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Coastal Grill

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1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317 (Mill Dam)
+1 757-496-3348
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there on a busy Friday night. We sat at the bar (our choice). Split a wedge salad and the shrimp and grits. Delicious and just right for two. I can't imagine eating all that food myself. Bar also gave us a shot glass of pistacios and hard boiled eggs were available for free. Service was good and the food... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I usually order the same things when I go - the delicious steamed mussels & the NY Strip with that yummy horseradish cream sauce. I finally broke out of my routine and tried the wilted Bibb salad and the shrimp and grits. So glad I went in a new direction - my old favorites are still favorites, but these new... More 

Thank Kathleen S
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here based on the high rating on open table - 4.8/5... and it didn't live up to expectations. While I enjoyed the shrimp appertiser, the flounder entree was underwhelming. The flounder was dry. I was also not a fan of the squash side filled with brown sugar and butter. It didn't compliment the fish.

Thank cjzwall
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Special place. We go here for special meals. Excellent food, service, valet parking, nice bar. We always love going here, not as often as I would like.

Thank Nigel M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

First time at this restaurant and hopefully will not be the last. Service terrific and food delightful. Had the sea bass which was beautifully cooked and served. All 3 of us came away singing the restaurant's praises and although a little pricey we felt that it was well worth it.

Thank Maurice F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Might be a little expensive, but its worth it. Very good local seafood, the Lynnhaven Oysters were fantastic. Soft shell crab very good too. All the food was presented and cooked superbly. Attentive service without being in your face - overall a very good experience.

Thank Sail1960
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

After having an excellent BD celebration for a friend a few months ago, I chose to introduce another friend to the restaurant for a BD dinner. Although the appetizer & bottle of wine were great, our entrees arrived while we still had half of our appetizer left. This probably contributed to not enjoying the entrée as much as we should... More 

Thank bydbeach2016
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Really good for special occasions, or just tapas at the bar. We go occasionally as it is upmarket and for us for unique times of life. You will love the food and ambiance.

Thank Nigel M
Norfolk, Virginia
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was there for dinner with family. The service was excellent. The selection was great and everything we ate was delicious! The goat cheese appetizer and bruschetta were delicious. The soft shell crabs were huge. A much enjoyed experience!!

Thank Janet K
Mechanicsburg, PA, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Always stop here on vacation. Place frequented by locals...not tourists. Black bean soup app is the best. I always seem to be choosing between duck and trout. Fried oysters are also great. Standard sides are corn on the cob and red potatoes. One defect may be a lack of a green veggie on the menu.

Thank James P

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317
    (Mill Dam)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-496-3348
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The mahogany bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Executive Chef-Owner Jerry Bryan with Maureen Cucchiaro at the stove offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 20 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food, exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!

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