Our Virginia Beach Pizza Restaurant And Success Dealing With Food Allergies

January 4th, 2017


Here is the full review for our Pizza Restaurant on 17th street and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront concerning food allergies. Here is the full review:

“Our waitress Melissa was fantastic! Eased my world for her knowledge of the menu, ingredients, and ability to avoid utilizing my epi pen. We went back Saturday night, asked for her to be our waitress… She brought our drink order from the previous night correctly by memory, before she took our drink order.

The 4 of us enjoyed wonderful service again! Sunday night, the boys were requesting to go again. It was a spectacular place that was family friendly and I felt really heard about the allergy concerns and Melissa made us feel like a local family customer.

We will definitely go back the next time we are at VA Beach!”

Tips For Food Allergies in Virginia Beach

This happy customer touched on the very important issue of food allergies which is a factor when a family visits a restaurant on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or at home. The subject of food allergies however, is way too comprehensive to tackle in this one article. Here are some important facts to consider as you delve deeper into the subject.

I saw a pretty good article on Web MD that laid the groundwork of this subject. A number of really important facets of food allergies were mentioned. Many focus around misconceptions of what food allergies are and what causes them.

Many times food intolerance is mistaken for a food allergy and sometimes food poisoning. An allergy occurs because the immune system has been triggered to react to a substance entering the body which it views as detrimental. Symptoms are a great barometer of whether someone has an actual allergy. Some symptoms of an allergic reaction are:

    • Itching in the mouth
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Abdomen pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Hives
    • Wheezing
    • Fluctuations in blood pressure


Based upon these symptoms alone food allergies are to be taken very seriously. In the review above Melissa was trained on our products and their ingredients encompassing pizza, pasta, burgers, drinks and anything else we offer to the public. But every restaurant may not have the same level of commitment to addressing food allergies as Dough Boys.

virginia-beach-pizzaIncredible Job By Our Waitress Melissa

Before we move forward to tips to help you while dining out, we would like to give a special thanks to Melissa for always putting the customer first, always being polite, and always doing what they can to make sure they have the healthiest dining experience possible.

Well done Melissa!

Allergy Tips When Visiting Virginia Beach Restaurants

(all foods..pizza, pasta, burgers, etc)

I saw an incredible list of tips from the Food Allergy and Education website. It went over some basic tips to help guide you as you maneuver the restaurant landscape of the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and beyond.

Prepare for Your Dining Out Experience

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..

Call ahead

Ask to speak to the management. If you can’t get a straight answer or a comprehensive answer, do you really want to risk it?

Check the menu online. Look for documentation that the restaurant is aware of food allergies and has safe items you can order.

Know Thy Allergies

If you know you have them, mention this upfront when you call the manager and to the waiter when at the actual restaurant. Also have a written list of your allergies to hand to them.

Keep the Epi-Pen Ready

Keep that Epinephrine pen handy and ready to use. You never know what you will be facing.

Check the list

If you are going out of town check out this database to see what restaurants are allergy aware.

More on food allergies

Here is a clip I found on food allergies. It is a good resource as part of a plethora of information, sources, and tips.

Dough Boys commitment to customer satisfaction and health with allergy concerns

We are committed to healthy safe food.

Check out our menu and contact us if you have questions before you visit








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Virginia Beach Pizza And Summer Fun

July 29th, 2016

When you say summertime at Virginia beach, there is a good chance that pizza or finding a place to get good pizza is there. Nothing goes better with sand, sun, and fun like a piping hot piece of Dough Boy’s pizza, one street away.

The Reviews Of Our Virginia Beach Pizza Restaurants Are In

Some say the proof is in the pudding (or the pizza). We consistently have high reviews on our pizza which we serve to the visitors and locals on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This includes personal forms filled out by actual customers, Yelp reviews, Trip Advisor reviews, Facebook comments, and of course Google reviews.

More Than Just Pizza Review Numbers

numbers do not always do our Virginia Beach oceanfront pizza restaurant justice. I like the personal contact, and you can read about some of this in the actual reviews themselves. While not every review is a five star we do have a very good track record across multiple platforms.

So I pulled together One Of My Favorites From Facebook

Here’s a review from Jamie Woodson that I recently saw on Facebook. Everything she says is true and the man she refers to is the owner. A lot of people who work here come back even after they have left. A lot of people who eat here come back year after year. Here is the actual review:

“Jamie Storm Woodson-This has seriously been what every pizza has ever looked like, even when I worked there about 20 years ago. I’ve never had a bad slice and the owner George has always been a nice guy.”

Thanks Jamie. Since everything is fresh, it comes out looking and tasting that way.

Fresh Virginia Beach Pizza

In fact this leads us into some other aspects of what Jamie’s talking about. It’s not just fresh dough prepared each order. It’s also the fresh ingredients. We’re bringing the California pizza concept to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. And this requires fresh vegetables that are cut right there in the kitchen and you can see on the pizza they are garden fresh.

Whether you’re going for spinach, whole tomatoes, or anything else it’s gonna look fresh and taste fresh.

Virginia_Beach_PizzaLots of pizza toppings

In fact Dough Boys offers lots of different pizza toppings popular with both Virginia Beach local, and Virginia Beach oceanfront visitors. And they like it for the For the simple reason that you never know what people are going to want and it’s good to give them lots of selections from traditional pizza to really unusual styles of pizza you just can’t get anywhere else.

Here are some of our specialty pizzas:

  • Spinach pizza
  • buffalo pizza
  • Cordon Bleu pizza
  • Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce PizzA
  • Hula Garlic Seared Pizza
  • Hawaiian pizza
  • Bacon Cheddar Pizza

And you want your pizza within walking distance of your beach hotel or the Boardwalk

Location, location, location. When you want fresh Virginia Beach pizza, you want it NOW. I mean cross the street from the Atlantic avenue hotel and picked up piping hot by just crossing the street. We have three Dough Boys right in the center of any of the action of the Oceanfront. Just check us out on a map.

trip advisor virignia beach pizza reviewTrip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence

We are proud to be a Virginia Beach oceanfront restaurant that has received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence at multiple locations over multiple years. This is the product of thousands of guests giving us honest positive reviews.

Here is a review we got on Google from one of the many customers who visit us again and again. It reads:

“Food was delicious. Service was excellent as always. We eat here every time we come to VA beach. Keep up the good work.”

And What Goes Great With Pizza?

We also offer one of the most diverse menus of any Virginia Beach or Oceanfront pizza restaurants. We offer:

  • Burgers
  • Salads
  • Calzone
  • Pasta
  • Gyros
  • Subs
  • Wings
  • Beer
  • Craft beer
  • Wine
  • Mixed drinks

Value And Great Food Specials

Our specials change frequently as we do offer a number of rotating specials. One of them is a $5.99 lunch special in which you can come in during lunch hours 7 days a week this summer. We also offer a $9.99 carry out dinner special. Please note these are subject to change. Check out our menu.

How close is Dough Boys to the boardwalk?

Choose cross the street on Atlantic and there’s three locations. We have one location on 17 street one on 24 th Street and one on 33rd St.so you can’t miss us.

Kid friendly Oceanfront pizza

We are kid friendly. We offer meals design just for kids. We also offer a frisbee with some of the kids meals which is always a big hit in useful at the beach.

Visit One of our three locations right by the Boardwalk hotels

Our 3 Locations

How about Oceanfront Parking

Here is a link to places to park while you are in the Oceanfront or Boardwalk area