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    Let go of those old, tired ideas of seaside dining, and feast your eyes on the most delectably fresh choices imaginable. Let go of the pressures of finding the perfect spot in the sand and surf. Let go of a raucous day of play and soak in the tastes of the season.

    Dining in Virginia Beach is just as much a part of our culture as exploring our shores, strolling the boardwalk, or checking the scene at Town Center. In search of fresh, spicy, briny or sweet? Finding the local flavor in Virginia Beach is more than just exploring our shores. From our beloved Lynnhaven River oysters, to the delectable Rockfish, Virginia Beach is a coastal cuisine smorgasbord.

    With as many different palates and decadent tastes as there are Flounder in the sea, the best way to create a memorable and appetizing Virginia Beach dining experience is to transform your next meal into a culinary adventure. Dining out, with a beautiful view and a breath of salt air with every bite is an irreplaceable Virginia Beach experience. A true outdoor lover may kayak to dinner or catch a little dinner of her own. Whether you are letting a chef prepare a delectable meal or enjoying your own catch over a campfire, the fine dining options in Virginia Beach have a distinct personality.

    Creating a unique dining experience is at the core of Virginia Beach’s local cuisine and just one more way that we live the life. We encourage you to be adventurous and explore the options that most befit a great end to a day of play. You never know what tasty surprises you might uncover from one beach to the next. Bursting with options, living the life has never been so delicious.

    Dining on a Special Diet

    As you might have guessed, in Virginia Beach, we know food. We also think that planning your Virginia Beach vacation should be easy, and trouble free. You take your dietary needs seriously, and we take our hospitality seriously. Here in Virginia Beach you would not be living the life without knowing all of the delicious places with special menus to meet your needs. 

    Celiac? Don't worry. Stay healthy while enjoying dining in Virginia Beach. Nut-free, gluten-free, vegan or paleo? No problem. Follow our dining guide to search for restaurants that offer special menus for a deliciously special meal you won’t soon forget.  

    Heritage Market for a wide selection of fresh organic produce and a variety of foods that cater to special diets.

    Burton's Grill for a delicious section of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian alternatives.

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    Here, our cuisine is marked by fresh ingredients, with flavors coming together in unexpected and perfectly seasoned ways.

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    Many of Virginia Beach’s restaurants are part of the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association.

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      Experiential Dining

      Take your senses on a culinary adventure as you discover all the sights, sounds and flavors Virginia Beach has to offer.

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      Food/Beverage Events

      Get together with some fellow foodies and celebrate the tastes and traditions of the culinary world.

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    • Town Center Dining

      The perfect fusion of urban living and coastal charm, Town Center takes Virginia Beach's cuisine to a higher level.

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      Sensible Seafood

      The best way to ensure that our delicious bounty of coastal delights remain for years to come is to protect and manage their harvest and consumption. Learn how you can play a part in their preservation.

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      VB Dining Guide

      Locate the area's best eateries and discover new and exciting culinary destinations to sink you teeth into.

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      Hold that table while your appetite grows and save the hottest seat at the most exciting and popular restaurants in the area.

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      Coastal Food Tours of Virginia

      Explore Virginia Beach’s culinary shores and uncover a whole new world of coastal cuisine.

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