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Surf Rider West

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723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3953
(757) 461-6488
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always on the look out for local eateries that have fresh seafood. At this location I found the crab cakes were fantastic, hardly any filler. Top that off with a local beer and exceptional service that's a win every time.

Thank Jean C
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There has been a change in the crabcakes as I see other people say. Ordered a combo saw fried oysters ( AMAZING) and a crabcake for $23. The crabcake had no lump crab and was tasteless - my nick name is crabcake. I left most on plate as it didn't even taste like anything- looked like crab but no taste.... More 

Thank christii w
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service was fantastic with an enthusiastic, bright server named Brittany. My pound of crab legs was yummy. My husband's fried flounder was big enough to feed 4 people and very nicely cooked. His baked potato was not good. The salads were large enough. His meal included two sides, but my salad was $5 more because the crab legs didn't... More 

Thank Julie S
Irving, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Great food when I go to Norfolk I always eat here. I have been going for almost 20 years and crab cakes are always the same delicious.

Thank Danny D
Chesterfield, Virginia
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

This is the place for the ultimate crab cake & broccoli special. The hollandaise sauce was perfect for dipping the broccoli. The cocktail sauce gave the crab cake a flavorful boost. Gratifying!

Thank Hhoppin
Gurgaon, India
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

The place is very famous among the locals for sea food. I had a chicken platter which was nicely done. Sides were also attended properly.

Thank AnkurTrivedi
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is not a large restaurant. Nine of us sat and visited. We were not rushed, waitress was agreeable to our weight watcher requests. Everyone enjoyed their order, and one couple has returned since, taking friends. The single "crab cake" was served in a casserole dish, was a generous serving, and was wonderful. As WW members, we had salad and... More 

Thank BusyVirginia
Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Reading previous reviews I strongly recommend this place.Hampton recommend this restaurant. Staff was great seafood soup was very good and shrimp scallops, lump crab was excellent. Will definitely come back

Thank zimbak66
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

After our favorite surf rider in norfolk closed permanently, we decided to give this location a try. Very disappointed. Crab cakes were not like other locations. I had to send my steak back,I asked for medium well,it came rare in the middle, the waitress took it back. It came back still red. She said she would have them cook it... More 

Thank jillymoo65
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

atmosphere was fine, service was ok, food was terrible, she crab soup was disgusting..rue was burnt and onions raw..We both got sick and a 1/2 hr after we ate!

Thank melissaw06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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 - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3953
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 461-6488

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?