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3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-213-3472
06:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was an awful visit. We had the worst server. We asked about their advertised 5 for $5 happy hour specials. She said they didn't have them...long story short we left after having just a cocktail. It's such a great location, but service that day didn't fit the hype of the restaurant.

Thank Heidi D
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is not so easy to find a good restaurant on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, but Catch 31 has it all: great view, sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere, and the best seafood in the area. My international guest was very impressed with the excellent crab cakes, select wines and dedicated service. Highly recommended for business or fun. Worth the price.

Thank 402ser
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Catch this afternoon to enjoy their Restaurant Week lunch menu. The selections looked great and we wanted to start off the week with a good meal. However, this didn't happen. We should have known from the time we walked in the door it wasn't going to be a good experience. There were customers standing around their tables... More 

Thank davidpeckens1
Tampa, Florida
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131 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered my usual bleu cheese stuffed olives. The bartender had them made custom on the spot. But I also asked for a full pour in my martini glass, and there was an inch on the top. Ordered fish and chips. It was delivered within two minutes, which told me it was not cooked to order. (Restaurant was full.) And... More 

Thank Harveyjag
Lexington Park, Maryland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a walk tonight with friends and stopped at Catch 31 to grad a bite. We sat outside and it was quite busy. The waitress got to us quickly for drinks and took our order. We had their fish and chips and we pleased with the meal. Our server was top notch and as busy as she was... More 

Thank olsonbr
Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined @ Catch 31 on a warm day seated near the window to enjoy being a spectator of those riding bikes, walking a a wonderful view of the ocean...Server Viliana was quite attentive and helpful...Tried the Bookbinder soup which was a delightful vegetable broth with seafood, shellfish and grape tomatoes, appetizer which was peel and shrimp tower with old bay... More 

Thank Lylesyy1
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed "Girls' Night Out" plus two kids at this trendy and delicious restaurant. The servers are impressively attentive, and they handled my daughter's extreme peanut allergy beautifully. The atmosphere is elegant yet fun, so we didn't feel out of place with the kids, even on a relatively busy Friday night. I can absolutely understand why Catch 31 gets such... More 

Thank Julie P
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard good things about this restaurant not one thing was good. Terrible service, food was either overcooked, undercooked, salty, terrible martinis, raw oysters had tons of chips of shell pieces in them, waitress was a ditz. I will not go back. Oh, one last thing...it is supposed to be upscale...NOPE! Crying, screaming children, crappy ambiance, no one was dressed... More 

Thank Stephanie G
Brian B, General Manager at Catch 31, responded to this review

Hello Stephanie, I am so sorry that you did not have the experience that we are known for delivering. I would love the opportunity to oversee a great one, or at least get some more details about this so we can improve. Please contact me at 757-213-3474 More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local, so I love riding my bike to Cath 31 in the summer. If you get there early enough, you can share a communal table around the fire-pits. They have local seafood, done in an artsy, but relatable way and have awesome cocktails. Summer service can be slow, however... Great spot to listen to outdoor music or... More 

Thank PirateGirl93
Brian B, General Manager at Catch 31, responded to this review

PirateGirl, Thank you for writing this review. Our patio is one of the best spots. We will work on the service and make it a better experience. And we have some great acts lined up this year so come back and see us soon. More 

Virginia Beach, VA
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food just average but atmosphere is amazing. Parking is easy, nice crowed. I would love to see more local seafood and recipes that offered uniqueness and not fast food offered on a plate

Thank sawsan22
Brian B, General Manager at Catch 31, responded to this review

Hello Sawsan, We are actually finishing up the process for a new menu coming in March. Please come back and see us. 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$7 - US$31
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-213-3472
For avid diners who are visiting Virginia Beach or live within 20 miles of the VB Oceanfront and are looking for the premier dining location, Catch 31 with unique oceanfront dining vignettes and located on the most recognized and valuable real estate in Virginia Beach offers the largest selection of fresh fish and seafood delivered in contemporary style and with high energy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?