Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pungo Grill ~ Virginia Beach, Va

Cuisine:  American, Seafood, Steaks
Restaurant Features:  On site Parking, Bar, Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Location:  Downtown Pungo in Virginia Beach, Va
Address:  1785 Princess Anne Road
Phone:  (757) 426-6655

Atmosphere:  Restaurant is an old house turned into a restaurant (circa 1919).  You can choose to sit on their large deck, a closed in porch or inside.  There really is no decor to speak of.  There were a couple pictures on the wall but didn't really have a theme.

Appetizers:  Quesadilla anyway you like them, Nachos, Chili Cheese Fries, Wings, Mini Crab Cakes, Crab Dip and more.

Soups:  She Crab Soup and Louisiana Style Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

Salads:  House Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, Sirloin Steak Salad and Shrimp Salad.

Entrees:  Pungo Grill offers a large selection of Chicken, Pasta, Beef, Burgers and seafood.  They have offerings such as Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken Breast, Parmesan Chicken, New York Strip Steak, Cheeseburgers, Catfish, Crab Cakes, Shrimp Cakes, Steamed Shrimp. Fried Shrimp, Yellow Fin Tuna, Flounder, Seafood Platter and much more.

Desserts:  Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Shortcake.

Appetizers ~ $6.99 - $14.99 
Soups ~ $4.99-$5.99
Burgers ~ $7.99
Entrees  ~ $12.99 - $22.99
Desserts ~ $5.99

What we ordered:  This was our first visit to Pungo Grill so my husband being the Cheeseburger lover he is ordered a Pungo Burger and I couldn't make up my mind between the Crab Cakes and the Shrimp Cakes so the waitress let me get one of each.  We were treated to toasted buttered french bread pieces that were topped with a spicy bruschetta.   My husbands Cheeseburger was huge and came with French Fries.  The hamburger, he said, had some spices that he wasn't crazy about but was good overall.  The French Fries were a bit soggy.  I chose to have roasted red potatoes and coleslaw as my sides with my crab cake and shrimp cake.  The shrimp cake was absolutely delicious with the right amount of spice for me.  The crab cake was good but had a little attitude, meaning it was a bit spicy.  I definitely liked the shrimp cake better than the crab cake.  The roasted potatoes were perfect, however, I didn't care for the coleslaw.

Service:  The service was decent.  We were greeted by the one waitress on the deck as we arrived.  We were the first patrons of the evening.  We were followed by 2 other families and a group of about 8.  We did have empty glasses.  It was about a 30 minute wait for our food but it was prepared fresh just for us.

Overall Impression:  I would go back.  Although the atmosphere wasn't impressive the food was very good.

1 comment:

  1. This is probably my favorite place to go. It is a little expensive for a diner type place. She crab soup is my favorite, and I wasn't very impressed with theirs. There is a place on High Street in Portsmouth that honestly has the BEST she crab soup.