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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

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653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate dinner there last night what a disappointment for $129 for two people. Bread was dried out, the salmon was not any better than if you bought it in the grocery store carried it home and baked it with skin on and did not cut out the dark blood line. The flounder special was ok but I have had better... More 

Thank William S
Chesapeake, VA
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steiny's has always had class and style and except for a burp with a new executive chef some years ago, superb local seafood. We have been semi-regular diners there since 1981. My wife and I went there for a celebratory dinner with friends who were in town for the weekend. I have always loved the crab-stuffed shad roe seasonally there;... More 

Thank ikespop
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I went here on Valentine's Day weekend, after I had been there for a work dinner. Very disappointed in the service, food and overall experience. It's a shame, because my previous experience was very positive with very attentive waitstaff and top-notch food and drinks. Our server was nonexistent and only time we saw her was to take... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant for dinner to celebrate 35 years of marriage and came away disappointed. We had a reservation and were seated promptly but it went downhill from there. We ordered appetizers and entrees but once served we were forgotten. No one came to check on us or see if we were happy with the... More 

Thank Carlos P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want the absolute best shrimp in VB, this is where the locals go! Paired with a twice baked potato and their fresh variety of breads, you will have experienced dining at one of the best restaurants in VB. It's located in an old VB neighborhood on the water. You will think you've made a wrong turn until you... More 

Thank hokiegirl
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VA Beach is not known for particularly special restaurants especially in the winter season. Went there for a large group dinner which was excellent. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is a local favorite, tucked back in a neighborhood, that has the best fried shrimp appetizer and sauce in the world! I had the filet mignon, absolutely delicious, the sauce was awesome. My wife had more shrimp- always a hit. For dessert try a drink, they have a great selection of frozen drinks. Great meal, great view, and service... More 

Thank deanvt89
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Just recently visited Steinhilber's with my husband and parents. I was very excited to go with them as it had been awhile since I last visited but was very good. My mom had made reservations for an early dinner and a window seat and was told that would be no problem as it didn't get busier until later. My husband... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I know Steinhilber's is known for their fried shrimp. They were incredible as usual. The sauce takes it over the top. Had some fried oysters this time. I am very critical of these. They were plump and juicy. Perfectly prepared. I usually order all seafood but had heard about the on site aged prime steaks. I ordered the tomahawk steak.... More 

Thank Tfaulk
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were seated at a lovely table for 12 in the back. First let me say coming to "Steiny's" is a must for any local worth their salt, at least once. A lot of the charm is that it hasn't changed very much since 1939. I like that although it's a "white linen" establishment you can feel comfortable in jeans... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-340-1156
In 1939, Robert Steinhilber opened what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn. Continuing his commitment to service, quality and tradition are his daughter Jeanne and his grandson Brady. Together, they are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past. Join us for dinner and remember a time when every meal out was a special event.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?