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Leaping Lizard Cafe

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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always one of our go-to spots in the Chicks Beach area. Incredible food and great service. I dream about the Bread Pudding French Toast.

Thank MargaritaDoug
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived today for lunch after driving from the Outer Banks. Saw the review from Triple D and have been wanting check it out for a couple of years. Last time I was in the area they were closed. Unusual hours. Closed after I believe at 2PM and does not reopen until 5PM. I have been told at time there can... More 

Thank Richard B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is one of my favorite places. The food is always so fresh and yummy. For brunch they have a crab quiche that is amazing. They make a bed pudding french toast that my Hubby loves. There is a bakery that we try to stay out of because everything is always so tempting and yummy!

Thank LorrieLeedy
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It doesn't matter what you order...everything is amazing. The bread pudding french toast is incredible!

Thank MargaritaDoug
Virginia Beach
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Leaping Lizard Café is a small, but charming restaurant on Shore Drive. The recent renovation added dining space and is very well designed. There is a covered outdoor eating area in the back that is very relaxing on nice days. We had dinner there and the chef changes the menu periodically. We had “duck two ways,” scallops, and the... More 

Thank VABTraveler
Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great local cafe with a spacious patio out back with views of the chicken coop and barn for storage. Clean, friendly and food is amazing. I had the red snapper with fresh veggies, the other 5 with us had a range from ahi to fillet. They were locals who go often but I'm in from Scottsdale AZ for a quick... More 

Thank Dana R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The atmosphere is nice. It's manicured with cool pieces of art and it refinished with clean pine panels. It's on the opposite side of the street traveling east to the beach so be aware or you'll have to do a u-turn to get to it. Unfortunately, we were in a rush an were not able visit the bakery attached to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and very filling. The service was great as well and the atmosphere had a pleasant rustic feel. I certainly would go again the next time I'm in VA.

Thank Jillian B
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Wonderful palce; small but great food. Off the main area of Virginia Beach (about 15 min. drive north) but worth the trip. Fresh made bread. I got the tuna tacos; excellent. Good beer selection. Not the usual cafe food but rather a creative mix of salads, sandwiches, and soup. Nine of us an we shared around the table - it... More 

Thank Herb T
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Arrived early. Were seated by the windows to far left. We asked for another table by the window--but were told the flies were bad. Over the next 20 minutes, noticed 15-20 flies all along our window--constantly had to shoo them away throughout dinner. At that point, does not matter how good the food is. Will not go back. Must control... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-460-5327

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