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Explore the 5 most popular spots in Virginia Beach's Mears Corner neighborhood

Visiting Mears Corner, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Virginia Beach neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Greek restaurant to seafood.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Mears Corner, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. J&k Style Grill


Topping the list is J&K Style Grill, a spot to score chicken wings, burgers and waffles. Located at 6557 College Park Square, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 230 reviews on Yelp.

J&K Style Grill offers wings, waffles, burgers, sandwiches, fish, hot dogs, sides and more. Look for the hand-battered fish sandwich, with lettuce, grilled onion and honey mustard, served on a waffle. 

2. Papa's Greek Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Next up is Greek spot Papa's Greek Restaurant & Pizzeria, which offers pizza and more, situated at 5386 Kemps River Drive, Suite 110. With 4.5 stars out of 193 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Papa's Greek Restaurant & Pizzeria provides a menu of Greek food that ranges from a grape leaves to gyros. Enjoy a Greek pizza that’s topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, peppers, cucumbers, feta cheese, house dressing and olives.

3. Poke 99


Poke 99, a spot to score poke and bubble tea, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5660 Indian River Road, 4.5 stars out of 59 reviews.

Poke 99 serves signature poke bowls and provides the option to create a custom bowl, as well. Order the California bowl that’s made of crab meat, cucumber, lettuce and edamame in teriyaki sauce with seaweed salad, sesame seed, green onion, masago and topped with spicy mayo. 

4. Sushi King


Sushi King, a sushi bar and Japanese and buffet spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 217 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1920 Centerville Tpke, Suite 128 to see for yourself.

Sushi King serves an assortment of specialty sushi rolls, noodles and rice. Try the teriyaki style entrée, made of steak, chicken or shrimp and vegetables. Add a side of such such as a New York roll with tuna, cucumber and avocado.

5. Shaking Crab


Check out Shaking Crab, which has earned four stars out of 564 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Cajun/Creole spot, which offers seafood and more, at 1255 Fordham Drive, Suite 120.

Shaking Crab specializes in seafood that consists of blue crabs and clams to mussels and shrimp. Expect choices such as a fried calamari basket, oyster basket, shrimps with heads and crawfish and king crab legs. Add a mild, medium or hot spice level or no spiciness to the seafood meal. 

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