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Surf Rider Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Crabcake In Town

We live close by the Surf Rider Restaurant and eat there fairly frequently particularly for special occasions. The restaurant is located in a marina and, therefore, is frequented by folks who are docked at that marina. If folks visit us from out of town and want to eat seafood, this is where we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
David M
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Hampton, Virginia
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hampton, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We live close by the Surf Rider Restaurant and eat there fairly frequently particularly for special occasions. The restaurant is located in a marina and, therefore, is frequented by folks who are docked at that marina. If folks visit us from out of town and want to eat seafood, this is where we take them. Bottom line for us is... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Extremely popular with locals who know good seafood. The staff is always friendly and we think the she crab soup, the fried shrimp, fried oysters, crab cakes and flounder are the best in tidewater. Try it once and you will be a regular.

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Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our office frequently visits the Bluewater Marinated on Friday's for the Flounder specials. Nice portions and good views of the Hampton skyline. It's worth a visit.

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Poquoson VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easily the best fried shrimp of any restaurant on the Peninsula. My wife loves their crabcakes. The salads are excellent. Their soups are the best seafood soups anywhere. The fish meals are all delicious. Service has always been very good there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here regularly over the past few years. This is no fine dining restaurant, but a local favorite. There is one in VA Beach (do NOT recommend), and one in Poquoson (Good, better view/walk around harbor, but not as good as Hampton). It's hard to find but worth the trip- sweet, crunchy hushpuppies, friendly service, casual atmosphere and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

fair seafood with a very noisy atmosphere. Service good with a good variety of seafood but not very imaginative.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent Valentine's Day at surf rider with the wife. Both of ours first time and must say the food and atmosphere was off the charts. Ate dinner with two other couples and was seated fairly quickly for a party of six. 35 min was the wait but well worth it. Everyone was more than pleased with their entrees and left... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A little hard to find but that adds to the interest. Nothing fancy inside it is near the water but you cannot see much. The waitress was very nice to us and attentive. I had the fried shrimp and they were butterflied and huge. I ordered ten but that was pushing it even for me and I am a big... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fresh daily hot and juicy. Great staff and seaside dining plenty of parking. Treat yourself you won't be sorry.

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Hampton, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wife and I were out looking for a place to have lunch. Decided on Surf Rider based on the TA reviews. I can't say we were disappointed, but neither were we overwhelmed. The hush puppies, which you have to pay for, were average. I bought a few to try, but admit to being a little dismayed at having to buy... More 

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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, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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