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Surf Rider Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Virginia Beach
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928 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 135, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-7112
+1 757-497-3534
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Buena Vista, Virginia
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Haven't been to a seafood restaurant in a while since I moved to the mountains of Virginia. Ordered my favorite scallops with a salad and baked potato. Could not even finish the scallops!! So many and sooooooooo delicious!! The best I have ever had!!

Thank Susan S
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Surfrider is a locals restaurant with several locations in the area. There are restaurants with better views but if you want the best seafood in the area, choose Surfrider. It's definitely our "go to" for out of town guests! The crabcakes cannot be beat- lump crab, no filler. Oysters are always cooked to perfection, never rubbery. The best side is... More 

Thank hokiegirl
Norfolk, Virginia
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592 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Having been here a couple of times before, and having been to its Little Creek waterside location, I always have to adjust my expectations. There is no view but there is plenty of parking and loyal local crowds on a weekend night. We enjoyed not only the seafood but their famous broccoli and other side dishes. Crab cakes were very... More 

Thank Robert B
Virginia Beach
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Flounder is their specialty. I got the broiled special, and those with me ordered the flounder. They are consistent every time. I just wish the hush puppies did not have onions in them. If you don't like onions do not eat them.

Thank picturetakingone
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our "go to" place for seafood with out of town guests. Great service, lots of room for big parties and the food is great.

Thank Jest0147
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Surf Rider Restaurant is a 'local' restaurant with amazing seafood and service. We went there for late lunch and were fortunate to get the last available table--for late lunch! The friendly greeting and service makes this place special. We felt as though we had been customers for years. Exceptional seafood at very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank BillCarolNC
virginia beach, va
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150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It wasn't bad - really. And the service was great! I was just disappointed in the food, and, well, that's why you go out to eat. My friend loved her selection so maybe it was just my eats. That will teach me to have fish tacos at a non-Mexican restaurant....I knew better. Anyway, I'll definitely give it another try as... More 

Thank vabchtraveler
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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150 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our lunch group met here for lunch on a Thursday at opening and were greeted and seated right away. One member had been here many times over the years so she knows some of the wait staff like family. Candy was our server because of that and she did a flawless job with our group of 6. I asked what... More 

Thank shellback98
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was great. This place is nice but not fancy. Nice selection of entrées and drinks. I highly recommend if you're in the area. We had a mix of steak, fried seafood, and steamed seafood between the 3 of us, and all of it was excellent. Definitely worth the money.

Thank Charles B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped there for lunch. We both had their crab soup - excellent. Manhattan crab soup. We also had the crab cake sandwich. It was so good. We will go back. Clean friendly service. Service was a little slow but we are patient.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 135, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-7112
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-497-3534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?