Virginia Beach Has Taken The Pledge

We’ve all made a pledge to VB Smarter in 2021– and to adhere to a series of protocols with the safety, security, and well-being of our community, our visitors, and our restaurant and hospitality workers in mind without compromise. It is Virginia Beach’s way to shine a light on our collective commitment to ensuring a safe, fun, and relaxing visit for all.

We’re Open, and we’re pledging to VB Smarter. Come re-discover the beaches of Virginia Beach. You deserve it. We’re waiting for you.

CHOOSING SAFER ACTIVITIES

The CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks in most indoor settings, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings. Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments. Employees who work in certain business sectors—including restaurants, retail, fitness, personal care, and entertainment—must continue to wear masks unless fully vaccinated, per CDC guidance. Those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings.

ABOUT US

Virginia Beach’s restaurant scene offers a rich and diverse culinary experience. Wherever you go in the city, you’ll discover a wide variety of restaurants offering international cuisine, American fare and, of course, great seafood. Whether you’re looking for that total foodie eatery, a fine dining establishment or a casual night out, you can find it in Virginia Beach. Wherever you go in the city, there are restaurants for every taste and any budget. The restaurants listed on this website are active, participating members of the VBRA, the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association. Each one of these establishments is committed to keeping Virginia Beach’s dining scene vibrant and ensuring our diners have the most enjoyable and rewarding experience possible.

LYNNHAVEN RIVER NOW

Lynnhaven River NOW is local grassroots success story. The organization’s efforts have resulted in a healthier Lynnhaven River and the return of the Lynnhaven Oyster, a local delicacy once famous along the east coast.

BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL

Buy Fresh Buy Local connects people to the freshest food grown by farmers in Virginia Beach and our sister cities. This local food movement helps preserve the family farm while delivering fresh, locally grown food to consumers.

FOOD & BEVERAGE EVENTS

Virginia Beach plays host to various wine, beer and culinary events and festivals throughout the year. From Restaurant Week to oceanfront festivals, these events are a great way to indulge in the city’s local flavors.

SENSIBLE SEAFOOD

Several beach restaurants are dedicated to only serving seafood that comes from local and sustainable sources. The Sensible Seafood™ program helps businesses and diners make better seafood choices.

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