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Poor Billy's Seafood Restaurant

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201 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-3948
+1 540-951-2200
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for dinner. It started badly and only got worse. There was almost no heat, so cold that my wife had to keep her coat on the entire meal. The service was sluggish to nearly nonexistent. My entree, filet mignon, was utterly lackluster. Accompanied by steak frites, which in this case was a quartered potato served... More 

Thank Michael M
Clearwater, Florida
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the past 10 years, we have been regular customers and gotten to know many of the wait staff and bartenders. We considered them good friends. The service is typically fast unless it's a game day at VT. Cocktails are outstanding; ample and potent. My favorite was the Key Lime martini that Brian and Courtney use to make - heaven!... More 

Thank rlinvill
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Best meal I've had there in over a decade! I love the new menu. Sushi, steak, seafood and great wine menu. Something for everyone. The veggies, cheese grits and crab bisque were on point. Trust a foodie and go there and try the new menu.

Thank Maryhokie76
S Abington Twp
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were traveling to Florida and stopped overnight in Blacksburg. We have had some pretty disappointing meals when traveling. This place is a gem. The food was wonderful, the service was great, The she-crab soup and shrimp and grits were excellent. When we returned to the hotel we met some people on their way out to dinner. We told them... More 

Thank MAandJoe
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Rude waiter, terrible food. Never been to a worse restaurant, on top of all of this the manager refused to make any remedies for the situation. Just terrible

Thank Berkeley M
Culpeper, Virginia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have been (VT) season ticket holders for 20+ years, and have been to many of the places in the great town of Blacksburg... We came here EVERY game, and had the usual shrimp and grits.... The service folks were attentive, friendly, and seemed to appreciate our patronage. We also had one of the great selection of craft beers on... More 

Thank Steve K
McLean, Virginia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stood at entrance for a while and no one came to help us. We left and tried somewhere else but they had no room. We went back to Poor Billy's since we saw open tables. No host again but someone came shortly. They sat us and we waited a minimum of 15 minutes to be acknowledged. Finally stopped an employee... More 

Thank vjkee
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Poor Billy's is the Oasis for those of us 'veteran' Hokie fans who want a decent meal, a GREAT, cold IPA beer ( and other selections) and wide screen TVs - It's cool in the summer, early season, and warm and dry when we need that as well.. Not too crowded as the college kids tend to gather upstairs at... More 

Thank Scoopspk
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Not much variety on the menu. Prices where more expensive than I expected. I wasn't impressed with the lobster sliders. The gruyere and crab dip was delicious, though. I also enjoyed the tempura zucchini.

Thank Tyria
Morgantown, West Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We went to Poor Billys while visiting our daughter, it is usually one of our go tos but we really do not like the menu change. The menu is much smaller and does not offer salads at all, none. They also did not offer us bread at all. I had the salmon and it was good but would have possibly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Sushi
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-3948
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-951-2200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?