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“Outstanding”

Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar
Ranked #39 of 1,630 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local resident, and it didn't disappoint. We went for lunch and ordered the special, a philly cheese steak. The best I have ever had! One in our group ordered the fried shrimp and those portions were hefty also. Staff is wonderful and music is the best. It is located by the water, and is a seat yourself establishment. I highly recommend it!

Thank Adolphine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big Sam’s is off the “strip” and has a local feel. Casual place. Food was very good. Four diners and all were very happy with their meal. One diner had the big burrito—when they say “big” they mean it. Crab cake sandwich was excellent. Friendly service. Crowded, which is a reflection of its popularity. Recommend you try this restaurant when in Virgina Beach.

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Thank Michael M
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I’m not usually a big breakfast eater but when we are visiting Virginia Beach we always go there for breakfast. They have great early bird specials and don’t even think about not ordering the pancakes. They are the best you have ever eaten! Go early not only for the specials but evidently others think it as delicious as we do.

Thank 21racefan21
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for the first cool-weekend Sunday afternoon light lunch (4:00 pm). Obviously, we were early for dinner and late for lunch, so it was not too crowded. We just wanted some good soup - and boy, did we find it here! There were spoon-sized lumps of crab in a wonderfully seasoned creamy crab stock. That’s all we had, but it was great. The service was prompt and friendly. Good experience!

Thank Kent L
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This place never lets us down, we come here every so often and I just love it. The food is always good, they always have good specials and the service is excellent even when they are very busy. If you do have to wait don't worry about it, it's worth the wait.

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