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Surf Rider Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
casual food decent

the food is decent, but the Hampton location can be hard for tourists to get to. have a local give specific directions. good view for the downtown area on the water. portions were adequate. Bar is ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Calvin M
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Virginia
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portsmouth, United States
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was the worst experience of a waitress who kept saying not a problem who wore glasses this Saturday 8/22 around 6:30 pm. She was awful.She brought wrong salads to our table then tok it to another table and the other guest saw this entire event occur. They didn't want the salad after that either. Then hair was in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great spot on the water, and staff was very pleasant. We were a large party in for a rehearsal dinner and they did their best to accommodate us while having the regular Friday night crowd. Fish tacos were ok, they were grilled, but very buttery. Staff and service were the best part of the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went to this place after a recommendation and had an awesome seafood dinner of shrimp, scallops and crab. It was so outstanding that I came back the next night again. The crab was exceptional; freshly steamed to perfection in bite size pieces without shell.

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Waukegan, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant is an ideal place to enjoy great seafood . There are many delicious items on the menu to choose from . Although the restaurant was full , the orders were fast and abundant . When I visit the establishment again , the wait to be seated will be of no concern because I know I will enjoy any... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the food is decent, but the Hampton location can be hard for tourists to get to. have a local give specific directions. good view for the downtown area on the water. portions were adequate. Bar is ok.

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Hampton, Virginia
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When we finally got waited on, the waitress wanted to focus on drink orders. I told her that we wanted to get our order in. She acted like I was out of place trying to rush her. Okay, it won't happen again. There are tons of places to eat. If I have to wait that long for all of my... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were seated quickly for dinner @7 PM on a Thursday. Very casual atmosphere. It was rainy- so cannot comment on view. Portions were generous and cooked as described in menu. Pretty tasty seafood- I would go back again.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent food for fine and casual dining. The portions are generous and the food was delicious. The scenery tops off the experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Took a party of 8 for lunch. Was seated quickly, waitress took our drink order waited a few for drinks. Then she diappeared. Then came back to take the appetizer order but was not interested in taking main order. Drinks were not refilled. Positive side crab dip is amazing. Portion sizes even during lunch are enough for 2 people to... More 

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Belmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After a morning of fishing, my son and I met the rest of the family at Surfrider. My brother lives in the area and eats here a lot. My girls had the shrimp baskets and loved the shrimp and the generous portions. I had the Tommy Boy sandwich which is a flounder filet and a crab cake on a large... 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
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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