Food Pics of the Week

The Atlantic on Pacific (***)

3004 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Since the hubby had the day off, we hit up The Atlantic because we were feeling fishy (or rather, “shelly”). An old friend from high school recommended the spot, and I am so glad that we took her up on her suggestion. The place is awesome because they have a very generous happy hour, which has $1 for all types of oysters and some pretty cool cocktails from $3 to $8. The only drawback to this deal is the restaurant’s happy hour is from 3 to 6 pm. I guess this makes sense because the restaurant is located on Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront, which is very popular with tourists and locals. I guess if you are already in that part of town, you probably have the day off or took an early day. Note: that these pics are just a taste (no pun) of what we had.

Our nibbles from left to right: 1. Fried Oysters 2. Oyster Chesapeake (mushrooms, garlic, and fontina) & Roasted Oysters with chili butter; 3. Oyster Rock (bacon, parmesan, cream cheese, bread crumbs, and spinach); 4. Raw Oysters; 5. Hushpuppies; and 6. A few glasses of white sangria to wash it all down.

Because of the yummy and multiple varieties of oysters, I have a feeling that the Atlantic will definitely go on our favorite restaurants list.

Question(s) of the Day:

-Lately, I’ve noticed quite a few restaurants in the area offer valet parking. Do you feel weird handing over your keys to a stranger to park your car? We had an LOL moment because the restaurant has about 12 parking spaces, so I did not see the need for someone else to park my car, but when in Rome . . . Actually, maybe the restaurant had additional parking besides its parking lot.

Social Media Plug:


  1. Never used valet parking. I drive a 2005 Chevy Cobalt so I don’t think I would be too concerned about turning over the keys, it’s nothing special!

    What a creatively named restaurant!


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