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8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
(757) 480-5000
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Frank4861
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Erica B
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank WendyHMartin
Brandon, Florida
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank jrtravers
Stafford, VA
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Ames025
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

To clarify myself: The NORFOLK location, 8180 Shore Drive, Norfolk VA closed. The Hampton location and All other locations are up and running well. We will greatly miss the Norfolk location that closed this week. Great bunch of people and great food.

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1 Thank cshell53
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been dining here for about 12 years. We have never had bad service and never ever have had a bad meal. Always greeted with a smile & waitresses have always been friendly. Best crab cakes I've ever had. Chesapeake Bay burger is awesome. Anything we've ever ordered has been delicious.

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Thank jillymoo65
Norfolk, Virginia
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656 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner tonight. They were packed with groups and everyone enjoying the beautiful views on this gorgeous night. My fried Shrimp and Betsy's Steam Shrimp were great. Friendly staff they got us seated quickly. Reasonable value.

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Thank boxshop
Abingdon, Virginia
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the best meals I have enjoyed that included crab cakes. Lots of crab meat and good portions. I paired it with a broccoli spear (a small tree) with a great dipping sauce that never jelled. The staff are attentive without being in your space, if you know what I mean. You have a great view of the boat... More 

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1 Thank lrfoster160
Norfolk, VA
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I go to this location often and never think to review it. Very casual atmosphere with outside dining in-season. Nice to sit and watch the boats. The fried shrimp is amazing. Their broccoli counts as two sides and it is huge!!!!! Their crab cakes are wonderful too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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