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Surf Rider Restaurant

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2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
+1 757-481-5646
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to visit one of our favorite casual waterfront restaurants on a beautiful spring evening. Three hostesses greeted us (not sure why they need three hostesses). They told us it would be 10-15 minutes wait for a table and handed us a pager. We waited about 20 minutes until we saw a couple who came in after us... More 

Thank Carolyn F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I have been a loyal patron of Surf Rider Marina Shores for ten years and most of those years the experience has been great. Three years ago things began to change. There was a change in management, an upgrade in facilities, many staff were let go and prices went up. That was OK because there were still some familiar faces... More 

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Floyd, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The crab cakes at Surf Rider are the best I have had anywhere and I have had quite a few. Excellent wait staff, too.

Thank CynthiaB52
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Probably the best Surf Rider in the area. This location is closed during the winter months but is well bisited by locals during while it is open. great outdoor seating, and covered seating as well. Same wonderful foods that are offered at other area Surf Riders, but this location gas the nicest waterfront views.

Thank John J
Charlottesville, Virginia
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205 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This was our first visit to the Surf Rider. Enjoyed it with some locals who recommended it highly. They were not wrong. SR is perfect is just about every way. Great service, great menu, and the atmosphere (we had a waterside table) was the cherry on top. I had raw oysters, which were better than average, and a side of... More 

Thank CvilleMike
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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192 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This is a great place to go after a long day at the beach or on the boat. It is right on the water and have the option of sitting inside or out. The staff is friendly and service is quick. The food is great and the other guest tend to be very friendly too.

Thank Scott_Smith6064
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The crabcakes here are to die for. Everything is average. The setting is very nice and loads of fun. They need to take their game up some on food and have better wines from which to choose, but a good spot.

Thank Shelli H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I have eaten at the Surf Rider Marina Shores many times, but I think since they upgraded their kitchen this past winter the food has gotten even better. I just hate to see it close at the end of October for the winter, but will look forward to the spring when it reopens. The Fried shrimp is excellent and this... More 

Thank Tommy B
Norfolk, Virginia
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872 reviews
622 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

Wonderful impromptu dinner with friends.Service from Candy was excellent.Even though the weather was overcast it was still wonderful sitting at the Marina admiring the boats.

Thank boxshop
va beach
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

After the dissapointment of Black Angus and walking out in disgust we drove along to Ocean View and stopped at the Surf Rider in the hope of a good meal ..... the service and food were excellent. Will deffinately tell folks to go there, I work at the Oceanfront so even tho its a bit of a drive it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-481-5646

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