Virginia Beach is located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay. For us, this means the freshest seafood around; tuna, rockfish, flounder, crab, you name it. And with agriculture as one of the top three industries in Virginia Beach, our restaurants are using the finest produce in their recipes as well.
Best yet, we celebrate our casual beach resort lifestyle – so visitors won’t pay an arm and a leg for the East Coast’s best cuisine.
Fresh tuna, pan seared and topped with an ancho pepper, sundried tomato, shiitake mushroom salsa. Clams baked with herbs, peppers, onions and bacon. Pan-fried lump crab cake served with sweet bell pepper relish and lemon crème fraîche. Oysters topped with shrimp, bacon, leeks, lemon and a touch of Tabasco®. Is your mouth watering yet?
These sumptuous recipes are just a few of the tasty delights that have made the Virginia Beach restaurant scene famous with its visitors.
1427 N. Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Coastal Grill Crème brulee (Serves 7)
1 quart heavy crème
1 cup regular table sugar
10 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Gently mix all ingredients together, then pour mixture into shallow crème brulee dishes until each is filled with about ¾ inches of mixture. Place in a warm water bath and place in the oven. Cover and cook for 40 – 45 minutes at 350°F (It is better to undercook the Crème Brulee rather than overcook). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes at room temperature, then transfer them to the refrigerator.
To glaze, sprinkle with a thin layer of table sugar and place under the broiler until golden brown (watch them closely for several minutes, don’t use too much sugar as it is easier to achieve a golden brown glaze without burning).
Lynnhaven Fish House
2350 Starfish Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Baked Rockfish Florentine (Serves 4)
4 filets Rockfish (de-boned)
½ tsp. seasoning salt
½ tsp. Paprika
¼ stick of butter
¼ cup white wine
1 fresh lemon (squeezed)
Grease a shallow baking pan with butter. Place fish in pan and sprinkle seasoning salt and paprika over the filets. Drizzle filets with butter, lemon juice and white wine. Place in oven at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
1 ½ lbs. fresh spinach
1 diced red onion
2 cans of drained smoked oysters
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
4 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chopped garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Place olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions followed by garlic and fresh spinach. Add in smoked oysters, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and spread over Rockfish filets. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve hot.