As the first British colony in America and the birthplace of eight presidents, including George Washington, James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson, Virginia has a rich historical past that has helped to make it such a unique, incredible state today. The home of our founding fathers is also home to numerous local businesses — from nail salons to accounting firms — that work to serve their communities and make the world a better place.
Top Rated Local® is here to recognize the many local businesses that work to make Virginia such a phenomenal place to live and visit. There are so many amazing businesses that serve the people of Virginia, but only the best of the best have made it on our list of Top Rated Local award winners for 2020. Today, we’re ecstatic to announce our 2020 award winners in Virginia.
To calculate our 2020 winners, we’ve looked at each business’ Rating Score™, which is determined by the total number of verified review sites the business is listed on, the total number of ratings/reviews the business has on those review sites, and the business’ average overall star rating. The more review sites a business is listed on, the more reviews or ratings a business has, and the higher the average star rating, the higher the Rating Score will be, with the highest being 100.00.
There are a large number of businesses that work hard to serve the people of Virginia and provide them with everything they need to thrive, and this year, we’ve identified 408 total businesses that have made the cut. These one-of-a-kind, local businesses have clearly made an impact on the customers and clients they serve each and every day, as evidenced by their impressive average Rating Score of 97.86 and average star rating of 4.91. For comparison, businesses across Top Rated Local average a 69.31 Rating Score and a 4.24 star rating. These businesses are truly the best of the best.
There are so many stand-out businesses in Virginia that deserve to be recognized for their success, but we’re especially excited to give a shoutout to the number one award-winner in Virginia for 2020 — Blue Seafood And Spirits. A chef-owned and -operated restaurant that is committed to serving the freshest seafood available, Blue Seafood And Spirits is Virginia Beach’s premier seafood restaurant. Blue Seafood And Spirits has received 2,278 reviews across seven verified reviews sites with an average star rating of 4.93, which has earned it a phenomenal Rating Score of 100.00 and the bragging rights of being the number one Top Rated Local business in all of Virginia for 2020.
Congratulations to all of our award winners in Virginia for 2020, and we commend you for the outstanding service and support you provide for your community day in and day out.