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Dinner With A View: Guide To Waterfront Dining

With plenty of shoreline comes plenty of opportunities for scenic, waterside dining!  Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s no better way to experience our coast than by enjoying an incredible meal with a breathtaking view. From Cape Charles, Virginia to Duck, North Carolina, check out some of these must-visit spots that are sure to enhance your summer evenings! 

The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery

Cape Charles, VA

  • Located in historic Cape Charles, every seat in the house here is front row to the amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay. Whether you are looking for a leisurely lunch on the beachfront deck, a relaxing cocktail with friends at the beautiful bar or a candlelit dinner with that special someone, The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery at Kings Creek’s unforgettable ambiance, savory dishes and attentive staff delivers an experience that will keep you coming back time and time again.  

The Porch on Long Creek

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Sit back and relax for an exclusive waterfront dining escape on the Lynnhaven River. Enjoy panoramic waterfront views, southern-coastal cuisine, and a guest experience like no other. Sip award winning cocktails on the open-air porch, or unwind a glass of wine from the extensive and worldly cellar. Arrive by land or by sea. 

Rockafeller’s Restaurant

Virginia Beach, VA

  • A local favorite, Rockefeller’s has been serving fresh seafood and cozy marina views for over 30 years in Virginia Beach! Whenever possible, this family-owned restaurant sources ingredients from a variety of local fishermen, farmers, and brewers to ensure the freshest and highest quality experience for their diners as possible.

Fish & Slips Marina Raw Bar & Grill

Portsmouth, VA

  • Enjoy fresh seafood and a lovely view of the Norfolk skyline at Fish & Slips Marina Raw Bar & Grill. As the only raw bar located in Portsmouth, this casual waterfront restaurant offers a large selection of oysters any way you like it: fried, steamed, raw, or broiled. Who doesn’t love a daily happy hour? Be sure to visit any day of the week between 3-7 pm for special prices! 

Stony’s Dockside Bar & Grill

Norfolk, Virginia

  • Celebrate the summer and enjoy a delicious meal or cocktail while taking in the relaxing marina views Stony’s has to offer. If you are looking to please a crowd with a variety of tastes, Stony’s expansive menu and weekly specials provide a wide range of options for even the pickiest of eaters. Looking for a little extra fun? Follow Stony’s on Facebook and keep an eye out for their themed Trivia Nights!

Decoy’s Seafood

Suffolk, VA

  • Decoys Seafood offers stunning views of Bennett’s Creek to greet you to a wonderful seafood experience. Fresh fish, crabs and shrimp along with steaks, sandwiches, soups and baskets fill the expanded menu and complement the specialty drinks and craft brew selections Decoy’s offers. Enjoy live music weekly by the area’s best artists and old friends of Bennett’s Creek Marina will entertain you at both the Blind Duck Tiki Bar and main bar at Decoys.

Tale of The Whale

Nags Head, NC

  • Enjoy an incredible meal overlooking the gorgeous Roanoke Sound while live music plays on Tale of the Whale’s waterfront gazebo. Come early to beat the crowd, and enjoy a glass of wine or iced tea on the pier while you wait. At Tale of the Whale, diners rave about the outstanding quality and quantity of their fresh seafood options and attentive service. 

Sunset Grille & Raw Bar

Duck, NC

  • When you enjoy dinner at a place called “Sunset” Grille, you can expect a stunning display to end the day. A fan favorite for enjoying a sunset in Duck, the Sunset Grille offers a plethora of outdoor seating options with terrific panoramic views of the Currituck sound. With Caribbean themed indoor and outdoor dining areas, three tiki bars, and an OBX sushi bar, Sunset Grille has something for everyone!


From casual lunches on the marina, to oceanfront date nights, this list has something for everyone and any occasion. I hope you are able to enjoy all of the coastal delights our area has to offer this season! Cheers to summer!!

Heather Platz
The Real Estate Group
Virginia Beach Office
401 N Great Neck Rd. Suite 126
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 961-9090

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