Ah, Virginia Beach! Brings to mind wonderful days of fun and sun……but did you know that Virginia Beach is also known as one of the best foodie cities in the country?

It’s true! This up-and-coming culinary destination is chock full of delicious high-end restaurants, mixed in with wonderful family0owned and operated out of the way places that are waiting to be discovered.

So we’ve partnered with Yelp Hampton Roads to help bring you their top 10 best restaurants in the Virginia Beach area, based on their member reviews.

Looking for the top restaurants just in Norfolk? Click here for Yelp’s top 10 best places to eat in Norfolk, Virginia!

Looking for the top restaurants in Chesapeake? Click here for Yelp’s top 10 best places to eat in Chesapeake, Virginia!

Looking for the full list of best restaurants in Hampton Roads/Coastal Virginia? Check it out here!


1. Blue Seafood & Spirits (Virginia Beach)

A 60-seat, chef-owned and operated restaurant focusing on high quality, fresh seafood in a casual, yet elegant setting. Best known for their award-winning crab soup, local fish dishes, crab cakes, and homemade chocolate bread pudding. They offer a variety of wines, local beers and their own signature cocktails. Conveniently located in the Redmill Commons Shopping Center just minutes away from the Ocean Front resort area and Sandbridge.

2. Mazari Kebab and More (Virginia Beach)

Family owned and operated, Mazari Kebab was established in 2016. They are a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean restaurant that specializes in fresh kebabs and gyros. Their meats are freshly seasoned, never frozen, and made to order. If you are looking for fresh, authentic Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food with lots of flavor, they are the place for you!

3. Penang Town (Virginia Beach)

Delicious dining and takeout to Virginia Beach, VA. Penang Town Malaysian Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Virginia Beach community and has been recognized for its outstanding Malaysian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. This Malaysian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.

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4. Dave’s BBQ (Virginia Beach)

Dave’s bbq is here for you. Their goal is to serve you. The very people they grew up around. The community that they’ve called home for over 40 years. Their passion is bbq. They do it the simple way at Daves’ bbq. Wood, meat, fire! They believe that’s all you need to create great bbq. You won’t find any electric parts or propane in their pits. It takes time to do what they do. They do make their own sauces but ask that you give it a taste without.

5. Happy Cafe (Virginia Beach)

The Vision for Happy Café is to encourage good conversation by offering communal seating. This allows guests to get acquainted, feel connected and maybe even share food at times! 🙂 BE HAPPY!!!

6. Le Yaca (Virginia Beach)

Concentrating on high-quality ingredients with respect of seasons, they offer a selection of French and American wines, reasonably priced. It’s all about great atmosphere, fantastic wait staff, beautiful spaces and most of all, world-class, delicious food.

7. El Pico de Oro (Virginia Beach)

A quick-service restaurant concept offering Pollo a la Brasa (Rotisserie Chicken) Dine in or take out!

8. Pa’l Carajo Arepa Lounge (Virginia Beach)

If you’re looking for Venezuelan cuisine in Virginia Beach, check out Pal Carajo Arepa Lounge!  Some of the dishes they serve include Arepa de Chorizo, Empanada Queso, and Parilla de Carne. Find them south of Northhampton Road not far from Bayville Farms Park.

9. Masala Bites (Virginia Beach)

Nestled in Red Mill Commons shopping center of Virginia Beach, Masala Bites is rapidly becoming an Indian culinary hotspot. With its inviting atmosphere, ethnic yet refreshing modern décor, and comfortable setting, the restaurant is bound to please all.

10. Carib Shack (Virginia Beach)

Basic counter-service joint offering traditional Caribbean eats such as jerk chicken & rum cake.

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