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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+1 757-428-4858
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“wings” (79 reviews)
“oysters” (60 reviews)
“crab balls” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed yesterday

A small place just off Pacific Avenue on Winston-Salem Avenue looking out over the marina. Indoor seating areas with a waiting area on the deck outside next to the parking lot. The food was great, the beverages very good, the waitstaff were prompt & courteous.

Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family of four dined here hoping to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner. The food was universally bland, with the exception of the she-crab soup. The remainder of our meal had no flavor at all. We won’t return.More

Thank Jerri A
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Jerri, What is “universally bland”? It would really help if you described each menu item and why you did not like it. If you order something like fried clam strips, they are what they are, but are very popular. If you want something with more...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a long day’s meeting my husband and I ventured out to Virginia Beach. From the reviews here on Trip Advisor we decided to give this little place a try. There was a short wait for dinner as this place is not very big. I...More

Thank Cordella G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat like a local! This place is right on the water front, just a small no frills place with amazing food, drinks and service, so worth the wait as they don't take reservations. We had breakfast and dinner there during our stay and you need...More

Thank StephP1901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just kind of loud for a dinner so don't go here to have conversations. Enjoy the delicious food and pies. Fun place with a great menu. Everything we had was yummy. We had friends that went back several times. Highly recommend the lobster BLT.

Thank justsoccer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had 2 breakfasts and one lunch during a recent trip to VA Beach. It isn’t fancy, but the food was really good . The staff was fun, friendly, and helpful. A great “local hangout!”

Thank Sistersjg
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Cool “hole in the wall” seafood place with great view of the water. I had the raw oysters and she crab soup. Oysters were nice size, cold, fresh and delicious. The she crab soup was outstanding. Great flavor, creamy and lots of crab meat. Our...More

Thank dadbeme
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We came here for dinner on a Monday night. One of the specials for the evening was a shrimp and scallops over linguini. We both order this as our entree and had the angry she crab soup first. The soup was delicious, and thick with...More

Thank DJC-MK
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a late afternoon taste of seafood and were totally pleased. Raw oysters, steamed clams & shrimp & a bowl of She Crab Chowder. All was awesome!! Our waitress was very attentive and accommodating. Would DEFINITELY recommend.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The location was great with water views. Enjoyed our lunch so much we returned a second time during our short getaway!

Thank John G
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19 February 2017|
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Response from H4660TPrichardm | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if there was a kids menu but we travel with some picky kids and there was no problem.
19 June 2016|
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Response from minstrelmiss | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lot. We rode our bikes over from our AirBnB stay and there was bike parking too.
19 June 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Previous replies are all correct. Small lots but plenty of parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
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.
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