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Rudee’s Restaurant & Cabana Bar

227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
+1 757-425-1777
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was okay, but should you arrive 5 minutes passed the deal meals, forget it! The menu is not elaborate and the fish and seafood is expensive being beside the water.

Thank suzaanneo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It was good, great atmosphere and service. The outdoor seating was great, views of the harbor. We were seated in a "sliding" booth was a sun cover. Really enjoyed that feature. We shared the Hush Puppies and Calamari....More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place with good seafood and beer, beautiful servers and a cute dockside location. The she crab soup was as good as I hoped it would taste -- a new love of mine -- and the fish tacos and burritos were also very good....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great dinner of fresh fish. Seasoned just as I requested. And the best part was that the portions were nice but not too much. Wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I always like to try something new and Hannah made a recommendation and...More

Thank mpdh_3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about Rudees from the bartender at Repeal Bar, Virginia Beach. Not reel easy to find, but well worth the drive. Seating at the dockside restaurant, on what looked like authentic mahogany sliders! Roomy table, quickly attended to by Kaitlin, and a perfect weather...More

Thank marty1450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Good open air and inclosed dining area. Food was very good. Be sure to try the lobster roll. All lobster, no filler.

Thank artieref
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kristen was an excellent server and the food was delicious we had Oysters Rockefeller and fish tacos ahi tuna will definitely be back

Thank Tammy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to Virginia Beach for the first time since 1991 (when I was a young Navy Officer) and my first choice was to get to Rudee's and see if it had changed. Fortunately, not really! Updated interior and cabana bar, but the food was...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I thought would be a nice place to eat was less than satisfactory. After seeing from the table next to us, we ordered our dinner entree after appetizers. Their meal came before a salad was even started. Nothing seems to come with the meal....More

Thank MadamButterfly123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend. It rained the night we were there, so we couldn't enjoy the patio but still a fun place and excellent food.

Thank Lori P
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I travel to VA Beach with family every summer in August and we always have a night out at Rockefellers across the street. I've suggested we try Rudee's because it also looks good and would be a change of pace, but my kids always refuse because the cornbread they serve at Rockefellers is basically their favorite thing on earth. The question is, do you serve cornbread, and is it similar to what Rockefeller's serves, because then I could convince them?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Joe Z | Reviewed this property |
No they do not make cornbread but they do make great desserts..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-425-1777
  • E-mail
Rudee's on the Inlet welcomed its rst guest on March 17, 1983, in what was originally designed to be a bait & tackle shop. Since that day, Rudee's has grown to become one of the most popular restaurants and night spots at the Beach. Housed in a replica of an authentic Coast Guard station, the Restaurant & Cabana Bar has grown to include our outside deck with our popular "glider seating" over the water and seasonal re pit tables. Kick back, relax and have a great time. We hope you enjoy our delicious, fresh seafood, specialty drinks and the beautiful sunsets over Rudee Inlet.