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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (71 reviews)
“crab balls” (24 reviews)
“oysters” (56 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were in V.B. to kill some time before our plane home. We remembered this hole-in-the-wall place we went to (twice) last time we were in Virginia Beach 15-20 years ago. All we remember is that it was near an inlet but we found it...More

1  Thank BoCyn
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We loved all the food that we had - all seafood, including the crab cake. I'm sorry to say that the service was so-so. We were seated and three wait staff walked by, made eye contact and kept walking by me, including my server. There...More

Thank carolann k
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Right off Rudee Inlet....rustic "local" restaurant. Went for breakfast with family and it was out of this world! If you like Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's your in for a treat. Food is fabulous and you won't go away hungry! Pancakes are at the minimum 12...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great seafood joint. Super quaint, tuff to find, very local. You would think they have great seafood because of the locale, and it is. But try the chicken wings. My first time I noticed all the locals ordering them up. I had to try them...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The Run Runner kicks it, and you, up a notch. Pair that with the lump crab cake and you are on your way to bliss!

Thank Roger U
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover. Does not look like much, but who cares . The food is ridiculous, had the crab dip appetizer . Amazing. Date had the crab cake sandwich not watered down with bread crumbs amazing amount of crab,and amazing taste....More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Six guys, chicken wings, fish tacos, raw oysters, quesadillas, super fresh tuna sandwich and lots of cold beer. This is a recipe for a good time. Get there early, we arrived at 5p on a Friday and got the last booth. Don't dress up, this...More

Thank LetsGo800
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Big Sam's is a MUST HAVE every time we visit Virginia Beach. The menu is extremely varied but everything is absolutely delish! The crab cake sandwich is to die for, and definitely the best I've eaten (beating out Timbuktu's crab cake in Baltimore, MD!). If...More

Thank amandarenalewis
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Of all the times we've been to Virginia Beach, it was not until we had Sam's recommended to us that we actually went and found it, hidden behind the Rudee Inlet boating attractions. The first time we went was for breakfast, and we had a...More

Thank Colmcille K
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We drive here from Richmond at least once a month. This is the best raw bar in Vs Beach. Food is always great and the service is always excellent.

Thank Phillip L
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
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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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