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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+1 757-428-4858
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab balls” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We're locals but this was our first visit. The restaurant is on Rudee's Inlet just off the main beach strip which means it's a little more quiet during the day. We stopped for a late lunch and were seated immediately. The decor is rundown beach...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Server was flat out rude the whole time. She sucked and it was a group of servers which she would of gotten over a 20% tip the food is great but she just made us all upset.

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After riding RUDEE ROCKET we went here for lunch. Perfect, went right next door to BIG SAM'S. Good food and great price too.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I have been here 4 times in the past month and have had a different item every time, and never been anything less than fully content. This is a local place, if you are looking for a fancy touristy place go elsewhere. The tuna here...More

Thank bob151719
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Get the Angry She-Crab soup. The service was ok, at best, which we found to be the norm in this region. The drinks were good. Don't get anything fancy, stick to basic seafood.

Thank MartinManMo
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great grilled cheese sandwiches! The clam chowder was made with a broth not creamy like they have in Boston. Good for dipping your sandwich in. Lots of TV's.

Thank 956marciw
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good food, ok service, they seem to cater more to the locals. FYI its not FANCY at all, you could prob go there right after you jump off a jet ski, table have patio green chairs, drinks served in plastic, so do not expect even...More

Thank Nemmerz
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went for dinner (we have been before on previous vacation trips). Small place but Excellent seafood. I had raw oysters (awesome) and blackened tuna tacos (excellent). We had a large party (9) but got seated quickly. Service was super. Everyone's meal was very good. Probably...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Like its neighbor Rudees, but with the breakfast and brunch hours covered, Big Sam's is a VABeach staple, with this visit during the Olympics mainly calamari, clam chowder - spicy - and crab cake sandwiches; service was great, sports on the wall complete for any...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here after a long bike ride and jumping the waves. Great prices on kids menu. The kids portions on the shrimp basket were huge. I had the flounder basket and the fish was excellent. I also had 2 of the best rum...More

Thank Paul G
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19 February 2017|
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Response from Mike353632 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website
20 June 2016|
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Response from minstrelmiss | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lot. We rode our bikes over from our AirBnB stay and there was bike parking too.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Previous replies are all correct. Small lots but plenty of parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.
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