I'll be visiting Virginia Beach for a week and a half and I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in and around Virginia Beach, perhaps up to a 30 min. driving radius away, which I understand includes Norfolk. They also don't have to be restaurants, specifically; they could simply be eating experiences (e.g. going to a picking farm, crab fishermen, cheese maker, etc.).
I'm just as comfortable eating in a dingy stall on the side of the road or straight off a fishing line on a boat as I am at a white table cloth fine dining establishment. I don't have any dietary restrictions or dislike any particular cuisines, though I do have a preference for authentic cooking. I'm pretty much open to anything!
I just like finding and tasting what different regions have to offer in terms of local culture, unique offerings, or higher quality than most other places. So I'd love to hear recommendations that fit any of those criteria for the Virginia Beach area:
- Food most locals would identify as part of their culture, eaten commonly, OR
- unique food I probably wouldn't find in many places outside of the area, OR
- food that's done particularly well or of higher quality there than most other places.
Thanks so much!
P.S. I'm also a bit of a locavore, so if anyone knows of places that focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients that may not quite fit into any of those categories above, I'd still love to hear those recs, too.