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Surf Rider Restaurant

(Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-9366
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Ranked #4 of 244 restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant does not accept reservations so we arrived here ahead of our party to get a table for 11. It was around 5:00 pm on a Saturday. The space was available however they would not seat us until half of the group arrived. It definitely made me think twice about coming back especially when we usually bring large groups... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Surf Riders is one of Hampton's best kept secrets tucked away in a area where its a little hard to find but worth the hunt. Its right beside the yacht marina and its rather small inside but its menu has excellent seafood selections I had a delicious fish platter where the fish was larger than the plate and it was... More

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North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came by for dinner after a long day in the sun at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. There was short wait, but we were called and seated in less than ten minutes. Service was average to take the order but food came fast. I did not even finish my salad and the food arrived. My wife had the... More

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Virginia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Love this place for seafood. I honestly think it has the best crabcakes of any restaurant in our area. They can't be beat. The crab legs are also a favorite. Great food and great service. Who could ask for more?

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Build up to this restaurant was undeserved. Food was ok, but nothing that was special. Crabcakes had too much mayo, shrimp were overcooked and dry. Food wasn't BAD, just wasn't great. We wouldn't go there again.

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Shelton CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went at 6 on a Wednesday and the place was packed by 7. We got onion rings as an app and they were good. The crab cakes are very good and we also had the crab pot with crab, shrimp, clams and corn on the cob, it was very good and tasted fresh. A little weird to find but... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First night in Hampton, we ate here and it was excellent. The calamari and buffalo shrimp were great tasting appetizers. We had a variety of dinner dishes - fresh tuna, fresh salmon, oyster po-boy, crab cakes, and even a hamburger for the little one. It was all tasty and there was lots to be eaten.

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Lima
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My brother recommended Surf Rider and we were not disappointed. The crab cakes were outstanding, along with the crab, scallops, ans shrimp. My daughter had the flounder and said it was the best she has ever had.

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Maysville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We ate here tonight and lreally enjoyed the food. Portions were huge and everything was so fresh . We all brought leftovers home . Worth finding !

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were torn on where to eat and have this place a chance. So glad we did! I got the lump crab meat & it was amazing! Such a great portion size too. I took one point off because they were out of the soup of the day when we arrived around 7pm. Service was good and food was prompt.... More

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