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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This classy old school Norfolk style Southern restaurant never disappoints. The view is beautiful, the staff is both knowlegable and versed in Southern hospitality. You feel right at home there very quickly. This is a place where you can dress up. The prices are moderately...More

1  Thank Linda-Lucky13
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Steinhilbers is a special occasion restaurant set on a beautiful parcel of property with water views, in a flower garden setting. All very nice, but i came hungry for good food.The waiter brought out what looked like teething toast, similar to zweibach, a terrible choice...More

2  Thank scooter123456
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Had a nice dinner with a large group. The appetizers were great, but the entrée was only fair. The breading on the seafood was on the soggy side. I assume it was due to the large party.

Thank Trevor J
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Delicious food, beautifully presented in a lovely garden. Plus they go out of their way to make their specialty, deep-fried shrimp, for gluten free diners. We had to wait over an hour for our food though, and we got pretty cranky. Worse, we had to...More

Thank JsCcB
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I am a Virginia Beach area native and have been coming to Steinys since 1975, and every year since 2003. We have always enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the quality of the food served. However, on our annual outing, we noticed the menu had...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a great off the beaten track restaurant. Down a tree lined road in a residential neighborhood you come to a peninsula with this charming lodgelike restaurant with beautiful gardens and great views. The food is delicious and nicely prepared without being pretentious. We...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Such a pretty place! Steak was medium to medium well - my partner ordered medium rare. Crab cakes were good, but tiny. Twice baked potato was extremely salty. Rolls were not warm. Very overpriced for quality of food.

Thank D B
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Beautiful location and gardens, great food, great service. We will be going back, and we regret not knowing about this special place sooner.

Thank vickilu2016
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We've dined at Steinhilber's several times a year since 1981. The unique location is complimented by consistently fine traditional seafood presentation. Guests to the area are always taken to Steiny's and are never disappointed. Famous for their fried shrimp, all menu items are excellently prepared....More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Despite absentee Planning from the west coast, our son's rehearsal dinner was a fabulous success. The food was superb, the ambience delightful and welcoming. Service was superb, seriously, I run out of superlatives trying to describe what a fine night it was. From the incomparable...More

4  Thank margaret t
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Sean H
8 February 2017|
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Response from bhinvb | Reviewed this property |
No but the wait staff wears white jackets, so as revdillon said, dress nicely. It's really a great, and upscale, restaurant.
18 July 2015|
Response from Steiny757 | Property representative |
Yes we have full bar service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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