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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here hoping for a nice bunch of oysters on the half shell. No go, as they pretty much only serve fried seafood. Had decent fish and chips, but pretty costly / upscale appearing for a fried seafood place.

Thank fbergthorson
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want fish please go here view 10 stars staff 10 stars food 10 stars parking help 10stars many many years of excellent restaurant business

Thank william o
Cornelius, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many seafood restaurants to choose from in Virginia Beach...we feel like we chose the best using their web site as guidance. Location on the south end on the beach, next to Rudee Inlet is perfect, with free municipal parking just half a block away. Our lunch couldn't have been better...best she crab soup I''ve ever had, with great service.

Thank Roger S
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the oldest restaurants on the beach still holds its own as far as food, drinks, service and atmosphere is concerned. I've had everything from salad to wings, to clams, fish. Whatever, I've eaten has always been well prepared and served with the highest standard of service. You can go there and have a good time. This is another... More 

Thank ggigionth3go
Dublin, VA
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here several times. Visited twice during my recent visit and both times the food and service were excellent! First time was for lunch and was seated with great view of the boardwalk and beach. Second time chose to sit in the bar to enjoy a baseball game on TV. She crab soup is excellent and also the mussels... More 

Thank nrlaker
Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in for diner and enjoyed our evening good value and the food was Terrific. We plan on coming often when in the area.

Thank jsensibaughsr
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time there, food was delicious waitress very friendly. I wish I could go every day. Never had a burger topped with crab cake it was awesome.

Thank Alton R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried a variety of seafood items like boiled shrimp, bacon wrapped scallops, thai sauced mussels, she-crab soup and domestic wine. The highlight was the she-crab soup followed by the scallops. The low light was the local craft beer served in a plastic cup. Our server, Tanner, was all he could be to make our visit a pleasure.

Thank duluthharold
Highland Falls, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever in VA Beach, do yourself a favor and grab a meal at Waterman's!!! The food is served quickly and is amazing!! The She Crab Soup will literally change your life! Some of our favorites are the buffalo tuna bites and blacked tuna tacos. The kids meals are super. They are known for their Orange Crush drinks-... More 

Thank DrJuliaPHood
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch here after I read positive reviews and after looking at the menu online. My daughter had the crab soup & I had the blackened mahi-mahi sandwich with a side of vegetables which was a nice change from fries. My grandson had the kids mac & cheese which was very good even though he didn't eat much.... More 

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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, Pub, 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, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?