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Waterman's Surfside Grille

$$ - $$$
Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had a lovely window table overlooking the boardwalk and beach . The wait was no more then 30 minutes but we were there by 6pm for dinner and watched the lines grow. I can only rate the seafood average. We were also disappointed in the drinks...orange crush and a martini that was not cold. My husband's she crab soup... More 

Thank dadamsfiji
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The patio is one of the larger on the beach with great ocean views. The food and drinks have always been good, and while we have eaten there several times with our kids, it is not a loud kiddie atmosphere. The service outside is hit and miss sometimes, depending on how busy it is, and they do not take reservations... More 

Thank Dana S
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Was greeted by the Valet individuals when we pulled up asked about the wait. They said no waiting. Valet the car, then was told a 1 hour wait for pattio, 35 inside. We agreeded to wait waitress was rude. After reading other posts about the coroaches an lower quality of food we took the advice of the posters an left.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We have been to Virginia Beach several times and this is always on our list! Even if you are not hungry, they make the best orange crush on the beach! The seafood is always fresh and the atmosphere is just as good. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Chris N
Chester, Virginia, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and beverage offerings for happy hour. Hand squeezed juices for their famous "crush" drinks. Buffalo tuna bites are amazing. Service is always good, the bar is large and inviting. There's also a patio if you want a great view of the beach.

Thank Heidi v
Richmond, Virginia
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Nice little restaurant on the oceanfront. They're known for their Orange Crush's and they do not disappoint! Great refreshing drink with fresh orange juice on a hot day. Their food is pretty decent and their happy hour specials are good as well. If you go during a busy time plan to wait. I would say its worth it.

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Staunton, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Celebrating our anniversary in Virginia Beach and wanted to find a great place to eat. Based on the reviews by visitors and especially locals, we went to Waterman's. Arrived at 6:30 on a Wednesday night & there was an hour wait to sit on the porch section with an ocean view. 2 young girls were seated out side and taking... More 

Thank heatherhG95LC
Springfield, Virginia, United States
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We really enjoyed our experience at Waterman's. From our table we were able to see the ocean which was exactly why we were there. We went in May and it was very busy. Always a good sign. I am sure in season the wait is much longer. We all ordered appetizers, salads and a main course. The she crab soup... More 

Thank Alice K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

It get very busy! Especially in the bar areas. But the food is very good and the beach views are awesome. They have breakfast till 2!

Thank Foodie171632
Colonial Heights, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Plan to wait, but the wait is worth it. Tonight it was a signature seafood pasta dish with shrimp, scallops and andouille sausage in a cream sauce which was delicious, and I'm usually not a pasta guy. Had an Orange Crush and i have to say it didn't blow my mind, but the seafood always has, so it's not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?