Because life is a party.
Chick’s Oyster Bar is located on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach. We offer stunning views of the water and surrounding wildlife. The various different decks on our property provide us with ample space to host any event. Whether your event is a 20 person luncheon or a 200 person wedding party, Chick’s will be able to serve you.
How Much Food Do I Need?
Buffet Style Appetizers
Most of our catering items come in batches of 50 or 100 pieces. For stand alone appetizers that don’t precede a meal you should have at least 12-15 pieces per person. For example if you were planning for a 40 person party you will need at least 520 pieces. You may also want to add some “filler” items such as the Fruit and Cheese Board and Vegetable Platter.
We also offer a couple of different “food stations” for your event. These are a fun way for your guests to put together their food however they please. We offer a Taco Station, a BBQ station and an All American Station (with more to come). These stations are designed to serve about 30 guests.
For appetizers before a meal you should have at least 6-8 pieces per person. For example if you were planning for a 40 person party you will need at least 280 pieces.
Sit Down Event
For large parties (30 or more) we ask that you limit your menu choices so that we can serve you better. We would prefer that you limit the menu to five different choices.
- Flounder BLT
- Monterey Sunset Salad
- Crabcake Sandwich
- Mahi Tacos
We also offer dinner buffet options for those would are interested in a slightly more formal environment. The buffet is based on a per person charge. There are numerous entrée and side dishes to choose from. Contact us for more information.
Party Reservation Guarantee
In order to offer Chick’s facilities to our guests without charging a room fee, we must have a guaranteed number of guests. The client will be responsible for that number regardless of the actual final count unless the actual guest count is more. A deposit of $250 will be taken the day you place your food order for parties of 30 or more. The client must contact us with the menu of choice and event details at least 10 days prior to the reserved date. The space cannot be guaranteed until a deposit is received. Your party reservation holds your deck for a maximum of 4 hours. Additional time can be added if party coordinator has advance notice.
A guaranteed number of guests must be given to Chick’s 48 hours in advance of the function. If Chick’s has not been contacted with a guaranteed count, then the last guest count given will be taken as the guaranteed. Chick’s Oyster Bar reserves the right to relocate parties in order to best accommodate all patrons.
A deposit of $250 will be taken the day you place your reservation for parties of 30 or more. In the event that your party does not arrive your deposit will be forfeited, unless you give a 48 hours cancellation notice to the party coordinator. When your function takes place, you may apply your deposit to your bill.
We offer many different options for you and your party for adult beverages:
- You could have all of your guests pay as they go. The waitress will ask for a credit card to start a tab and your guests would pay at the end of your event (Cash or credit card).
- You could have an open bar check. This would mean that all the alcohol would be on 1 tab for the duration of the event. The tab could be paid by 1 person or split evenly amongst a few different people. You could limit this to just beer and wine if you prefer.
- You could have a bar limit. This would be a capped dollar amount (ex $500) that you would be responsible for. The waitress will be able to tell you as you approach your capped dollar amount. This gives you the option to change your cap if you feel it is necessary. Otherwise your guests will be responsible for their own tabs. (See #1)
- Non alcoholic beverages are $2.49 per person. Non alcoholic beverage come with Free Refills.
Parking is limited here at Chick’s Oyster Bar. We ask that guest carpool when possible, especially on holidays and weekends. There will be complementary valet when you arrive for your party.
All food and beverages will be charged a food/liquor tax of 11.5% as well as a service charge of 20%. The minimum amount must be spent on food and beverages. The minimum does NOT include the taxes or service charge. The minimum can vary on what room you would like, the time of year your party is, and what day you would like your party to be on. All food orders must be placed a minimum of 10 days in advance.
|Monday – Thursday||Friday – Sunday|
|Upper Tiki Bar||2,000||3,000|
This deck has 7 tables and is able to sit 35 people
This deck has 12 tables and is able to sit 45 people
This deck is larger than the first two. Big deck has 12 tables and has a capacity of 55 people. This deck has a little more privacy than OB/OBX.
As the name implies this is the inside section of our restaurant. This is the only A/C section in our restaurant. It consists of 9 tables able to sit 40.
This is an outside section. Some of the tables have umbrellas to protect from the sun. This deck has 11 tables and is able to sit 50 people.
This is a large section able to seat 80+ guests or 150 person cocktail party. You can rent a section of Upper Tiki or reserve the entire section.
This is the newest addition to our establishment. MC has its own open kitchen for your viewing pleasure. This section has 115+ seats and can serve a cocktail party of 200+
*All decks are subject to seasonal availability.