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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (128 reviews)
“lobster roll” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rudess has been a stalwart in Va Beach for decades. Come for fresh seafood. Amd most definately have a Rudees ruckus. A fun take on a long island iced tea. I had 2 and was feeling no pain. All the food ia fantastic. Ive eaten...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Last dinner in Virginia Beach. Wanted to find a restaurant by the waterfront to enjoy a simple and easy meal. After reviewing all our brochures we collected, we decided to stop by Rudee. Since we still had our trolley passes we figured we could use...More

Thank Dianna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always delicious. The service can be questionable. The atmosphere is fabulous. There is 1 valet parking attendant that ive come across for the last 4 years that is always very friendly and welcoming, even though ive never valet parked. He should be...More

Thank Tamie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outdoor swings are fun, but the bar drinks are not good. The margarita tasted like a bottle of sour, weak. Blackened grouper was good but the veggies were bordering on frozen veggies on taste. The crab stuffed grouper, for $10.99 more, had a tiny...More

Thank bernie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to have an early-bird special for dinner. It is in the marina and has a nice tiki bar outside with nice marina views.

Thank William G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i had a fantastic lunch here and i highly recommend it It is at Rudees inlet so you need to look for it as it’s not on Atlantic or pacific Aves We shared steamers and buffalo fish bites that were just yummy...More

Thank sandeechalk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice evening here for dinner with my family. The area and the restaurant make for a nice relaxing evening. We had a little bit of a wait, but not too bad. Our food was good. Just not great. The flounder I got did...More

Thank PettsWVU01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting atmosphere and expansive views of marina and Rudee Inlet but the food was not exceptional. We have been visiting here off and on for years. Gluten free options are available including crab cakes. I would opt for the crab meat complete rather than the...More

Thank ehg2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the restaurant today. My spouse got flounder dinner and I got a lot of things from the Raw Bar. Mine was very good hers was just average The Flounder was average taste. Actually had no taste. Beers were $5 each way too...More

Thank cthiemens1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and location! Food was fantastic. Had crab bites appetizer, all crab very little breading! The broiled fish platter was delicious, steak added Chesapeake topping...do it!! Glider seating was a nice touch and our server Christina was a sweetheart! Will definitely be back !...More

Thank Melody R
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Questions & Answers
24 March 2018|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
There is a smoking area outside, but unsure if you can smoke at the outside tables.
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
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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.
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