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Surf Rider Restaurant

(Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-9366
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Ranked #4 of 246 restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Long time customer and fan. We went to the Hampton Surf Rider for dinner with friends last night and left thinking "why did I order steak at a seafood restaurant". Arriving at 5pm we went to the bar waiting for our friends to arrive. After waiting 5 minutes for a bartender to appear we finally ordered 2 cocktails. After being... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Many locals go to Surf Rider for seafood. The two locations on the Peninsula are in Hampton and Poquoson. The oysters than are served, always taste fresh, are lightly breaded, and are plentiful on your plate. The many other selections are all equally delicious. Sundays can be a little crowded after church, so go earlier. Like most seafood restaurants, "it... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Flounder and crab dip delicious! ! Flounder Sandwich is less expensive, & just get bread on the side. Crab dip is authentic; lots of crab meat and the pitas are served with the dip! ! Delicious! !

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although the Surfrider in Hampton is a little off the beaten path, it is well worth the drive. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and a beautiful view of Hampton River.The good is delicious! I love their fried shrimp and seafood pasta! Be prepared to eat as the portions are generous.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not only is the location at the marina absolutely beautiful but the staff is amazing and the seafood is delicious! We always take out of town guests here and love to watch them enjoy the experience.

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I had the Fried Seafood Platter - fish of the day, oysters, shrimp and scallops (no substitutions). I had never had scallops fried. It was a good alternative, even though the breading starting coming off, when I had to cut them in half, because they were so large. Good Flavor! I only had 2 shrimp on my platter. With the... More

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Deephaven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We wanted some good seafood while on vacation and we found it here. We tried the crabcakes, fried shrimp, fried oysters and steamed shrimp. They give very generous quantities and a huge side of steamed broccoli with hollandaise sauce. The crab cakes were the best thing that we tried so don't miss those.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Living in Hampton now has given us a great opportunity to eat at numerous Hampton restaurants and Surfrider is one of our favorites. Love the She Crab Soup, best in Hampton, stuffed flounder and great crab cakes!

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Hampton, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place never disappoints! Great food (noticeably better than the Poquoson location) and service is always great!. Atmosphere is great for bringing company and meeting friends and being able to hear each other. A little pricier, but well worth it!

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Hampton, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dinner at any Surf Rider restaurant is always an enjoyable experience. You know exactly what to expect, and it will be done right. Jean and I enjoy going there often. They have a decent menu selection for both seafarers and landlubbers like me.

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