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Surf Rider

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8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
(757) 480-5000
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a go-t0 place, esp on your way to or from the beach. not gourmet but really good, and service is fine

Thank rustyroohoo
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better crab cakes in the area, and if you aren't driving, you have to treat yourself to their signature "Rum Runner", or better yet perhaps two of them! While I haven't had dessert there in a while due to always being too full, they are always a great way to top off a meal. Service is always... More 

Thank lsbernst
Norfolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Frequently dine at Surf Ryder and have eaten at several locations. Food is always delicious. Great service. No waiting.

Thank cathy b
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The cool breeze blew thru the restaurant like we were seated on some Island. The smell of the salt air mixed with the fresh prepared seafood. The large ceiling fan moves air thru the restaurant, but may take you napkin away, or blow your menu. The fresh tuna salad is just that, fresh, cool, and delicious. Boats move up and... More 

Thank mikemarsala
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Surf Rider is one of my favorite places to go in the VA Beach area. While it is a (small) chain of restaurants, each one if different with it's own character. Don't get me wrong, the food is consistent and very good at all locations, just the atmosphere changes. From the fried shrimp to the crab cakes to the raw... More 

Thank davidpU9254YX
Hampton, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We went to the Hampton Surfrider Restaurant lastnight, the wait wasn't too long, and the service was pretty good also. The problem we had with all 4 dinners, they were cold when they hit the table. The steak and crabcake combo was cold, the hushpuppies even worse. The wife had to send back her broiled scallops dinner because they were... More 

Thank Frank4861
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is your standard mom and pop fried seafood restaurant except the crab cakes are spectacular. All crab, minimal fillet, no shell! As for their special broccoli, it's just steamed broccoli (a head of it) with hollandaise. Stick with the crab cakes!

Thank Erica B
Ashburn, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

I had the crab cakes, which are really baked crab in a dish! SO this means not much filler, just yummy crab meat. I also had broccoli as a side, and it was good too. Definitely a place to try.

Thank WendyHMartin
Brandon, Florida
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

A Norfolk chain of Seafood resturants that are very enjoyable. Always good food, cold drinks, friendly service and plentiful food. There are several other locations through out Hampton and VA Beach.

Thank jrtravers
Stafford, VA
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was my 2nd visit to the Surf Rider. I've been thinking about their crab cakes for over a year. I think they were better this year! Totally delicious! I ordered the 1 crab cake platter that comes with 2 sides. The sides were tasted fine but were nothing special. The meal was filling and I didn't have room for... More 

Thank Ames025

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 480-5000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?