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Surf Rider Restaurant

(Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-9366
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Ranked #6 of 244 restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went to lunch looking to eat on the water. Almost did it stop as it looked like they were closed. When we went in and asked to be seated outside the hostess informed us they don't seat customers on the deck at lunch as it is too hard on the staff. She did say she would check again as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Hostess had an attitude like she didn't want to be working. I had a hour wait which was fine until other guest that arrive after me got buzzed. It wasn't until another two top came and got me and said hey man you go, you were here way before me. It was nice for him to do that. The manager... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You are listing this restaurant as Hampton Va. but you also have one in Poquoson, Va. as well. There is your "Trip Advisor" sticker posted on their front door. This scenic restaurant is next to a large marina with an address of 105 Rens Road. What a wonderful spot to have either lunch or dinner. The menu is conplete with... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had dinner here on a Wed. Night in August expecting some decent seafood given that is what they're known for. First of all I sat at a high top in the bar area that still had dirty dishes on it. It took about 5-8 minutes to be acknowledged, another 5 for the table to be cleared & wiped down... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here looking for a nice evening of dinner on the water. This place was so loud I had to tell across the table. And on a Wednesday night! Service took forever and we sat really really close to the kitchen. Not what I expected at all...

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Dublin, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were seated fairly quickly, however no one waited on us for 15 mins. There was a party at the table next to us and they were so loud that I couldn't even talk to my girlfriend across the table.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went here on a Monday and the place was busy but not packed. Got seated right away, but the waitress seemed perturbed that we asked for the specials and then brought the wrong drink but eventually remedied it. Let's get to the food it was awesome. Coworker ordered a wedge salad that was huge and fresh and we both got... More

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Clarion, PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Surf Rider is really good. Start with the hush puppies, they are outstanding. They have everything you could want - salads, fried seafood, fresh seafood, and fresh sides. Good choices for the kids too.

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El Paso, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Second visit, the 1st time the service we prompt. The 2nd it was a bit slow (in fairness 2nd time was busier) but as friendly and attentive. Crab cake was a must; being from Maryland I can say the cake needs some Old Bay and the meat was mostly claw but tasty and not dry. Soup of the day was... More

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Met friends here for a Sunday night dinner and we were seated in the center of the restaurant. It was a bit loud and not very intimate. We started with oysters on the half shell and frankly they were not very large and pale in comparison with other restaurants in Norfolk and VA Beach. I had the broiled scallops which... More

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