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Top 50 places to eat in Coastal Virginia 2021

Photo of Blue Seafood & Spirits by Lynne P.

One of the things we never run out of here in Coastal Virginia are delicious eats, so we’ve compiled the top 50 places to eat in Coastal Virginia 2021. From grab-and-go spots to fine dining restaurants, everyone ranging from different palates, dietary preferences and/or restrictions with any budget, can find something to enjoy.

As we continue to navigate these challenging times, before you plan to visit, don’t forget to check the business pages for their latest health & safety measures, such as contactless payment and mask requirements. Download the Yelp app and follow our Collection of Top 50 Places to eat in Coastal Virginia 2021 to keep this list at your fingertips!

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Methodology: This is a list of the top places to eat in Coastal Virginia according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Poquoson and Cape Charles. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of November 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of November 2021. 

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1. Blue Seafood & Spirits, Virginia Beach, VA

2. Pownd Cakes by Jen, Norfolk, VA

3. Maymar Poke & Grill, Norfolk, VA

4. Happy Cafe, Virginia  Beach, VA

5. Mazari Kebab and More, Virginia Beach, VA

6. Penang Town, Virginia Beach, VA

7. 185, Poquoson, VA

8. Rick’s Cheese Shop, Williamsburg, VA

9. Kapers Catering and Eatery, Chesapeake, VA

10. Sam’s Texas Sub Shop, Norfolk, VA

11. S’mores Amore, Norfolk, VA

12. Gourmet Burger Bistro, Portsmouth, VA

13. Pendulum Fine Meats, Norfolk, VA

14. Pa’l Carajo Arepa Lounge, Virginia Beach, VA

15. Sushi Aka, Suffolk, VA

16. El Pico de Oro, Virginia Beach, VA

17. Dave’s BBQ, Virginia Beach, VA

18. Tanpopo Ramen, Newport News, VA

19. Chartreuse Bistro, Norfolk, VA

20. Heirloom, Virginia Beach, VA

21. Codex, Norfolk, VA

22. Cilantro Bangladeshi Bistro, Norfolk, VA

23. Sakatomo Sushi, Virginia Beach, VA

24. LeGrand Kitchen, Norfolk, VA

25. La Brioche Bakery & Coffee, Norfolk, VA

Photo of Sushi Aka by Sharon C.

26. Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts, Norfolk, VA

27. Strawberry Fields, Norfolk, VA

28. Naci’s Corner Cafe, Norfolk, VA

29. Civil Libation, Virginia Beach, VA

30. Misako, Virginia Beach, VA

31. Glazed Doughnuts, Virginia Beach, VA

32. Sweet Kream Bakery, Chesapeake, VA

33. Food For Thought Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA

34. CLTRE vgn jnt, Virginia Beach, VA

35. The BBQ Shack, Chesapeake, VA

36. Mr. Gyros & Burgers, Newport News, VA

37. May’s Parlor, Virginia Beach, VA

38. Noodle Man, Virginia Beach, VA

39. Fat Canary, Williamsburg, VA

40. Ray’s Dog House, Portsmouth, VA

41. Masala Bites, Virginia Beach, VA

42. Circa 1918, Newport News, VA

43. Bread Garden, Newport News, VA

44. Le Yaca, Virginia Beach, VA

45. Carib Shack, Virginia Beach, VA

46. Amber Ox Public House, Williamsburg, VA

47. Chick N Roll, Portsmouth, VA

48. Ya Thai’s Kitchen, Hampton, VA

49. Tamarind, Norfolk, VA

50. Look Up Dessert Cafe, Chesapeake, VA

Photo of Amber Ox Public House by Ashley C.