Being ocean-side, the 757 is home to restaurants that know seafood, particularly on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach. Restaurants in Virginia Beach take advantage of the easy access we have to the ocean, fishing and the fresh seafood that comes with it. 

Many restaurants known for their seafood also include atmosphere you can’t match anywhere else, with amazing views to accompany top-notch cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a 5 star restaurant or a quaint little dive, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Virginia Beach hotspots with the best seafood around. 

1. One Fish, Two Fish

One Fish-Two Fish is located in the Pier House building of Long Bay Pointe Marina. The airy atmosphere of the restaurant is set by the panoramic views overlooking the waterway. One Fish-Two Fish serves line-caught local seafood and organic produce. (They also have top quality meats if you need to satisfy a friend with a seafood aversion). The award-winning menu is inspired by California - with a contemporary twist). And it’s a great place to taste “boutique” style wines.  

2. Watermans Surfside Grille

Waterman’s Surfside Grille is a family-owned restaurant that captures a slice of coastal living. The restaurant is located at 5th and Atlantic on the boardwalk. Waterman’s offers oceanfront patio dining, an outdoor bar and is famous for their signature cocktail- the Orange Crush. The menu includes a selection of fresh local catch, Chesapeake lump crab cakes, flounder, shrimp and salmon. Waterman’s is a casual, friendly place within walking distance to the boardwalk and is a place for the entire family to enjoy.  

3. Mahi Mahs 

Mahi Mah’s is a laid back restaurant located along the oceanfront. The awesome seafood and live entertainment has made Mahi Mah’s a local favorite year after year. The menu features the largest sushi selection on the oceanfront, seafood buckets and platters, 18 beers on tap and a wine list awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. A phenomenal view is guaranteed almost anywhere in the restaurant especially on one of the two outdoor patios that overlook the boardwalk. 

4. Catch 31

Catch 31 is a multi-venue seafood dining experience located along one of the trendiest stretches of the oceanfront. The eclectic interior with soaring ceilings and cool blue walls feature an open-air kitchen with hardwood fire grill and raw bar. Catch 31 offers the largest selection in fresh fish, oysters and seafood in the area. The outdoor terrace has a bar, fire pits and seating overlooking Neptune’s Park. Dining at Catch 31 is always a fun, memorable experience.  

These are only four great reasons to look for a home in Virginia Beach where you have easy access to these surfside restaurants. It’s a sneak peak into life in Virginia Beach – and seafood you won’t get anywhere else.

5. Big Sam’s 

Situated right on Rudee Inlet with a beautiful view and outside waiting area, Big Sam’s was ranked by Coastal Living Magazine as one of America’s Best Seafood Dives in 2011 among other notable awards. Opened in 1996 by a former competitive surfer, lover of the ocean and a friend of many fisherman, Sam set out to create a restaurant that catered to people who had the same love and appreciation for the water and beach lifestyle as him. Big Sam’s holds true to the owner’s vision, loved by tourists and locals alike, the seafood dive is a friendly place open to anyone looking for friendly service, a great meal, a cold beer and good conversation. Their happy hour is well known with drink, wing, clam and shrimp specials everyday from 3-7pm and all day until 7pm on Sunday. From their killer breakfast to their stellar specials and the best homemade pies around, Big Sam’s is definitely a must if your near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  


Virginia Beach locals, what would you add to this list of Oceanfront favorites?