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Surf Rider Restaurant

2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
+1 757-481-5646
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“clam strips” (2 reviews)
“surfrider” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub
$$ - $$$
2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends here for lunch and had the house salad with blackened tuna. It was great. Menu was a bit more extensive than I remember in the past and bit more pricey as well but still very good.

Thank Marty J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fried seafood this might be your place but prices are high for what you got. We ordered the clam strips and got more breading than clams. Drinks are pricey and piurs are modest.

Thank greg m
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were excited to visit one of our favorite casual waterfront restaurants on a beautiful spring evening. Three hostesses greeted us (not sure why they need three hostesses). They told us it would be 10-15 minutes wait for a table and handed us a pager....More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I have been a loyal patron of Surf Rider Marina Shores for ten years and most of those years the experience has been great. Three years ago things began to change. There was a change in management, an upgrade in facilities, many staff were let...More

1  Thank todd g
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The crab cakes at Surf Rider are the best I have had anywhere and I have had quite a few. Excellent wait staff, too.

Thank CynthiaB52
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Probably the best Surf Rider in the area. This location is closed during the winter months but is well bisited by locals during while it is open. great outdoor seating, and covered seating as well. Same wonderful foods that are offered at other area Surf...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This was our first visit to the Surf Rider. Enjoyed it with some locals who recommended it highly. They were not wrong. SR is perfect is just about every way. Great service, great menu, and the atmosphere (we had a waterside table) was the cherry...More

Thank CvilleMike
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This is a great place to go after a long day at the beach or on the boat. It is right on the water and have the option of sitting inside or out. The staff is friendly and service is quick. The food is great...More

Thank Scott_Smith6064
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The crabcakes here are to die for. Everything is average. The setting is very nice and loads of fun. They need to take their game up some on food and have better wines from which to choose, but a good spot.

Thank Shelli H
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I have eaten at the Surf Rider Marina Shores many times, but I think since they upgraded their kitchen this past winter the food has gotten even better. I just hate to see it close at the end of October for the winter, but will...More

Thank Tommy B
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-481-5646
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