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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 246 Restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Elizabeth City, NC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

They are not stingy with their seafood. I had pasta Alfredo with scallops, shrimp and crab and there were no less than five chunks of each in the meal. Beware: Do Not sit by the kitchen as the waitresses are quite chatty, giggling, and slamming dishes. At least they were all in good moods though.

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155 reviews 155 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This hard to find restaurant overlooks the marina, and appears to be very popular. A casual place with pretty good seafood. I had a rum runner, the broiled seafood platter, and finished with blueberry pie a la mode. Not the best food I've eaten, but way better than anything else we ate in Hampton (I've never seen a town with... More

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Hampton, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

it's on a secluded area but once you get there you will enjoy the best seafood ever and the service is pretty good although you have to come a little early because they're crowded most of the time rain or shine.

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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've visited this restaurant several times. I've never had a bad visit. It is just plan good food with fair pricing.

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poquoson, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything is great here ... Could have a better bar menu ... Some bud light lime ... Other than that the food and drinks are great ... Will return

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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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