– Dining Al Fresco

Nothing compliments a great local craft beer like dining al fresco. Virginia Beach is home to countless restaurants with outdoor dining, many with a gorgeous water view or live music ready to entertain guests.

Rudee’s Restaurant and Cabana Bar is an oasis for outdoor diners, as this bustling waterside eatery offers stellar views, an exciting atmosphere, delicious seafood dishes and special summer-inspired cocktails. Just steps away, Rockafeller’s Restaurant is another seafood spot in a gorgeous double-decker building with covered decks that showcase views of the Rudee Inlet.

Right in the heart of the heart resort, the Beatles-themed Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant serves seafood-heavy American favorites. Not only do their have their outdoor patio for ultimate relaxation, but they also have a game room that the kids can enjoy. Murphy’s Irish Pub is also nearby and has an awesome patio decorated with fire tables and overhead coverings. Try one of their many beers on tap or sip on one of their signature Irish cocktails.

In addition to being popular breweries in the area, New Realm Brewing and Vibrant Shore Brewing are two spots where you can enjoy a cold one in the fresh air. New Realm has a large outdoor space decked out with picnic tables and TVs and Vibrant Shore has a garden-guarded patio lined with string lights. You can also get your drink on at Ocean 27, which can be found at the oceanfront right along the boardwalk. They have a ton of outdoor family games to enjoy, relaxing glider tables and an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Just steps away from the beach, Ocean House Waterfront Seafood offers dining with a view. Try their classic Peel N’ Eat Shrimp or go big with one of their Mini Feasts or All-You-Can-Eat. King of the Sea is also well known for their all-you-can-eat buffet that can be enjoyed on their covered patio featuring seafood, pasta and steaks.

Indulge in fine beachside dining at Oscar’s Oceanside, where the views are immaculate the dishes are mouthwatering. Aldo’s Ristorante, which is just down the road from the resort area, is your place to go for an upscale atmosphere where you can devour classic Italian dishes indoor or outdoor. Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, while new to the area, packs in a punch with gourmet lobster and crab rolls and local beers available to wash it down. Sit on their deck and overlook the Lesner Bridge.

It’s a party at Cancun Fiesta, where you can experience the taste of Cancun with popular dishes like enchiladas, quesadillas and more. Sip on one of their special margaritas and show of your delicious meal in their sidewalk dining area.

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