Top 20 Seafood Spots In Virginia


1. Waterman’s Surfside Grille, Virginia Beach


415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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

300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Who doesn’t love crab cake? Big Sam’s jumbo lump crab cake is make with blue crab, and spiced to perfection.

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

4854-16 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Holy Mackerel has steamers prices and amazing seafood like their fried oysters and clam strips!

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

430 Chatham Heights Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Steamers Seafood Grill has fun dishes like the crabby pizza and crabby nachos.

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

2335 Seminole Trl Suite 100, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Rhett’s has amazing Oysters Rockefeller and their Bananas Foster is out of this world.

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

42 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton, Virginia
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Depot Grille has excellent steak and seafood. They also have a beautiful Victorian bar.

18. Rockfish Food & Wine, Roanoke

1402 Grandin Rd SW Ste 101, Roanoke, Virginia
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Rockfish Food & Wine has a long wine list with intriguing domestic and foreign wines. Their house gumbo is great!

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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Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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