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Surf Rider West

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723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 461-6488
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  • 26
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OK restaurant

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Tanya H
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 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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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

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