Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Bait a potential BFF with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and Southern fare at Pungo Grill in Virginia Beach.
The kitchen crew at Pungo Grill craft a diverse menu of seafood and Southern-style treats, amiably served in a comfy setting made for family outings. The bulk of Pungo’s dishes highlight briny buddies from the sea such as farm-raised catfish ($12.99), yellow fin tuna ($18.99), and broiled flounder ($18.99), all of which patrons can nibble on the outdoor patio or perched beneath the cottage-like interior's stained-glass chandeliers. Stuffed North Carolina jumbo shrimp incorporate sweet crabmeat and oxymoronic crustaceans ($18.99), and the full rack of barbecue ribs come coated in Texas- or Carolina-style sauce or rub ($14.99). The trifecta of jamaican jerk ($12.99), Thai-inspired ($12.99), and italian parmesan ($11.99) chicken dinners finally fulfills Herbert Hoover’s wish for a bird's fully stamped passport in every pot.
Lush greenery and pigment-soaked flowers surround Pungo Grill's converted 1919 cottage where visitors can snuggle up on an outdoor deck and revel in southern hospitality. The kitchen's creations are equally comforting, with platters of Louisiana–styled etoufee, chicken-and-sausage gumbo, and pan-fried catfish sending savory wafts down the length of long banquet tables and into inspiration journals of high-end perfumers. In addition to its homestyle menu, Pungo fills glasses with a full bar's worth of frosty libations and miniature ice sculptures.
1785 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456Get Directions