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Surf Rider Restaurant

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1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (129 reviews)
“seafood” (126 reviews)
“shrimp” (59 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We do go here on occasion but the food is not very good and the atmosphere is terrible. They built windows in the building that a tall person might be able to see out of and it's just tables in a big room. No atmosphere....More

Thank VAmotorcyclecouple
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The drive takes you through an older residential area, and then you drive through an active marina (with some very nice boats). All four of us ordered the crab cakes, and they were very good. Our server Kiera (sp?) was very friendly and helpful, the...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Located at a marina that was a little difficult to find, due to a detour and road construction. We waited quite a while to give our order because the waitress said she did not realize it was given to her, but once ordered the food...More

Thank Angel Y
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Will be back grade A service The crabcakes were so amazing every bite you taste a big chunk of crap doesn't get any better if you want crabcakes this is the place to go will be back again

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed July 27, 2017

A date brought me here since this is one of his and his kid's favorite places. We requested a booth in the back next to the windows. The sun was setting and there were no shades so my date was constantly shifting in his seat...More

1  Thank Mean B
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant location is right on the water in a marina. Atmosphere is super casual, food was great. Our teenager kids loved the crab legs and our flounder sandwich was yummy. Our daughter said the chicken tenders were the best she's ever had! The kids enjoyed...More

Thank Lynette K
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Better arrive early to get seated without a wait! The restaurant is at a marina, waterfront setting. Many boaters park their boats, come to eat and depart. Service is efficient, tables are clean, servers are friendly and attentive. Food is delicious, nice presentation, just as...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We have been here off and on for years. This is a small family owned chain. It is known for its seafood and it is wonderful. This latest time we went for drinks in the afternoon and just ate tuna bites. They were as we...More

Thank LisaSmith703
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Fabulous Fried Shrimp & Seafood platter. Baked potatoes are wonderful as well as french fries. A number of great desserts to choose from.

Thank James B
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Go with an appetite, these shrimp are huge and very well done! Worth every penny. Great service, great atmosphere.

Thank Mike N
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from BURGESS-IN-VA | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But, Deadrise at Fort Monroe has patio on which you can eat. Good food too.
June 1, 2016|
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Response from GrandpaGene | Reviewed this property |
Soft shells are in season - but you need to contact the restaurant itself for the definitive answer.
January 25, 2016|
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Response from C. Scott E | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list and a good selection of local beers. Prices, I'm not sure about.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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 Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
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