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Blue Seafood & Spirits

2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
+1 757-689-5395
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab soup” (77 reviews)
“seafood” (182 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have dined here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed. Tonight we had the fresh caught Tile Fish stuffed with crabmeat and my wife had the blackened crab cake with tempura shrimp.

Thank George R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love visiting this restaurant because it's small and the owner will greet you personally. He serves little appetizers to everyone in the restaurant so that they can try what he's making in the kitchen. I tried the fried shrimp and they were amazing! Not...More

Thank Z5886NYjanel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in 2013 and fell in love with this place. We came back this year and had another excellent experience. The owner greets, seats, waits on, and speaks with customers. He oversees everything and it shows in the quality of food. This is one...More

1  Thank jive987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the Best restaurant we have gone to in Virginia Beach!!! Amazing food Friendly Staff Cozy Relaxing Atmosphere Very reasonable prices I had the Tuna special with the Crap soup Tuna melted in my mouth and you can taste why the crap soup is...More

1  Thank Stu c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant but outstanding customer service, owner came out couple times spoke with us and gave free samples, bartender was excellent with constant updates and service, and finally the food was very good. Excellent choice for seafood in Virginia Beach, highly rated

1  Thank RoadRob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food was excellent. Seafood was excellent and would highly recommend this restaurant for everyone. I had a business dinner and the atmosphere was very pleasant and restaurant was very clean. Definitely recommend the scallops....delicious!!!!!

1  Thank 4WDGirl88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner and chef de cuisine takes pride in his work. What a special treat and a fantastic experience. It's damn good seafood at a fair price, spun up culinary style. Extremely good value. Enjoy.

1  Thank davidhstiles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was magnificent, freshest seafood I had in a long time. Staff very outgoing and friendly, we will be back.

1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its pricey but worth every penny. The scallops are cooked to perfection and so were the sides. Even the desserts were good.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best seafood in Virginia Beach! This hidden gem is right in my backyard and I had never tried it because I'm not a huge seafood eater. All that has changed as long as I can eat here. It is a small, locally owned restaurant...More

Thank LunaC
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Anne R
16 July 2018|
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Response from nono486 | Reviewed this property |
There are other choices that anyone would love if you truly enjoy good food,,
Ursula S
30 April 2018|
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Response from Shay M | Property representative |
Just dinner Tuesday - Saturday. Dining room opens at 4pm.
Lauren L
15 July 2017|
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Response from swawerski_82_3 | Reviewed this property |
we have a 3 and 6 year old that we took here and they loved it! The chef came out and gave them little sea toys and our 11 month old even got a slightly larger one since he still puts everything in his mouth. They loved... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2181 Upton Dr, Suite 420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1272
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-689-5395
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Blue is a chef-owned and operated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach that offers high quality and fresh seafood in a casual setting. This 60-seat restaurant's specialties include crab cakes, tempura fried shrimp, and creative seafood fares based on its “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food philosophy. Chef and owner Charles Thain is an ardent supporter of farm-to-table practices and sources fresh local produce, seafood, hormone-free meats, and more from local purveyors. It is one of the priorities for the restaurant to offer brews from local breweries to showcase everything the area has to offer. Blue accommodates special dietary needs and food allergies in its menus to suit everyone’s palate. The menu features a full bar menu along with a wide range of dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options.
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