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Leaping Lizard Cafe

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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
757-460-5327
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10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    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
Leaping Lizard cafe

The food was good, service slow, I think only 2 waiter staff. But she always topped up our iced tea. I ordered the crab cakes, but there was only one tiny crab cake, why call it crab cakes. Anyway the taste was good but not worth $10.99. Other had the tuna, it was good again abit small, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food was good, service slow, I think only 2 waiter staff. But she always topped up our iced tea. I ordered the crab cakes, but there was only one tiny crab cake, why call it crab cakes. Anyway the taste was good but not worth $10.99. Other had the tuna, it was good again abit small, and another had... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What can I say. Some of the best food in the area, reasonable portions, and mostly locally sources ingredients. You have to try their sweet potato biscuits and be sure to visit the farmers market in the back. Be prepared to wait a little for a table unless you make reservations.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My first visit to Leaping Lizard. Never could go because parking is VERY limited. So, walk, bicycle, or ride your motorcycles and scooters to get there because it is worth it. I had the chicken salad plate and everything was fresh and delicious. Stop by the bakery next door, as it is a local gem as well. I ALMOST bought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I heard about this quaint cafe off of Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. So we went out of our way a year ago to try it! It was so good that this year we just had to come back again. The place boasts of local, fresh food. Chickens out back and a produce stand and bakery... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Years ago, this place was my first farm to fork experience. Everything is fresh and excellent quality. (They even have a produce stand where you can buy fruit & vegetables after you dine. If you sit on the back porch you can watch the chickens wandering around the yard.) It is one of my "go to" places. Not really close... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Saw this place in Food Network and wanted to try it. Excellent food and service. Very fresh and lots of color. Looking forward to coming back when it's cooler to try the soups. Bakery and farm stand adjacent. Nice touch.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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229 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was our second visit this time my wife and I hosted her sister who drove in from Hampton asking to go to a more unique restaurant. And this one is - interesting decor with a very relaxed outdoor optional seating area. The restaurant features home grown produce and local seafood prepared in a very unique way. There were no... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have visited twice for lunch. We were very impressed after our first visit (ambiance, value, customer service), but were not so impressed after our second. Three and a half stars for the second visit, actually. First off, we ordered Bloody Marys that were to die for. They were great. Our compliments to the bartender. Then our entrees arrived. Mine... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We decided to drop in hopeful of an available table. Reservations are highly recommended. We got seated right before they completely filled.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The bride and I are on a weekly lunch safari. Went to the Leaping Lizard for a Friday lunch, neither had been there previously. There is outside seating but the humidity was a little high so we waited for an inside seat. She had the roast beef sandwich w/ potato salad and I had chicken salad w/ the potato salad.... 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?