From the farms of Pungo to the depths of the Chesapeake Bay, the local Virginia Beach food scene is unmatched in freshness and flavor. Our seafood is always in season, our craft beer will make a hop fanatic out of anyone, and the blue crabs here are a local delicacy that can’t be topped – except, of course, with a healthy pour of melted butter. We’re a seafood-obsessed, brunch-loving, oyster-slurping, orange-crushing, beer-tasting bunch of gastronomes who prefer our sustenance seasoned by the salty sea air of the Atlantic.
When you're here, you're one of us. The world is your oyster, rockfish, she-crab soup, strawberry and anything else under the Virginia Beach sun. Be hungry, be adventurous, and see what dining like a Virginia Beach local is all about.
Throughout our seven districts, Virginia Beach locals take their food and drinks seriously. From hidden gems and sippable cocktails to must-try hotspots and mouthwatering treats, there are many flavors to savor across our coastal city. We'll raise a glass, and a fork, to that!
The local flavors developed in Virginia Beach are an art form and the men and women who have carefully crafted them are, without a doubt, artists in every sense of the word. Whether using ingredients grown right here in our coastal soil, or putting a unique Va Beach spin on a classic dish, these are the chefs that make our culinary scene what it is - unique, delicious, fresh, and so Virginia Beach.