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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
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night

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  • 105
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I will go back!

Prompt service. Good food. Relaxed atmosphere. A little loud due to glass separating the dining from the kitchen. But overall a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Prompt service. Good food. Relaxed atmosphere. A little loud due to glass separating the dining from the kitchen. But overall a great experience.

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Durham, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

First visit....tucked away but worth the find. Excellent crab cakes, large tasty shrimp.....everyone's meal was great.

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Williamstown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We are from out of town, will make this a regular place to visit. It is out of the way, it is casual, had good service, good food, we had salad's, fish, fries and hush puppies (these were the best I ever had, pleasantly surprised). We saved room for dessert and it was well worth it, several pies, but I... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I'm amazed that I have not reviewed this restaurant before now because this is absolutely my favorite seafood restaurant in Hampton, and I live here. What I'm discovering, however, is just how solid the menu is... I was so addicted to the shrimp, for a long time I wouldn't order anything else...until one night I decided to order the clam... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I really like seafood, and fried clams are among my favorites. Had lunch here, and the clams were as good as any I've had anywhere. Large portion, fried just the right time. Surf Rider has a reputation with locals as the best place to bring friends. Since you have to drive past a mobile home park to get there, you... More 

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Seven Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was my second visit to Surf Rider. Loved my seafood platter in February 2013 and stopped in Hampton just so I could eat here again. This time my husband was with me and he is ready to move to Hampton so he can eat here all the time. He had the seafood platter and I had fried oyster platter.... More 

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Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We really enjoy good, fresh seafood & you can always count on good & fresh here! Had the broiled platter & the crab cake & shrimp. Very good hush puppies too. On this particular visit, we were unlock enough to get a server that didn't pay attention to us at all. I asked 3 times to get a refill on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I would have giving this place a higher rating, because the seafood is absolutely awsome, however our server was the worst thing that I had ever witnessed. The food arrived fast and was quite tasty.When I have to beg for a beverage refill multiple times and still not receive it. Well it left a bad taste in my mouth. I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Bay was awesome, Huge deck while you wait. A large billboard full of boats for sale. Almost a two hour wait for dinner, but it was well worth it. The fried oysters were excellent. The bourbon Shrimp was the bomb. The crab cakes top notch.Being from Georgia the sweet tea ain't the same. Great experience and the price is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This restaurant is located in a marina so the views are of the beautiful Hampton coast, yachts, and rippling water - unbeatable. They had menu options that would fit any budget, from soups, salads, sandwiches to full seafood meals. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was laid back, casual and relaxing. We had to wait for about a half... 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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