About Us

After decades as a fine dining restaurant, Alexander’s on the Bay closed in the Winter 2013.   Stephen Michaels, property owner, decided to re-open the business as a casual seafood grill, Buoy 44.  This waterfront location dictated a restaurant that had a casual, beach friendly vibe.  Stephen Michaels has owned several restaurants that focused on water venues with a seafood influence.  His vision for Buoy 44 included fresh seafood with unique sauces and toppings and great cocktails.  Buoy 44 has a relaxed atmosphere where you can sit back with a cocktail and enjoy the amazing sunsets.  We offer 2 bars, 2 dining areas and an outdoor patio that overlooks the beach and Chesapeake Bay.  Unfortunately, the tide runs fast here so we do not accept reservations.  Seating is on a first come basis.  Shirts and shoes required.

Monday- Friday: 11:30am-10pm
​​Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am-10pm

Chic's Beach @ the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
4536 Ocean View Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23455