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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank ShawnNic A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank zato i
Woodbridge, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on the way to the beach for lunch. This was a really neat place, and obviously well known as it was very crowded. Even with the crowd, the service was good; we did have to wait almost 30 minutes to get seated and about as long to get food. But, worth the wait and... More 

Thank Dan C
West Kingston
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here with two other people and the food was fantastic!!! I had the tuna salad (to die for). It was the best tuna salad that I have ever tasted, fresh tuna, not canned, made fresh. You have got to try it if you go there. Another person in our party had the chicken, also incredible! There is a... More 

Thank 258phyllisa
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been wanting to try the Leaping Lizard Cafe since I moved here a year ago. The building looks like such a cute little place and let me tell you, it didn't disappoint! Although pretty small on the inside (you had to wait for a table outside in the parking lot), once at a table it was quite a... More 

Thank Brittney B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed their farm to table lunch. Half sandwich/half salad. It was fresh and delicious. Good quality albacore tuna and great fresh salad.

Thank gogva28
Cape Charles, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

we were travelling through on route 13 and wanted something other than another chain restaurant. This place wasn't too far off our path. We got lucky and found an fun place with tasty food made with local fresh ingredients. The service was fine, no problems and we will definitely stop on way back home.

1 Thank kelly f
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I went with some friends and had a horrible experience. Since they have expanded their restaurant, their service is horrible and it seems like the food quality isn't good. I had meat with salad and was supposed to have potato salad. Supposedly they ran out of potato salad which in the past was great but instead of telling their customers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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?