We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waterman's Surfside Grille

415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (274 reviews)
“seafood” (387 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
Write a Review
Reviews (2,509)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

491 - 500 of 2,509 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here every time we are in the area. The food is always very good and the famous "Orange Crush" is a favorite!

Thank geadie
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Was there on Monday evening . The restaurant was quite busy ..but the food and the staff were great . I'd definitely go again

Thank Lillian S
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Took friends here that were visiting from out of town. We had 3 adults and 3 kids. We opted to eat inside Bc it was oppressively hot outside but the shaded patio in the boardwalk was very nice. Our table inside still allowed us to...More

Thank vabeachbum91
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat. Loved the crab cakes and steamed shrimp. Service was very good. would go back a few times .

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Waterfront dining, excellent service and menu. Highly recommend! Server Allyn was very entertaining and made great suggestions. Also very accommodating to our gluten free guest. A+++

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Waterman's. Excellent service, we had a baby and 5 adults, they seated us in 20 minutes after telling us it would be a 45 minute wait (always under promise and over-deliver!). The waiter was knowledgeable and professional, and took...More

Thank cdrdanhurley
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After reading the great reviews and the menu (needed a place for my non-seafood eaters) we were happy we tried Waterman's. My entire family enjoyed the meal (a rarity). I had fish tacos (spicy, yummy), rest of family had the chicken bacon sandwich and a...More

Thank Kristi G
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I just love going to Waterman's. The service is always excellent. The wait is never very long but while you wait, just pony up to the bar and get the famous orange crush. My favorite is the crab legs and the hush puppies, but there...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good - not excellent, but good. Lobster tail was great but my family and I felt they lacked in presentation and that vegetables were overlooked. Great She-Crab soul! Service nice but rather quick ... Got the feeling they needed the table. Gift shop...More

Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came here based on reviews we saw online. We were not disappointed! The place was busy (30 minute wait on a Monday night), but that's because the food is that good. We went to the bar while we were waiting for...More

Thank JohnBravo823
Nearby Restaurants
Big Sam's Grill and Raw Bar
554 reviews
.36 km away
Sunnyside Cafe & Restaurant
469 reviews
.08 km away
Mahi Mah's Seafood Restaurant
2,081 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for everyBODY
124 reviews
.33 km away
Rudee Flipper
285 reviews
.28 km away
Rudee Rocket
121 reviews
.27 km away
Long Time Com'n Charters & Sportfishing
56 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Julian K
Will you be open Thanksgiving day?
7 November 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
That's correct! We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day so our staff can spend time with their families :) Enjoy your holiday!
Do you take reservations?
15 July 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Chuck F | Reviewed this property |
We didn't need them but I believe that they do - it depends of the timing. Also, I did notice that they had arranged for a private are for an engagement party so I would definitely give them a call
Peter A
Looking for a great place for sunday lunch - partners birthday - what is this place really like?
20 May 2016|
Answer Show all 14 answers
Response from boxshop | Reviewed this property |
The views are gorgeous and the food is very good. famous for their sticky buns and cocktails. Friendly staff.Enjoy your event.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644
  • E-mail
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing