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Surf Rider Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the she- crab soup and the crab cakes are worth your money every time. The management and staff treat u like your right at home. Forever a customer at surf riders Hampton

Thank LaWanda P
Vellinge, Sweden
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good sea food restaurant that I really like. They dont have beers on draft but a good selection of bottled beers. I had the fish tacos which I can recommend.

Thank J W
Bonaire, Georgia
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a business trip a friend and associate, who had eaten here before, took me to Surf Rider for dinner. The food, service and pricing were excellent. We ate here on a Tuesday evening and got there around 7 PM. We were seated immediately, ordered and served a short while later. (I imagine that this place is much busier toward... More 

Thank Todd M
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boss and I (wife) gave this place a shot since it was ranked so high. We each had a cup of crab soup and the broiled seafood platter (we split). Everything seamed rather bland. The seafood itself (not talking about the seasonings) was bland. There is a lot of seafood markets and mongers in this area so there isn't... More 

Thank Joseph B
Greenbelt, Maryland
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157 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this restaurant is recommended by the AAA guide; it is tucked away at water’s edge, near a yacht club. Nobody would ever find it by accident. Unfortunately, I cannot second the recommendation, as the food is average at best and the prices are commensurate more to the ‘view’ and lack of nearby competition than the quality of the cuisine. Service... More 

Thank gpcd
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to this restaurant was great . With a nice refreshing breeze along with the soothing nature of the water , that helped enhance the atmosphere . The service was outstanding , a factor that made me feel right at home .

Thank JC-n2-Cl
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostesses are pretty rude. It's almost like you're walking into their personal restaurant. Too busy talking about customers to see a table needs to be cleaned. The manager looks like a complete slob every time we've gone in there. He does absolutely nothing but walk around and look at dirty tables. Most of the waitresses are friendly, but there are... More 

Thank Miasmommy27
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location, windows overlook a local marina filled with very nice boats and a floating swimming pool. Small bar area with a few tables. Would give 5 stars however the restaurant is very noisy. Food is fresh and excellent overall. If rockfish is available you must give it a try-to die for! Surfrider crabcakes are the best I've ever had... More 

Thank katherinewinslowh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It's great food. Pricey because it's on the water. Staff wasn't overly happy and friendly. Just a place to eat. So many options in the local area. This is a chain style local place. It's not consistently good or bad.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hampton, Virginia
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I visit Surf Rider several times a year. Their seafood options are much more pleasant than the local chain restaurants. If you want the quintessential regional seafood experience, stop in to the Surf Rider and sample the menu.

Thank jtkuikslvr

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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?