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Surf Rider West

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723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
(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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Irving, Texas
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3 reviews
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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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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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243 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This place has been our favorite for seafood in Norfolk for many years. Since Frankie's in Chick beach closed, this is the place for oysters and scallops. Small, friendly, menu specials on a chawk board and great waitresses. So, when 4 of us went there for dinner at my request, I was embarrased with the food. Two orders of fried... More 

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Best crab cakes in Tidewater Va. Two other location in area but this is the original. No frills and small but the service is good and the prices are right. Fresh local fare.

Thank Mike R
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

After finding this Restaurant---we were happy to enjoy a very nice meal--some items stood out--like the fresh oysters and crabcakes. The large steamed dinner was nicely presented but contained some over cooked shrimp that should be added later in the process. Hush puppies were flavorful but a bit heavy for our taste. Whitney was attentive and friendly. I was a... More 

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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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 461-6488

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?