Dockside Seafood & Fishing Center menu in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

We were looking into some sit-down eating options in the Virginia Beach area and saw that Dockside had some consistently good reviews.

It was nice to see that they had a fresh market on-site so that everything was caught and prepared fresh.

We entered the parking lot around 5 pm on a Tuesday. The lot was pretty full?not because of the amount of cars?but moreso because the parking spaces were extremely tight?it doesn?t help when almost everyone has an SUV or Pickup truck. So there were lot of vehicles taking up two spaces and everyone was being extra care when maneuvering within the lot.

After we parking safely in a far corner space, we entered the initial marketplace area. They seemed to have a wide variety of everything seafood?fish, shellfish, seasoning, etc? At that time they had started to put some things away?but some seafood was still out in the case.

We made our way to the back and while there was a short wait for outdoor seating?there was no wait for indoor seating. (Outdoor seating is really nice since it is right on the water). Inside was pretty busy with server hustling all over. Our nice server took our drink and food order quickly. Our drinks were brought over immediately and food following soon after. We had a few things?shrimp, fish, scallops, and fries. Everything was really fresh and very good?but what stole the show was the crab cake?it was really some of the best I?ve ever had.

Prices were very reasonable considering how expensive seafood can be. All staff we encountered were nice and helpful.

I highly recommend this place to anyone in the area craving seafood?I would love to return to try some other options and eat outside.