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US$9 - US$26
Bar, American, Seafood, Healthy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a mini vacation with wife and kids. We saw the restaurant and decided to stop in for dinner. Let me just say that EVERYTHING we had as a family was so good we were all passing around samples of what each of us...got saying “You have got to try this” Personally I don’t do grits but my daughter handed some to me and I must say it was very good. And yes we marked this place as a must go to for any return trips. Matter of fact I’m heading there in just a few minutes.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are regulars at Blue. It is by far one of the best in town, if not the region. Service is always on point. We know what to expect and if there's a wait, it is worth it. Charles makes an effort to speak to...everyone and deliver not only exceptionally good food but flawless service from all his staff!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

What a place!!!!! This is definitely a locals restaurant....the service was unbelievable and very hard to find these days....and the food was phenomenal.....The chef/owner actually was walking the dining room, which added to the night.....you do not see that these days....eating here was a great...way to finish off our Virginia Beach vacation....THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

Wow! My daughter & I do not fancy seafood but my husband does, so we wanted to take him somewhere special. We read reviews & decided on Blue. It. Was. Awesome! We had a 10 month old with us & everyone made us feel so...welcome & comfortable. Mackenzie was our server-fabulous, went above & beyond. The owner comes to the table with samples & engages with everyone. The drinks were wonderful, the food incredible (my daughter said it was the best pork chop she ever had!). My husband got his seafood fix & more. Desert was to die for. A true local gem ! The owner has a handle on what it takes for a successful restaurant-wonderful customer service, with delicious food & drink, & a comfortable atmosphere that makes you come back! Thank you for a great evening!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Small place, so def call ahead on the weekends. Server was knowledgable and friendly. We were surprised when they brought us something we didn’t order. Really delicious. A shrimp appetizer, on a garlic toast round. Amazing. Food was great. 3 of us ordered...the mashed potatoes and we all agreed they were super salty. Not a big deal, the rest of the food was terrific. Would def come back again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

Looked them up on trip advisor and their no 1 rating was not a hope. Courteous, great waiters and the chef’s special of the day (08-27-2021) was delicious. Chef was friendly and personable. Looking forward to eat there again when in Virginia Beach.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2021

Some of the freshest seafood around. Fun vibe to the place! Sat at the bar, always fun to speak with the locals! Owner Chef, came out a couple of times to make sure all was good. Bar Tender was a great guy too!

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

Glad to be back to traveling and leaning on Trip Advisor to steer us right on great local cuisine. Reco for Blue Seafood and Spirits was bang on. Smallish establishment but with warm hospitality and personal touches. Great little surprise bites brought to table pre-meal...were tasty. Enjoyed the fresh seafood combination blackened. Blackening spices were perfect as were accompanying sides of veg & sweet potato. Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

All of the pictures here in the reviews represent exactly the way the food was presented to us when we ate there and the food was just as tasty as it looked. The service was perfect. Enough said about that. The venue appears to accommodate...smaller groups of people instead of large parties. We arrived at opening and the place was filled very quickly. It is easy to see that this restaurant is a favorite to many.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

Food, staff, and clientele all top rate. The chef personally prepares the food and checks on you. Flavors were amazing! He brought us a little sampler of a shrimp and crab fritter he was trying out — really a cut above anywhere else around. Matt...treated us very well at the bar.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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17 August 2019|
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Response from Nestlebrook | Reviewed this property |
The answer is no, they do not take reservations. I didn't know the answer until I called the restaurant myself in order to be able to respond to the customer who wrote this question after I submitted my review. On a busy... More
27 June 2019|
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Response from jenskismithson | Reviewed this property |
Just call ahead and ask. We were there the other night and they still had them. You eat the whole crab. Super good!!!!
5 October 2018|
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Response from Steven K | Reviewed this property |
I believe you will be able to find a delicious meal!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Seafood & Spirits

Yes, Blue Seafood & Spirits offers takeaway services.

Blue Seafood & Spirits is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5