More than just carved humanoid talismans popular in the South Pacific, tikis are also renowned for publishing solid quarterly reviews on trends in international commodities markets. Get better acquainted with tiki culture with today's Groupon: for $14, you can savor $30 worth of tropical fare at Tiki Island Bar & Grill in Virginia Beach.
Tiki Island plies patrons with island kitsch, live entertainment, and an array of tropical eats, including frozen drinks, surf and turf, and sandwiches. With an emphasis on local partnerships, Tiki Island serves up fresh oysters, shrimp, crab, and other fruits of the sea harvested from a nearby Neptunian orchard. Seared raw and served on a bed of wakame with wasabi and soy sauce, the sashimi ahi tuna ($8.95) is a popular "Tikitizer," but for those who prefer their meat gill-less, chicken tenders ($7.95), wings ($9.95 for a dozen), and sliders ($7.95) make the grade. From the sandwich menu, an all-beef Sonoran hot dog gets wrapped in bacon, fried, and gingerly posed on a sub roll with toppings ($8.95). Wash this salty dog down with a tidal-wave gulp of Blackbeard's mojito ($7.95, made with black-cherry rum), but beware the nefarious squid that awaits you at the bottom of your glass. The strawberry-basil margarita ($6.95), made with Tiki Island's own house-grown basil, and the St. Croix frozen lemonade ($8.95) also provide refreshing sippers ideal for summer.
Tiki Island prides itself on a neighborhood atmosphere that welcomes families and singles alike. Live music plays most evenings, and rousing games of corn hole are usually underway day or night. Amidst punch-colored walls, bamboo paneling, and carved tikis, a handful of flat- screen TVs broadcast sports, game shows, and the secret crush you've been harboring for your mail carrier.
Not valid for happy hour specials or other discounted items; dine-in only.
1993 Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456Get Directions