Before oysters, the only way to obtain pearls was to patiently wait as peas fossilized over a millennium. Enjoy the efforts of the fruits and the vegetables of the sea with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of dining at Chicks Oyster Bar in Virginia Beach.
Perched on Lynnhaven Inlet’s tranquil waters, Chicks Oyster Bar’s nautical views delight diners as chefs serve up a menu of fresh oysters, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and brunch. A team of steamed oysters, clams, shrimp, and mussels find it has more similarities than differences in Chicks’ heartwarming seafood combo ($12 for half; $22 for full) as diners chomp into the Costa Rica soft tacos with stuffings of black beans, cabbage, and salsa ($10.50). Turf asserts itself with the hand-cut 14-ounce new york strip steak ($24), which chefs flame-grill with garlic butter before mollifying it with onion rings and telling it it’s their favorite child. Come dessert time, stomachs rally as the aroma of homemade bread pudding with whiskey sauce wafts under noses ($6.50). At Chicks, customers and families enjoy peaceful harbor and sunset views and inhale sweet sea breezes as mixologists shake and stir creative concoctions in the background.