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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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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (80 reviews)
“crab balls” (27 reviews)
“oysters” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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1 - 10 of 617 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The husband and I had an hour to ourselves without the kids. We had the BEST happy hour there. Oysters,shrimp, clams, wings (double grilled) loved it all. Waitress was wonderful, everything is always great every time we go. Even during busy season they work so...More

Thank Danielle1636
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May look like it would be less pricey than a fancier restaurant but come prepared, it isn’t. Also was quite noisy for a Thursday. Bathroom location not ideal either, ladies waiting ended up standing at our table watching us eat, awkward! Food was good however...More

Thank GinaC08515
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gina, Glad you liked the food. Just so you know, high quality seafood isn’t cheap to serve, but it is all that we serve. We keep our prices at or below our competitors in order to stay competitive. It is the high season in Virginia...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything stays the same and always great food and service. Go for breakfast every time we are in VB love it.

Thank Cricket B
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cricket, thanks for the kind review. We are trying hard. BigSam

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here based on a suggestion from a tour guide and we were not disappointed. If driving by, I would have never stopped. The staff is friendly and the food and drinks are great. I ordered the flounder tacos and they were great!

Thank Janet C
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Janet, Glad that you found us and that you enjoyed your visit. Thank You for the review. Big Sam

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a restaurant the Sunday night (around 9 pm) prior to Memorial Day and having difficulties as most restaurants were closed or had waiting lists. Found Big Sam's on Trip Advisor, called, and they quickly were able to set up for six when...More

Thank mtown27
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad we could be there to serve you up a good meal. Thank you for the review. Big Sam

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I look forward to Big Sam's every time I'm in VA Beach. Good food. Great service. Reasonable prices. Popular with the locals. 'Nuff said.

Thank Russell Y
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Russell, than you for the kind words. We try very hard to do a great job for our customers all the while keeping it fun and casual. Thank You Big Sam

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and i both had the crab cakes which were very good and tried oysters for the first time. Although we had steamed we both thought they were pretty good. Smaller place and parking can be a bit difficult but food is very good.

Thank Chris W
Sam C, Owner at Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chris, thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon. Big Sam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot, easily accessible by bike from anywhere on the boardwalk. Great drinks, different dinner specials every day of the week, happy hour everyday from 3-7. The happy hour menu is ridiculously GREAT.....$.69 clams.....that did it for me to be a repeat customer..!! Really...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

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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.
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gsce
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.
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gsce
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
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
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.
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