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Surf Rider

8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
(757) 480-5000
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Ranked #45 of 602 Restaurants in Norfolk
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
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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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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chesapeake, va
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a whim for lunch. What a pleasant surprise!! The ambiance is great. I was seated after a very short wait. My server, Nicole, was pleasant and genuinely friendly and attentive. The restaurant overlooks a marina crowded full of boats, but the water views are nice and soothing. I ordered the blackened tuna sandwich which came with... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They having been bad the few (3) or less times I've visited but it's a step or 5 up from Red Lobster. I can only speak for the GreenBrier Location.

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Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place is a find! The atmosphere is casual, and they have a great menu with beer, wine, and drinks. You can sit inside or out on the water and the staff is friendly. The prices are good, too!

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