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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“chicken salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

we were travelling through on route 13 and wanted something other than another chain restaurant. This place wasn't too far off our path. We got lucky and found an fun place with tasty food made with local fresh ingredients. The service was fine, no problems...More

1  Thank kelly f
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I went with some friends and had a horrible experience. Since they have expanded their restaurant, their service is horrible and it seems like the food quality isn't good. I had meat with salad and was supposed to have potato salad. Supposedly they ran out...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife had the daily special which was a chicken salad and I had the roast beef wrap. My wife said her salad was great. She loved the herbs they used in it. My wrap was also great. Two thumbs up.

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you want the full southern experience come to Leaping Lizards. The food is baked right next door and grown right in the beautiful gardens that surround the outdoor seating area. The staff is so hospitable and welcoming. Such a relaxing and homey place to...More

Thank kalbert21
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A good restaurant owner will educate and train their staff, so I am putting the blame for our disaster on the owners. The restaurant is a quaint cafe which I have eaten at before and unfortunately had service attention issues the first time as well....More

Thank BambooH2O
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was my first time eating here. Saw them on Diners, Drive In's and Dives a while back and was very impressed with the food.

Thank paige t
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I almost hate to review this place, because I don't want it to be too crowded next time we go. We went for lunch while visiting locals. We were concerned about crowds, but we managed to get in about noon on a Friday with no...More

Thank Chip J
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I've been to the Leaping Lizard once a week for the past several weeks. Each and every experience has been just as awesome as the first one. All of the food is so fresh and delicious. Everything I've eaten has been so good! The service...More

Thank scrapenthusiast
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My Mom, my husband and I arrived mid week in June for a late lunch. There was no wait. My husband and I had the Ginger spiked lemonade drinks. Very good, but $7 each? My mother and both ordered a panini sandwich. Clearly, there is...More

Thank AZGlass
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Recently I took my daughter and wife out to dinner at the low profile "Leaping Lizard Cafe", in Virginia Beach for a nice dinner. When arriving at the restaurant I was somewhat reluctant for have high expectations. However, my daughter assured me it was delicious...More

Thank Rooster403
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-460-5327
  • E-mail
Leaping Lizard Cafe happily serves Lunch each day; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday (from 5:00pm-8:30pm) and Brunch both Saturday & Sunday. We were featured on the Food Networks "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives", our quaint cafe location is a popular restaurant for many. Wonderful menu items are prepared daily using locally grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe concept is Simple. We have created a menu with heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients from the Local farms of tidal Virginia, and stock our kitchen with local fruits, vegetables & seafood from our very own produce market. Specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam; Our famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and Homemade Soups. We have scrumptious daily specials based on what is in season. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for a casual and enjoyable dining experience. We bake all of our delicious homemade breads, biscuits, cookies and desserts on property daily! Our services also include both on and off-site catering from small private gatherings to receptions of up to 500 people. Catered functions have included: Weddings; Birthday parties; Fundraisers; Holiday parties; Oyster Roasts etc.
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