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, Sunfish 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

Best Outdoor Patio At The Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Make your next meal even better by dining al fresco at Abbey Road Pub at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! Our restaurant on 22nd Street has both indoor and outdoor dining options for our valued Virginia Beach customers. When the sun is shining, though, many people choose to enjoy dinner, drinks and more on the patio. Make a reservation to safely dine with us or read on to see why Abbey Road is the best restaurant with a patio in the center of the Oceanfront!

FOOD, PEOPLE WATCHING AND MORE ON OUR 22ND STREET RESTAURANT PATIO

Choosing to eat your meal outside on our beautiful patio is an experience that can help lower stress levels as you enjoy the sunshine and a healthy dose of fresh air. Whether you’re dining alone, with your significant other or with a small group, know that you will be treated to the world-class service that has helped make Abbey Road Pub one of the best places in Virginia Beach.

People watch from our patio, take in the setting sun and sit back and relax with a glass of wine, cocktail or beer as you cap off another great day at the Oceanfront!

TANTALIZE YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH OUR AWARD-WINNING DINNER MENU

Once you’re seated at one of our beautiful outdoor tables, enjoy a meal that exceeds expectations. Browse our menu including our award winning dinner favorites, our Fresh Oysters, Cajun Mahi Bites, Jerk Chicken Salad, or our special Crab Cake Gordon (it’s his secret recipe).

Whether you want a four-course meal or are just looking to enjoy some light bites and a glass of wine, we’ll get a table ready for you. You’re sure to find something to please every palate with our versatile menu options. From refreshing salads to seafood, chicken, or steak entrees, we have everything you need to create a meal your taste buds will l never forget!

SAFELY DINE OUT IN VIRGINIA BEACH

Whether you’re dining outside on the patio or inside the restaurant, know that Murphy’s is taking every health precaution – from requiring staff members wear masks to adhering to strict social distancing protocols – to keep visitors, patrons and guests feeling safe and comfortable.

The entire Abbey Road team has committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment, because full-service hospitality is at the forefront of everything we do.

MAKE A DINNER RESERVATION TO ENJOY THE BEST OUTDOOR DINING IN VIRGINIA BEACH

From our pristine venue to our scrumptious entrees and everything in between, you will get nothing but the best when you choose Abbey Road as your outdoor dining destination at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! We can’t wait to give you an unparalleled dining experience, so reach out today and let Abbey Road Pub make your next meal truly memorable!

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!

GET THE PERFECT DINNER TO ENJOY AT HOME IN VIRGINIA BEACH

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 CAN’T PICK IT UP, GET DINNER DELIVERED IN VIRGINIA BEACH

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!

CONTACT ABBEY ROAD

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!

March 2020

Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant Est. 1982


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203 22nd Street, Va. Beach, Va. 23451

(757) 425-6330


Here’s What’s Happening Eight Days a Week at Abbey Road for the Month of March 2020.


A DAY IN THE LIFE… SOME BEATLES TRIVIA.

1. What person was taken off the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s album?

2. What was the title of John’s first ‘greatest hits’ LP?


LOCAL’S RULE HAPPY HOURS AT ABBEY ROAD 3-6 PM EVERYDAY!!

Featuring:

All 42 DRAFTS & CRAFTS ON TAP!

Well Drinks

Wine

Bottled Beer

3.00 SHOTS!

Special HH 3-7 (must be seated at the bar) includes buy one app get the 2nd Free!


Tuesdays – Open Mic with hosts Mike Doyle & Doug Dunn

CONGRATULATIONS TO DOYLE & DUNN FOR MAKING OPEN MIC #1 ACCORDING TO VEER MAGAZINE!!!

 

Wednesdays – Mike Proffitt. Thursdays – Fixity w/Bernie & Sherri

March Weekends

6th– Two Hand Touch

7th– Andres Rodriguez

13th & 14th– Suzy & Two Naturals

20th – Doyle & Dunn

21st – Marty Moore

27th & 28th– Fixity w/Bernie & Sherri

 


Drink your way Around the World in 80 Beers and join the Abbey Road Pub Club!

Experience the flavour, texture, and aroma of some of the world’s finest beers.

From Belgium to Brazil, the ales of England to the strong pilsners of Germany, you will truly enjoy your journey.

Your travels will also take you across the U. S., from the east coast to the west, where you will savor some of the finest micro brews in the world. Upon completion of your journey your name will be posted on our Pub Club Board along with your fellow travelers.

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TODAY!


A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO ABBEY ROAD

Quotes of the day: The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades. Alcohol doesn’t solve any problem, but neither does milk.

 


1. Ghandi



2. Shaved Fish


Good Food, Good Times, & Around the World in 80 Beers!