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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 - 9:30 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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  • 107
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 12
    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
Food was very good.

Liked the food. Did not like that the waitresses picked up the lemons from one area with their fingers, and touched all of the other lemons. Did not wash their hands before picking them up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Elmira P
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Hampton, Virginia
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Atlanta
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

For a strip center restaurant, the food was really good. I ate dinner there twice while on business. Both times, I had the steamed shrimp & crabmeat. No filler like a crab cake. When you ask for broccoli, you get a steamed full stalk head of it. Loved it both nights. They have a full bar and good wine selection.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was here on a business trip and this is where our group decided to eat. I wasn't feeling seafood that afternoon and got a beef tip sandwich and onion rings. The onion rings were great (beer-battered) but the sandwich was horrible. The meat didn't even taste like it had been seasoned with anything, just tasted like straight up cow... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were visiting the area and meeting with friends looking for a good place to get some fried oysters for my wife and fried shrimp for me. The atmosphere was great and the food was wonderful, reasonably priced.

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Hampton, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Liked the food. Did not like that the waitresses picked up the lemons from one area with their fingers, and touched all of the other lemons. Did not wash their hands before picking them up.

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Heathsville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Surf Riders for many years. They have the best (lightly) fried scallops that I have EVER had. My only complaint - the place is very noisy when there is a large crown.

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virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are looking for a good seafood dinner, that's inexpensive and filling, you can't go wrong with Surf Rider. We live in Richmond, and love to take a "ride" every now and again to this restaurant. It's on the marina with outside seating, which makes for a very pleasant evening. The portions are large. My husband has a good... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The hostess sat us at a dirty table and said shed be right back with a towel. 5 mins later our server greeted us and set bev naps down right on the messy table. We asked her if she'd wipe the table off please. We were told there were no draft beers available. Ordered some drinks from the bar and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have been coming here for years, and have never been disappointed either with the service or the food. Lunch or dinner especially on nice days, there is a great view of Sunset Creek and all the watercraft coming in and out of the 2 marinas near by. Their crab cakes are the best in town, and they do have... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As you drive to restaurant, you may think you'll not get there as you wind around boat yard, but it's well worth it. Food was very good; we had surf rider platter, fish tacos with she crab soup & crab cakes the winners

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We love the variety and great seafood at Surf Riders, and the view is also great! You must have their crab cakes if you like crab at all. No one does them better...ANYWHERE!!! And all the rest of their seafood and sides are also awesome! Go and enjoy!

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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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