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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Ranked #38 of 1,246 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Having travelled to VB for many years from the UK this was a great find. We got a recommendation and wasn't disappointed. Quaint cafe, food was fantastic & staff were very attentive. Wife was disappointed the shop has closed, although I was quietly relived..!

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Fairview park
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ate dinner here with a friend while visiting from out of town. Wonderful atmosphere, great cocktails and amazing food! Had the shrimp and clam risotto- delicious! Afterward, the chef gave us a tour of the gardens out back. Love the fresh, healthy ingredients. Will definitely visit this place again on my next visit!

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austin, texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Always a little nervous about returning to a restaurant where I've had a great meal for fear they will fall short. Leaping Lizard proved to be up for the challenge. I had Blue Nose Tile (which I had never heard of), pan seared with a vegetable medley below and a pureed sweet potato on the side. Fish was perfect, two... More

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Kahalu u, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Quaint, unusual wooden building with inside and outdoor seating. The umbrellas provide shade outside. Friendly, prompt service. The portions are decent, not oversized like most restaurants. The salads are cut with finesse; slivers of tomato rather than bricks. The cocktails are served in mason jars with a fine slice of fruit to garnish. We had the trout, the quinoa salad... More

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We decided to give this place a try. We had lunch there and had a good meal. Standouts were the chicken salad and the fresh fruit.. The chicken salad was very tasty with large pieces of chicken and the cantaloupe was some of the best I have ever tasted. The egg salad was okay. I felt it needed some seasoning,... More

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were visiting Virginia Beach and my husband suggested we visit this place because we had seen it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. While the food was delicious, service left a lot to be desired. We ate there around 11am on Sunday, so the brunch crowd was in full swing. Fortunately, we got seated almost immediately, but from then, everything... More

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Mid Atlantic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Excellent dinner and very reasonably priced. Restaurant menu changes frequently (daily?) relevant to fresh catch of the day and available produce. We had a table for 10 and all seemed very satisfied with their meals. Service was excellent and server went out of her way to be helpful and suggested some great items. If you are a "buffet all you... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I so enjoyed sitting out on the porch on a beautiful Sunday morning and enjoying brunch. I had the cantaloupe gazpacho, and it was refreshing on a warm day. On a previous visit I had the Mahi-mahi, which was delicious. Go early and be prepared to wait. This place is very popular!

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Walnut Cove, North Carolina, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I will keep this short ans sweet. All the hot food was cold and the sandwiches were nothing special. After watching Diners Drive Ins and Dives and talking to local friends, I was expecting much more than I got. Would not go back.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a wonderful night at Leaping Lizard the staff is very friendly they were busy but still very attentive to the customers.I had the Pork Carnitas and Betsy had the Tuna. Great presentation on the dishes and we had their signature flatbread for appetizers.We got a takeout of their famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.Remember to make reservations it fills... More

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