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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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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“crab soup” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (172 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really excellent meal at a price that was reasonable for good food in a touristy place like Virginia Beach. Everyone was freindly. The drinks great. Crab soup was so good I was disappointed there wasn't more when I finished it. The fried oysters were melt-in-your-mouth...More

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was jumping in this restaurant when we went there with friends on Friday night. I don't know if it's always like that but it sure is popular. It looks like it is a favorite for locals. The food was very good and the drinks...More

1  Thank marytspecs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crabcakes were excellent and the mashed potatoes were worth the extra calories! Others with me enjoyed the fried shrimp and hake special. All of the salad dressings were homemade and they were all so good that I won't be able to decide next time. Love...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always full but you can always get a seat! We ordered the Salmon Oscar and it was, without a doubt, the tastiest, freshest, most savory filet I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying…omg I can taste it right now…so good…My compliments to the...More

Thank cjoneskeys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. This was our first time visiting this restaurant. I highly recommend everyone to stop in and visit, you won't be disappointed.

Thank johncdoe1
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Chef Charles and his staff know seafood and it shows. The seafood is delicious and the prices are much more reasonable then other seafood restaurants. We love Blu it’s a great place for seafood

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Echoes a trendy waterfront restaurant in a busier city, with an almost too cozy table arrangement and lively, upscale atmosphere and decor. It is, however, landlocked in a nondescript strip mall. The staff is attentive and enjoy helping you explore the menu and offer complimentary...More

1  Thank Terelle H
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Great seafood and specials. Its very small so it can get crowded. Go early to avoid a wait.

Thank Mary Lou M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food is very good. The atmosphere is great also Would truly come back again. the intimate situation is best for the lovers. Love the fish and the way it was served. Truly a place where you could get great conversation and just chilling with...More

1  Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great seafood, some unique menu items, and great service. We really enjoyed our dinner at Blue Seafood and Spirits!

Thank Patrick S
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Lauren L
16 July 2017|
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Response from Reen64 | Reviewed this property |
We are at Margie and Rays and not too far from Blue. Very different and very casual. Put paper on tables for seafood. Busy place. Kids very welcome and happy. My grandson enjoyed our dinner there. Parents can relax. Food... More
7 July 2017|
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Response from RobNewsguy | Reviewed this property |
Their "white fish" choices are really good. Tilefish is one. Crab cakes too.
7 July 2017|
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Response from whyner | Reviewed this property |
The crab cakes were very tasty! Best I had in the area. Lumps and not fishy tasting shreds of dark crab. All white. Lovely texture.
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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 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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