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Surf Rider West

723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 461-6488
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Ranked #59 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
Norfolk, Va.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch with different daily sea food, sandwich and soup, and meat specials every day! Scallops, founder, meatloaf and steak sandwiches are terrific. Crab cakes are wonderful either grilled or broiled. Goes there e dry Monday for lunch with friends, then my wife and will go several other times a month! Eat the Bread pudding ...it is a... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very limited menu. More variety at long john silvers. Not worth the money if you're looking for a night out. Should have got up and left as soon as we looked at menu.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Located on Newton Road near several hotels, this was a natural for me to try out because I much prefer locally owned restaurants over chains. The Surf Rider West doesn't look like much as you drive up, located at the end of a nondescript strip mall. Don't let the exterior put you off. The inside is dark and there are... More

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Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were told about this restaurant at our hotel...We didn't know what to expect but it was close to our hotel LaQuinta (See review)...Located on a non descript mini mall we were pleasantly surprised...The inside is not fancy at all and you can tell its clientele is local (which always tells you its good)...The menu is varied (all kinds of... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel staff recommended this place to me and Im glad I took their advice. This is a small restaurant (more of a locals place), and they have wonderful seafood and give you large portions and the prices are great! I will definitely be going here again!!!

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stopped by for a late lunch with wife and parents in-law. We were promptly greeted and seated and given our drinks. Atmosphere was pleasant albeit a little dark. Dad ordered a Clam Platter while mom ordered a Shrimp Platter. Sweetie ordered Chicken and Dumplings and I ordered the Meat Loaf Special. Chicken and Dumplings were good as was the Meat... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Staying in a Newtown Road hotel, I didn't have time to go all the way to Norfolk or the beach for seafood. Even for a quick dinner, I was pretty sure I could find a decent non-chain choice without driving far. With those criteria, the Web reviews led me to Surf Rider West. If you're looking for ambience, upscale dining,... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Shrimp gumbo was AMAZING, but service was only okay - server couldn't get our checks quite right (party of 4, 3 different checks). Would go back for a good meal, but ask for a different waitress.

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Mableton, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The services and food was great. They served the best and largest crab cakes ever. The cakes were fresh and flaky. Nice seating area. Not as crowded as expected. Heard great things concerning the restaurant from my clients and the hotel staff. The hotel staff stated that it was the best seafood in the area. I have to concur based... More

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new jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We went to this place based on the recommendation of our hotel representative and regretted it. Walking in, I found the place to be in need of updating - it looked worn and didn't give a good first impression. The menu is small and does offer something like fried chicken or burger for those that don't like seafood. I selected... More

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