1. Waterman’s Surfside Grille, Virginia Beach
Mouthwatering, buttery seafood is what you’ll find at this southern style seafood joint.
2. The Boathouse, Richmond
4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231
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The Boathouse provides unlimited ways for guests to have a memorable experience; Sunday Brunch, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, waterfront dinner and drinks or inside dining surrounded in a beautiful nautical atmosphere with their open-fire Wood Stone pizza oven. The menu features an extensive raw bar, open-flamed prime steaks, fresh sustainable seafood and, if that is not enough, they have Neapolitan style Wood Stone fired pizzas.
3. Big Sam’s Raw Bar, Virginia Beach
4. Croaker’s Spot Restaurant, Richmond
1020 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224
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Croaker’s Spot Restaurant, the soul of seafood in Richmond, VA. Sporting a raw bar and some very interesting menu items, like Seafood Chili Nachos, Hot Buttered Soul Wedges, the Shrimp Louis Salad and more. Go see what all of the hype is about!
5. Hank’s Oyster Bar, DC
1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Simple, approachable seafood, consisting of small and large plates for grazing. Coastal favorites and New England Classics like Lobster Rolls, Steamers and Chowder. Lightly fried items such as Popcorn Shrimp and Calamari and Fish n’ Chips will balance the Ice Bar options which consist of a selection of raw oysters, tartar and ceviche.
6. Holy Mackerel, Williamsburg
7. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, DC
1612 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, the newest restaurant in Black Restaurant Group, welcomes you with a rustic decor that showcases a variety of repurposed items from around the United States. A touch of southern hospitality is found in DC’s vibrant Logan Circle Neighborhood. Following Chef Jeff Black’s impeccable commitment to sourcing the freshest seafood, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be your choice for the widest variety of high quality oysters.
8. Oceans & Ale, Williamsburg
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Oceans & Ale is a fun bar that has an excellent beer selection and cocktail list as well as fun and interesting seafood like the seafood nachos.
9. Cabo Fish Taco, Blacksburg
117 South Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Cabo Fish Taco is the combination of concepts from three completely different people, who share the same idea of what makes a restaurant great. Unlike most Baja styled restaurants, Cabo combines coastal Mexican cuisine with a unique healthy California feel. The food and atmosphere of Cabo is an impeccable infusion of very different styles. Everything is made fresh daily, and the bar offers a wide selection of drinks including over 13 types of margaritas and 72 different selections of Tequila.
10. Steamers Seafood Grill, Fredericksburg
11. Poor Billy’s Seafood, Blacksburg
201 North Main Street (downstairs)
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Poor Billy’s Seafood has raw oysters, steamed clams, mussels and Alaskan snow crab. They also have wonderful hot items like lobster leek risotto cakes with roasted red pepper coulis.
12. La Petite Auberge, Fredericksburg
311 William St, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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La Petite Auberge has divine meat and seafood dishes and fantastic appetizers. Their menu has a French influence mixed with American cuisine.
13. Blue Light Grill, Charlottesville
120 A East Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Blue Light Grill is a modern bar serving fresh seafood, including house cured salmon with artichoke chips and wonderful cocktails.
14. Shoemakers American Grille, Lynchburg
1312 Commerce St., Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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The design and ambiance in the Shoemakers restaurant feels very sleek, uber-modern even, like you’re in a trendy spot in a much larger city. Then there’s the food, which is as delectable as the decor. Find the best seafood, steaks and chicken at Shoemakers.
15. Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar. Charlottesville
16. The Green Leaf Grill, Waynesboro
415 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
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The Green Leaf Grill is an Award winning restaurant featuring a diverse menu including New Orleans authentic craw-fish etouffee, seafood gumbo, creative vegetarian options, fun comfort food twists, gourmet pizzas with the classic build your own option, delicious paninis and so much more! They also offer fine wines including 25 local wines from the valley by the glass, craft beer, and mixed drinks!
17. Depot Grille, Staunton
18. Rockfish Food & Wine, Roanoke
19. Harbor Inn Seafood, Lynchburg
3220 Old Forest Rd., Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
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Locally owned and operated for 28 years and specializing in seafood and steaks, Harbor Inn Seafood has a 32 item salad bar. Very friendly staff are waiting to welcome you for a wonderful dining experience and you can always expect very large portions at an affordable price.
20. Peter’s Seafood, Roanoke
7232 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, Virginia
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Peter’s Seafood is a family owned seafood restaurant with fresh New Orleans crawfish, fried crab and three different po’boys.
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