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East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic Virginia Beach

April 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Events

24th Street Park on the Baordwalk

April 18, 2020 – 12:00 pm-2:30 pm


Critics’ Choice Award

1st Place: CP Shuckers Cafe & Raw Bar

2nd Place: Murphy’s Irish Pub

3rd Place: Irwin’s Pharmacy & Fountain

Honorable Mention: Captain Groovy’s Grill & Raw Bar; Ocean’s 14 Restaurant & Bar; Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar

Peoples’ Choice Award

1st Place: Murphy’s Irish Pub

2nd Place: Calypso Bar & Grill

3rd Place: Ocean’s 14 Restaurant & Bar

Honorable Mention: Irwin’s Pharmacy & Fountain; CP Shuckers Cafe & Raw Bar; Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar

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!

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. Limit of 8 tickets per purchase. Service fee applies.


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  • 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).


April 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm