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“Cutsy, old-time reminder of the Beatles' era...”

Abbey Road Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 1,453 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Description: It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play..." and it was almost thirty four years ago today when the bands began to play, right here at Abbey Road. Owner Bill Dillon has been bringing the best in great food and live entertainment to the residents and visitors of Tidewater since 1982. Our fresh seafood, beef, and pasta dishes are summed up by The Virginian Pilot's reviews: "Abbey Road Leads Diners to a Satisfying Evening (1983)" and "Abbey Road is a great pub in the midst of a tourist location. For locals it is well worth the trip any time of the year (2008)." Hampton Road's Port Folio Magazine says: "Abbey Road is the Best Acoustic Venue in Tidewater, offering the best and the most variety..." After three years in the food service industry Bill decided in the fall of 1982 to open his own restaurant in the resort area of Virginia Beach. Heavily influenced by the Beatles when growing up, thanks to his two older sisters who listened to their records all the time, he decided to name it 'Abbey Road' after the last album the Beatles recorded (although 'Let It Be' was the last released) before they split up in 1970 (thanks, Yoko). Many national, regional, and local musicians have performed at Abbey Road since 1982, including: Richie Havens - the man who opened Woodstock, Ronee Blakely - toured with Bob Dylan, Livingston Taylor - James' brother, The Ventures -theme from Hawaii Five-O, Rick Roberts of Firefall, - wrote & sang many of their #1 hits, Robert Hunter of The Grateful Dead, Robbin Thompson & The Robbin Thompson Band, Gove Scrivener, Lewis McGehee - toured with Bruce Hornsby, Lisa Noel, Mike Proffit & The Mike Proffitt Band, David Petretto, Keller Williams, Suzy & The Naturals, Catapult, T.K. Llegs, Acoustic Ceiling, Chuck 'Coyote' Larson & Robbie House & Norman Harrell of Snuff, and many, many more...
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We would have liked to hear a little more Beatles' music, but we can understand the need to keep a balance with other groups of that era :-) The food was quite a bit better than anticipated, the decor really cute and homey :-) My wife had a shrimp/rice/vegetable dish, and for someone who is a fussy eater and rarely empties her plate, she polished this one off !! I had a bowl of seafood bisque, which lacked seafood however the taste was excellent, as well as a pasta marinara which was very good. I had a Dutch ale, my wife an Australian shiraz, both were fresh and very good :-)

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a small bar/restaurant with a typical menu. Service was pretty good from Eastern European waitresses. Prices were average.for some items to more expensive than they should be for a bar/grill. But, keep in mind, this is the touristy part of town.

Very casual atmosphere with a combo band that were quite good with sound levels that didn't blast you out of the place.

Appetizers like steamed shrimp, calamari and hummus from $7 to $13.

Salads from $4 to $12.

Seafood, beef and vegetarian entrees from $10 to $27.

Desserts, too.

It is difficult to get a cheap sandwich in Virginia Beach unless you go to Subway. But, you might be able to reduce your expenses if you stay away from the entrees.

One annoying factor: the band brought up a friend from the audience to play a few tunes (too many) that were more lugubrious than entertaining. Stick with the main act, guys!

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Thank Warren F
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

On a Monday August afternoon, surprisingly no wait. Burgers cooked just right. Service excellent. A must when you're hungry. Definitely going back.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Six of us dropped in for an all-day breakfast and really enjoyed it. Good food! Eggs poached properly in water and not overdone, great breakfast burrito. I had a black and blue burger and that was well prepared. The Beatles memorabilia is quite interesting and we enjoyed checking all that out too. All in all, good value, good food and great service. It's only one street over from the boardwalk and there is a small parking lot for customers beside the restaurant.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Great beer selection with buy one get one appetizers during happy hour. Great atmosphere. Lots of Beatles memorabilia

Thank towtweety
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