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Tautogs Restaurant

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205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
+1 757-422-0081
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried many other 'great' places in VA Beach. None have come close. Amazing food, fantastic prices, friendly service & nice, local atmosphere. Any time we're within 100 miles, we always make a point of driving down for dinner. Daily specials are fantastic, great beer on tap, and lots of different types of Scotch & mixed drinks. Love the outdoor seating... More 

Thank fbergthorson
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The she-crab bisque was very good. My wife had the AuGratin Tilapia. It was ok, not real cheesy. She asked for a side of broccoli that looked like they went to the grocery store for a head of broccoli and left 3 inches of the stem on it. It did not look very appetizing. The wait staff seemed to be... More 

Thank D2Kile
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been going to Tautogs for 20 years and I've never left there unsatisfied...They offer the best service along with unbelievably tasty food. Most of their employees have been there for years and you can tell how much they enjoy working there. The atmosphere is perfect with their warm cozy cottage feel coupled with really good music that is typically... More 

1 Thank Jason C
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well...this place was highly recommended so we went. However, my guest and I were both disappointed. The meal (kind of pricey) was not all that good...it wasn't bad but it just wasn't great and wasn't worth the price...I ordered a daily special so it was a bit more costly. The waitress spoke so fast that I couldn't hardly understand her... More 

Thank HappyTMB
Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the Red Snapper on s risotto with pesto. Delicious. I will be back! Quaint cottage location. Friendly staff. Good wine list. Many other enticing choices on the menu and specials.

Thank Don K
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we found this little gem in Virginia Beach. Excellent locally caught seafood and great service. She-crab chowder, blackened tuna, shrimp and grits and key lime pie were just some of our favorites. A MUST try restaurant if you are in the area!!!

Thank TyManda
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere at this place! Had a great martini at the bar while we waited for a table. It's loud and you're crammed in but it adds not detracts from the experience. The food was INCREDIBLE. I had a beet quesadilla special that was out of this world! The nachos were devoured by our table. Will come again for... More 

Thank Melissa H
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had eaten breakfast at Doc Taylor's - sister restaurant next door - in the morning and thoroughly enjoyed our delicious breakfast on the sunporch, so we decided to try Tautogs for dinner. It was not nearly as good. We thought our food was very ordinary to poor. The she crab soup was "OK," the salad was "OK," my husband's... More 

Thank ECO1995
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at a small table near the fireplace- perfect for the first cold nite of the season. The shrimp was fresh and Carolina sweet and the grits thick and cheesy. The swirls of house barbecue sauce was bit hotter than I expected but full of flavor. Our waiter was attentive and knew his menu. We will definitely return on... More 

Thank Sheri C
Danville, Virginia, United States
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh tuna and flounder in pastry bag excellent!!! Rice pilaf okay. Once ordered food came out fast. Reasonably priced with nice size portions. Very busy. We ate on the porch, very loud!

Thank Tunstall14

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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?