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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (37 reviews)
“seafood” (123 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4774
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and nice food options. We love to come and sit on the patio on the glider chairs. Nice drinks menu. Friendly service .

Thank Kirsty D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a safe harbor with a great view of boats. Food was great and we tried a fried soft-shell crab for an appetizer. Seafood is fresh, atmosphere is festive.

Thank Kgale0857
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had never been to the east coast and was looking forward to some good seafood. We were told this restaurant was one of the better ones at Virginia Beach. We went there for lunch and they were still serving from their...More

Thank Audioman150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Rudee's for over thirty years and it is always excellent. The food is fresh and cooked as only beach residents know how. Great crabcakes, she crab soup and sometimes they have lobster rolls. Located on Rudee's Inlet, the scenery is...More

Thank louise M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rudee’s was a nice place to go for dinner. I got the chicken Alfredo and it was delicious. Husband got the king crab legs and he said they were really good. The staff was extremely nice from the moment we walked in the door. Prices...More

Thank nbj64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed in Rudee’s. We have only visited a few times when we traveled, but always enjoyed it. We ordered nachos, soup and my husband had a crab cake sandwich. The nachos were very good! The soup fair and the crab cake was really...More

Thank Smokeman08
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Food okay, service rushed and messed up our bill. Along with that they graciously charged us for two different bills then MANAGER told us to go resolve it with the bank. NEVER WILL GO HERE OR RECOMMENDED IT.

Thank 110terrenced
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is on the water....great service...my favorite seafood in Virginia Beach...had steamed shrimp, awesome hush puppies and the sweet potato fries were waffle fries!!

Thank SandyWe
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful local spot! I've never has anything that wasn't delicious! The staff is always wonderful and attentive! It's a local treasure for sure! It's a great spot for individuals, couples, families, or anyone! Relaxed atmosphere and amazing drinks and food! The outdoor seating...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The staff was very good for our big party; 8 people. The food was good and service was very good. We would encourage/recommend reservations; we went in off-season and they were still busy. They only take reservations a day in advance, but it is worth...More

Thank James B
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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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 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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