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Surf Rider Restaurant

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1 Marina Road, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a fan. There are so many better places to get seafood in the area. Almost ALL of the seafood on the menu is fried... why?! Service is typically terrible and the menu items are expensive for what you actually receive. I used to love this place about 10 years ago, but it has just continually gone down hill.

Thank Amanda O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great. Service was thorough and attentive, even with the place being packed. We got sat just before 2 parties of 17. Couldve been terrible service but waitress was consistent and prompt. Food was hot and delicious. Had the broiles seafood platter, everything was delicous. Broccoli counts as 2 sides, because its a whole head, served with hollandaise (wasnt... More 

Thank Tim S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious and delightful. From the atmosphere to the view to the menu full of local fare this is a place to dine. Find someone who has been there to help you discover this favorite nested along the winding coastal waterways. Shrimp and crab cakes are the favorites!!! If you order broccoli, be hungry :)

Thank LadyEpicurean
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was within walking distance of the Marina we were staying so for dinner we decided it was an easy place to try. It's not a fancy waterside restaurant - it reminded me of a large coffee shop. Fluorescent lighting isn't flattering for food or people. However we weren't going to let it deter us. The food was good... More 

Thank Boatlady98
Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner with some friends, I ordered the fried flounder, Very large portions of fish! Fries could have been better and the slaw was good. Hushpuppies were awesome. Service wasn't bad for a late Friday night.

Thank Buddy D
Hampton, Virginia
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a couple of months since we've been here, and on a slow Monday night with storm repairs still going on at our house, we decided to return. If anything the food has gotten better! I had my usual fried clam basket- terrific, very sweet clams not overdone just perfect, my wife had the crab legs, and although not... More 

Thank Hevilift2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were disappointed with our lunch. From reading the reviews we had great expectations. But I have had fresher crab cakes in Texas! Waitresses were attentive, but the food didn't impress. That crab laid on the beach too long!

Thank Andrea H
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surf Rider will be a favorite of yours once you visit....the crab cabs are wonderful and the broccoli is great...atmosphere is nice and the prices are reasonable..nice family atmosphere

Thank 589jen
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average seaside restaraunt But fun atmosphere. Fried food mostly but it's good and reasonable prices

Thank Christine S
Butte, Montana
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My uncle n I had lunch and it was fast and good service, good was delicious! Clam strip basket and Mahi Tacos would definitely go again n refer to anyone nice casual friendly.

Thank samjen143

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Road, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: 757-723-9366

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