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Tautog's Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/09/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Tautog's Restaurant
Updated 20/09/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$11 - US$24
American, Seafood, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Northeast Virginia Beach
0.3 km from Virginia Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Tautog's. Sat on the porch, terrific setup and service all evening. Ordered the Shrimp & Jalapeno Cheese Grits. Well seasoned and the grits were creamy with perfect level of kick, really complemented the shrimp. And it was all naturally gluten-free (I...have Celiac so this was really important). My husband ordered the catfish po'boy sandwich and really enjoyed it. Servers were attentive without hovering. Can't wait to go back!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time service was a little lacking. I understand staffing issues and our server was ok. Food was very good as always. Only open four nights now, but it worked with our schedule.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021

had an amazing meal at this cute house-like restaurant! Paul was our waiter and he was polite and very gentleman like. Our meal was amazing! My husband had a wahoo special that was delicious and I had the scallops in a pastry shell which was...unlike anything i ever had! It was spectacular. Will definitely visit this gem again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, (thanks Chad!) a very nice restaurant. The crab dip is amazing. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

We love Tautog's and are so happy they have "weathered the storm"! We absolutely can't go to Virginia Beach without a meal there. This time it was fantastic starting with some oysters and then on to my very favorite Stuffed Flounder in a bag. Chris...is a awesome server and steered my wife to the salmon salad which she absolutely loved. As yes, I stole some of her steamed shrimp!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Always outstanding. Fine dining with a beachy, casual atmosphere. Ordered and received exactly what I wanted. Cup of soup of the day—omg. Mushroom and asparagus. Hard giving up the she-crab soup but made a good choice. Wanted only one “appetizer” crab cake. Too much lunch...for full meal. Accommodated, as always, even tho not on the menu. Husband’s tuna outstanding. Drinks were wonderful. Best part of the meal experience, tho? Our cute as a button server, Jessie. Sprite, happy, accommodating, professional. Great place!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

We had no idea what to expect. Everything -- food, staff, atmosphere was wonderful! This is exactly the kind of low-key place with delicious food that is so difficult to find, yet perfect for the beach. Our only disappointment was we could get reservations for...just one evening!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021

10 people and a dog was no problem for this wonderful restaurant. We sat outside, and enjoyed drinks, dinner, and dessert. Quiet (other than the occasional overhead jet) atmosphere. Large portions and good prices for delicious food.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

We ate here the first night of our family vacation. The atmosphere of the restaurant is quaint and different than a larger chain restaurant. We waited about 25 minutes for a table for four. The appetizers were delicious. The main dishes were well prepared and...tested good but there was just a little something missing from a true 5 star rating. Also, it would be good to see some smaller portions for the kids but we knew it wasn’t a place that caters to kids.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Bianca Ruma gets 5 stars baby!!!! She’s got moves like jagger and her skill and finesse with the menu was outstanding.

Date of visit: July 2021
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10 August 2018|
Response from Tautogs | Property representative |
We do not sell Tee Shirts on line sorry
8 August 2018|
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Response from Crowder2014 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not great. There's a little parking lot behind the restaurant and one across the street. I am not sure where the beach access is near the restaurant but there is public parking for the beaches and I am sure you... More
Joan S
13 September 2017|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
You need reservations for parties six or larger. Call only. No on line reservations
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tautog's Restaurant

Yes, Tautog's Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Tautog's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tautog's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4