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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

at the recommendation of a local hotel, we gave this place a try. The food was great. We had scallops and crab. Local beer selection was also good. Stop by and give them a try.

Thank Mgruen2
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The food just didn't have much flavor. The seafood was fair (my shrimp was a little over cooked), but lacked attention to detail. The sides (corn and mashed potatoes) had very little flavor. The desert we had (banana pudding) was slightly above average. It at least appeared home made and had texture to it.

Thank ressd
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 bubbles 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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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?