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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: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 14
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  • 13
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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
Sightseeing

Popular place in the area. Coming from inland it was unique. Crab was excellent both the she crab soup and the lump crab cake. Glad we went for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Monroe, GA
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Certainly not one of the top Seafood places. I guess my expectations are too high if this is one of the best seafood places in Hampton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food here is absolutely delicious! I had crab cakes and fried shrimp. It is cooked perfectly and the shrimp are huge. I could have just had a plate of them and been absolutely satisfied. My kids had crab legs and burgers and they thought they were good as well. The downfall for this restaurant is that they are not... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been eating here every week for years. The Manager, Bartender and Staff are outstanding. Always crowded, doing a great business. Food was consistently good. We learned last Saturday night, to our dismay, that they were closing "soon" - which turned out to be within less than 36 hours. NO fault of the staff, or quality of food. Appears,... More 

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Monroe, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Popular place in the area. Coming from inland it was unique. Crab was excellent both the she crab soup and the lump crab cake. Glad we went for lunch.

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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wanted a family friendly, nice seafood outing when in town visiting. This was OK. The crab cakes were very good. Good beer selection. However, for the price, it could have been better. No bread on the table. Shrimp overdone. Somewhat a stereotypical seafood place. They did have a children's menu and kids are welcome. Bring a sweater. It's cold in... More 

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Augusta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Best fried shrimp ever! Scenic location with lots of seafood entrées to choose from. Recommended by our hotel and was not disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Thought we were going to have a fantastic sea food dinner! The place looks great, right on the water! . The waitress was great but then came the food and it was awful! . Most of the food was frozen and the sad part was that it was the seafood part of our dinners. The expensive steak was over done... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is one of the 7 "Surf Rider" venues in Hampton Roads, Virginia area. Personally, I feel it is the best of the "7". However, I understand that it is a matter of personal preference. I have to admit, that I'm not exactly sure what takes place in the kitchen in terms of "bagged or fresh off the boat products".... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We've been eating here for years and it's usually one of our favorite places. Unfortunately they have started a new policy on seating and will no longer seat a group larger than 8 together. This seems insane but they were very rude and stubborn about it. Since we're usually a big group, this is very disappointing. The food was also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I am a huge seafood fan, so I wanted to check this out. But I was not a fan of this place. Bad customer service, the food was mediocre. I had heard they had good drinks, but when I asked for a drink menu, the waitress said there was no bar. But a week later, a friend of mine instagrammed... More 

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Additional Information about Surf Rider Restaurant

Address: (Bluewater Marina), 1 Marina Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone Number: 757-723-9366
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
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
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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