The chefs at 21st Street Seafood Company cast a wide net over the ocean, cooking up every seafaring treat from fish tacos to steamed crab legs. As guests slurp down oysters and middle neck clams from the raw bar, the chefs craft Chesapeake Bay crab cakes, fried oyster po' boys, and fire-grilled tuna. Their meaty roster of inventive burgers—topped with salt-cured Virginia ham and jumbo lump crab meat—sate the appetites of even the pickiest eaters, and live music on select nights inspires impromptu games of musical chairs.
Started in 1968 by two former lifeguards, Chicho's Restaurant resuscitates flailing stomachs with hand-tossed pizzas, sandwiches, subs, and salads. Nose-dive into one of the six specialty pizzas such as the tangy barbecue-chicken pizza (12.99/medium) or the Garden Delight ($13.99/large), which sprouts onions, mushrooms, peppers, and olives. Eaters can also create their own pizza ($10.98+), choosing a hot and spicy or sweet tomato sauce and adorning crusts with a variety of popular and hard-to-find items such as pepperoni, artichoke, anchovies, and Pokemon pogs. For diners allergic to round foods, bite into the La Nova wings slathered in medium, hot and spicy, barbecue, or dirty sauce ($6.99/10 wings), or try on a light and fresh chicken caesar wrap served with a side of chips ($6.99). Sandwich and sub connoisseurs find a wealth of tasty options to sample, breathing in the sweet aromas of the meatball sub ($7.95) and arguing whether the B.L.T. ($7.95) is best described as woody or earthy.
We are a small and friendly local raw bar at the Virginia Beach oceanfront that has been in business for 30 years. Most people describe us as a dive bar but love the intimacy and warmth that we exude, not to mention our delicious seafood.
Whether they're delicately rolling rice around veggies and seafood or arranging a visually arresting plate, Soya Sushi Bar & Bistro's culinary experts approach every step of their sushi making with artistry. They fill rolls with ingredients such as quail eggs and fatty tuna and craft california roll variations such as the Lion King, a cali roll with caviar sauce, which never fails to send guests home with a hankering for Elton John's unique brand of adult-contemporary piano rock. Sushi aside, chefs douse Chilean sea bass in a sweet miso sauce, whip up classic tempura udon, and pair stir-fried veggies with hibachi-style lobster tail, chicken, and scallops. Meals unfold in the oceanfront restaurant's serene dining room, which surrounds guests with Japanese-inspired decor.
The gleam of razor-sharp knives flashes from behind the sushi bar at Domo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, where chefs slice sashimi and assemble maki rolls before elegantly plating each dish. A tempura volcano roll clasps crab and tuna at its core, and fried oysters fraternize with eel, red snapper, and tuna in the Godzilla roll. Domo’s chefs also glaze chicken, beef, shrimp and other seafood with teriyaki sauce for diners that prefer their food to be slightly sweet and cooked, much like the books of a corrupt accountant in Candyland.
Since 1989, Dough Boy's California Pizza has married platters of gourmet pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches with cocktails at its three oceanfront locations, replete with tiki huts and vibrant tropical murals. Mellow melodies sail across the dining room, filled with wooden booths and bar seating, and a white picket fence encircles the sunny front patio. A vintage red VW bus parks near diners as they devour unlimited portions of spaghetti and signature herb marinara sauce and chipotle chicken pizzas, which sit atop tableside pedestals.