​​​​​​​Program​

The Sensible Seafood Program promotes ocean-friendly seafood that comes fro​m local and sustainable sources, and identifies best, better, and worst options for consumers. Learn about these options on the Sensible Seafood pocket guide here.

Some species of fish are disappearing quickly from our oceans, and while farming has helped some stocks replenish, an estimated 90% of the world's big fish are gone from the planet, and 70% of the world's fisheries are stretched to their limits. The good news is that you can help. Buy local, carry the Sensible Seafood pocket guide, and support the Sensible Seafood restaurant partners.

Sensible Seafood Fest

SSF18.jpgJoin the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for the annual Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank! This 21 and over event celebrates ocean-friendly seafood and features ​the opportunity to sample mouth-watering sustainable seafood dishes prepared by local and regional chefs. 

This year's event is on Thursday, May 24 from 7 to 10pm at the Aquarium. Tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased here​

​​Partners

Sensible Seafood Program Partners are restaurants, caterers, grocery stores, wineries, and breweries that support sustainable seafood, the Sensible Seafood Program, or offer sustainable seafood menu options.

 
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Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant

​203 22nd. Street​
Virginia Beach Virginia, 23451
(757) 425 - 6330

Back Bay Gourmet

​2277 Upton Drive
Suite 714
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 689-0771


Baker's Crust

​704 Hilltop Nort​h Shopping Center
VA Beach, VA 23451
 (757) 422-6703


Big Sam's Inlet Café & Raw Bar

​300 Winston Salem Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-4858

Black Angus Restaurant

​706 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-7700

Bonefish Grill

​3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.​
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 306-3323

Burger King

​Rosemont Location
3648 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 340-7337

Lynnhave Mall Location
2708 North Mall Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 463-0287

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant & Just George's Sports Bar

​1956 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 428-3494

Catch 31

​3001 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 231-3472

Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club

​1052 Cardinal Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451​
(757) 428-3131

Chapel Creek Oyster Company, LLC

​311 Hallieford Rd.
Cobbs Creek, VA 23035
(804) 815-6132

Chick's Oyster Bar

​2143 Vista Cr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 481-5757

Chops Seafood & Steak

​336 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 222-9508

Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar

​10367 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 599-1918

Citrus

​2265 W. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 227-3333

Coastal Grill

​1427 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 496-3348

Cobalt Grille

​1624 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 333-3334

Croc's 19th Street Bistro

​620 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-5444

Dancing Tomato

​205 Business Park Drive​
#108
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-0000

Distinctive Gourmet

​Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-2000​

Eurasia

​960 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-0187​

Fusion Restaurant & Lounge

​3501 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 425-9000​

HI Tide Poke and Raw Bar

​​919 South McDowell Street 

Charlotte, NC 28204
(423) 943-3130

Hot Tuna Seafood Grill

​2817 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 481-2888​

La Bella in Ghent

​738 West 22nd St.
Suite 7
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-6172​

Lucky Oyster Seafood Grill

​2165 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 430-9600​

Lynnhaven Fish House

​2350 Starfish Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 481-0003​

Maggie McFly’s

​Lynnhaven Mall
701 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 306-4950​

Max & Erma's Restaurant

​1900 Pavilion Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-8900​

McCormick & Schmick's

​211 Market Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 687-8686

Mojito Cafe

300 28th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 233-6855​

Murphy's Irish Pub

​2914 Pacific Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 417-7701​

Passion the Restaurant

​1036 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 410-3975​

Rajput Indian Cuisine

​742 W 21st Street
Unit E
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 625-4634​

Rockafeller's Restaurant

​308 Mediterranean Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-5654​

Rudee's on the Inlet

​227 Mediterranean Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 425-1777​

Sodexo at Virginia Aquarium

717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach​, VA 23451
(757) 385-FISH

Sodexo at Virginia Wesleyan College

​1584 Wesleyan Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 233-6855​

Sonoma Town Center

​189 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 490-9463​

Surf Club Ocean Grill

​Wyndam Virginia Beach Oceanfront
5700 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 425-5699​

Swan Terrace Restaurant

​5641 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 424-5511​

Taste Unlimited

​Oceanfront/Virginia Beach
36th Street & Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-3399​

Taste Unlimited

​Hilltop East/Virginia Beach
1544 Laskin Rd.
Suite 110
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 425-1858​

