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Surf Rider - CLOSED

8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
+1 757-480-5000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Oct 12, 2016
“great fried seafood, oysters, shrimp, etc”
Oct 6, 2016
“GREAT local seafood restaurant”
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8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

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
Reviewed October 6, 2016

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...More

Thank lsbernst
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
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....More

Thank mikemarsala
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,...More

Thank davidpU9254YX
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...More

Thank Frank4861
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Ames025
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: 8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-5000
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