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Coastal Grill

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1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317 (Mill Dam)
+1 757-496-3348
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Went there on a friend's recommendation and it lived up to the hype! Soft-she'll crab was outstanding, the tuna was superb, wedge salad was the best I've had! Our waitress was friendly and very attentive! A must visit!

Thank bobgoalby
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Went here based off a friends review. They have very interesting entrees with uncommon items. I got the wilted bibb sandwich, with the Roast chicken. My meal was good, but the price was very expensive.

Thank Jessica Z
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

LOVE the new Coastal location! Excellent on all fronts. Sat at the bar for dinner and our server Morgan was excellent!!! And the soft shell crabs are the BEST in Hampton Roads!! Two people I was with had never tried them before so didn't order them. I let them try them, but was sad I had to less bites! :-)... More 

Thank 2013strong
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Four of us went for dinner. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was prompt in serving our meals. The meals were prepared beautifully and tastefully. I had duck breast done perfectly with a beautiful cherry-apple cinnamon sauce with grilled corn on the cob (pre-buttered no less) with a... More 

Thank Joan B
Virginia Beach
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The food was very good, no complaints. Menu was not satisfactory. Printed menu was small and 2/3 of items were "specials" that were given verbally. Waitress went down the list in her head without punctuation. She started with iceberg wedge steamed shrimp and steamed clams. We thought it was all one dish. It went on and on from there. What's... More 

Thank KitVirginiaBeach
Virginia Beach
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We were looking forward to dining in a renovated local landmark, the former Cape Henry hardware store. Coastal Grill did a nice job re-energizing the building. However, we left before we could eat. We arrived at 6 and the hostess asked if we had a reservation. Even though the dining room was only 1/3 full, she wouldn't seat us there.... More 

3 Thank LovedMaui
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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231 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

How have I not been here before? We had an absolutely stunning evening last night with two other couples. Seated at a round table at the front corner, I felt like we had planned it well, arriving early, as it got packed quickly. Softshell crab, salmon, mussels, tuna, chicken . . . the blend of tastes was perfect, slight adjustments... More 

Thank ValerieinVB
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I am clearly in the minority here of folks who aren't impressed with Coastal Grill. Just went there last night. First I have to say the décor is 5 stars - very elegant, open and pretty. The service was about 2-3 stars - our server was rushed and not attentive (and we really are low maintenance patrons). The food, yes... More 

1 Thank elisamorrell
Chesapeake, VA
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you like fresh soft shell crabs, Coastal Grill does it best! Lightly battered and fried golden crisp allows the sweet crab flavor to come through. A wilted bibb salad with a light drizzle dressing & crumbled bacon accompanied with roasted skin-on potatoes and farm fresh sweet corn. A true Virginia Beach summer meal!

2 Thank larryhazelwood
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Decided to try Coastal Grill again after a so-so dinner years ago - and it was great! Wonderful new location, perfectly decorated. The food was fresh, the seafood excellent, and the service couldn't have been better. Yes, the soft shell crab was worth the perfect score in The Pilot. We'll definitely return.

2 Thank Pechase

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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$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1317
    (Mill Dam)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-496-3348
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The mahogany bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Executive Chef-Owner Jerry Bryan with Maureen Cucchiaro at the stove offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 20 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food, exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!

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