Our location on the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay provides our coastal community with a seafood-centric culinary culture, which boasts a wide array of unique and delectable fare. With the famously rich waters of the bay, hundreds of inlets snaking through the city and miles of farmland, Virginia Beach is the place to go for seafood and locally harvested ingredients.
We absolutely love our seafood! Can you blame us? With the famously rich waters of the Chesapeake Bay and hundreds of inlets snaking through the city, our unique and delectable seafood is an absolute go-to for visitors and locals alike and has given us our seafood-centric culinary culture.
It’s during the fall and winter months that this seafood craze gets even fresher, with December and January being the peak seasons for rockfish (striped bass), striper, black sea bass, flounder, speckled trout and blueline tilefish – all available within 50 miles! That’s not surprising though, since the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is considered to be the largest and most biologically diverse estuary in the U.S., yielding more seafood than any of the country’s other 840 estuaries, making us – and all seafood-lovers – incredibly lucky.
Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks (AAA-rated since 2006), located within the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel at the Resort Beach, is the only Four-Diamond steakhouse in Virginia, offering a refined and memorable dining experience, complete with the finest aged prime beef and delectable seasonally changing menu options.
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Terrapin Restaurant (AAA-rated since 2008), located at the Resort Beach, offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef Rodney Einhorn's award-winning and James Beard House-acclaimed contemporary American Cuisine and creative use of seasonal farm-fresh ingredients.
Zoës Steak & Seafood (AAA-rated since 2015) offers an elegant dining experience, influenced by local bounty. Zoes is also known for their wines and they have the hardware to prove it, including 5 consecutive years of Wine Spectator Magazine’s Best of Award of Excellence. Their in-house sommelier is always available to help you find the perfect pairing or just to talk wine with you and answer any questions you might have. When it comes to pairing wine with unbeatable food, you can’t beat this place.