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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

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653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

Visits to Steinhilbers are always good. The Shrimp is always OUTSTANDING and highly recommended. I had Prime Rib this visit and it just melted in my mouth. Prices continue to cost more?

Thank Don N
Chesapeake, Virginia
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Steinhilber's is a reliable restaurant for good food, whether for a dinner with a couple of friends or a business gathering of 50-75 people. The owners have done a lot to upgrade it without losing the flavor of the long-time waterfront restaurant. The basement, which is often used for business gatherings or educational programs, has been way updated! 2 huge... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

After moving here in 2011, I had heard nothing but excellent comments about Steiny's (as it is called by the locals.). So I tried it when I received an invitation to dinner from a retirement investment firm - figured I had nothing to lose. Was not impressed with the food but figured it wasn't a true test of a restaurant.... More 

2 Thank Julie W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

My husband surprised me for our anniversary and took me to this place. It was amazing from the person who waited on us, the food, meeting the owner. Best steaks we have ever tasted and cooked to perfection. I had some oysters and they were awesome! The perfect date night!

Thank GLioness
Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

This was about our thirtieth visit to this outstanding local Va Beach restaurant that has been here since '39. If you want a nice dining experience for you and your special someone, then you cannot miss this restaurant. It isn't a touristy place since it is nestled in a residential subdivision. Service from Mike, our server, could not have been... More 

Thank rsmith71399
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

My girlfriend and I had a simply wonderful evening here. You drive up through a quiet neighborhood to a dimly let parking lot, kind of romantic. There are a lot of lights everywhere which also adds to the atmosphere. We opted to sit outside at one of the firepit tables which was a perfect choice for us. There was just... More 

Thank Steelman93
Norfolk, Virginia
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822 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with visiting family. The shrimp were of course excellent as always. The special fish entrée kingclip was a hit. I had the short rib special extremely tender and delicious. Betsy had grilled flounder. The cream brulee and apple pie were excellent. Always special for out of town guest. Reservations are highly recommended. The new outdoor... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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155 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

Take with a grain of salt the good reviews this place has had. Even the most amateur chef understands a medium rare steak shouldn't come out well done. Merely average taste profiles, cold food and everest size prices led us to a night of disappointment. When all asked if we would return the overwhelming answer was "No" from the entire... More 

2 Thank EclecticTastes
Newton Abbot
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Don't give up on your GPS. It is at the end of the road in a residential area. Parking is plentiful but not well lit. The restaurant looks like an over extended chalet bungalow with huge decking areas and fire pit tables for do it yourself BBQ-ing. Inside the baronial hall complete with fireplace, the tables are impressively laid with... More 

Thank Patricia W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I hadn’t been to Steinhilber’s for several years. But when one of my favorite restaurants in town was closed (moving to a new location), I thought I’d give “Steiny’s” a shot. The place has this feel of being stuck in time – male waiters with white jackets in a room that has the feel of a lobby with a fireplace... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?