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Surf Rider Restaurant

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1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Norfolk, Virginia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always go there when we have a seafood craving. The best crab cakes I have ever had and fresh fish! Sides are good too. There are a few items that are non-seafood but mostly a seafood restaurant.

Thank p p
Wilmington, Delaware
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of seafood, broiled or fried. I had a half dozen oysters on half shell for only 7.99. I love one of their specials: (seafood surf rider) broiled shrimp, scallops and lump crabmeat . Fast and friendly service

Thank davemac8
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with friends. Has a nice view of the marina. Food was pretty good and service was prompt.

Thank LH_DPT
Williamsburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again we visited surf rider to get tuna steak cooked to perfection. I don't really like French fries but theirs, although ample, were so delicious i couldn't stop eating them. I really enjoyed my side salad that contained brocolli which is rather rare. We couldn't have had a better Server. I look forward to returning because i am always... More 

Thank Oline G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here several times but by no means would I consider myself a regular. The food has been outstanding on every visit. I typically will order whatever is on special with a side of the broccoli. A word of warning, you really need to like broccoli because you basically get a whole plant. Service is fair, a little slow... More 

Thank Robert M
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chesapeake Bay seafood at its best! Thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service, cafeteria style dining room and LOVED walking the docks after dinner while enjoying all the yachts (& boats) Great selection of seafood and a wonderful location..

Thank samuraiwildcat
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the staff went out of their way to make any concerns right without even asking.

Thank Wilsonhouse3248
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner. First impression was great with the scenery and everything outside but once we were inside the atmosphere was just a little above that of a cafeteria and was very noisy. The seafood was very fresh but lacked flavor and was pricey especially for the portions we were given. The service was friendly but slow. In... More 

Thank Jackie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is tucked away but sits right on the marina with a breathtaking view of the water and numerous boats and yachts residing there. While visiting Hampton, we asked the hotel concierge where to go and this place was roughly 10 minutes away. There isn't much parking available but it wasn't too busy at the time during lunch.... More 

Thank Tatia G
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Surf Rider is right on the water at the marina, they do not have outside seating but many booths along a wall of windows. Service was excellent, our server was friendly, quick and had helpful suggestions.

Thank Normsiev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?