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

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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
Great lunch!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
CandyMan627
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Lutherville, Maryland
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Suffolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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