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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“chicken salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Read about this spot, and it lived up to it's reputation. Set back from the road in a quirky old house, we enjoyed lunch on the back porch with view of the barn and chickens. Food was tasty, and the service was excellent. Worth the...More

Thank pantone808
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate dinner at Leaping Lizard last night with a friend & her son. We ordered the steamed clam appetizer. The tomatoes & basil in the broth were grown on sight. Loved all the fresh flavors. My friend & I strolled through the raised bed gardens...More

Thank JudyM23692
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the Summer Salad (mixed greens w/ light dressing, tuna & chicken salads), Moroccan Beef (2 small flour tortillas, beef mixture, and mixed green salad), and a Summer Sangria. All were well above average, and we could taste the difference in their ingredients. The...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all the great restaurants in VB it took us,a long time to get to this one. Boy, did we miss out! Quirky place. You Can Set Out front, the screened in porch or our choice, in back under the trees. The place was packed...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am just finishing my meal and writing this review. Never did that before so that itself tells a story. The food is great, the atmosphere is super casual and everyone connected with the place (staff, I believe the owner) made the experience wonderful. Had...More

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint eclectic charm in or outdoors. Small wait. Popular place. Eclectic "Brunch" menu. 🥘 Food was skillfully prepared. Large mug of ☕️Coffee was quite robust (3 creamers later & 2 packs if sugar to tone it down) ...this got me leaping! 4🌟's for the coffee....More

Thank WhileImOut
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner. Salads were large portions and fresh. Seafood pasta was large portion too and excellent. Loved the atmosphere. We shared peach cobbler for dessert and it was amazing. So happy Guy Fieri featured this restaurant on his show.

Thank MBhud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First went here at the recommendation of my son (lives here) when in town for the birth of my first grandson. Left the happy (and wiped out) couple to enjoy their complementary celebration meal at the hospital while we went to the Lizard. Were sending...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Leaping Lizzard is one of our go-to spots for brunch, but we may need to add it to the dinner rotation more often. The Duck Two Ways was INCREDIBLE...leg that falls off the bone and breast that melts in your mouth. Loved it!

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Whether you are a local or just passing by on your way to vacation, if you get a chance to stop in for a meal, you will not be disappointed. Food is fresh and locally grown and always amazing. Ask about seasonal drinks, they are...More

Thank Hikingshoes
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 15:00
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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