The Duck-In Restaurant

The Duck-In has closed, forever.
The land became worth so much that using it for a restaurant was no longer viable. It closed in mid August 2005. To me, having first visited the place around 1960, its passing is like the loss of dear friend. Soon more expensive condos will rise on its site and block the beautiful view from "commoners" who pass by.

The Duck-In is "Old Virginia Beach", at least to me. Originated in the 1950's, it started off as a small fish shack. Still run by the same family, they serve great food. My favorite is their Sunday morning buffet. They also have a wonderful seafood. I was introduced to this place by my parents many years ago. After a long absence, I was reintroduced to the place by a friend about 15 - 20 years ago. Every table has a view of Lynnhaven Inlet and the Chesapeake Bay. Ships of all sizes pass including pilot boats.

A wonderful view and good food! What more could anyone want? How about a date?
You need to be single, not a first cousin and both willing and able to meet me in Virginia Beach.
Email me if interested.

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The restaurant was little hard to find. Due to condos being built in the area, you had to enter the parking lot through a the condo's service road.
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This was shot from near the street and shows the restaurant and the building next door which was used for large parties like wedding receptions.
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This is a closeup from the same location as the image to the right.
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This shows the side of the restaurant and
part of the glassed in dining area.
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This shows a neighboring condo. Condos
raised the value of the land such that running
a restaurant on the land was no longer a
viable financial option.
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Close up of the bay side of the restaurant.
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This is the Duck-In Gazebo, the Chesapeak Bay and a Pilot Boat Going out to deposit a Harbor Pilot on a big ship.
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This is the Duck-In Gazebo and the entrance to Norfolk in the distance.
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This is a view from the Duck-In Gazebo. A dredge is deepening the channel and fishing boats are passing toward the Atlantic.
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Lynnhaven Inlet, a dredge and a fisherman. Taken from the Duck-In Gazebo.
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Close up of a dredge deepening the channel from Lynnhaven Inlet to the bay.
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This is part of the view from the dining room. The bridge is the US 60 bridge over Lynnhaven Inlet. Pilot boats, fishing boats and other pleasure craft can be viewed from your table. There are NOT tables without a nice view.
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The bar inside the Duck-In Gazebo.
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View of the beach and entrance to Chesapeak Bay from the walkway to the Duck-In Gazebo.
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The bay side of the Duck-In Restaurant showing the glassed in dining area and the outdoor dining area.
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