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Terrapin Restaurant

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3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921 (32nd Street & Holly Road)
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Terrapin is the best fine dining experience in Virginia Beach! Chef Rodney’s farm (and sea) to table menu is seasonal and rotates. With that said everything is delicious, and for his efforts he’s been recognized by the James Beard foundation. My wife and I go once a month with friends, and have never been disappointed. Service is impeccable, and the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My girlfriends and I treated ourselves to a nice dinner out during our girls weekend to VA Beach. Terrapin was amazing! We were a little surprised by how empty it was given we had a hard time getting a reservation! But the food and service really made our trip worthwhile. The menu changes frequently to serve what's fresh and in... More 

Thank travelerPatti
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled that you all had a great time. We hope to see you on your next visit. Cheers, Brian Williams More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a group of 8 that dined at Terrapin on Monday night, and the group as a whole are pretty particular when it comes to their dining experiences. Not one was disappointed! In fact, several in the party indicated that it was one of the best meals that they have had. The food was incredible, the waiter was top... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our server knew enough about every dish (8 dishes) to explain in full detail how everything was prepared as well as what body of water/farm it came from. We could not have asked for any better service or food than what we were served. Cant wait to go again!!

1 Thank Leslie F
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Leslie, We have a very passionate and professional staff that takes pride in our ingredients and hospitality. We hope you will join us again soon. Cheers, Brian Williams More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

we were there 2 years ago and had a very enjoyable and delicious meal. We had out of town guests and wanted to take them to a very nice place and decided to go back to Terrapin. I was very embarrassed at the quality of the food. Service was fine, bar service was good. but the food was mediocre at... More 

Thank Larry B
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize for the delayed response. We pride ourselves on our food and service and if we fall short we use these as learning tools. Operations and ownership have not changed hands. We hope you will try us again. We feel that everyone deserves a second chance. Please contact me personally and we will do our best to ensure another... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Even though we live in the area this was our first visit and will not be our last! We were celebrating our anniversary and sat on the terrace. We had a special menu wishing us a happy anniversary which was a nice touch. The food was amazing. Service was excellent. It was a great night.

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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

the food here is a MUST TRY! I met colleagues here and was promptly greeted by someone opening the door for me.. I arrived early and waited at the bar, again greeted with top notch hospitality. Once seated, we discussed the menu where my colleagues have dinned here before and raved about the chef. it was Fried Chicken night- this... More 

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Los Angeles
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a great find! Loved the food. Every dish was delicious and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent and the drinks were great. An outstanding choice in Virginia Beach

Thank jon5cts
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was our first visit – to celebrate a milestone birthday dinner for one of our party. I spoke with Brian Williams, the restaurant managing partner asking about dietary accommodations and specifically one dish. He explained they were very flexible and our waiter would work with the chef based on what we ordered. When we arrived, Shawn, our waiter was... More 

Thank NoVAFamilyof4
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have read all the reviews and either these reviewers are family members or they are being paid off to give a 4 and 5 star rating. Let me start by saying that the second rule of fine dining is "never place commercial products on the table." I.E.: I ordered a ginger ale and waiter promptly placed a glass and... More 

Thank PhilMul
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Phil, We are sorry you did not enjoy the experience other diners have. If you would like to join us again please contact me personally and we will do our best to ensure an experience like our other guests have come to know us for. Cheers, Brian Williams Terrapin 757-321-6688 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$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921
    (32nd Street & Holly Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 13217269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?