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Surf Rider West

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723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3953
+1 757-461-6488
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (29 reviews)
“flounder” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
723 Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3953
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Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Great local spot for good eats! The service was great and it's a family oriented atmosphere. Very close the area hotels as well.

Thank Willie W
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for mediocre food made not to order without a staff that takes pride in anything, look no further. Everyone ordered something different: crab cake, a burger, and shrimp. The burger ordered medium came well done. The crab cake was gritty and didn't...More

Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed September 7, 2015

All the reviews of the Surf Rider gave high marks to the crab cakes. So, we decided to go and try them. As predicted the grab cakes were very good . Not the best I ever had but certainly in the top 5. My wife...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed August 31, 2015

I Was looking for some good seafood ...hit the jackpot here. Not a fancy place but good quick service and awesome food. Thier key lime pie is to die for...good hush puppies . ..roasted red pepper and smoked gouda soup wowzer,,my entree was wonderful

Thank celticpenguin
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a locals hangout. It is in the middle of a strip mall. Locals love the crab cakes. It is their specialty. I got the steamer. All the food was fresh and did not smell of seafood. It is decorated like a dive, but...More

Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Went last night with the family- it was pleasant enough but it is pretty basic fare though reasonably priced. The staff was very friendly and food was good but pretty basic. Local place and atmosphere- didn't try any of the seafood specials, just ordered off...More

Thank Kiloplt
Reviewed July 10, 2015

A friend of mine took me here some years ago when I started working for a company in VB and the food was excellent! So, every time I get back to the main office I make it a point to stop by and have the...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Took my wife on a date night and had been to other surf rider restaurants in the Hampton roads area. I ordered the scallops and crab cake with mashed potatoes and apple sauce. The crab cake was good, the mashed potatoes had been scooped by...More

Thank daniel l
Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not the most romantic place to eat, but i you are looking for good seafood, this is the place. Their crab cakes are pure fresh lump crab, no fillers! I was just in Norfolk for 6 days, ate here 5 nights (they close on Sunday)....More

Thank John R
Reviewed March 29, 2015

Can't go wrong with the food and service, and be ready for a down home neighborhood atmosphere, be ready to smell seafood cooking when you come in, and be ready to kick back and relax with the friendly wait staff. No one's putting on any...More

Thank whatkey
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August 2, 2015|
Response from Kiloplt | Reviewed this property |
Menu is online and prices were reasonable- some specials on the blackboard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 757-461-6488
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