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Tautogs Restaurant

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205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
+1 757-422-0081
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant has been one of my favorites for dinner for many years. The restaurant is situated in a little house, a few blocks from the beach and also has a front porch, an outside room with heat when needed that can be opened during warmer weather. The food is always fresh and delicious, and service... More 

Thank Pat E
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tried this local favorite in Va Beach last weekend and discovered a real gem! It was really busy for a rainy night but great atmosphere. Laid back and welcoming staff helped us settle in. The food was all incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection. Surprisingly good wine list with many of our favorites available. This establishment does not take reservations... More 

Thank Helen B
Cary, North Carolina
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oysters were some of the very best and very tasty, she enjoyed the shrimp scampi. I had the scallops - very good. Service was excellent , Jesse was very knowledgeable In regard to the entire menu and made good suggestions for us. She was also very upbeat and checked on us often. Prices are reasonable.

Thank peteb301
Leesburg, Virginia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a cold night between Christmas and New Year's, visiting Virginia Beach for a little r&r. The restaurant is located in a converted beach house just a block from the beach on a side street. They were very busy, so we waited at the bar and had a drink. The staff is very friendly at this laid-back... More 

Thank Anna M
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed. After hearing this was a nice restaurant for couples, we went, but never again. The service was flat and the food was not tasty.

Thank Marc S
Virginia Beach
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Tautogs and it was worth the wait. We got there early, before 6 and were seated immediately. If you are arriving to eat after 6:30 you should have a reservation or a wait will be necessary, though not too long form what I could hear. I had the rockfish special over risotto which was melt in... More 

Thank Charles G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A big group of friends met for dinner. This restaurant is not fancy, so if you need fancy go someplace else. However, the food was fantastic and the service was even better. It gets very busy so plan ahead. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jean H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I visited at a quiet time and was able to enjoy conversation with the friendly staff. If you know what a Tautog is, the name was enough to draw me in. I had to buy a tshirt with the name! Yes tshirts too! Food was fantastic and very reasonably priced for the quality. Can't recommend it enough.

Thank Kevin P
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this establishment on a quiet Sunday night during the off season. It is located in a early 20th century beach cottage converted into a intimate restaurant. The dining room was active, but not bustling. The owner was on site, and checking on customers and staff. I had the she-crab soup paired nicely with a citrus ale. Tried one... More 

Thank B Geoffrey B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I would give it 5 stars if it was easier to get a seat in this place but i have been here several times and love everything they have to offer. Flounder in a bag! Yum!

Thank Mcleeroy76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-422-0081
Tautog's Restaurant is a casual dining establishment featuring exceptional fish and seafood entree's soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts...Served by the friendliest people in town. Sunday - Wednesday we serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 10 p.m., then offer a late night menu until 11:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday we serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 11 p.m., then offer a late night menu until 1:00 a.m.

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