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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

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$$ - $$$
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1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
+1 757-426-2397
11:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 20:30
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and bountiful dinner. "Our Famous Hurricane Margie Platter ~ Fried Only ~ Feeds Two" is a little misleading. Add a couple extra sides to go with the two cole slaw servings that come with the meal, and it is dinner for 3 -4! It's good, it's a lot, and it is worth a drive to get there!!!

1 Thank greyhull1092
Chesapeake, Virginia
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116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful evening enjoying Virginia Beach like it was in the 1960s . A rare gem in a town that is being taken over by chain establishments. Food was fresh, local and delicious. Make sure you eat here the next time you are in Virginia Beach. Support the locals and keep a fine old place in business

Thank timonntour
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here yesterday with a ravenous appetite after a bone-chilling walk on the beach in Sandbridge with our Chocolate Lab. Had a cup of their She-crab soup and some fresh blackened Rock Fish. Both were just what the doctor ordered. Soup, fresh fish and homemade Key Lime Pie and I was a new man. This is a local place, not... More 

Thank vadad2015
Staunton, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We go here every time we are in VA Beach and I have not been disappointed yet. Not much to look at from the outside, but it is a wonderful local joint. Very casual with a quaint, friendly atmosphere. You must try the She Crab Soup. It is the best I've found.

Thank Kaye B
Frederick, Maryland
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

On our way to the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, we passed this unassuming spot, and figured it might be good for lunch. By the time we returned, the parking area was nearly full with the lunch crowd! The she-crab soup, touted as the "world's best", was very good, but not better than Murphy's Pub in Virginia Beach. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank skyJim
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Located in Sandbridge, Margie and Ray's Crabhouse is worth a visit. My wife and I always make it a point to visit at least a few times during our winter escape to Virginia Beach. Don't miss their famous She Crab Soup, cup or bowl, which we order without the Old Bay seasoning. Try their pan seared scallops, a huge portion... More 

Thank Paul L
Dallas, Texas
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194 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a party of 7. They were able to seat right away. The wait staff were friendly. Many huge family crowd. We ordered the steamed crab legs, she crab soup and the Fried Neptune platter. The fried Neptune platter was huge with a lot of foods. Everything was good. It was a nice family gathering dinner place.

Thank hnre
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Love coming to Margie and Rays. The crab cakes are great, no fillers(breading), the half Margie will leave you stuffed. I am a southern I love my food fried, and the food is very lightly breaded. My husband likes his fish blackened and he is always pleased. with his food. Awesome coleslaw, blue crabs are great and the key lime... More 

Thank 04Beau99
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The first time I went to Margie and Rays was over 30 years ago. At that time it was just a country store frequented by locals. Now years later the building has undergone a transformation and has become without a doubt the best seafood place in the area. Prices are not bad but of course they do have some pricey... More 

Thank Joe S
Delaware City, Delaware
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

24 in our group this past weekend. Food was very good and service was great! She-Crab soup was a huge hit! All-You-Can eat specials were enjoyed by many in our group.

Thank CheDenn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-426-2397

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?