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Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn

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653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
+1 757-340-1156
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

I was really in the mood for Scallops. This restaurant took another menu item (meant for shrimp) and willingly swapped out the shrimps for Scallops...no problem...and it was delicious. Great service provided from the Hostess, manager and wait staff! Will go again the next time I'm in town!

1 Thank usnstar
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

if you want to go out to enjoy a special night out on the town don't miss this place as you will not be disappointed on bit for your visit..second to none in atmosphere,food,service

1 Thank ron c
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

I booked a table here for Valentine's Day for my husband, me and my daughter. I had heard wonderful things about their awesome shrimp, so I thought that a special night would be a great time to try it. What a mistake! It took about 40 minutes past our reservation time to finally get seated. We ordered 3 appetizers and... More 

Thank Amy P
Portsmouth, Virginia
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

My husband and I ventured to Steinhilber’s because of restaurant week and they now have returning patrons. The staff was extremely polite and knowledgeable. The food was prepared to perfection and the wine prices by the bottle were reasonable. I can't wait to return.

Thank Darrylswife0701
Alexandria, Virginia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Went there for New Year's Eve. It was packed. We ate downstairs and it was quiet and comfortable. Our server, Kelly, was outstanding. I had their famous fried butterfly shrimp and it was yummy. Light batter and cooked perfectly. Great meal! Dessert was a bit disappointing.

Thank Karen B
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visits to Steinhilbers are always good. The Shrimp is always OUTSTANDING and highly recommended. I had Prime Rib this visit and it just melted in my mouth. Prices continue to cost more?

Thank Don N
Chesapeake, Virginia
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Steinhilber's is a reliable restaurant for good food, whether for a dinner with a couple of friends or a business gathering of 50-75 people. The owners have done a lot to upgrade it without losing the flavor of the long-time waterfront restaurant. The basement, which is often used for business gatherings or educational programs, has been way updated! 2 huge... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

After moving here in 2011, I had heard nothing but excellent comments about Steiny's (as it is called by the locals.). So I tried it when I received an invitation to dinner from a retirement investment firm - figured I had nothing to lose. Was not impressed with the food but figured it wasn't a true test of a restaurant.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

My husband surprised me for our anniversary and took me to this place. It was amazing from the person who waited on us, the food, meeting the owner. Best steaks we have ever tasted and cooked to perfection. I had some oysters and they were awesome! The perfect date night!

Thank GLioness
Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

This was about our thirtieth visit to this outstanding local Va Beach restaurant that has been here since '39. If you want a nice dining experience for you and your special someone, then you cannot miss this restaurant. It isn't a touristy place since it is nestled in a residential subdivision. Service from Mike, our server, could not have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Thalia Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-340-1156
In 1939, Robert Steinhilber opened what has become one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in Virginia, Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn. Continuing his commitment to service, quality and tradition are his daughter Jeanne and his grandson Brady. Together, they are proud to continue into the future with respect and admiration for the tradition and of the past. Join us for dinner and remember a time when every meal out was a special event.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?