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“what a unique place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Leaping Lizard Cafe

Leaping Lizard Cafe
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
757-460-5327
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Ranked #44 of 1,256 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“what a unique place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I went with a group of 8 people and they sat us right away on a Sunday afternoon during labor day weekend. we were shocked to say the least that this place wasn't swarming with people during sunday brunch. they sat us on the back patio where we could see the produce area where they sell their own organic natural seeming produce. was so excited to finish my meal and make my way over there. I ate one of their benedicts which was really delicious. whatever dressing they use to put on the side greens was phenomenal. we all could've drank that alone. the whole table had a blueberry mojito which tasted delicious but honestly i could hardly taste the alcohol (maybe cus they are premixed according to our very friendly waitress). the vegetable soup was scrumptious and just tasted like a fresh farm diced up into a cup of spectacular slightly spicy tomato broth. I tasted my friends blueberry french toast or something that resembled it and although i wouldn't be able to eat is as a meal because it was so heavy, it was still very yummy. Overall this place gets my nom nom approval!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Don't be fooled by the initial impression from the road, this is some of the best food in the area, period, which is exactly why it was featured on The Food Network. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2013
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Smithville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent choice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Saw this on Diner's, Drive-ins, & Dive's with Guy. What a good decision to go here. We arrived around 10:30, were nervous at first since no-one else was there before knowing the restaurant didn't open until 11am...LOL...There was a beautiful gift shop next door to browse through if you arrive early.
We had a great lunch! Beef tenderloin and salad, chicken salad & potato salad & green salad, virginia ham sandwich on a sweet potato biscuit with potato salad & fish soup & green salad, tuna wrap with potato salad. Everyone also had melon with their lunch.
Everything was great and good size portions. After lunch we were offered an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that was out of this world and large enough for 4 at $2.25 can't beat that.
For 4 of us with 20%+ tip was $60, well worth every penny.

They also have a produce market with ultimate watermelon, nice looking veggies

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good thing we got there early for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

On our way to ORF airport and pulled in for a "quick" lunch. At 11:00 we were 4th in line and eat on the covered deck despite a light rain. The service was very good. We had fried green tomatoes - excellent, hummus with a really good crusty bread - also excellent, then Mahi Mahi with a peach sauce - better than excellent. Never has a blue berry - basil mohito until this day, served in a half pint ball jar, it was worth the lifetime wait. Serving sizes were just right. When we left about an hour and a half later, the waiting line was about twenty people in the light rain, restaurant filled. It's certainly family friendly, on our next trip our family will be with us and we will get there early.
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Visited August 2013
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Middletown, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Cannot share enough great words about the Leaping Lizard. I truly had a tough time wanting to write this review because I am afraid we will not be able to get a table the next time we return to Virginia Beach. :) The food is amazing for everything is prepared fresh everyday. Our waitress, Linda was the best waitress we have had in many year, if ever! We loved it so much we ate there both nights we were in Virginia Beach. The Leaping Lizard is doing everything right for a most enjoyable and fun dining experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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