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Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (90 reviews)
“seafood” (117 reviews)
“shrimp” (59 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood is great, great service, nice view of the marina. This is the first place my daughter wants to go when visiting.

Thank jrtc123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I come to this place the food is delicious and the view is beautiful. The service is great and the shrimp are humongous! This is a must visit!

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every dish we have had had been great. They have the best She Crab Soup. The view is amazing and they have daily specials

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere inside and out. Food very good. Super busy on weekends-no reservations. Waitress was wonderful even though she was super busy. Crab cakes are wonderful and full of crab.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never had a bad meal here!!!!! Love the food!!!! Service is awesome also!!!! Location is in the cut but the view is outstanding! Enjoy!

Thank fanyaf2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were sightseeing my old home town of Hampton when we stopped at this restaurant on the water in downtown Hampton. It is back in a neighborhood off Hampton Creek next to Bluewater Marina. A little hard to find if you don't...More

Thank JLDC
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

First,the ONLY reason this is getting a 2-star rating is because my 2 kids ate & enjoyed their meals. I've visited Surf Riders many times & have always had good service & good food. However, as I got to the bottom of my crab dip,...More

Thank FeeRock
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love going there on a Friday afternoon. The food is scrumptious. It is a relaxing atmosphere. Being on a marina gives a feeling of serenity. Highly recommend the food and location.

Thank YvonneHD77
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Shrimp is so good and HUGE. 6 shrimp dinner is way more than enough. Calamari is the best in town. Service is friendly and fast. Bar is available. Atmosphere is usually pretty loud so if you are looking for quiet and intimate this place is...More

Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The shrimp on the broiled seafood platter were dry. Chicken tenders (adult serving) were very small. Whole experience was..... meh. I wouldn't go back when in the area.

Thank Vega2003
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26 May 2017|
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Response from BURGESS-IN-VA | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But, Deadrise at Fort Monroe has patio on which you can eat. Good food too.
1 June 2016|
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Response from GrandpaGene | Reviewed this property |
Soft shells are in season - but you need to contact the restaurant itself for the definitive answer.
25 January 2016|
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Response from C. Scott E | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list and a good selection of local beers. Prices, I'm not sure about.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
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