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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Ranked #33 of 1,242 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
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent place for lunch, small so there is often a wait...inside and outside dining but food makes it all worth while. Something for everyone, great salads, soups with a twist, noticed some gluten free/healthy choices. On Shore Drive in Virginia Beach...GPS if you have one...easy to miss it, sits back off the road, close to the CBBT. Nice little gift... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had lunch there yesterday with my wife and another couple. Mostly outside dining so you need to pick your weather carefully. Had their Hatteras chowder which was unlike most I have had before. Very different twist, but also very tasty. The chicken salad plate was very good though I must confess I was well over 50 before I had eaten... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We coupled a lunch and dinner out while we were down from Williamsburg. The place was quaint and pretty tight but the service was great. We enjoyed our lunch and would like to come back when it's not so busy.

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Onancock, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our third or fourth visit to the Leaping Lizard. It's about an hour's drive from home, so it is a commitment for us to make the trip. We took my parents there a week after Mother's Day because we couldn't get together on Mother's Day, and it was their first trip. They mostly choose mid to upper scale... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My son will want to keep it secret, but this place is great for breakfast and lunch. The outside seating is best--inside too crowded. Don't miss the organic veggies in the farm stand in back.

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