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Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar

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227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went one time when it was nice out and sat in the swings area with our one year old. Waiter made sure her food came out asap. Colby- he was great. Same thing happened when we went with family and sat inside- they make sure kids menu food comes out asap and I think that's really great because it keeps... More 

Thank Danielle1636
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159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a dinner that can not be equaled unless you wait for the "once in a blue moon" cycle. Every item was sensational including she-crab soup, raw oysters, broiled shrimp, scallops, sea food pasta with cream sauce, cheese cake with chocolate drizzle and the wine. We have been here before but this was the creme de la creme. Can't... More 

Thank duluthharold
Fairfax, Virginia
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you enter you have a long narrow hall -- in which the 2 bars are located -- they have no draft beer and their beer specials weren't the special during happy hour. The restaurant has daily special -- I tried the lobster which was good and the prime rib which was overcooked and tough. The veggies are rubbery and... More 

Thank its-wat_it_is
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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243 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rubbery seafood, vegetables out of the can - or freezer pack, tasteless boiled potatoes - all overpriced. Still hungry after my entree given the small portion. For a seafood and beer place, disappointing that they have no beer on tap.

Thank Publius-DC
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's right on the inlets There are boats parked there nicecto look at The food it great as soon as you walk in your seated you can sit outside or inside Service was great just sitting there outside smelling the salty air from the ocean was great

Thank loribean
Woodbridge, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the recommendation of a friend, I made the brisk walk to Rudee's from my hotel on the beach (only a little over a mile) for dinner. Family atmosphere as I was seated in the dining room (versus the enclosed patio/deck). It took a while for the server to show-up but after she did, service was excellent and friendly. A... More 

Thank Robert R
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our group really appreciated the fine service and excellent dinner selections. We had the fresh fish that was wonderfully prepared and served. Really enjoyed our waiter with his humor and attentiveness to details.

Thank Jim A
Vestal, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good and beer was cold. Prices were pretty reasonable and the outside bar was nice. I would defiantly eat there again.

Thank dyift
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sat on the patio & had a very enjoyable meal & experience. The food quality was very good & the staff friendly & pleasant. Meals were well prepared & of very good quality. Nice to experience the atmosphere from the marina overlooking the beautiful boats & watching the locals utilize the channel. Over all & very enjoyable evening.

Thank Conrad S
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A colleague recommended that we look in this area for somewhere different to eat. As this venue is off the beaten track, it is not so "kiss me quick" as some of the other venues in Virginia Beach. As the weather was pleasant, we decided to sit outside and ended up on a "Glider chair" - a bench and tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 17574251777
Rudee's on the Inlet welcomed its rst guest on March 17, 1983, in what was originally designed to be a bait & tackle shop. Since that day, Rudee's has grown to become one of the most popular restaurants and night spots at the Beach. Housed in a replica of an authentic Coast Guard station, the Restaurant & Cabana Bar has grown to include our outside deck with our popular "glider seating" over the water and seasonal re pit tables. Kick back, relax and have a great time. We hope you enjoy our delicious, fresh seafood, specialty drinks and the beautiful sunsets over Rudee Inlet.

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