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Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
+1 757-689-5395
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (165 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a weekend in VA Beach with wife, kids and in-laws. Was recommended by a friend to have dinner at Blue Seafood & Spirits and that was certainly an excellent recommendation. The place is small and does not take reservations and despite of being fairly...More

Thank Karl O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but quaint restaurant. There are plenty of yummy options to satisfy a gluten allergy, I had a hard time deciding. The restaurant owner/manager/chef (not too sure) provided us with a complimentary appetizer and when my husband mentioned I have a gluten...More

Thank Thriftymom67
Reviewed 1 week ago

When vacationing in VB, we like to try different restaurants. Blue Seafood and Spirits was a 20 minute drive from our oceanfront lodging and located in the Red Mills Commons shopping center (backside) that has over 100 stores and businesses. Although, locating it was a...More

Thank slowee08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny place in a strip mall but fabulous food!!!!!! Perfect if you are staying at Sandbridge beach and dont want to head down to the touristy ocean front. Get there early cause the place is tiny. Its worth the long wait for the food.

Thank megperry1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner and not only was the food out of this world but so was the service ! The crab soup is the best! New favorite place to dine

Thank Tracee A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were actually staying right on the beach in Virginia Beach and of course there were other seafood restaurants available to us, but my bride found Blue Spirits on TripAdvisor and we decided to try it. The drive to Upton Drive was not that far...More

1  Thank rcwomack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love BLUE! Went to dinner last night solo and love this restaurant! I ate at the bar and enjoyed their awesome crab cakes and tempura shrimp which were amazing. I met so many wonderful locals there. The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere...More

Thank Cyndi R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a big hit for us on service (server had great recommendations) and food that tasted as great as was described! This location wasn’t close or easy to find, but it was worth the hassle to get there and find it! I would...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! Best scallops I've ever had, and my husband devoured the oysters Rockefeller. Service was friendly. Just wish we were local to visit more often.

Thank livingabeadedlife
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Blue Seafood is a small restaurant that serves outstanding seafood. The seafood is carefully and expertly prepared. Definitely worth the wait or get there as soon as it opens.

Thank Alan D
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Lauren L
15 July 2017|
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Response from Reen64 | Reviewed this property |
We are at Margie and Rays and not too far from Blue. Very different and very casual. Put paper on tables for seafood. Busy place. Kids very welcome and happy. My grandson enjoyed our dinner there. Parents can relax. Food... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from RobNewsguy | Reviewed this property |
Their "white fish" choices are really good. Tilefish is one. Crab cakes too.
6 July 2017|
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Response from whyner | Reviewed this property |
The crab cakes were very tasty! Best I had in the area. Lumps and not fishy tasting shreds of dark crab. All white. Lovely texture.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-689-5395
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Blue is a chef-owned and operated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach that offers high quality and fresh seafood in a casual setting. This 60-seat restaurant's specialties include crab cakes, tempura fried shrimp, and creative seafood fares based on its “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food philosophy. Chef and owner Charles Thain is an ardent supporter of farm-to-table practices and sources fresh local produce, seafood, hormone-free meats, and more from local purveyors. It is one of the priorities for the restaurant to offer brews from local breweries to showcase everything the area has to offer. Blue accommodates special dietary needs and food allergies in its menus to suit everyone’s palate. The menu features a full bar menu along with a wide range of dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options.
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