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Surf Rider Restaurant

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
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(Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-9366
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 23
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good seafood

We went on Father's Day so it was quite busy. Half hour wait turned out to be about 10 minutes. They were out of a few things such as scallops that we were made aware of. Ordered shrimp and lump crab that came with melted butter and cocktail sauce and choice of 2 sides. The crab had big lumps of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
wbyrnes2
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a huge seafood fan, so I wanted to check this out. But I was not a fan of this place. Bad customer service, the food was mediocre. I had heard they had good drinks, but when I asked for a drink menu, the waitress said there was no bar. But a week later, a friend of mine instagrammed... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Family gathering, everyone wanted to try a nice seafood place where you can get your seafood cooked or boiled. Great place to mingle and friendly staff. I would refer to friend.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went on Father's Day so it was quite busy. Half hour wait turned out to be about 10 minutes. They were out of a few things such as scallops that we were made aware of. Ordered shrimp and lump crab that came with melted butter and cocktail sauce and choice of 2 sides. The crab had big lumps of... More 

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Monrovia, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A friend wanted to try this place, so we went. Zero ambiance--on the water, but no outside seating, and, first and foremost, dont acknowledge our presence, and wait on the table that came in AFTER us!! The prices were ridiculous, and since we werent being waited on anyway, we bolted. Off to Harpoon Larrys, where the food and service are... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat lunch or dinner, good service. A little pricey, but food is pretty good. The place is a little hard to find if I wasn't from the area I'm not sure how someone knows it's there.

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Buckingham, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding menu, great selection of fresh seafood entrees and appetizers. Busy place and service was good considering how many folks were there to enjoy a nice night out. A great evening with friends, highly recommend!

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Newport News, Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I don't know what is going on with these restaurants but they have been going downhill. I enjoyed it in the past but I have not really had good meals in the past year. They are average at best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The food, service were pretty good. The location is excellent. If you need a seafood fix, this is the place.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of trip advisor. Food was generally good. My shrimp was fried to perfection with good cold slaw and mashed potatoes. The hush puppies were not very flavorful. My friend ordered raw oysters for a started. The didn't get to the table until almost five minutes after the meal. They were also very tiny. He... More 

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Naples, FL
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the "geographical" center for seafood in the area. Surf rider has several local branches. We went to the one in the quaint town of Poquoson. We were not disappointed as the seafood was fresh and the portion more than adequate. Recommend skipping appetizers and moving directly to the main course as they will most certainly fill you up... More 

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Additional Information about Surf Rider Restaurant

Address: (Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone Number: 757-723-9366
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: (Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: 757-723-9366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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