Fresh vs. Frozen Seafood

How can you tell if a seafood restaurant serves fresh food?

Well you can tell that a seafood restaurant serves fresh seafood by…asking? Now let us quantify what it means to ask the seafood restaurant or seafood place about fresh seafood. If you were at a big seafood chain could you ask the owner or President of the company where the seafood comes from. Better question, does anyone in the restaurant even know who this person is?

where to find great seafood in corollaWho Supplies This Seafood Restaurant

Safe to say they probably do not have any idea. Ask them where the seafood was purchased at. Where are the fisheries? How far did the seafood have to come? Was it frozen when it got here? Is it even from an American waterway?

Is The Food From An American Waterway?

Forty years ago this question would have solicited a chuckle from just about anyone who heard it, me included. Today the vast majority of seafood comes from giant fish and shellfish farms in Central and Southeast Asia. There are terms like invasive species and Frankenfish (really) in the news and I really do not want to eat something scientists nicknamed Frankenfish. On top of that, many foreign aquaculture farms lack the supervision and regulations that one in America would have. And the FDA has stringent regulations to prevent a biohazard in our bodies which really does not fill me with confidence. I mean is it that bad that there are armies of restrictions to protect me from things like Frankenfish? But I want to back up a bit with one giant question:

Why aren’t the seafood restaurants getting fish, crab, shellfish, tuna, shrimp, lobster, other seafood from local waterways from actual local fishermen?


american seafood restaurantLocal Farm To Table Virginia Beach Seafood Is The Only Way

In the Outer Banks and Corolla this is the norm. There is no question that seafood is:

  • Fished by local hardworking Virginian fishermen
  • Fished from Virginian Waters
  • Fished from the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginian Coast
  • Fished from Virginia’s own Pamlico Sound

Abbey Road Restaurant: There is ONLY Fresh Ocean To Table Seafood

And at Abbey Road you can ask the managers and they will tell you they know the people who delivered the seafood, where it was caught, and it is always fresh. There are no levels of management, Abbey Road is locally owned and operated. And it is has always been this way.


And You Can Taste The Difference

You cannot fake fresh seafood. When you taste our Ocean to table Virginian seafood you will know the taste of wild caught seafood. No rubbery flat shellfish here.

So Come Taste The Difference

Check out our seafood menu

Perfect Take Out Dinner In Virginia Beach

If you’re craving a quality meal you can enjoy from the comfort of home, order Abbey Road for delivery or place a to-go order by calling us at (757) 425 – 6330. Our perfect Virginia Beach Oceanfront location is conveniently located and ready to serve you!

Elevate your night in with a tantalizing selection of appetizers, entrées, and desserts to fill up your stomach – and satisfy your soul. Read below to learn more about the best dinner options in Virginia Beach and how you can upgrade your dining experience tonight!


What better way to mark a celebration than a flavorful and juicy USDA Prime Ribeye steak? Whether you’re celebrating the end of a busy week or want to treat the entire family to a delicious meal at home, Abbey Road Pub has the best dining options to make your meal a memorable one.

Our to-go menu full of the best selections for your at-home meal.

  • Starters: Try starting things off with one of our fresh-made appetizers, like our signature homemade veggie or meat chili, or Cajun seafood gumbo!
  • Soups: Complement your entrée with an indulgent side of soup (or two), like our smooth seafood bisque, house made specialty She Crab soup.
  • Breakfast: If you prefer something earlier in the morning, try out our made to order breakfasts like The Yoko Ono or The Beatles Breakfast platter.
  • Entrée Options: For your entrée, send your palate to the moon and back with one of our signature entrees. You could try our special Jamaican Chicken Jerk, Fresh Catch of the Day, Steamer Shrimp, or Pasta la prima vera.


If you don’t have time to come by the restaurant to pick up a to-go order, try delivery! You can order delivery from our Virginia Beach restaurant via DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats. These apps make it so easy – and quick – to enjoy Abbey Road Pub’s food!


Are you ready to place an order for delivery or carry out? Browse the menus let Abbey Road Pub take your dinner to the next level!

Virginia Beach Seafood Specials

Come enjoy some incredible Virginia Beach Seafood Specials all throughout the month of December. On top of that Abbey Road Restaurant on the Oceanfront is all about Rock n Roll. Thus each special has a “rock” theme.

Our Lobster Special

Did someone say LOBSTER?! Check out these AMAZING specials:

Rock Lobster Tuesdays

6 oz. Rock Lobster Tail, served with seasoned butter, rice pilaf, and corn on the cob 15.99


and rock into the rest of the week…

Rock Fish Wednesdaysrock_n_roll_menu

Rock fish served with a tomato cucumber relish and rice pilaf  12.99 •

Rock Shrimp Etouffee Thursdays

Our own recipe Etouffee Served over rice 14.99 •

Rockefeller Fridays

Our special blend of cheeses, Spinach & bacon  9.99