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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” (54 reviews)
“scallops” (67 reviews)
“seafood” (126 reviews)
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1240 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for our daughter's cheerleading competition and used Trip Advisor to find a good seafood place. We could not have been happier with our choice. The restaurant was truly local and casual, just the way we like it. We were seated...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday around noon and was seated right away. Bloody Mary’s for only $2.49 until 1:00pm. I guess that’s why the bar was packed as well as the outside picnic tables. Food was good and served fast. She Crab soup was good but...More

Thank HeavyDat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of guys came here after a round of golf the staff was friendly the food was delicious the hush puppies out of this world the quantity was unbelievable for the price I can't wait to come back here again

Thank Mikek686
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a ride out to Sandbridge Beach while staying in Virginia Beach and stopped for breakfast. It is a nice big place and we were seated right away. Wait staff was pleasant, helped by giving recommendations. Food came out fast, it was very good. Reasonable...More

Thank vacationduo315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for lunch with family. The place isn't much to look from the outside, but the seafood is first rate. The she crab soup comes in a bowl on a plate and the bowl is filled to overflowing with delicious crab filled soup....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in as a group of 11 hungry golfers. We were seated quickly and served promptly. Service with a smile certainly applies here. The meals arrived as ordered and exceeded everyone's highest expectations. Visiting from an area where fresh seafood is hard to find or...More

Thank mfa52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE have been eating in town all week and decided to ride out to Margie and Ray's because we read about their afternoon special. I just loved the down home atmosphere. Friendly, effiecient service was just one part. The food was wonderful! I had the...More

Thank 910margareta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went around 4 to try the early bird special and special it was. The service is great, the food is great, and the prices are very reasonable. The fried oysters are outstanding and the slaw is very good too. My wife got the grilled...More

Thank TownsendTraveler
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Our service was great! We were anticipating a wait but we were seated immediately upon our arrival, orders placed & in no time we had hot, delicious food! I shared the Hurricane with my daughter in-law - it's a little too much food for 2...More

Thank gramsneller
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Food delicious, wonderful small town atmosphere. Great wait staff, food ready very quick and everything seemed to be made from scratch. I cannot imagine any fresher or better tasting seafood. Don't waste your time at Virginia Beach seeking better food from more dazzling storefronts. This...More

Thank adventurer119
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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!
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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