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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
+1 757-426-2397
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
“scallops” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (136 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I grew up in Maryland, eating crabs my entire life. As a crab house, I'd rank this place in the bottom 25% of anywhere I've eaten crabs. They did a few things right, and a lot that didn't impress me. First - expect a hassle...More

Thank theNamssob
Reviewed 6 days ago

While staying in Va Beach for the summer we kept hearing about this place. After visiting the Military Aviation Museum we decided to give it a try for a late lunch. The graveled parking lot is rather rough (did they ever hear about the invention...More

Thank Byron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When asking locals where they go for seafood, several told us Margie & Ray's. Seems like the parking lot always has lots of vehicles in the parking lot. We went there for dinner and the food was great. We went early evening and still had...More

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place when not overcrowded with the Sandbridge tourists. Though it's great for the business. Like to go for Sunday brunch. No frills, just great food and drinks!!

Thank jtbnvb1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When looking for a good seafood place, we were told that all the locals end up at Margie and Rays, so of course we had to go there too. It's definitely not upscale so don't expect cloth tableclothes. We went for lunch and had the...More

Thank Rockabird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our large group had an enjoyable breakfast at this restaurant south of Virginia Beach. It seemed to be populated by both tourists and locals when we were there. The breakfast menu is extensive and being in the South they have both grits and potatoes. The...More

Thank OldEagle48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting Margie and Rays restaurant, we went for breakfast which was fantastic and then for dinner which was really good. This is a place that everyone will talk about.

Thank sam_i_am4410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It fits the picture of a local's restaurant but it's parking lot is filled with out of staters at 5pm. The food was pretty good but nothing great, and certainly overpriced. The portions were enough, the service and speed that our food arrived was great....More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After conducting painstaking research for the best seafood in the Virginia Beach/Chesapeake region, my parents discovered Margie & Ray’s. Before arriving, my mom called to see if they had popcorn shrimp, which is the only seafood dish that I enjoy, and they apologized for not...More

Thank RayfordW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scallops were good, but the sides left a lot to be desired. The service was a little lacking, great music, good beach bar atmosphere. Fun place with quick service.

Thank ewhubbard
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Leamon D
9 July 2018|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
While we had no kids with us, I believe they had a kids menu
Wayne B
16 February 2018|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
There is no mention on their website or in their online menus about a Friday buffet. On their menu, they mention that they have a buffet style fish platter that feeds 4 for $160 every night. Give them a call. (757) 426-2397
9 June 2016|
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Response from acpizza2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, I did and they were excellent, exposing my grandchildren to them and they loved them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-426-2397
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Margie and Ray’s Restaurant was established in 1964 as a small country store and tackle shop which was owned and operated by Ray and Margie Blanton. This landmark building located on a dirt road, now known as Sandbridge Road, served as a convenience for local Sandbridge residents. The store was passed on to their son Thomas in 1997 where it was renovated into a small seafood restaurant. Over the past several years Margie and Ray’s has become known as one of the top seafood establishments in the southern end of Virginia Beach. It continues to be operated by Thomas Blanton.
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