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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
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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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 76
    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
Very Good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
maryscalisi
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Newport News, VA
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Suffolk, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

From the hot crab dip to the scallops, the food and the service was great. Definitely a go to spot for seafood. We had the blackened tuna sandwich, crab cake sandwich, shrimp, and scallops. We can't wait to go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Everything better than expected. Soup, clam, fresh and with broth base not as heavy as most seafood soups. One fried and one broiled platter - all items very flavorful and well prepared. Loved that had vegetable choices that were healthy for a change at seafood place. Will be back again.

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Amberg, Germany
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited this restaurant after reading reviews on this site. I was not disappointed. I went for lunch and ordered the crab cake sandwich. It truly was the best crab cake I've had. It was all meat and tasted delicious. And, the sandwich it was on a great quality bun. I also tried a cup of the crab and shrimp... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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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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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