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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 10
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    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
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We love seafood and made the trek from Newport News over to this restaurant, we were not disappointed. Best crab cake I ever had (100% meat) and my husband had a large spread of crab, shrimp, clams, etc. Lovely view, fair prices, amazing seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Lauren S
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We love seafood and made the trek from Newport News over to this restaurant, we were not disappointed. Best crab cake I ever had (100% meat) and my husband had a large spread of crab, shrimp, clams, etc. Lovely view, fair prices, amazing seafood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had the Broiled Seafood Platter was amazing! I think they did a great job putting together last minute seating for a party of ten, and service was fast! Our server remembered each persons order! Highly recommended, atmosphere is family friendly.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No matter what you order in this seafood restaurant, you will be pleased above and beyond your expectations. The food is great, the crab cakes are nothing but CRAB and the view is fun with the marina. GO and ENJOY!!!

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Newport News, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I don't eat seafood but my husband does and he loved the tuna sandwich with a crabcake. I had the Greek chicken salad and it was very good. Service was good too. We went around 5pm because I hear they have a big crowd at dinner.

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United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The setting, staff, consistency and food quality set Surf Rider apart. I have eaten at the bar and in the dining room and we have had exactly the same wonderful and fun experience every time. Every local with whom I have spoken tells me that Surf Rider's she-crab soup is the best in the area. I have a littel experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Crab cakes and his puppies were top-notch plus very attentive (and attractive) staff. I ate at bar and was very impressed with Felicia.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 5pm on Saturday night. Waited 15 minutes to be seated. Immediate drinks and quick appetizers. Hot crab dip was amazing! Salads came as soon as appetizers were finished. Dinner took another 20 minutes after we finished salads. Our waitress apologized..said it was her fault she put our orders in late. Like I said the place was PACKED.... More 

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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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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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