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Leaping Lizard Cafe

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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
757-460-5327
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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
Interesting Venue on Shore Drive

Excellent food. Good variety of food. Crowded. Be sure to order the sweet potato biscuits. Sorry they closed the gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Julie W
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. Good variety of food. Crowded. Be sure to order the sweet potato biscuits. Sorry they closed the gift shop.

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Norfolk, Virginia
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was delivered after about 30 min. Restaurant only about half full and the place is small. So why 30 minutes? Crab cake average. Crab cake is my fav when I go out; lots of better crab cakes out there. After food was finally delivered, waitress never came back. Excuse me? I've been a waitress. You ALWAYS check back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great service and the atmosphere is amazing. It's a quaint little cafe off of Shore Drive. Went for lunch today and immediately made a reservation for dinner the same night

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austin, texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After some great meals on previous visits, we were looking forward to dinner. Unfortunately, this was not a very good visit from start to finish. Pleasant, cheerful greeting but then the wait service had a lot of emphasis on the "wait" part of the title. Not a happy camper. Both my wife and I ordered the "clam pot" which turned... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I had seen this restaurant reviewed on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives by its somewhat eccentric and very likable Guy Fieri - so my wife and I took the drive over to Shore Drive (a bit out of our way, but well worth the trip) to try it out. If my photos are permitted in this post, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We live about 2 hours away and first visited because this restaurant was on TV. I have been to about 20 DDD places and this is my favorite by far. The food is incredible. It is very popular so plan on a wait if you go during peak hours.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This gem is completely unforgettable. No seriously. My party(7ppl) loved the food so much we passed out plates around to try everything(though I didn't wanna share my curry chicken and still wanted to try everyone else's hahahaha). The curry was not overwhelming and the chicken was perfectly cooked! Very moist! Such nice helpings. I also had the red pepper bisque.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Leaping Lizard is a casual, fresh, and local brunch spot that is my new favorite place. I would recommend the crab cake benedict that comes with a salad, fresh fruit, and potato salad. It was all FRESH and LOCAL. We did eat inside but I Leaping Lizard does have a nice outdoor patio too. Can't wait to go back!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went for lunch...had the Surry ham, turkey, and provolone sandwich. Tasted like something I can make in my panini maker at home. 1 slice of cantaloupe cut into 2 was the "fresh fruit", along with about 1 Tbsp of potato salad....not worth the price πŸ‘Ž. The bakery next door, however, was a different story....delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹. Good thing we got there... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We decided to drop in hopeful of an available table. Reservations are highly recommended. We got seated right before they completely filled. The baked goods for the appetizers were amazing. Our entrees were incredible. Each of us had a different selection. The service was friendly and fast considering how busy they were with the addition of a large wedding reception.... More 

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Additional Information about Leaping Lizard Cafe

Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
Phone Number: 757-460-5327
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
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
Cuisine: Healthy

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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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