Main St.), is a chef-owned restaurant run by James Beard Foundation chef, Todd Jurich (pronounced Jur-ick). Features regional American food colored with a French and Asian flair. Winner of a Wine Spectator Award. Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2pm. Dinner: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30pm-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30pm-11pm. 757-622-3210.

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Portsmouth Restaurants

Bob's BBQ and Country Cooking, 417 County Street. American & barbecue including sliced, chopped and beef--plus country cooking. Mon-Fri. 6:30am-4pm, Sat. 6:30am-2pm, Closed Sunday. 757-399-8060.

Canty's Restaurant and Catering, 515 Washington Street. Soul food, chitterlings, pig feet, collard greens and candied yams. Seven days 8am-8pm. 757-399-7091.

Cheshire Grill, 623 High St. (Olde Towne). Featuring the decor and menu of old portsmouth. Charm thick enough to eat. Mon-Fri. 10am-9pm, Sat. 9am-9pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. 757-399-1990.

Circle, The, 3010 High Street, Seafood, ribs, steaks, buffets, light menu. Reasonable prices and great food. Sun-Thurs. 8am-9pm, Fri-Sat. 8am-10pm. 757-397-8196.

Mario's Italian Restaurant, 611 Airline Boulevard. Classic Italian cuisine and bar. Weekdays 11:30am-Midnight Sat-Sun. 5:30pm-Midnight. 757-399-8970.

Paddy O'Brian's, 612 Court Street. Warm neighborhood hang-out featuring live music. Daily 11am-11pm. 757-399-6120.

Pfeiffer's Cafe, 606 High Street. Dining with a sense of adventure and totally different fare. Live jazz on Friday afternoons and blues on Saturday. Fine wine, beer, cocktails. Mon-Sat. 11am-3pm, Wed-Sat. 5:30pm-till? 757-397-2665.

Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 316 High Street. A classy sports bar and restaurant with a varied menu. 757-399-5377.

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Virginia Beach Restaurants

Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant, 203 22nd Street (Just off Atlantic Ave.), offers live entertainment nightly along with locally famous cuisine and raw bar, sidewalk café and over 100 international beers. Daily 11am-2am year round. 757-425-6330.

Calcutta's at Rudee's Inlet, Virginia BeachCalcutta's, 530 Winston Salem Ave., Rudee Inlet, for waterside dining featuring prime rib, seafood, pork and steaks. Tue.-Thur. 4pm-10pm, Fri. 4pm-11pm, Sat. 4pm-11pm, Sun. 10am-10pm. 757-428-4070.
 
Crocs main dining room.Croc's Mighty Nice Grill, 19th & Cypress Ave. A "Taste of the Islands" Caribbean-theme. This perennial winner of the "Best of the Beach" awards offers fresh seafood, pastas, salads, sandwiches, kids meals, and grill. 757-428-5444.
 
Discovery Dining Yacht, leaving from 600 Laskin Road @ 31st Street. Cruises rain or shine on Calm Island Waterway and Broad Bay. Sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises. 757-422-2900.

Duck-In GazeboDuck-In & Gazebo, Shore Drive on the North bank of Lynnhaven Inlet, for relaxed seafood lunches and dinners, indoor and outdoor deck dining and gazebo bar with a fabulous views of Lynnhaven Inlet's fishing traffic and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Winner of 38 "Best of Beach" Awards. Lunch & Dinner daily 11am-till? Breakfast Sunday 9am-2pm. 757-481-0201.

Eurasia, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Loehmann's Plaza. Unique international cuisine served in a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. 757-463-7146.

Ginza Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 3972 Holland Road. Sushi buffet every Wednesday. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner (the webmaster's favorite sushi bar). 757-431-8000.

Happy Crab Restaurant & Oyster Shucking Bar, 550 Laskin Road at 31st Street, offers down-and-dirty seafood lovers spacious, brown butcher paper covered wooden tables, all-you-can-eat crab picking, and all the traditional seafood fare to boot. Daily 11am-11pm with Buffet 5pm-10:30pm. 757-437-9200.

