Chesapeake, VA has an underrated culinary scene, with a variety of restaurants from just about every culture. Our Virginia adoption agents love visiting new places and returning to some of our old favorites while dining out in the city. Some of our all-time favorite restaurants in Chesapeake include:

Ddeb’s A Taste of Home

Ddeb’s A Taste of home is a cozy, welcoming restaurant that offers a variety of comfort food, southern-style food, and seafood. This is one of our favorite places to go for a family dinner, especially when the weather gets colder.

Some of our favorite dishes at Ddeb’s include:

  • Crab and Artichoke Melt
  • Linguini with choice of Alfredo, Scampi, or Carbonara Sauce
  • Crabmeat Stuffed Rockfish
  • Crabcakes topped with Shrimp
  • Maple Walnut Chicken

Off The Hook Seafood Restaurant

In our opinion, Off the Hook Seafood Restaurant offers some of the best seafood in the Chesapeake area. This is one of our favorite choices for a date night or celebration dinner, like a graduation or anniversary. The prices are also surprisingly affordable and the service is always top-notch.

We recommend trying the following items on the menu at Off The Hook:

  • Award Winning Crab Dip
  • Fresh Catch Fish Sandwich
  • Seared Sea Scallops
  • Smoked Crab Mac n’ Cheese
  • Dry-rubbed NY Strip with Porcini Butter

The Butcher’s Son

Steakhouse fans in Chesapeake would be wise to check out The Butcher’s Son. This high-end steakhouse is a bit pricey, but definitely worth the splurge. We also love coming here for special events like birthdays and graduations.

We’ve loved everything we’ve tried at The Butcher’s Son, but some of our favorites include:

  • Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye
  • King Crab Legs
  • French Dip Springrolls
  • Stuffed Shrimp Imperial
  • Dijon Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

Cutlass Grille

Cutlass Grille specializes in Caribbean-style barbeque. The dishes here are immensely flavorful, with all of the classic favorites you’d expect to find at Caribbean restaurants. However, these dishes are creatively made with unique flavors.

We suggest trying the following items on the menu at Cutlass Grille:

  • Green Plaintain Nachos
  • Jerk Lamb Chops
  • Grilled Salmon Salad
  • Red Snapper
  • Curry Goat

Pizzeria Bella Vista by Signorelli

If you’re looking for an excellent pizza/Italian restaurant in Chesapeake, look no further than Pizzeria Bella Vista. This authentic Italian restaurant offers true Neopolitan-style pizza, along with a variety of delicious pasta, seafood, and deserts.

Some of our favorite things to order at Pizzeria Bella Vista include:

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Margherita Pizza
  • Limoncello Mascarpone Cake
  • Traditional Cannoli
  • Bruschetta Pepperoni Antipasti