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Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab cakes” (144 reviews)
“seafood” (150 reviews)
“shrimp” (69 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed yesterday

We got to go back recently and the service was even better, and the food was as good as we've always remembered. No one does better crab cakes ANYWHERE!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed 5 days ago

A local marina restaurant with an expansive menu. Generous servings, casual atmosphere, scenic view.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank crawleyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical marina bar & restaurant so you have seating in the bar area or bar, or for a family feel the restaurant. The menu has a good variety of seafood. Great view of the marina.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well we’ve been going here for years.. this was one of my parents favorite restaurants. The last 2 times I’ve gone, I ordered fried clams. They did not look like fried clams. They looked more like half calamari and half oyster. They did not taste...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Shannonpurple823
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We were so thrilled with the excellent taste, friendly service and beautiful location on the water. The crab cakes were delish, and the kids loved their choices too !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AJAL42
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Excellent choices, cooked to perfection and if you love broccoli this is the place to go. The fried fish platter is a perineal favorite.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bolingerbruceandval
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Came here with some friends we were visiting in Hampton. My wife have the crab cakes and I had the steamed crab meat with old bay. Talk about hitting a home run this place is great. Will be back on our next visit.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lee S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

After a Naval Boat Tour in Norfolk we picked Surf Rider in Hampton for dinner. Couldn’t have had a better meal. Best seafood. We tried the crab cakes, fried clam strips, seafood platter and the tuna steaks. Excellent food and excellent service. Thanks Dana!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenda L
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Met some friends here last weekend for dinner. It's always a pretty View at the marina. The crab dip is the best on the peninsula. The broiled shrimp flounder scallop platter with crab cake and hush puppies was really good. Salad was fresh. Good service....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Surf Rider is The Best!! Great food, several locations, great staff, excellent fare, prices and all around Fabtastic! When you want excellent seafood, great atmosphere and a real dining experience, celebrating or just casual, this is the place! It's Alllll Goood! Surf on over for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 181dianah
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May 26, 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.
June 1, 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.
January 25, 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
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