The Hungry Wanderers

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Day 1 of Sib Get Away to VA Beach

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on August 15, 2009

While I started a tease of a blog series on our Christmas River Cruise in December, we’ll catch back up to that after this weekend’s visit to Virginia Beach!  My sister and her husband have lived in Virginia Beach for a few years now and we’ve visited once so we were excited to head back out that way this weekend.  Plus my brother and his wife were headed down as well for a big sibling weekend 🙂

The Husband and I flew to the Norfolk airport.  We loved how quick the flight was from Charlotte – so short they didn’t even do a beverage service on the plane!


My sister and her husband picked us up, and after dropping our stuff off at their house, we headed out to one of their favorite seafood restaurants for dinner.  (My brother and sister-in-law (SIL) wouldn’t be arriving until close to midnight.)


The Husband’s number one condition of the trip was to get fresh seafood.  Quite easy to do in Norfolk/Virginia Beach! So we headed to the Lynnhaven Fish House Restaurant.




It was going to be about a 30 minute wait so the four of us decided to hang out in the bar area.  My sister got a glass of White Zinfandel while I ordered a glass of Chardonnay (both were house options so I wasn’t sure where they were from).  The boys each ordered a beer: Sam Adams for the brother-in-law (BIL) and a Celis White for the Husband.


The Celis White bottle described it as a Belgian-style wheat beer from Michigan Brewing Company.  The Husband seemed to enjoy it.



The bar had baskets of kettle chips that we enjoyed while we caught up on each other’s lives.  When we sat down, the menu was quite extensive and included numerous fresh fish of the day.


We each gave our order and enjoyed a basket of fresh hushpuppies while we waited.  Everyone else loved them (I thought they were a tad dry) and the basket was empty by the time dinner was over.


The boys each ordered another beer: Sam Adams for BIL and a Summer Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company for the Husband.


Then came the soup – the first thing I knew I had to have!  We each ordered a cup of the She-Crab Soup.  So good!  The waitress brought with her a bottle of Sherry for us to add to the soup.  It gave it a nice, sweet touch – I think I actually should have had more as halfway through it was a bit too much cream for my taste.  Definitely recommend it!


All entrees came with House Salads so we enjoyed those next.


Then came the main event 🙂  My sister ordered the Daily Special: Grilled Local Wahoo over Herb Whipped Potatoes and a Roasted Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce.  She found that Wahoo was too much of a fish steak for her taste and her husband graciously switched with her 🙂  He loved it!


The rest of each enjoyed the Scallops Lynnhaven.  They were described as fresh scallops broiled in lemon butter, topped with crabmeat and melted cheddar.  We each got a baked potato (they were out of sweet potatoes 😦  ) and the Husband ordered black beans and rice.  It was SO MUCH FOOD! But yummy.


Overall, it was a good meal.  It’s a bit on the pricier side, but I find that’s generally to be expected at better seafood restaurants.  My sister and BIL really enjoy this restaurant and have been there frequently.  If you ever find yourself in the area and are looking for good, fresh seafood, definitely check this place out!

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One Response to “Day 1 of Sib Get Away to VA Beach”

  1. Stacy said

    I had dry hushpuppies this weekend too… not quite as good as I hoped. Luckily, the rest of the restaurant was beyond fantastic!

    It sounds like you had an amazing weekend!

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