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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Ranked #28 of 1,238 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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85% Recommend
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English first
Virginia Beach, VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nothing better than outdoor seating at the Leaping Lizard on a nice spring or fall day. The food is wonderful, everything made fresh and probably a lot more healthy than we'd like to know. The chicken salad sandwich is the BEST. If you are in the area, I highly recommend this place for a casual lunch at this friendly, quaint... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our friends saw this place on a Food Network show, and wanted to go. It's a cutesy little establishment with a friendly staff. The food is oriented towards healthier fare, with an emphasis on using freshly caught, local seafood. I had the Crab risotto, and my wife had the Quinoa salad. Both were delicious, but neither were spectacular. If you're... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The staff prepared sweet potato biscuits for our event and worked extremely hard to make them perfect.They were incredible and enjoyed by about 100 people.Thank you again for your hard work and a 95 year olds wonderful event.

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