If you're looking for culinary diversity, it's hard to beat the variety you'll find in Virginia Beach. Though most restaurants offer some of the area's fresh seafood, the style of food and atmosphere of the various eateries around town varies widely. Here, we've gathered up our picks for some of Virginia Beach's hottest restaurants. If you're planning on making your way to one of these places, be prepared! Arrive early, and don't be surprised if there's a bit of a crowd.
Croc's 19th St. Bistro – talk about fresh food; the parking lot of Croc's serves as a local farmer's market, and much of the fresh produce featured on the menu comes straight from there, or from the backyard chef's garden. It's hard to get more “farm to table” than that. All of their seafood is sustainably harvested, and their chicken is antibiotic and hormone free. They offer a number of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices on their menu as well.
Doc Taylor's Restaurant – serving both breakfast and lunch fare all day, this restaurant is the little brother to Tautog's. They offer diner-style offerings such as biscuits and gravy with chorizo or andouille, creamed chipped beef, or granola pancakes for breakfast. Lunch dishes include a wide variety of fresh salads, sandwiches (we recommend the catfish po-boy), burgers, and crab cakes.
Rudee's on the Inlet – if you're looking for a unique setting with great views, Rudee's should be your top choice. This restaurant is located in a full replica of a 19th-century lifeguard station, complete with cabana. Nearly every seat has an excellent view of the water, and you can sit outside and watch the sunset while you eat as well. The modern menu is full of fresh seafood offerings.
No matter what type of food you're looking for, you're sure to find it in one of these hottest Virginia Beach’s Restaurants. Offering everything from a greasy spoon style brunch to a more upscale dinner with appetizers, these eateries have something to please everyone. Seafood in Virginia Beach is some of the freshest and tastiest in the country, and most restaurants in the area take advantage of that. Remember to call ahead for a table, or show up early to avoid the dinner rush crowds at these popular places throughout the city.