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East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic

Apr 18
12:00pm - 2:30pm
24th Street Stage / Park
2400 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451


The East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic is a ticketed event. 
A limited number of tickets will be available.
Please note that this event normally sells out in advance!

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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.

Past Participating Restaurants Include:

  • 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
  • Tradewinds
  • Tubby’s Tavern
  • Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

The final list of participating restaurants is subject to change.

Winners for 2019

Critics' Choice Award

  • 1st Place: CP Shuckers Cafe & Raw Bar
  • 2nd Place: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • 3rd Place: Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Honorable Mention: Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar; Ocean's 14 Restaurant & Bar; Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar

Peoples' Choice Award

  • 1st Place: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • 2nd Place: Calypso Bar & Grill
  • 3rd Place: Ocean's 14 Restaurant & Bar
  • Honorable Mention: Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain; CP Shuckers Cafe & Raw Bar; Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar


Parking is conveniently located in the following locations:
25th Street Parking Garage
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


  • 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 is held rain or shine

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