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“Hooray for crabs”

Margie & Ray's Crabhouse
Ranked #39 of 1,582 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 stumbled into this slice of happiness on our first visit to Sandbridge. The decor and service all remind me of the diners I grew up with in Jersey, just with a beach vibe. The drinks are served in plastic cups and all the prices are set for locals and tourist alike. The atmosphere is fun and happy and the regulars are colorful to say the least! We headed there on an early Sunday (before the church crowd let out) and enjoyed a man-mosa and BLT for breakfast. The man-mosa is a mimosa with the bonus of vodka - genius!! The BLT however will change your life! Order it on sourdough bread and you will not be disappointed. The rest of breakfast is exactly what you would expect, served like you would at home with lots of love (and butter!).

I know this is a crabhouse, but all we have ever come for is breakfast. If lunch and dinner get better than that, I have a new home.

Price, food and service all match! Great, great and great. Come and enjoy!

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Thank Rich W
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 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 perfection! Eat there!!!

Thank lybggwen
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

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

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Thank genepine
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 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
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