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Surf Rider Restaurant

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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going there for years, even as it has added more restaurants. I ALWAYS get the crab cakes and steamed broccoli with Hollandaise sauce.

Thank Alice B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service with a great view! It is located at a marina with a lot of beautiful boats to see while enjoying your meal

Thank daniel l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! Great food fast service! They are personable. Great quality food awesome environment! Family friendly everyone should visit if you love fresh seafood!

Thank Kathy F
Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My father and I had the pleasure of eating at The Surfrider in November 2016. We were seated promptly and were greeted right away by our waitress who was very friendly, delivered a warm smile, and gave excellent service. I ordered Coconut Shrimp, one of the specials of the day, and it was cooked to perfection. The macaroni and cheese... More 

Thank Yecart68
Norfolk, Virginia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We always go there when we have a seafood craving. The best crab cakes I have ever had and fresh fish! Sides are good too. There are a few items that are non-seafood but mostly a seafood restaurant.

Thank p p
Wilmington, Delaware
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great selection of seafood, broiled or fried. I had a half dozen oysters on half shell for only 7.99. I love one of their specials: (seafood surf rider) broiled shrimp, scallops and lump crabmeat . Fast and friendly service

Thank davemac8
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with friends. Has a nice view of the marina. Food was pretty good and service was prompt.

Thank LH_DPT
Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?