Restaurants for the Whole Family at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Finding the right family-friendly, oceanfront restaurant to visit while on vacation in Virginia Beach


You shouldn't have to stress about taking the kids out to eat while on vacation.

You shouldn’t have to stress about taking the kids out to eat while on vacation.


Taking a family trip to Virginia Beach is relaxing, educational and entertaining, as the city offers tons of interesting activities everyone will enjoy—historic sites, wonderful ocean views, theme parks and restaurants are built right by the shore. Visitors to Virginia Beach never need to worry about bringing the kids along. The relaxed beach attitude combined with a healthy dose of southern hospitality ensures that you will find plenty of places to take your kids. This includes restaurants, even at great boardwalk locations. These restaurants offer an excellent, family-friendly atmosphere that will keep you coming back year after year. Whether this is your first visit to Virginia Beach, or you’ve come before, you should come anticipating a great visit everyone in the family will enjoy.


And just to take the stress off of you, here are some of the top family-friendly restaurants, right by the Virginia Beach Oceanfront:


Murphy’s Irish Pub
2914 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA • (757) 417-7701 • Website

Established in 2003, this cozy, family-friendly restaurant is well known by the beach community for its traditional Irish food and wonderful entertainment. Meals are prepared with fresh ingredients by wonderful and experienced chefs. Winter visitors will enjoy the comfort of the largest four-sided fireplace in Virginia Beach. And summer visitors can enjoy the beach atmosphere from the patio. If you’re looking for live entertainment and a lively atmosphere, think Murphy’s.

Doughboy’s California Pizza
33rd Street Location • 3224 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA • (757) 747-2511
24th Street Location • 2410 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA • (757) 425-7108
17th Street Location • 1700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA • (757) 422-6111

Who doesn’t love pizza? Doughboy’s in Virginia Beach makes it easy. With a stellar menu and three convenient locations, Doughboy’s is your best bet for a family-friendly dining experience. Not in the mood for pizza? No need to worry! They also offer other great Italian dishes, as well as burgers and salads. And with a discounted menu for kids 10 and under, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank. For friendly service, great pizza and even a full bar, there’s no place like Doughboy’s.

King of the Sea
2612 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA • (757) 428-7983 • Website

A full, all-you-can-eat, seafood buffet filled with the most delectable fish, crab legs and oysters you can find—that’s what you will get at King of the Sea. Maybe you’re afraid to try a seafood place because your kids aren’t fish eaters. King of the Sea offers a children’s menu with some fish-free alternatives. For more than 45 years, King of the Sea has offered quality food and a memorable atmosphere that will bring you back every time you’re in Virginia Beach.

Pocahontas Restaurant
Located on 35th Street, 3420 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA • (757) 428-6352 • Website

Looking for a great breakfast place to take the kiddos? Why not try the place voted “Best Pancake House in Virginia Beach” by the Food Network? Your whole family will enjoy the amazing food that brings locals and visitors coming back again and again. The atmosphere is also fun and kid-friendly. Your kids will love exploring the life-sized Teepee built right inside.


Now that you know that family-friendly restaurants are just a step away from your oceanfront, Virginia Beach vacation, you can relax. Come to Virginia Beach, a perfect vacation spot for every age.


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