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Tautogs Restaurant

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205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
+1 757-422-0081
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Mickleton, New Jersey
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Our first time at a Tautog's and it was a pleasant experience. The curb appeal is a little weak but we followed a local's advice to try it. We got there in time for 5:30 opening and joined the line down the street waiting. All dinners were hot, quickly served up and very tasty. Our server was polite and personable.... More 

1 Thank BCourt
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We got they on Friday around 8 o'clock and we were party of eight. The hostess told us it was going to be an hour wait. Exactly at a hour we were seated. The food and the table service was great. Very friendly staff. We start with appetizers for the table. We had the crab nachos which was great and... More 

1 Thank Lisavill
Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Arrived shortly after 5:30 - their opening time - place was full - either 45 minute wait, or sit at the bar. We chose the bar. Would have preferred a table, but didn't want to waste the time waiting around. We ordered the crab appetizer - not the dip. It was huge and definitely big enough for two. Hub got... More 

1 Thank mare4422
Kansas City
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went here and needed and so busy we had to come back another night. Expected a lot based on this and got average food. Restaurant does not have Air conditioning where we set so it was muggy and my kids were sweating while eating. For the price it should have been better

Thank Tripneurotic
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Excellent food and wonderful staff!! This is always a must whenever we get to Virginia Beach, love it!!

Thank Pamela O
Ashburn, Virginia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Based on reviews, we ate here. Showed up around 6:30pm and there was an hour wait -- always a good sign! We put our name in and walked over to the arcade to play for 40 minutes. When we went back, they had already called our name and got us seated shortly afterwards. We had a seat on the porch... More 

Thank mjilly
Falls Church, Virginia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We had 45 mins waiting and had a great dinner! Every menu is worth to try, seafood is so fresh. Even you have to wait, you sould go! No reservation on weekens but over 10 people is OK. Starts 5:30pm, but go 45mins before is better. Has a small parking lot.

Thank Aki T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

After several trips to VA Beach, we have yet to find a restaurant with better seafood. The crab dip, stuffed flounder in a bag, tilapia au gratin, and crab legs are all excellent. Drinks are very good as well, and service is great. The restaurant gets packed quickly, so come early! And if you have a large party, call ahead,... More 

Thank JP22
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is a small place that frequently seemed to have a line outside. Wait in the line. It's worth it. Good food at a very reasonable price.

Thank henrymc0
Brooklyn, NY
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Great food, cute location in what had to be a house at one time so it lends to that homey feel. Good drinks, friendly staff, good service.

Thank bbillmm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-422-0081
Tautog's Restaurant is a casual dining establishment featuring exceptional fish and seafood entree's soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts...Served by the friendliest people in town. Sunday - Wednesday we serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 10 p.m., then offer a late night menu until 11:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday we serve dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 11 p.m., then offer a late night menu until 1:00 a.m.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?