Whether it’s a clear, spring day, or a multicolored summer sunset, Chick’s Oyster Bar located off of Shore Drive, gives patrons a beautiful view of the Lynnhaven Inlet, creating an atmosphere that is unparalleled in Virginia Beach. Locals and tourists alike have found this seafood hot spot filled to the brim with good food and an energetic and welcoming staff.
Chick’s Oyster Bar has continuously supported the community throughout its various fundraisers and charitable giveaways. Since its establishment, Chick’s has been a consistent donor for many military foundations, such as The Wounded Warrior Project, The Valor Run Marathon, and Virginia Beach Fallen Heroes. Chick’s also supports many other organizations such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where volunteers recycle oyster shells from the restaurant to replenish the local oyster beds.
Chick’s also features a variety of seating options including: indoor seating, a covered patio, and an outdoor deck to accommodate any weather and any season. Now, there is even a “sand-bar”, where customers can literally walk across a mini-beach to reach the private oasis right by the water’s edge. Inside the original part of the restaurant is a nautical theme, covered in its early days decor. As the restaurant branched out, more pictures of family, friends and staff were added to the walls, as well as a wall dedicated to military who unfortunately and tragically lost their lives fighting for our freedom, but at one point in time frequented the establishment.
Equip with large open windows with rain shields, the view is kept in and the rain kept out. The restaurant is also suited to accommodate larger parties and plays host to private events and fundraisers.
“I absolutely love working at Chick’s because the people I work with are so sweet and positive everyday! It’s such a fun work environment, especially over the summer. There’s nothing like work while watching the sunset over the water, ” hostess and senior Lexi Hedrick said.
Beloved Bites on the Bay:
The menu consists of a variety of flavors and spices to satisfy every customer. With items ranging from classic seafood options such as Southern Fried Shrimp to Mexican food favorites like Poncho’s Burrito Bowls, anyone’s taste buds will love a visit to Chick’s. Below are just a few of the “top sellers”.
House Oysters (half dozen: $10 / dozen:$18): A Chick’s classic! These oysters are fresh shucked, on the half-shell or steamed, served over crushed ice with lemon, cocktail sauce, and horseradish.
Monterey Sunset Salad (chicken: $13 / tuna, shrimp or salmon: $15): This colorful salad includes mixed greens, black bean-corn salsa, tomatoes, cheddar jack, crispy tortilla strips, and your choice of dressing. You can choose your choice of protein including chicken, tuna, shrimp, or salmon.
Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake Sandwich ($14): An absolute fan favorite! As one of the most popular dishes, you can get your crab cake crispy fried, blackened, or grilled.
Towering Inferno Cheeseburger ($12): This massive burger consists of pepper jack cheese, onion, jalapenos and house chipotle sauce. This spicy specialty is perfect for the adventurous eaters.
Baja Tuna or Mahi Tacos ($15): The perfect mix of seafood and Mexican flavor includes your choice of fresh tuna or Mahi blackened with shredded cabbage, cheddar jack cheese, fresh pico de gallo, cilantro, and house chipotle sauce.
“The calamari at Chick’s is the absolute best! I love the taste and the atmosphere at Chick’s is amazing too,” senior Blake Sisler said.
There is food for even the pickiest of eaters, those who want a quick snack or are hungry for full meal; there is something for everyone at this summer hot spot.
“I love their french fries. The Old Bay seasoning gives them a unique flavor and spice that makes them the best in the beach,” junior Taylor Kwiatkowski said.