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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
757-460-5327
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Ranked #30 of 1,244 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
Walnut Cove, North Carolina, United States
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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
83 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Media, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews 228 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

found this cafe courtesy of 3 d's. as with his others was not disappointed. a hidden gem. had sunday brunch, me eggs benedict using surrey ham over rosemary toast. great salad and potato salad. my wife also had eggs benedict but with wahoo. very reasonable, great wait staff. get there early as this is a well known spot. wish it... More

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a horrible first impression when we walked up to host (outside) and we were ignored as the host greeted 2 sets of people still getting out of their vehicles. We asked about certain diet restrictions and was told 'you would know better than me'. That would be impossible for a customer to know ingredients of food prepared there.... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

went there and had very good food, good service and really enjoyed the ambiance. dinner is served on 3 nights a week and the menu changes daily. Food is fresh, a little different, but completely enjoyable

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