​Bayville/Virginia Beach
4097 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 464-1566​

​Oceanfront/Virginia Beach
36th Street & Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-3399​

Taste Unlimited

​1580 Crossways Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 424-4583​

Taste Unlimited

​6464 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757) 623-7770​

Taste Unlimited

​City Center/Newport News
702 Mariners Row
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 596-8651​

Tautog's

​205 23rd St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-0081​

Terrapin

​3102 Holly Road
#514
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 321-7269​

The Shanty

​33 Marina Rd.
Cape Charles, VA 23310
(757) 695-3853​

The Tines Restaurant

​Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach
4453 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 473-1700​

Todd Jurich's Bistro

​150 West Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 622-3210​

TradeWinds Restaurant

​2800 Shore Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 481-9000​

Tubby’s Tavern

​2224 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 498-4499​

Waterman's Beachwood Grill

​415 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-3644​

Welton's Seafood Market

​940 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 647-3173​

Wicker's Crab Pot Seafood

​4201 Indian River Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23325
(757) 351-2724​

American Shellfish Co.

​P.O. Box 138
Cheriton, VA23316
(757) 678-3301

Ballard Fish & Oyster Co., Inc.

​ PO Box 347
1588 Townfield Drive
Cheriton, VA 23316​
(757)331-1208

Big Island Aquaculture/Vogt Oyster Co. LLC

​2149 Big Island View Road
Gloucester, VA 23072
(757) 759-7661

Blue Crab Bay Co. / Bay Beyond Inc.

​29368 Atlantic Dr.
Melfa, VA 23410
(757) 787.3602

Cherrystone Aqua-Farms

​1588 Townfield Dr.
Cheriton, VA 23316
(757) 331-1208

Chincoteague Shellfish Farms

​1588 Townfield Dr.
Cheriton, VA 23316
(757) 331-1208

Culinary Institute of Virginia

​1015 Llewellyn Mews​
Norfolk, VA 23513
(757) 858-CHEF

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy

​P.O. Box 2250
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
1-877-992-3276​

H.M. Terry Co., Inc.

​Genuine Sewanscott Clams and Oysters
5039 Willis Wharf Rd.
Willis Wharf, VA 23486
(757) 442-7006​

High Liner Foods USA, Inc.

​190 Enterprise Drive
Newport News, VA 23603
(757) 820-4000​

Inside Business

​150 West Brambleton Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 222-5353​

J.C. Walker Brothers, Inc.

​12459 Ballard Drive
Willis Wharf, VA 23486
(757) 442-6000

Lynnhaven Oyster Company

​1444 Southern Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 435-8740​

O'Connor Brewing Company

​211 W 24th St.
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 623-2337​

Old Plantation Oyster Company

​P.O. Box 266
Cape Charles, VA 23310
(757) 510-8018​

ProFish

​1900 Fenwick St. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 529-3003​

Sam Rust Seafood

​620 Regional Dr.
Hampton, VA 23661
(757) 838-7200​

Shooting Point Oyster Company

​5456 Bayford Road
Franktown, VA 23354
(757) 414-0295​

Sysco Hampton Roads

​7000 Harbour View Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 673-4000​

Taste Tidewater Tours

425 West Plantation Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
(757) 340-TOUR (8687)

The Williamsburg Winery

​5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-0999​

Virginia Natural Fish Company

​200A Milnwood Rd.
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 414-4620​

Virginia Zoo

​3500 Granby Street​
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 441-2374

Whole Foods

​Virginia Beach Location
1800 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 422-0444​

Wild River Outfitters

​3636 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 108
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 431-8566​

Atlantic Shores Retirement Community

​​1200 Atlantic Shores Drive,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 716-2000

Buy Fresh Buy Local – Hampton Roads

PO Box 11678
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 407-5595

Old Beach Farmers Market

​19th Street and Cypress Ave.
Virginia Beach​, VA 23451

Tidewater Community College Culinary Arts

​350 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 555-1212​

Virginia Beach Restaurant Association

​1206 Laskin Rd.
Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-4420

Virginia Marine Products Board

554 Denbigh Boulevard
Suite B
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-3474

Virginia Oyster Trail

​P.O. Box 166
Greenville, VA 24440 ​