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Surf Rider Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Once again we visited surf rider to get tuna steak cooked to perfection. I don't really like French fries but theirs, although ample, were so delicious i couldn't stop eating them. I really enjoyed my side salad that contained brocolli which is rather rare. We couldn't have had a better Server. I look forward to returning because i am always... More 

Thank Oline G
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times but by no means would I consider myself a regular. The food has been outstanding on every visit. I typically will order whatever is on special with a side of the broccoli. A word of warning, you really need to like broccoli because you basically get a whole plant. Service is fair, a little slow... More 

Thank Robert M
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chesapeake Bay seafood at its best! Thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service, cafeteria style dining room and LOVED walking the docks after dinner while enjoying all the yachts (& boats) Great selection of seafood and a wonderful location..

Thank samuraiwildcat
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the staff went out of their way to make any concerns right without even asking.

Thank Wilsonhouse3248
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner. First impression was great with the scenery and everything outside but once we were inside the atmosphere was just a little above that of a cafeteria and was very noisy. The seafood was very fresh but lacked flavor and was pricey especially for the portions we were given. The service was friendly but slow. In... More 

Thank Jackie B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is tucked away but sits right on the marina with a breathtaking view of the water and numerous boats and yachts residing there. While visiting Hampton, we asked the hotel concierge where to go and this place was roughly 10 minutes away. There isn't much parking available but it wasn't too busy at the time during lunch.... More 

Thank Tatia G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Surf Rider is right on the water at the marina, they do not have outside seating but many booths along a wall of windows. Service was excellent, our server was friendly, quick and had helpful suggestions.

Thank Normsiev
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not a fan. There are so many better places to get seafood in the area. Almost ALL of the seafood on the menu is fried... why?! Service is typically terrible and the menu items are expensive for what you actually receive. I used to love this place about 10 years ago, but it has just continually gone down hill.

1 Thank Amanda O
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Service was thorough and attentive, even with the place being packed. We got sat just before 2 parties of 17. Couldve been terrible service but waitress was consistent and prompt. Food was hot and delicious. Had the broiles seafood platter, everything was delicous. Broccoli counts as 2 sides, because its a whole head, served with hollandaise (wasnt... More 

Thank Tim S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Delicious and delightful. From the atmosphere to the view to the menu full of local fare this is a place to dine. Find someone who has been there to help you discover this favorite nested along the winding coastal waterways. Shrimp and crab cakes are the favorites!!! If you order broccoli, be hungry :)

Thank LadyEpicurean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?