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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
LOVE This Place

We live about 2 hours away and first visited because this restaurant was on TV. I have been to about 20 DDD places and this is my favorite by far. The food is incredible. It is very popular so plan on a wait if you go during peak hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
ZenHeron
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We live about 2 hours away and first visited because this restaurant was on TV. I have been to about 20 DDD places and this is my favorite by far. The food is incredible. It is very popular so plan on a wait if you go during peak hours.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This gem is completely unforgettable. No seriously. My party(7ppl) loved the food so much we passed out plates around to try everything(though I didn't wanna share my curry chicken and still wanted to try everyone else's hahahaha). The curry was not overwhelming and the chicken was perfectly cooked! Very moist! Such nice helpings. I also had the red pepper bisque.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Leaping Lizard is a casual, fresh, and local brunch spot that is my new favorite place. I would recommend the crab cake benedict that comes with a salad, fresh fruit, and potato salad. It was all FRESH and LOCAL. We did eat inside but I Leaping Lizard does have a nice outdoor patio too. Can't wait to go back!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went for lunch...had the Surry ham, turkey, and provolone sandwich. Tasted like something I can make in my panini maker at home. 1 slice of cantaloupe cut into 2 was the "fresh fruit", along with about 1 Tbsp of potato salad....not worth the price ๐Ÿ‘Ž. The bakery next door, however, was a different story....delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹. Good thing we got there... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We decided to drop in hopeful of an available table. Reservations are highly recommended. We got seated right before they completely filled. The baked goods for the appetizers were amazing. Our entrees were incredible. Each of us had a different selection. The service was friendly and fast considering how busy they were with the addition of a large wedding reception.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One of the best kept secrets in the area. Not a huge menu but everything on here is delicious. Bread and produce in house. Insane value.

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usa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is very earthy and hip to what is the latest craze in health food. The menu is a little limited but definitely different. If you are hungry I might suggest a sandwich. Those appeared to be a little bigger in size. I ordered a grilled sandwich that was very thin and not big in substance. The potato salad... More 

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Onley, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very eclectic and varied menu. Stopped for a takeout salad. Service was awesome even though they were very busy! Salad is delicious and filling. Very fresh. I need to try other items on the menu sometime!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 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 24ยฐ) 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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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?