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Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
+1 757-689-5395
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (78 reviews)
“seafood” (187 reviews)
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by here for dinner after reading the great reviews. It's a lovely atmosphere for such a small place, and the owners are very engaging and eager to please. He dropped by the table with a shrimp app surprise, a pimento cheese stuffed shrimp...More

Thank SueMozzy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant due to the reviews. The meal started out well as the drinks were great. My meal of shrimp and crab cakes tasted well. However, my husband stated he did not like his crab cake. I assumed this was...More

2  Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant never disappoints. The meals always exceed expectations. The service and atmosphere is wonderful. This is our place to take our friends who have never been. They are equally impressed.

Thank kimberlygrim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little bit of a wait, but worth it. Food and service very good. Unique little country style Resturant.

Thank William T
charles t, Owner at Blue Seafood & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I think you meant to review the bee and biscuit not us. We love them!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Seafood and Spirits never fails to amaze me with their excellent food and impeccable service. The owner always greets his guests and provides a extra special free appetizer that will make you crave more. Blue Seafood's menu is a tantalizing array of culinary favorites...More

Thank Rachelle I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent, service was great but the atmosphere is a little too "Cracker Barrel" for us. Not hip or trendy at all and I was expecting a better total experience for the $$$

Thank vikkibarnes76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small, immaculately kept place filled up quickly each day we were there. No wonder! The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Every entree was superb. If you don’t have room, take bread pudding home with you. It’s not to be missed.

Thank Hop H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in the Virginia Beach area. Food and service are excellent! Small, but great place for seafood and drinks.

Thank Debby A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we told my brother in law about this place( he is local) he and his wife have become regulars. Soft shelled crabs were not in season bit the mixed platter was amazing. Owner and chef stopped by twice to check on things. It is...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found restaurant while checking out other venues for Friday night out. Very glad we did. Drove 40 minutes (way out of character but reviews were so positive) for early dinner. And we will do so again. It was that good as well as intriguing is...More

Thank Gamma70
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5 October 2018|
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Response from Steven K | Reviewed this property |
I believe you will be able to find a delicious meal!
Anne R
17 July 2018|
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Response from nono486 | Reviewed this property |
There are other choices that anyone would love if you truly enjoy good food,,
Ursula S
1 May 2018|
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Response from Shay M | Property representative |
Just dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Dining room opens at 4pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-689-5395
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Blue is a chef-owned and operated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach that offers high quality and fresh seafood in a casual setting. This 60-seat restaurant's specialties include crab cakes, tempura fried shrimp, and creative seafood fares based on its “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food philosophy. Chef and owner Charles Thain is an ardent supporter of farm-to-table practices and sources fresh local produce, seafood, hormone-free meats, and more from local purveyors. It is one of the priorities for the restaurant to offer brews from local breweries to showcase everything the area has to offer. Blue accommodates special dietary needs and food allergies in its menus to suit everyone’s palate. The menu features a full bar menu along with a wide range of dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options.
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