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Surf Rider Restaurant

(Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-9366
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Ranked #3 of 243 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
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Hampton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you like good seafood, you will love Surf Rider. Located in the local yacht club the view is very romantic. You can get a variety of fried seafood to great tuna steaks. It is a little pricey but the portion sizes are HUGE. I ordered the scallop meal and received so many scallops that I could not even finish... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visit the Surf rider in hampton. Best crab cakes around. Service is quick and friendly. The acoustics make it very hard to carry on a conversation.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was one of the best seafood restaurants I have eaten at in years! The food was fresh, hot and tasty!

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Hampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of 11. We were seated immediately. Great service and great seafood. We all enjoyed our food. Crab legs, seafood Alfredo, seafood broiled platter, crab cakes and fried shrimp and even chicken platter , and shrimp pot were large portions. We ate after a full day at Busch gardens Williamsburg headed back to Virginia beach.

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