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Surf Rider West

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723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 461-6488
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Worth the Visit

Reading previous reviews I strongly recommend this place.Hampton recommend this restaurant. Staff was great seafood soup was very good and shrimp scallops, lump crab was excellent. Will definitely come back

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
zimbak66
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading previous reviews I strongly recommend this place.Hampton recommend this restaurant. Staff was great seafood soup was very good and shrimp scallops, lump crab was excellent. Will definitely come back

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Thank zimbak66
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

After our favorite surf rider in norfolk closed permanently, we decided to give this location a try. Very disappointed. Crab cakes were not like other locations. I had to send my steak back,I asked for medium well,it came rare in the middle, the waitress took it back. It came back still red. She said she would have them cook it... More 

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Thank jillymoo65
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

atmosphere was fine, service was ok, food was terrible, she crab soup was disgusting..rue was burnt and onions raw..We both got sick and a 1/2 hr after we ate!

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Thank melissaw06
LINCOLN
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205 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This place has been our favorite for seafood in Norfolk for many years. Since Frankie's in Chick beach closed, this is the place for oysters and scallops. Small, friendly, menu specials on a chawk board and great waitresses. So, when 4 of us went there for dinner at my request, I was embarrased with the food. Two orders of fried... More 

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Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Best crab cakes in Tidewater Va. Two other location in area but this is the original. No frills and small but the service is good and the prices are right. Fresh local fare.

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Thank Mike R
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

After finding this Restaurant---we were happy to enjoy a very nice meal--some items stood out--like the fresh oysters and crabcakes. The large steamed dinner was nicely presented but contained some over cooked shrimp that should be added later in the process. Hush puppies were flavorful but a bit heavy for our taste. Whitney was attentive and friendly. I was a... More 

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Thank Chefmahr
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Great local spot for good eats! The service was great and it's a family oriented atmosphere. Very close the area hotels as well.

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Thank Willie W
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for mediocre food made not to order without a staff that takes pride in anything, look no further. Everyone ordered something different: crab cake, a burger, and shrimp. The burger ordered medium came well done. The crab cake was gritty and didn't taste fresh. The shrimp were cold. The wait staff didn't care about our concerns but... More 

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Thank Jeremy D
Chapin, South Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

All the reviews of the Surf Rider gave high marks to the crab cakes. So, we decided to go and try them. As predicted the grab cakes were very good . Not the best I ever had but certainly in the top 5. My wife had the seafood platter and it was very good.

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Thank Bob W
dunbar, wv
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I Was looking for some good seafood ...hit the jackpot here. Not a fancy place but good quick service and awesome food. Thier key lime pie is to die for...good hush puppies . ..roasted red pepper and smoked gouda soup wowzer,,my entree was wonderful

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 461-6488

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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