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Waterman's Surfside Grille

$$ - $$$
Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A recent visit for anniversary. Although the place was hopping, we were seated quickly. Service was good. Food (PEI clams, tuna, seafood pasta) was very good. Overall experience was a "5". Nice outing.

Thank MisterEd7
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visit. The service was good, the food was great. I've been several times and this is probably the best consistently good seafood in Va Beach. We sat on the heated patio overlooking the ocean. Not a super young crowd - quiet enough to have a conversation. Very nice.

Thank Jest0147
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waterman's is a great local restaurant that is must for locals and tourists. Excellent Food and you must have one of their signature "Orange Crush's"

Thank BigBrian21
Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised with how nice this restaurant is inside. It looks more casual on the exterior than it is inside so when we first arrived for dinner I was very pleased. Since it was NYE we went all out and bought the largest seafood platter they have, another entree, soup, and an appetizer. I was not impressed. Everything was... More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived here at the beach for more than 20 years I can say I have eaten here on more than one occasion. Overall the location has been consistent. Very busy during the tourist season it does offer some local favorites and should not be a disappointing visit. We have done a couple of events at this location and this... More 

Thank Cort C
Greenville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not impressed by the restaurants we ate at the whole trip but Watermans was the best food we ate all weekend. I had Salmon and cilantro rice with a house salad. Salmom was prepare perfectly and rice was not over or under cooked. Drinks were great also! I will definitely be returning!

Thank ebonys1122
Newport News, Virginia
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent the night in Virginia Beach. WHen it came time for dinner, we chose Waterman's. There was a time, years ago, that Waterman's had a reputation for mediocre food priced for the tourists. But, now it is a go to place for locals and tourists alike. They have a great brunch on Sundays, and good seafood all of... More 

Thank 1Chuckh
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here New Year's Day for dinner. We walked from our hotel on the oceanfront. We noticed a very active Valet parking at the Restaurants' entrance. We walked in at 5pm, and were immediately seated by the huge windows. The sun was setting and the view over the ocean was great. The Holiday lights on the... More 

Thank Karen B
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading alot of great reviews, we decided to eat here during our stay in Virginia Beach and we were not let down. The food was phenomenal! My daughter and I had calamari for an appetizer which was the best calamari I've ever had. My daughter loved the sea scallops she ordered and I loved the fisherman's platter that I... More 

Thank Amy B
Virginia Beach
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we ate brunch on New Years Day. Breakfast items come a sticky bun. We had seafood and the food was not only good but very inexpensive, especially for the oceanfront. The view was one of the best in Virginia Beach.

Thank picturetakingone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!

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