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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The historic main restaurant building shows signs of age, but is still well-maintained and quaint. The parking lot is gravel, not paved, and is thus not as hot, nor as free of debris, as a paved parking area - this may be a consideration to...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to schedule an appointment to arrange a retirement reception. The person answering the phone could not have been more disinterested. Always had wonderful dinners at this restaurant; but sooo put off for honoring a very special occasion for our family and friends--- about 150...More

Thank geri125
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid $173 for two and they act like you should be privileged to even be there. Will never go again. Keep your money

Thank Walter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A regular visitor from Chicago: I choose Va Beach restaurants for the freshness of the seafood and the Ambience. You can create a wonderful throwback to another era at Steinhilber's if you tick off all the boxes. EAT ON THE PATIO. It is just charming....More

Thank Renztem13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect night. The wine chilled the evening stunning, the fried shrimp excellent as always. Try to sit outside in the summer- pull out the white linen and just do it. I am not crazy about the inside of this restaurant but as you can tell...More

Thank Jai M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Steinhilbers is a local's favorite, and just plain charming. It is set in an old cottage type restaurant at the end of Thalia Drive, set back on a beautiful property on the Lynnhaven River, and has plenty of serving space inside, outside,downstairs and on the...More

Thank LindaW60
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Eating at Steinhilber's is a wonderful experience in fine dining. It is tucked away in Thalia Acres and few would accidentally stumble upon it. The service is excellent and the food some of the very best in town. I did discover I needed to order...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

While I do visit this place rather rarely - whenever I do, I leave with all my expectations met. First , the location is great. Close to the water , quiet neighborhood and a bit "off the beaten path". They have great outside seating available...More

Thank Reiner B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Been going for years. Definitely not your typical upscale restaurant. It is expensive and yet they still use plastic lawn chairs. It's located in the middle of a subdivision as well. However, it's charming and sitting outside on a beautiful day is...More

Thank ShVir
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After reading other reviews and hearing positive comments from friends, we were excited for this, our first visit. We were NOT disappointed! It was great! The steak was tender and flavorful and the apple pie was incredible. Service was speedy and friendly.

Thank MargaritaDoug
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Sean H
8 February 2017|
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Response from bhinvb | Reviewed this property |
No but the wait staff wears white jackets, so as revdillon said, dress nicely. It's really a great, and upscale, restaurant.
18 July 2015|
Response from Steiny757 | Property representative |
Yes we have full bar service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-340-1156
In 1939, Robert Steinhilber opened what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn. Continuing his commitment to service, quality and tradition are his daughter Jeanne and his grandson Brady. Together, they are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past. Join us for dinner and remember a time when every meal out was a special event.
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