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Waterman's Surfside Grille

415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (276 reviews)
“seafood” (391 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch here while celebrating our 30th anniversary! Very good food at decent prices! Great service! And they text you when your table is ready - allows you to wonder around the boardwald a bit - just don't go too far! Great idea!

Thank James H
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful restaurant on the Ocean in VA Beach. Great atmosphere and of course a must, try the original "Orange Crush". Our family will go here every year while at the beach. Keep in mind, it is always crowded, and a weekend wait could easily be...More

Thank lmanno14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant had a great beach atmosphere. It was easy to get to and the staff was friendly. The food was so/so, nothing special. The prices were moderate. Liked the valet parking.

Thank Tammy s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I look forward to going for seafood in the summer. Nothing better than some good crab cakes and a seafood basket. Hands down some of the best I've had. The waiter Will was on point. Great service, great drinks and great food. Make sure your...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious! Totally worth the price, I've eaten here a couple times and I have yet to try anything I didn't like. Hush puppies are a must try. Tuna bites are also delicious if you like buffalo sauce. So tender!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the fish tacos too. The view from the patio is gorgeous. Friendly service and reasonable prices.

Thank Terijo A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They have the best orange crush in the beach! We also had yellowfin tuna buffalo bites which was a new experience and I might add excellent!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends and sat outside. Good lunch and the best orange crush....should be, they invented it!

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food is average, we went during a week day and it was slow but so was the service. Food took a while.

Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was really good. The crab cakes was great. We ate there two times. It is on the Beach.Be sure to call ahead to get on the wait list. The wait was an hour and a half, but we called ahead and only waited...More

Thank Martha B
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Julian K
Will you be open Thanksgiving day?
8 November 2016|
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Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
That's correct! We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day so our staff can spend time with their families :) Enjoy your holiday!
Do you take reservations?
16 July 2016|
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Response from Chuck F | Reviewed this property |
We didn't need them but I believe that they do - it depends of the timing. Also, I did notice that they had arranged for a private are for an engagement party so I would definitely give them a call
Peter A
Looking for a great place for sunday lunch - partners birthday - what is this place really like?
21 May 2016|
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Response from boxshop | Reviewed this property |
The views are gorgeous and the food is very good. famous for their sticky buns and cocktails. Friendly staff.Enjoy your event.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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