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East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic

April 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm


24th Street Park
Food Vendors
No Pets Allowed

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. Live music from HM Johnson Band!

The East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic is a general admission ticketed event. We highly recommend getting your tickets early!



$20.00Advance Price 
Until April 7 


$25.00*  Week of Event Price 
4/8/19 – 4/12/19 (if available) 


$30.00* Day of Event Price 
4/13/19 – on site (if available) 

*plus applicable service fees

Get your tickets early, this event normally sells out in advance!



The Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center is also selling limited tickets for the East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic – cash or check only (no credit cards). The center is located at 2100 Parks Avenue and open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.


  • Murphy's Irish Pub

  • Saltine @ The Main

  • C.P. Shucker's Café & Raw Bar

  • Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain

  • Pirate's Cove Restaurant

  • 219 Bistro

  • 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille

  • Sweet Madeleine’s Café & Catering

  • Captain Groovy’s Grill & Raw Bar

  • Calypso Bar & Grill

  • Ddeb’s A Taste Of Home

  • Waterside Seafood Company

  • Surf Club Ocean Grill

  • Ocean's 14 Restaurant & Bar

  • Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar

The final list of participating restaurants is subject to change.


  • Hours: Noon-2:30pm
  • 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
  • Parking is conveniently located in the 25th Street Municipal Garage (336 25th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451). Click for details:




Critic's Choice:

1st Place - Passion the Restaurant, 2nd Place - Fish and Slips Marina, 3rd Place - Calypso Bar and Grill

Honorable Mentions:

Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Saltine @ The Main

People's Choice:

1st Place - Passion the Restaurant, 2nd Place - Calypso Bar and Grill, 3rd Place - Fish and Slips Marina

Honorable Mentions: 

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, Murphy’s Irish Pub


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