Another Hidden Hotspot and a Local’s Favorite
Situated in the “Back Bay Area” of Virginia Beach, Blue Pete's original structure, prior to 1972, was a marina and bait shop, and housed a small restaurant for about 20-25 people.
It prided itself on being a place where people could come and hang out to listen to music and play a little pool before heading out.
Today, that restaurant is much larger and can accommodate many more guests. It has been known to host parties, weddings and many more restaurant guests than it ever could before. Blue Pete’s gets its name from the bird, a water fowl, often found in the waters of Back Bay.
The restaurant is now owned by two twin brothers who grew up in the area and have made the restaurant as welcoming as they could make it.
Keeping the restaurant as close to its original feel as possible, locals appreciate the sentiment and return often, to enjoy the natural surroundings. The property is situated so that it can accommodate outdoor parties and it is not a shock to drive in the parking lot in the summer to hear a band playing outdoors.
The river adjacent to the restaurant is a serene view for guests to look out from the restaurant to, or sit outside on the deck to enjoy the sounds and smells of nature. Folks have been known to canoe or kayak to the restaurant from down the river.
In the summertime, people are playing cornhole and sitting out at picnic tables, enjoying the weather. When my family comes to town for a summertime visit, Blue Pete’s is always a hit, as they serve some of the BEST seafood around.
Fresh catches and raw bar items are on the menu, as well as a variety of pasta, steak and sandwich dishes. The menu has something for everyone. Inside the restaurant is a bar that hardly ever has an empty stool and it is typical to see locals hanging out in groups by the bar on a Friday or Saturday evening.
After a good meal, you can take a walk on the many decks they have around the property to walk off your meal while enjoying the scenic views around the restaurant. If you have never been to Blue Pete’s it might be worth your trip to take a drive out the Muddy Creek and see what you have been missing!
Blue Pete's Restaurant
1400 N Muddy Creek Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456