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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+1 757-428-4858
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab balls” (25 reviews)
“oysters” (58 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The location was great with water views. Enjoyed our lunch so much we returned a second time during our short getaway!

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an awesome local spot! I've never has anything that wasn't fantastic! The staff is always wonderful and attentive! It's a local treasure for sure! It's a great spot for individuals, couples, families, or anyone! Relaxed atmosphere and amazing drinks and food! Happy hour offers...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the view and vibe at Big Sam's! Ordered the Crab Cake Sandwich, outstanding. Will return for breakfast when I'm back in the area. Highly recommend if you're from out of town.

Thank GeoffChing88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I’ve always wanted to try this place and I decided to stop and have an appetizer. I got the crab dip and it was ok. Not really crabby. I should’ve ordered the crab balls instead, but was hoping the dip was better. Prices were...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 31 January 2018

In town for a meeting and came here on recommendation of hotel clerk. I intended to get some raw/steamed seafood and a beer. I noticed others around me had wings and crab cakes and the other usual fare. When I looked at the daily special...More

Thank BattenBell
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Saw on Facebook that Sams was open for one of the snow days. Since we live in walking distance we packed up and went out/ so much fun!!! Service was great the waitresses were in such happy spirits and as always the food was great....More

Thank Danielle1636
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Over the years, we have enjoyed Big Sam's. Good seafood and good value. I called in a takeout order and arrived to standing room only. They have daily happy hour that is obviously very popular. I enjoyed my mahi mahi sandwich. Although I ordered it...More

Thank bahiadreaming
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I stopped by for lunch Jan 3, 2018 about 2:30 p.m and the place was packed. No doubt a local favorite. The restuarant is situated over water so most of the seating inside has a very nice view of water. I noticed one server in...More

Thank M K
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We stay on the beach several times a year because it is a refreshing change of pace and only a half hour drive from our apartment. While on a walk the other day, we happened upon Big Sam's - its unique exterior and proximity to...More

Thank tfig218
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great local hangout. Large menu selection - something for everyone. Service was outstanding. Some place we will go back again and again.

Thank Bungie60
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Mike353632 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website
19 June 2016|
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Response from minstrelmiss | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lot. We rode our bikes over from our AirBnB stay and there was bike parking too.
19 June 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Previous replies are all correct. Small lots but plenty of parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.
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