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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Ranked #53 of 1,261 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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

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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were in town visiting family and stopped here. Our experience was overshadowed by the smallness of the crab cakes two of us ordered. We are still laughing about how small they were - about the size of a half dollar, served with 4 string beans, mixed greens and a 2 slices of fruit. The other sandwiches ordered were much... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We love stopping by the Leaping Lizard for brunch...the blueberry mojito is yummy! Their menu is what I like to call "unique healthy" and a treat. The outside garden seating is fabulous on a beautiful fall day. The service is always friendly. We can't wait to go back.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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174 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Several of my coworkers and I were working in the Little Creek area on sunny day and one suggested we meet his girlfriend and her friends for lunch at Leaping Lizard. This is definitely a hangout for women and old hippies; organic (so the say), smaller ‘light’ portions, salads and soups. I’d guess the women outnumbered the men 3:1 on... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Saw this place on the show and decided to give it a try. Parking can be tight, It was very good but I guess I expected excellent. There was a wait for lunch but not bad. We were able to sit outside which was nice and the service was very good. I ordered a Turkey/Roast Beef sandwich and thought the... More 

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Additional Information about Leaping Lizard Cafe

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

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