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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Excellent lunch!

Atmosphere is a bit like trendy hippie but with EXTENSIVE menu. We had the turkey wrap and bean soup with tuna salad and all was great. Very reasonable prices. I would return without question. Very healthy choices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
xpuha23
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Virginia Beach, VA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia Beach, VA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Atmosphere is a bit like trendy hippie but with EXTENSIVE menu. We had the turkey wrap and bean soup with tuna salad and all was great. Very reasonable prices. I would return without question. Very healthy choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to Leapin Lizards as part of a quest during a recent VA beach vacation to visit several restaurants we had heard about but never visited. Leapin Lizards was one of these. It is actually right on Shore Drive, but set back far enough from the road, that you have to look for it to find it. It seems... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Beachy atmosphere. Great waitstaff. Interesting menu. Good bar and wine selection. But the food is excellent. Butternut squash soup, crab cakes, delicious beef, the food is seasonal and cooked with love and artistry. There is outside seating with heaters in the winter in a tree-lined setting. Moreover for those of us with sweet teeth, this restaurant offers fudge for dessert.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You won't be disappointed. There is nothing on their menu that isn't ridiculously fresh and prepared with artful skill. I like to go with friends and we each order something different, then we sample one another's. There just aren't any bad choices. And the prices aren't too scary either!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We make 1 or 2 road trips a year to Florida from New Jersey and always stop here to eat. Making the 7 am Cape May Lewes Ferry gets us to the Leapng Lizard at lunchtime. We found this restaurant on Triple D about 3 years ago and now we never miss it. This cafe is a must. Haven't had... More 

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Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

2 of us dined here for lunch on a weekday. We ate here specifically because it was on DDD. Everything was fine. Nothing great but just fine. The place is small and charming. Service was prompt. Prices are reasonable and portions average. I had the club which was good. My wife had the soup and salad. The house made dressing... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is one of the best breakfast and lunch places in Virginia Beach. Tucked away on Shore Drive, small location and you normally have to wait around lunch hour. It is worth to bring the time. Very cosy atmosphere, nice outdoor seating with an almost California Feeling. The menu is so excellent. All I tasted so far was outstanding The... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Following years of glowing reviews from friends, we opted to finally have a meal at the Leaping Lizard. Seated at the very back outside table, we had a great view of the kitchen's back door and the "drink table". Having been provided a speciality drink menu, I was easily able to determine which plastic pitcher contained specific beverages. There were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were in town visiting family and stopped here. Our experience was overshadowed by the smallness of the crab cakes two of us ordered. We are still laughing about how small they were - about the size of a half dollar, served with 4 string beans, mixed greens and a 2 slices of fruit. The other sandwiches ordered were much... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We love stopping by the Leaping Lizard for brunch...the blueberry mojito is yummy! Their menu is what I like to call "unique healthy" and a treat. The outside garden seating is fabulous on a beautiful fall day. The service is always friendly. We can't wait to go back.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?