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Margie & Ray's Crabhouse

1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
+1 757-426-2397
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (46 reviews)
“scallops” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (108 reviews)
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American, Seafood
££ - £££
1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family has tried to eat here on several occasions and each time has been a major disappointment. The food is so-so at best, the service is friendly enough, and the menu is so extravagant that it probably makes it so the food is just...More

Thank Jade G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this almost by accident. It is a great informal family restaurant. The prices were reasonable and the portions ample. The she-crab soup was the best we have had. The service was great and everyone was friendly. I would recommend this to anyone looking...More

Thank reteach36
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time visit. Fairly busy but seated quickly. 5 adults and 2 children. They enjoyed (as did I) the crayons and paper on tables. She crab soup was as good as any we've had in Charleston, S.C. Wife and I split the big fried platter....More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch. The soup was cool and I've had better she crab soup. The boiled fish scallops combo very small portion of not the freshish fish & over spiced scallops which means they were probably not the best dry scallops sold by a stand...More

Thank wheelstogo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here on my way back from visiting Back Bay NWR. It seemed like a little hole in the wall which is exactly what I look for while traveling. I sat at the bar and was immediately greeted by the bartender. I ordered a...More

Thank HopheadWI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here first for breakfast one morning. Their breakfast was actually quite good and that convinced us we should try them for dinner one afternoon. The dinner was very average, with no highlights to speak of. Food was good, but nothing special. So, for...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for supper as part of a group of 12. Our server Emily was great. She served the entire group with a smile and without making a single mistake. We had ribs and an assortment of seafood items. The food was fantastic. The price...More

Thank mfa52
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We visit Va Beach each year in the early summer and this is our very favorite restaurant. They have an unbelievable breakfast. The seafood here is excellent.the she crab soup is the best I've ever had. The local fish, shrimp, scallops and crab is always...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is not a chain restaurant just a country, old time family restaurant. Nothing fancy but comfortable and relaxing. We ordered up a beer and cocktails then the food. I had crabcakes because I've been here several times before and can't resist. Almost had the...More

Thank vbdenny
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place makes me think of Diners, Driveins, and Dives. Stopped in last Wednesday for lunch. My wife ordered soft shell crab, Grandson ordered clam strips, and I had fried oysters. I started off with she crab soup, not the best but still pretty good....More

Thank Helofixer
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you order crabs to go?
8 June 2016|
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Response from acpizza2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, I did and they were excellent, exposing my grandchildren to them and they loved them!
James G
Do they take reservations?
23 May 2016|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but you could always call and double check. It is more of a local place, rather than upscale fine dining. But food is good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-426-2397
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Margie and Ray’s Restaurant was established in 1964 as a small country store and tackle shop which was owned and operated by Ray and Margie Blanton. This landmark building located on a dirt road, now known as Sandbridge Road, served as a convenience for local Sandbridge residents. The store was passed on to their son Thomas in 1997 where it was renovated into a small seafood restaurant. Over the past several years Margie and Ray’s has become known as one of the top seafood establishments in the southern end of Virginia Beach. It continues to be operated by Thomas Blanton.