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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“chicken salad” (21 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing that you know this is a popular place is the amount of cars parked every which way in and around the yard. It looks like a rag-tag beach cottage with patios and decks under trees all around the central cafe. Walk inside...More

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This morning arrived for breakfast at 915 with friends.... we all ordered breakfast and about 1015 we paid our bill and remained seated to finish the last of our coffee..... at 1020 a woman walked up and said we had to leave as our table...More

1  Thank cowgirl8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside it looks like an electic cafe. The food is superb and the various rooms are decorated in a very fun way. The prices are very reasonable. Entrees are in low $20 range. Drinks are not too expensive. We had Duck two ways...More

Thank momskier
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Our family decided to try this place while on vacation based on Trip Advisor reviews and a website recommendation for the ten best restaurants in Virginia. The Leaping Lizard didn't disappoint. It was obvious this is a local favorite: Everyone seemed to know everyone else....More

Thank areader2013
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with friends on our way to Chincoteague island, and what a great surprise. My husband and I arrived a little early so we asked if we needed a reservation and the friendly hostess said it wouldn't be necessary. She said she could seat...More

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

It was our first time there very friendly staff really cute beach vibe, with indoor and outdoor seating! Menu looked great we are looking forward to going back to try more!

Thank JIll R
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a real gem, located some 15-20 minutes away from the boardwalk area of Virginia Beach. It attracts a busy crowd for brunch and lunch, but its worth making the effort to get there and wait. All of the dishes are imaginatively creative and...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and enjoyed everything about this eclectic eatery. We shared a meal if salmon as well as the quiche. They both were delicious and we can't wait to go back for another visit.

Thank Karla P
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This place started as a produce market and has evolved into a first rate bistro. The food seems simple enough but is always very very good, expertly prepared and tastefully presented, Maybe the produce beginnings gave the proprietor a special insight into the business. Make...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We love this place! Stopped for a relaxing after work dinner and couldn’t resist the scrumptious Duck Tacos and the thirst quenching Spiked Ginger Lemonade. This is absolutely one of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach!

Thank MargaritaDoug
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-460-5327
  • E-mail
Leaping Lizard Cafe happily serves Lunch each day; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday (from 5:00pm-8:30pm) and Brunch both Saturday & Sunday. We were featured on the Food Networks "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives", our quaint cafe location is a popular restaurant for many. Wonderful menu items are prepared daily using locally grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe concept is Simple. We have created a menu with heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients from the Local farms of tidal Virginia, and stock our kitchen with local fruits, vegetables & seafood from our very own produce market. Specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam; Our famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and Homemade Soups. We have scrumptious daily specials based on what is in season. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for a casual and enjoyable dining experience. We bake all of our delicious homemade breads, biscuits, cookies and desserts on property daily! Our services also include both on and off-site catering from small private gatherings to receptions of up to 500 people. Catered functions have included: Weddings; Birthday parties; Fundraisers; Holiday parties; Oyster Roasts etc.
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