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Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar

300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
+1 757-428-4858
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (71 reviews)
“crab balls” (24 reviews)
“oysters” (56 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visited on a Sunday evening and had a bit of a wait. Fortunately there were a few seats at the bar so we ordered a drink and appetizer - the crab balls which were SO good. And btw, while waiting we were able to watch...More

2  Thank love2RiceVA
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We are friends with locals and they said we should meet there for dinner and another time for breakfast. The wait was an hour and they have plastic chairs but the food was well worth it. My wife enjoyed the raw oysters she got. My...More

Thank scorpiogembob
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stumbled across Big Sam's when we took a dolphin boat tour. It's nothing fancy but fabulous food, very casual atmosphere, great service.

Thank rlstoltz
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We sought out Big Sams for a seafood lunch with family and a couple of kids. Not a fancy looking place but the food was great. Expect styrofoam plates and such at lunch time. Crab balls and crab cakes were the stand out dishes for...More

Thank Snlk
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Big Sam's is our go-to place for breakfast at the beach. It's right at the marina. It is small, but the food is delicious. The coffee is great and everything we have had there was great. The service is prompt and friendly.

Thank Mimidarling
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If you're soaked and wind blown from riding wave runners or parasailing, or you need a place to hang out (and drink) while the other daredevils in your family do their thing, you'll love Big SAM's for an old-style, casual beach bar atmosphere. Crab balls,...More

Thank Missy S
Reviewed 8 July 2016

VERY DISAPPOINTING. went there last night. BROILED SEAFOOD SAMPLER. supposed to have 3 sea scallops as part of the platter. what they did: SLICE a single scallop horizontally several times to provide the number of scallops. I took pictures, it was so flagrant. one of...More

Thank foodlover4012
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had a group of six guys who after fishing went to lunch at Big Sam's. Perfect place to go after a great morning fishing. Not one complaint about the food or service. Great value for the dollar for the food to the drinks. I...More

Thank Drody262
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Today I got to see a friend I have not seen in 31 years we decided to eat at Big Sam's. We were seated probably right next to the window and we both ordered our food he ordered a burger with bacon I ordered the...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The bellhop at our hotel recommended this place. We had an awesome meal! Service was outstanding and so was the food! Beautiful setting right on the waterway. Rustic but full of charm! Definitely will go again if we can. .

Thank Leonore W
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18 February 2017|
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Response from Mike353632 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website
19 June 2016|
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Response from minstrelmiss | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lot. We rode our bikes over from our AirBnB stay and there was bike parking too.
19 June 2016|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Previous replies are all correct. Small lots but plenty of parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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07:00 - 02:00
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07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3637
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-4858
Local favorite that is great for visitors as well. Great breakfast right on the water at the Rudee Inlet. Was recommended to us by some locals and overheard at least 2 other people telling other visitors to go there during our 5 day stay. Great lunch and dinners also that feature daily blackboard specials. All desserts are homemade. Seafood, fresh meats, produce and dairy are delivered fresh everyday.
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