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Charlie's Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

3139 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1120
+1 757-481-9863
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
14 Jan 2016
4 Oct 2015
“Unclean and unappetizing”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
3139 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1120
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

We love to support local family-owned business, but last we were here, the food was bad and there is nothing redeeming I could find. Well known for their she-crab soup, and it just tasted old and suspect, we didn't finish it. Felt bad to sending...More

Thank cmwestmont
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Almost everything they serve is stir fried. I desperately tried to find a more healthy option on the menu, but really couldn't. The items we got barely tasted ok, but not more. I wouldn't pay for that food again. The owners or the people working...More

2  Thank Nina H
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We had the Flounder and the shrimp and both were excellent. The flounder was fresh and in a light batter rather than the heavy crust usually encounter. The owner and waiter were friendly and added to the local feel of the place.

Thank chris c
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Have been a customer of the restaurant for 30 years.... Sad to see how it has declined. I hope to see it rebound. Management/owners genuinely care, however just not getting it done. Very fairly priced... Portions and food was ok.

Thank vbva52
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Foud Charlie's when we first movd here in 1975 and I don't think it has changed since then. Decor and atmosphere not much at all. Like a old diner inside but the staff are very friendly and the food is good. Seafood mostly. We like...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We went on a Sunday evening and the place was almost empty. The specials were not exciting. The She Crab soup was full of crab but not very flavorful. No bartender to mix a drink. I had the fried flounder and it was like it...More

Thank Krisanne H
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Fast and friendly service with two hungry and cranky children. Tasty hush puppies, amazing she crab soup, and wonderful soft shell crab and seafood platter. The stuffed shrimp were like mini crab cakes w/ a shrimp- no time for dessert! Must visit again.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Mission accomplished: introduce our kids to she-crab soup. They're still raving about it today, months later. Good stuff. All the seafood we ordered - including fish, shrimp, and oyster dishes ~ was hot, fresh, and flavorful. Best of all, Old Charlie the owner joined us...More

1  Thank ClardyParty
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We visited Charlie's with 20 family members for a Birthday Party. The first disappointment was that they were out of Cole Slaw! Then the French Fries and Bake Potatoes were not ready and were not served until after everyone had finished their meals. The French...More

Thank JimNTerri
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We came here as the She Crab soup is to be the best in the world. I found it too sweet but my husband really enjoyed it. We also had the steamed shrimp it was not all that good

Thank msm1990
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3139 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1120
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-481-9863
  • E-mail
As one of the oldest restaurants in Virginia Beach, "Charlie's is where the locals eat." Come on in and enjoy fresh, locally caught seafood that wont break the bank! With our wide variety of lunch and dinner specials, Charlie's is the perfect place to enjoy a quick meal in a relaxed, family friendly environment.
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