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Leaping Lizard Cafe

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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
757-460-5327
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Lunch

Visited for lunch, I'm assuming you could always expect a small wait, we waited about 10 minutes for a table for two, not bad. We were seated in the heated outdoor area which isn't bad. Had the chicken salad sandwich with potato salad, and a ham turkey cheese sandwich. Both were very delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
h3rbie
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited for lunch, I'm assuming you could always expect a small wait, we waited about 10 minutes for a table for two, not bad. We were seated in the heated outdoor area which isn't bad. Had the chicken salad sandwich with potato salad, and a ham turkey cheese sandwich. Both were very delicious. They also have a bakery next door,... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Jumpin' Jehosaphats, another good tv find that did not disappoint! It's a charming little place, & I do mean little (if it is too cold, like 24°) then they only seat inside which is a total of 6 tables. Fortunatly we planned ahead an made a reservation. The absolute sweetest, most adorable hostess/waitress seated us immediatly and got our drinks... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Atmosphere is a bit like trendy hippie but with EXTENSIVE menu. We had the turkey wrap and bean soup with tuna salad and all was great. Very reasonable prices. I would return without question. Very healthy choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to Leapin Lizards as part of a quest during a recent VA beach vacation to visit several restaurants we had heard about but never visited. Leapin Lizards was one of these. It is actually right on Shore Drive, but set back far enough from the road, that you have to look for it to find it. It seems... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Beachy atmosphere. Great waitstaff. Interesting menu. Good bar and wine selection. But the food is excellent. Butternut squash soup, crab cakes, delicious beef, the food is seasonal and cooked with love and artistry. There is outside seating with heaters in the winter in a tree-lined setting. Moreover for those of us with sweet teeth, this restaurant offers fudge for dessert.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You won't be disappointed. There is nothing on their menu that isn't ridiculously fresh and prepared with artful skill. I like to go with friends and we each order something different, then we sample one another's. There just aren't any bad choices. And the prices aren't too scary either!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We make 1 or 2 road trips a year to Florida from New Jersey and always stop here to eat. Making the 7 am Cape May Lewes Ferry gets us to the Leapng Lizard at lunchtime. We found this restaurant on Triple D about 3 years ago and now we never miss it. This cafe is a must. Haven't had... More 

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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

2 of us dined here for lunch on a weekday. We ate here specifically because it was on DDD. Everything was fine. Nothing great but just fine. The place is small and charming. Service was prompt. Prices are reasonable and portions average. I had the club which was good. My wife had the soup and salad. The house made dressing... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is one of the best breakfast and lunch places in Virginia Beach. Tucked away on Shore Drive, small location and you normally have to wait around lunch hour. It is worth to bring the time. Very cosy atmosphere, nice outdoor seating with an almost California Feeling. The menu is so excellent. All I tasted so far was outstanding The... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Following years of glowing reviews from friends, we opted to finally have a meal at the Leaping Lizard. Seated at the very back outside table, we had a great view of the kitchen's back door and the "drink table". Having been provided a speciality drink menu, I was easily able to determine which plastic pitcher contained specific beverages. There were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-460-5327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?