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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
+1 757-426-2397
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (54 reviews)
“scallops” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (114 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While our reunion group was staying for a week on Sandbridge, some of us ate here every day and on our last night, all 14 of us enjoyed a dinner together. They don't take reservations, but we arrived early, so they were able to set...More

Thank Ginny L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped by for a late lunch and had a terrific meal. Started off with She Crab Soup which is creamy and delicious. Wife asked me if it would be okay to lick the bowl, LOL. Then had crab balls which were great...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a gourmet seafood place but what they make they make very well. Their fried seafood offerings are very nicely done, not greasy or overcooked. I have had the grilled scallops and shrimp and they were very good. Service was friendly and accommodating, they handled...More

Thank GoFryGo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a dozen Jumbo's and a bowl of She Crab soup..yummy and hit the cravin'. Love to get the Tidal wave when we go with friends..it is a monster platter full of all types of seafood....it is not officially all u can eat..but it is...More

Thank Bigtyiko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

She crab soup delicious as advertised. Ordered a dozen blue claw crabs.. nice sized and delicious. Hubby ordered raw oysters but wasn't happy with the way they were shucked. Still ate them though!

Thank Tooternj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently my wife and I moved to Sandbridge, VA. This is not Virginia Beach! Sandbridge is the place where people who want to slow down, relax and really enjoy the VA coastline go to live. Just ask the regulars here at Margie & Rays. We...More

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coastal Living magazine agrees with me -- Margie and Ray's is a great place to eat in Virginia Beach! Best she crab soup ever! The Hurricane platter is a bit of everything and delicious. Breakfast is good and plentiful. Even the steaks are cooked to...More

Thank lybggwen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Seafood and good drinks, what more can you ask for..... large portions, great selection, a full belly when you leave..haha Definitely my new favorite place to eat in Virginia Beach

Thank genepine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and delicious! No fancy clothes required! Sit down and enjoy seafood at its finest! The hush puppies are so delicious!

Thank Kristine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unassuming restaurant with some of the greatest seafood. First thing I must point out is to take your appetite and think twice about the appetizers. However, the Crab Chowder is something you just have to try a thick creamy delight. Did I mention the...More

Thank Mike E
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Questions & Answers
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!
James G
24 May 2016|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but you could always call and double check. It is more of a local place, rather than upscale fine dining. But food is good.
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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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • 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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