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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 245 Restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We just came home from Surf Rider in Hampton and are so happy that we chose to have our anniversary dinner about 2:30PM. It can be very busy at this restaurant. It took 1 second to choose because we have had such good seafood there this summer. We did not see our favorite waitress, but were waited on by an... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Upon the recommendation of locals I visited this place, despite the recent negative reviews here. I had a House Specialty Broiled Seafood Platter $22.99 which was described as "Fish of the day (Flounder), scallops, shrimp, a crab cake kissed with Old Bay and broiled to perfection." along with 2 sides...the potato salad and the Caesar salad. The sides were acceptable.... More

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went here with a very large group. The wait staff was very patient and efficient. The she crab soup was some of the best I’ve ever had. Crab cakes likewise. Crisp, cold salads and an amazing assortment of seafood and side dishes. I will return here anytime I am in this region.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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
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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 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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