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Sunset Grille

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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32246 Lankford Hwy, Sunset Beach Inn and Grille, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1200 (Formerly Pelican Pub)
+1 757-331-4229
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A small beach hut Bar and then restaurant. Only a few tables in the bar and the rest is out on the deck. If you have a boat you can come close but not on the beach. Too shallow so you park far out and walk in. From the street you cannot see the restaurant. Go in to the reception... More 

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Thank Alex T
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Food was much better than I was expecting. We had crab dip and bbq wings. Took a while to get but they were busy and only one waitress and one bartender.

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Thank Kathie G
Columbia, Maryland, Usa
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Now called Jackshack, its a first rate beach cafe with good food and outstanding views. It is a little hard to find as it is behind the camping grounds. But its worth the trip once you get there. Be sure to eat on the patio deck for a great evening sunset over the Bay.

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Thank 47ThomasS
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152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Just like the song says down at the Sunset grille its a great place to make friends and see how the locals roll.. N rock.. Or vice versa.. Sundays is the day to go in summer w live music.. Food specials.. And the beach! MY traveling Harley Davidson group made had a quick Pits top there this summer to pick... More 

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Thank TERRI LYNN R
Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Yep, you got the vibe! So glad you enjoyed! Thank you for spending time with us and for putting your review on Trip Advisor. More 

Norfolk
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

It's always fun to stop here on our way home to Norfolk. The burgers, frieee, etc are fine, as are the good selection of drinks. You can also have a lively game of corn-hole, to. During the early evening prior to the sunrise, enjoy the beach and the free beach chairs - and a kayak ride if you have your... More 

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Thank rossy53
Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Sunset Grille! We are so very happy that you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to play a little corn hole on the deck. Glad too that you enjoyed the free beach chairs as well as the sunset! More 

Paoli, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Vegetable of the day was spoiled, ant in the margarita, paid for 1 lb of fried shrimp but got maybe 0.5 lb. Did get about 1 lb of steamed shrimp but they weren't good quality. We did expect a casual experience with at best bar quality food. Even with low expectations, we were disappointed. The waitress was nice but she... More 

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Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Sunset Grille. We are disappointed that your experience was not up to our usual standards. At least we were able to help make it right for you. We hope that you will come back to try us another day. More 

Woodbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

It was right on the private beach. Service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was wonderful!

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Thank Andrea F
Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Sunset Grille. We are thrilled that you found the service excellent, the food wonderful, and the staff very friendly! Glad that you appreciated our private beach too. Sounds like it is pretty close to paradise, eh?! Thanks! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Tucked away behind a hotel on the north side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, is a cute little grille located right on the bay. You can get a bite to eat at the grille and take it to the little beach they have just a few feet away, or you can eat it on their open-air patio and feel the... More 

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Thank TravlinFool336
Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Sunset Grille! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Sunset Beach. Glad that you and the grandkids enjoyed our private beach too! Please do come back. More 

East Granby, Connecticut
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

It's an odd sort of grill. It's on the beach and adjacent to the Sunset Inn. One odd thing is that despite having a very large multi-section deck, dogs are not allowed on the outside deck - but smoking and just about anything else is,. That said, the food is very good and cheap. Steamed shrimp, shrimp po-boy and oyster... More 

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Thank jrob4560
Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of Sunset Grille. You really said it all “ food is very good and cheap….Service is happy and fast. It’s on the beach, so what’s not to love?” Thank you for taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. More 

King William, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a great little bar on the beach with live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Its perfect sunsets make for a romantic evening or a family night of dancing with the kids and grandkids.

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1 Thank Kim W
Harmony_Management, Manager at Sunset Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Sunset Grille! We are pleased that you enjoyed the live music that we have every weekend. It gives us great joy to know how much you and your family enjoyed the dancing and the sunsets. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32246 Lankford Hwy, Sunset Beach Inn and Grille, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1200 (Formerly Pelican Pub)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 757-331-4229
Description
The Sunset Grille is the place to dine and the place for fun on the lower Eastern Shore. We offer some of the finest, yet casual and reasonably priced, dining on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Sunset Grille offers an assortment of domestic and imported beers. The limited wine list includes local vineyards featuring wines that pair well with the seafood of the Eastern Shore.

Our Beach Party weekends feature live musical entertainment every Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays!

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