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Surf Rider

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725 Eden Way N, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3075
+1 757-549-2626
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, get fried oysters just because. I went all in on a recent trip, tried a few things. I was excited to find a local place with good reviews. it is genuinely good. The fried oysters were just right. Lump crab was definitely good although expensive. I would go here again.

Thank XSmojo
Chesapeake, Virginia
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend 2 single crab cake lunches. 2 ice tea. $35.00 bill before tip. Crab cakes very good. Sides corfrom a can. Green beans ftom a can. Fried ochre very good, but from frozen. Not my first choice for seafood. But good.

Thank Larry B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a Saturday afternoon I wanted fish I went to Surfrider. Of course it was perfect for fish. Our waitress was excellent. Our food was excellent. The restaurant is a favorite with locals.

Thank GloriaMunday
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had fish tacos and they just weren't that good. Have been here before just never had anything that I really liked and would try again.

Thank Emily D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

High prices like seafood restaurants at the oceanfront but with about half of the quality. It gave me the impression of an average seafood restaurant trying to be something it is not. The service was poor and the menu selections were typical. I saw nothing that justified the high prices.

Thank TheEventualExpat
Detroit, Michigan
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Enjoyed a quick dinner here while in town, Nice clean restaurant, staff was very friendly, selection and portions were very good.

Thank jrbray89
Grand Prairie, Texas
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217 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This was our first visit to the Surf Rider. We were invited by good friends and were not disappointed. The seafood can be prepared fried, steamed, or grilled and all of the dishes were excellent. The crab cakes are a must and the vegetables and appetizers available were outstanding. If you are eating healthy or want to get a good... More 

Thank Steve P
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

This ( Greenbrier location) is one of the better restaurants for good seafood in the Hampton Roads area. The crab cakes are made with lump crabmeat with very little filler. Very large butterfly shrimp, large portion of flounder and other seafoods are available. Large steamed broccoli with hollandaise sauce is delicious. Friendly staff and very spacious and family oriented environment.

Thank U3266MHshirleyh
1 review
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I did not end up going to Surf Rider as I caught the flu bug, but my husband, daughter and grandson went to meet some family members and they all enjoyed it very much.

Thank Brenda B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Very good shrimp and potato cakes and salad and Lima beans! Very good waitress that knew what we would need and had it ready before we asked!

Thank Lisa4me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Eden Way N, Chesapeake, VA 23320-3075
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: +1 757-549-2626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?