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill, 2817 Shore Drive. Featuring seafood, steak and pasta. Eat in or carry out. Voted "Best in Beach" for seafood. Open 4 PM daily. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sunday till 11 PM; Wed, Fri & Sat till 2 AM with live entertainment. Sun. added sushi menu. 757-481-2888

Il Giardino Ristorante, 910 Atlantic Avenue at 10th Street, is an award-winning restaurant. Highlights are veal, steaks, seafood and pasta in a variety of Italian styles. Opens daily at 5pm. 757-422-6464.

Isle of Capri, 39th Street & Atlantic Avenue, is a second-generation Chef-owned restaurant featuring native Italian cooking and a beautiful oceanfront view. 757-428-2411.

Island Republic's oceanfront dining areaIsland Republic Sea Grill & Raw Bar, 19th Street and the Boardwalk, features a two story deck with a panoramic view of the oceanfront and fresh seafood. Live entertainment nightly in season. 757 425-7738.

Jewish Mother, The, 3108 Pacific Ave, is the spot for deli fare and imported beers. Winner of Best of the Beach award for Live Music, Beer and Desserts. Breakfast, lunch & dinner plus late-night entertainment. Open 8am-2am weekdays and 8am-3am Fri.-Sat. 757-422-5430.

Lighthouse, The, 1st Street & Atlantic Avenue on the Boardwalk at Rudee Inlet. Down home seafood and steaks with a view and ambiance as good as it gets. Open for lunch and dinner in season and dinner only off season. 757-428-7974.

Mystery Dinner Playhouse, DoubleTree Hotel, 1900 Pavilion Drive, lets you enjoy a four-course dinner while solving a hilarious murder-mystery comedy. Toll free 888-471-4802.

Peabodys Virginia Beach, 21st Street and Pacific Ave. 18 and up.You can purchase tickets to our shows online through Peabody's own Ticketmaster site. DANCING + crablegs and large shrimp for 9.99 every night! 757-422-6212.

Plaza Azteca, 4292 Holland Road. Traditional Mexican dishes in a casual, family setting. Mon-Thur. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. Noon-10:30pm, Sun: Noon-9:30pm. 757-431-8135.

Seafood Harbor, 32nd & Atlantic Avenue, is a family style restaurant with a huge seafood buffet in a nautical décor. Daily from 3:30 pm. 757-428-6220.

Watermans, 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue on the Boardwalk. Patio dining available overlooking the beach. Seafood & grill plus the beach's only oceanfront nightclub. Daily Lunch 11:30am-4pm, Dinner from 4pm. 757-428-3644.

Worrell Brothers at 19th & Pacific Ave.Worrell Brothers, 19th & Pacific Ave., has been a Beach tradition for over 30 years. Voted Best Steamed Shrimp in the Beach by Virginian Pilot readers and Best of the Beach award winner. Raw bar, game room and nightly dancing. Daily 11am-2am. 757-422-6382.

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Williamsburg Restaurants

Note: The Williamsburg area is so well supplied with fine restaurants that we have listed only the most unusual and noteworthy. Feel free to just stroll the streets and sample any of the fine establishments that appeal to you, whether they are among our listings or not.

Chowning's Tavern, Waller Street. Enjoy barbecue pork ribs, steaming Brunswick Stew, all served in authentic colonial style. Chowning's black walnut ice cream and cider cake desserts are a must! Mon-Sat. 11am-10pm. 757-229-2141.

Christiana Campbell's Tavern, Duke of Gloucester Street. George Washington's favorite seafood restaurant--Campbell's menu still features oysterette fritters, gumbo, crab cakes and other Virginia-inspired specialities served in an 18th-century setting complete with strolling balladeers. Daily 11am-10pm. 757-229-2141.

Trellis, The, Duke of Gloucester Street. The Trellis Restaurant is one of the finest and most innovative restaurants in the country today, located in the center of Merchant's Square. Lunch, Dinner and signature "Death By Chocolate desserts. Daily 11am-3pm Lunch & 5pm-9:30pm Dinner. 757-229-8610.

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