East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

April 9, 2016


24th Street Park
Food Vendors
No Pets Allowed

2016 Winners:


1st Place - Freemason Abbey

2nd Place - Blue Seafood & Spirits

3rd Place - Murphy's Irish Pub

Honorable Mentions: Burtons Grill, Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain, and Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay


1st Place - Freemason Abbey

2nd Place - Passion the Restaurant

3rd Place - Tubby's Tavern

Honorable Mentions: Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, Captain George's Seafood Restaurant, and Blue Seafood & Spirits 

An open competition among local restaurants, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies.  This highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of area menus for decades.

Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by the ballots of those attending.  Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of four leading regional cuisine experts.

The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is a ticketed event.

A limited number of tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.

2016 Participating Restaurants:

11th Street Taphouse & Grille

Blue Seafood & Spirits

Bucketheads Beach Grill

Burtons Grill

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

Circa 1918

Citrus Breakfast & Lunch

C.P. Shuckers

Freemason Abbey

Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain

Lynnhaven Fish House

Mahi Mah’s Seafood

McCormick & Schmick's

Murphy's Irish Pub

Passion the Restaurant

Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Scotty Quixx


Tubby’s Tavern

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

***List of participating restaurants subject to change***

Tickets: $15 in advance (plus service charges) / $20 day-of-show (plus service charges - if tickets are available)

Hours: Noon-2:30pm

Tickets are no longer available at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center.  They may only be purchased through TIcketmaster in advance or at the gate the day of the event (if available). 

Children 12 and younger who are not sampling and are accompanied by an adult are free. 

Dogs and beach chairs are not permitted in the tasting area.

The event will be held, rain or shine.


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