7 Cheap Eats in Virginia Beach

A beautiful, coastal city in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Beach is located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. A popular destination for travelers from around the world, there is plenty to see, do, and eat in the Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads areas. And luckily for you, dining out doesn’t need to be terribly expensive. Discover our top picks for cheap eats in Virginia Beach.

1. Whitner’s Pit Smoked Barbecue.

You’ll love the fun, retro atmosphere of Whitney’s Pit Smoked Barbecue where you’ll enjoy a small, casual restaurant and plenty of options for all BBQ lovers out there. Take your pick from some of the classics, including St. Louis cub ribs, BBQ or jerk chicken, brisket sandwiches, smoked sausage, and of course, plenty of sides. Come with friends and take advantage of the special Group Meal menu, ideal for parties of 4, 6, or 8.

2. Jade Villa.

For your fill of American-Chinese fare, or authentic Cantonese cuisine, head to the unassuming Jade Villa on Independence Blvd in Hampton Roads. Indulge in dim sum, seafood, noodle soups, egg foo young, and much more.

3. Doc Taylor’s.

There isn’t a better way to start your day than with a delicious brunch from Doc Taylor’s. Offering a cozy atmosphere in an old cottage on 23rd Street, Doc Taylor’s is popular among beach goers and serves classics like Southern eggs, grits, and world-famous Bloody Marys.

4. Mariam’s Fil-Am Cuisine.

Known for the finest Filipino cuisine in Hampton Roads, Mariam’s Fil-Am Cuisine offers changing daily menus including visitor favorites like fried lumpia, chicken adobo, pompano, afritada, and so much more – all complemented by wonderful Filipino hospitality.

5. No Forks CheeseSteaks & More.

A casual restaurant perfect for a midday meal, No Forks CheeseSteaks & More is a unique sandwich shop that specializes in ‘cheesesteaks with a twist.’ Don’t miss the signature JoJo – featuring ribeye steak and melted provolone on a toasted roll topped with Cajun seasoned fries and warm Cheez Whiz!

6. The Route 58 Delicatessen.

We couldn’t have a cheap eats list without including a traditional, hearty deli restaurant – and The Route 58 Delicatessen is ‘New York deli food from a true “New Jersey” guy!’ On the menu you’ll find plenty to choose from, including soups and salads, knishes, mile high sandwiches, burgers, and more!

7. Cinema Cafe.

Take the family for a casual, dine-in movie experience at the Cinema Cafe – a one-stop movie theater and restaurant in Virginia Beach. The dinner menu includes classic favorites like burgers, homemade pizza, wings, fresh salads, and more, and you can also indulge in traditional movie fare like fresh-popped popcorn and candy.

After you’ve filled up on all the culinary goodness the city has to offer, enjoy a budget-friendly stay at our extended stay accommodation in Virginia Beach!

For more ideas on what to do and where to eat in Virginia Beach, check out the Area Guide tab on the page linked above.

Plan a Baseball Themed Trip to Chicago

If you’re an avid baseball fan, it’s time to start planning a spring or summer getaway to Chicago, Illinois! Chicago is home to the well loved Wrigley Field – known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, iconic red marquee over the main entrance, and their old hand-turned scoreboard.

There’s plenty of things to see and do at Wrigley Field itself and in the surrounding area. Complete your baseball-themed visit with these activities:

Book a tour of Wrigley Field.

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs with Wrigley Field Tours. This must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history, and a tour provides the perfect introduction to the field.

Take your pick from daily tours, VIP tours, or group tours of Wrigley Field.

Or, take a self-guided walk around the field.

Be sure to take a few minutes to stroll around the outside of the ballpark, examining statues of some of the great players that dominate Cubs history, including Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and more.

Get decked out in Cubs gear.

Get in the spirit before the game by decking yourself out in the latest Cubs gear. There are many options for finding team merchandise and Cubs paraphernalia around Wrigleyville. If you’re looking for a recommendation, try Wrigleyville Sports across from the field, at 959 W. Addison St. Here you’ll find plenty of items, including Cubs t-shirts, jackets, hats, hoodies, sandals, glasses, and much more.

Have your photo taken.

Preserve your memories from Wrigley Field by having your photo taken at the game! Look for your photo in the Photo Store area of the website afterward, where photos can be framed, used to create custom products like mugs, calendars, and more.

Grab a pre-game snack or beverage.

Conveniently located directly across from Wrigley Field, at 1059 W. Addison St., The Cubby Bear Wrigleyville is a popular spot for pre or post-game dinner and drinks. A large, open venue, The Cubby Bear offers regular live music, great food, as well as private rooms that overlook the Wrigley Field Marquee.

Visiting with children?

If you’re looking for a place to please the children (or you simply have a craving for some pie!), check out Dimo’s Pizza Wrigleyville for a Chicago pizza experience that is delicious, authentic, and very near the field.

Join in the fun.

For hours before and after each game, the streets surrounding the field come to life as fans congregate to socialize, enjoy some food and drink, and share in the game day spirit. Don’t miss the excitement typically found at the intersection of Clark and Addison Street.

Top it off with budget-friendly accommodations.

If you find yourself in Chicago for a few days or more, consider choosing a budget-friendly extended stay property for your visit. With InTown Suites, you’ll get great rates in addition to the comforts of home, like a kitchen, laundry services, WiFi, and much more.

Discover our Chicago extended stay housing options.