First and foremost, the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association is committed to helping our community through these hard times – past events have taught us exactly how strong and resilient our city is.  Our goal is to be good stewards for our industry and we strongly urge all restaurants to adhere to Governor Northam’s new guidelines.  By following these guidelines, all of our businesses can recover and get back to normal operations as quickly and safely as possible. We ask that the public recognize that each and every day is an unfolding situation and that changes are being made rapidly by the government and by businesses.  Our VB restaurants are currently making unbelievably tough decisions regarding their employees and their operations – none of us take this lightly and we do it with extremely heavy hearts.  We will heavily rely on take out, delivery and gift certificates, so please consider those options while making your meal decisions. 

Many of our restaurants are now able to offer outdoor dining. Visit our Member Restaurants page for a listing of our restaurants and adjusted business models.

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.

Virginia’s Health is in Our Hands

All patrons in the Commonwealth aged ten and over shall cover their mouth and nose with a face covering when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside area restaurants.


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 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 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.


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.


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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