Virginia is huge in the seafood industry, as it houses a variety of species including shellfish, crabs and finfish and the waters of Virginia Beach are no different. Flounder being one of the most popular local fish, the waters also include oysters, clams, scallops, crabs, trout, striped bass and so much more.
The majority of Virginia Beach’s restaurants also stock up on locally sourced seafood, which is an environmental plus as it helps to keep the waters populated and ensures that your meal is as fresh as possible.
The Virginia Aquarium’s Sensible Seafood Program partners with different local establishments that support sustainable seafood to help ensure that marine communities are not overhunted. The program offers a Virginia Seafood Guide that helps to clarify the seasonality of our various seafood species with insight and descriptions of each.
Rudee’s and Rockafeller’s are just two of many restaurants located near Rudee Inlet that partner with the Virginia Aquarium in their Sensible Seafood Program. Others include Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant, Chick’s Oyster Bar, Citrus, Hot Tuna, Lucky Oyster, Taste Unlimited and Tautog’s, just to name a few.