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Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Virginia Beach

Spring is in the air and with warmer temperatures settling in, check out these restaurants with outdoor seating in Virginia Beach. Whether you want fresh seafood, a juicy burger, or a seared steak these restaurants provide an enjoyable and entertaining outdoor dining experience in Virginia Beach.

Waterman’s Surfside Grill

For excellent beach views and fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood, head to Waterman’s Surfside Grill. Located along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, the historic Waterman’s Surfside Grill dates back to the 1960s, when it was originally the “Shake n’ Burger & Beach Nut Gift Shop.” Not only does Waterman’s serve up one of the best restaurants with outdoor seating in Virginia Beach, but it is also home to the original Orange Crush – Virginia Beach’s signature drink.

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

For a lively bar scene, colorful cocktails, and fresh seafood-focused fare check out the Hot Tuna Bar & Grill. Located along Shore Drive, this local favorite is a hot spot for live music and a social atmosphere. Grab a drink at their outside bar and enjoy the warmth from their fire pits tables for those cooler spring evenings.

Chix Seaside Grille and Bar

For a casual beachfront dining experience pull up a seat at Chix Seaside Grille and Bar. With plenty of outdoor space to enjoy beautiful ocean views, this popular spot serves the VA Beach favorite, the Orange Crush, and timeless seafood classics like Surf N’ Turf Shrimp Tacos fried fish, and crab cakes.

Rudees on the Inlet

Also located on Rudee’s Inlet is Rudee’s on the Inlet, a Virginia Beach favorite. Best known for their open-air Cabana Bar and classic American seafood dishes, patrons can enjoy waterfront dining at its best. The outdoor Cabana Bar offers local brews and crafty cocktails from their “docktail menu.”


For marina views and waterfront dining, stop in at Rockafeller’s at end of Rudee Inlet. For from-the-boat fresh seafood, this family-owned Virginia Beach favorite brings the sea directly to your plate.

Catch 31 Fish House and Bar

Located along Virginia Beach’s oceanfront, Catch 31 Fish House and Bar is in the perfect location for ocean views and al-fresco dining. Enjoy a good steak, fresh seafood or samplings from their raw bar all on their seaside patio. Plus, with its proximity to Neptune Park, their outdoor space makes a great place to spend an evening listening to live music performed at the park.

Stay at Sundial Inn

When deciding on a restaurant with outdoor seating in Virginia Beach, make sure you make Sundial Inn your home base for next Virginia Beach vacation. With an excellent location along Pacific Ave and just minutes from the beach and boardwalk, we offer affordable accommodations for your next familyvacation or weekend getaway.

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