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

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  • 28
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A little known place for folks who are not local

A friend of mine took me here some years ago when I started working for a company in VB and the food was excellent! So, every time I get back to the main office I make it a point to stop by and have the crab cakes. You will not be disappointed. I have been doing this for over 8... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Ron K
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went last night with the family- it was pleasant enough but it is pretty basic fare though reasonably priced. The staff was very friendly and food was good but pretty basic. Local place and atmosphere- didn't try any of the seafood specials, just ordered off menu which is pretty limited

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A friend of mine took me here some years ago when I started working for a company in VB and the food was excellent! So, every time I get back to the main office I make it a point to stop by and have the crab cakes. You will not be disappointed. I have been doing this for over 8... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Took my wife on a date night and had been to other surf rider restaurants in the Hampton roads area. I ordered the scallops and crab cake with mashed potatoes and apple sauce. The crab cake was good, the mashed potatoes had been scooped by an ice cream scooper and was salty with a dry crust on the outside of... More 

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Tuftonboro, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not the most romantic place to eat, but i you are looking for good seafood, this is the place. Their crab cakes are pure fresh lump crab, no fillers! I was just in Norfolk for 6 days, ate here 5 nights (they close on Sunday). Friendly and caring staff, just not a fancy place if that is what you are... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Can't go wrong with the food and service, and be ready for a down home neighborhood atmosphere, be ready to smell seafood cooking when you come in, and be ready to kick back and relax with the friendly wait staff. No one's putting on any airs here. Bottle beer is served with a pedestal water glass, always cracks my husband... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While staying at one of the hotels across the street from this restaurant, I checked out the reviews online, saw that it had overwhelmingly good reviews so decided to check it out. I'm from the Gulf Coast and am particular about my seafood. Service was exceptional! From the hostess, to the waitress/server, to the time it took to receive the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food was great. You have to try the shrimp and potato puffs with the shrimp. Too cold by the water in December.

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Central Square, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

fantastic food and good friendly service. close to the hotel very accomadating. the seafood was the best

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Lutherville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A client joined suggested SRW for a quick lunch. We arrived around 11:30 and the place filled quickly. Service was friendly, attentive and efficient. My guest ordered the pot roast special and I ordered the chef salad. Both were decent but the salad had just too many grape tomatoes at each end of the plate. Other than that everything was... More 

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VA Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I dined at this Surf Rider Wednesday, August 13, for lunch. They offered fresh flounder caught that morning and it was perfect! Very reasonable lunch prices, and that in mind, with the quality of my entree, I give this Surf Rider a very high rating. The service was good (and the restaurant was full). There are many seafood restaurants in... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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