Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in the Virginia Beach area. In this Tidewater dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from oceanfront seafood classics to the best locally churned scoop. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!

Back Bay Gourmet (2277 Upton Drive #714, Virginia Beach). A locally owned bistro that supplies gourmet sandwiches, soups, fresh salads, and a variety of other dishes. This family run business is not only a restaurant but also an old-fashioned styled bakery with a fabulous take-home selection.

Eurasia Cafe (960 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach). Since 2007, this chic neighborhood restaurant has been serving up regional American cuisine sourced from local farms. The menu changes with the seasons and focuses on fresh seafood. For an after-dinner tipple, don’t miss their extensive whiskey list. 

The Atlantic on Pacific (3004 Pacific Avenue). Sippable craft cocktails and oysters on the halfshell deliver the oceanfront beach experience you crave and make this the place to be for happy hour. But do stay as the sun sets to enjoy a meal to be remembered.

The Pink Dinghy (609 19th Street, Virginia Beach). Enjoy natural wine, a fresh market, and sit- down meal at this adorable spot in the ViBE district. Serving lunch, dinner, and brunch, proprietors Stephanie Dietz and Chase Pittman’s super fun tropical cocktails and small plates are the talk of the town.  

Long Board Charcuterie (1640 Donna Drive, Virginia Beach). Katie Huger’s love for charcuterie and her passion to share it with others has brought this amazing establishment to the VB area. Offering delivery and grab and go in-store, whether your gathering or celebration is big or small, they’ve got a board that will satisfy all. 

The Farm Life (2090 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach).  Located on a biodynamic farm in the Creeds area of Virginia Beach, this organic market offers home-grown produce, hand-raised chicken and eggs, and a variety of products—from organic grocery essentials to natural remedies—that will sustain your clean-living journey. 

Beachside Social (2728 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach). When it’s time to get your game on, head to Beaside Social. Perfect for friend groups, date night, or the whole family, patrons enjoy bocce ball, board games, and indoor shuffleboard while sampling from a full bar and delicious fast-casual eats.  

Waterman’s Surfside Grill (415 Atlantic Avenue). Home of Virginia Beach’s favorite cocktail—the orange crush—Waterman’s oceanfront restaurant has a 40-year history serving generations upscale casual eats. restaurant known for their sustainable seafood. 

The Green Cat (3801 Pacific Avenue). A delicious juice bar showcasing incredible smoothies and a vegan-friendly menu. 

Lolly’s Creamery (4966 Euclid Road). No weekend in Virginia Beach is complete without a scoop of Lolly’s homemade ice cream. Serving up up classic flavors and delectable non-dairy options, their flavors-of-the-month are not to be missed! 

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Tidewater members.