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All 604 Norfolk Restaurants

Surf Rider

8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
(757) 480-5000
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Ranked #41 of 604 Restaurants in Norfolk
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Omaha, Nebraska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had found Surf Rider on Trip Advisor and while down there, decided to give it a try. I thought the crab cake I had in a restaurant in D.C. was good, the crab cake at Surf Rider would put it to shame. The person I dined with had shrimp salad with the house-made potato chips with their seasoning. Very... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Neat place right on the water. Not fancy and a great view. Most important, they have an unbelievable crab cake. Broiled lightly and zero filler. Get the Caesar salad ($6.99) with a crab cake on top ($6.99), it's fantastic. Didn't try anything else but everything I saw looked great.

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I decide to choose this place after reading the reviews and at the advice from the Hotel staff from where we where staying for our 1 year Anniversary Vacation this past Sunday. We where not disappointed ! The food was excellent! The steak, Crab cakes are superb! The outside patio is the perfect atmosphere overlooking he boat... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I began coming here after I had a business lunch here. We like it so much we come here to celebrate special occasions. I was most recently here for my birthday dinner. My husband always has the crabmeat in one form or another. I LOVE the scallops and the shrimp tacos. I usually alternate. I tried the... More

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San Diego, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Excellent restaurant. I had the broiled seafood platter which was great. The crab cakes are some of he best that I have ever had, and I eat crab cakes everywhere and compare! Lots of seafood and great taste. Nice atmosphere by a marina.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a large group for lunch and they handled our group without a problem. We enjoyed calamari appetizers and most people had soft shell crabs or fried oysters.We all had a great lunch and were able to talk and enjoyed this event. Consistently good for one of our go to locations for events.Service was excellent.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to 3 different Surf Riders so far and I am done!! The last time was the worst!! I ordered scallops and had a feather in it... They took my plate away told me they were making me new scallops but what really happened was they removed the feather reheated the scallops and brought them back out!! I... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Large portions. Great food. We’re stuffed! It was a stormy evening, but My Lady and I braved the weather to dine at this Surf Rider location. Each of us ordered a platter of fried seafood …. flounder and crab cake. I ordered the Hatteras Clam Chowder (first time having this type of clam chowder) which was clear broth looking concoction.... More

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Charleroi, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the seafood platter and one of the parts was a crab cake. (My wife ordered the Crab cake meal) Well, once I tasted the crab cake on my plate, I wished I had ordered the meal like my wife. WOW! Was it good. Everything on my platter was excellent and fresh, but the Crab cakes were over the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Go there hungry the portions are generous and service is very good. When Norfolk, try crab cake, it really is the best we have tasted . The price for our meal was very reasonable. Getting there is tricky as if you are not mindful, you will pass your exit.

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Additional Information about Surf Rider

Address: 8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
Phone Number: (757) 480-5000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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