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Surf Rider West

723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 461-6488
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Ranked #36 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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English first
VA Beach
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I eat here on a regular basis because it is not a place that caters to tourists in their menu or prices. They have daily specials that are always a good deal and the quality of the seafood is up to par with most of the other places in the area but NOT in price. Nice to... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

They have great soups and always wonderfully fresh seafood. A little off the beaten path as far as location- in a strip mall that seemed rather deserted, but the food was good and reasonably priced- we go each time we head to Virginia Beach.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want good seafood without ridiculous prices, you need to try Surfrider. The seafood is fresh and tasty and if you like, or even think you might like broccoli, order it here. You get a head of broccoli with a cup of hollandaise that will knock your socks off. You can't go wrong here.

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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 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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