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Coastal Grill

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1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317 (Mill Dam)
+1 757-496-3348
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Virginia Beach
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had dinner at Coastal with three women colleagues, having made a reservation 12 days before our confirmed date. After we each had an entree, a bottle of wine, two mixed drinks and two coffees, we were asked to leave because they needed the table for the next customer. Had there been a man at our table, it would never... More 

1 Thank Martha G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic dining experience from food to service to ambiance. Mozzarella, shrimp and Oysters starters. Amazing! My companions went with the snow crab and crab cakes which they loved. I had the shrimp and grits. First time but won't be the last!!! I'll be making Coastal Grill a regular feature on my trips to Virginia Beach!

Thank Mark M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Overall very good experience. Go early as they run out out of the specials. Soft shells are awesome. Very lively, open atmosphere. Noisy.

Thank FTG2401
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The soft shell crabs were absolutely delicious, and all the appetizers and other entrees were wonderful. The service was attentive and pleasant. Reservations are absolutely necessary on the weekend. It was a little noisy but the food trumped the noise. Our party of nine had a wonderful time! A pricey home run...

Thank jgalbw
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Oh my, what can I say. The food is sooo delicious, it's ridiculous! It's located somewhat outside the VA Beach area, but please do take the time to go here. We ate a lovely dinner: oysters, pan fried halibut and Angus steak, and ended with fried angel cake and profiteroles. All absolutely wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive. The... More 

Thank Bissy2002
Chesapeake, Virginia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We brought friends in recently (party of 6) and, as usual, we all left saying, "That's the best meal I can remember having!" The fact we're all over 60 had nothing to do with the comment, it's just that their food is indeed consistently outstanding!!! :) I had their soft shell crabs, and I cannot begin to describe the perfection... More 

Thank ggconk
Montclair, New Jersey
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The food here is all around delicious and that goes not just for the seafood. I would say this place has a seafood focus with focus on seasonal ingredients. The food is both classic and creative. The seafood is wonderfully fresh and delicious, but all the appetizers we had and desserts were excellent too. One person in our group had... More 

Thank piquant-wanderings
Chesapeake, VA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Wonderful dinner with friends and family for birthday celebration. The seafood is exceptional and our server (who had been there 22 years was amazing although I forget her name). We will make this a go-to place for special occasions.

Thank Vonda88
Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A long respected restaurant in Virginia Beach along the Great Neck corridor. Excellent American food....great fish and meat dishes. I rate this among my three favorites in Virginia Beach. In business for nearly two decades.

Thank johnhoran47
Hampton Roads, VA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I had dinner here before it relocated, and the food was wonderful. I couldn't wait to return. I took my son and his fiance there last night for dinner, was in great anticipation. The decor is beautiful, very relaxing and inviting. Our waitress arrived and told us about the specials. She mentioned Deviled Crab Cakes, and I asked her if... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317
    (Mill Dam)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-496-3348
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The mahogany bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Executive Chef-Owner Jerry Bryan with Maureen Cucchiaro at the stove offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 20 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food, exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!

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