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The Best Crabs You Can Find in Virginia Beach

Listing of the best crab restaurants, crabhouses, and crabshacks in Virginia Beach including the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Sandbridge, and other parts of Virginia’s largest city.

The Best Crabs You Can Find in Virginia Beach

Shore Drive Crabhouse


Another local bastion delicious home-cooked fresh seafood, Bubba’s should be on your stop if you’re a true crab and seafood lover. This is also famous for the butter burger or a combination of delicious fresh crabmeat on a well-seasoned, well-cooked burger. You can enjoy this as you look over the Chesapeake Bay, which is on the north corner of Virginia Beach. Other reasons to go:

  • She crab soup
  • Crab cakes
  • Beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay

3323 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach • 757-481-3513 • Website

Sandbridge Crab Restaurant

Margie & Rays Crab House

Far from the Oceanfront market, Margie & Ray’s is an excellent way to eat like a local. Offering home cooked seafood, great crabs and other specialties, this seafood destination is the perfect excuse to venture off from the Oceanfront on a rainy day or just when you just need a break from the sand and sun. Other reasons to go:

  • Great raw bar
  • Great crabs and home cooking specialties
  • Perfect places for a local Bloody Mary

1240 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach • 757-426-2397 • Website

Oceanfront Crabs

Rockafeller’s Restaurant at Rudee Inlet

Offering delicious bluecrabs right on the Rudee Inlet, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal and a break from the boardwalk. They have fantastic crab cakes and, of course, raw oysters you can’t go wrong with.

308 Mediterranean Ave., Virginia Beach • 757-422-5654 • Website

Waterman’s Surfside Grille

Right off the boardwalk on the Oceanfront, Waterman’s has a tradition of great seafood, especially crabs. A must try dish is the Crab Ripper which is lump meat crab with cheese and bacon (how could you possible go wrong). Also try the other local favorite—Crab Cake Sandwich. Other reasons to go:

  • Their Orange Crush is the legendary drink everyone talks about

415 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach • 757-428-3644 • Website