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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“chicken salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am just finishing my meal and writing this review. Never did that before so that itself tells a story. The food is great, the atmosphere is super casual and everyone connected with the place (staff, I believe the owner) made the experience wonderful. Had...More

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint eclectic charm in or outdoors. Small wait. Popular place. Eclectic "Brunch" menu. 🥘 Food was skillfully prepared. Large mug of ☕️Coffee was quite robust (3 creamers later & 2 packs if sugar to tone it down) ...this got me leaping! 4🌟's for the coffee....More

Thank WhileImOut
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for dinner. Salads were large portions and fresh. Seafood pasta was large portion too and excellent. Loved the atmosphere. We shared peach cobbler for dessert and it was amazing. So happy Guy Fieri featured this restaurant on his show.

Thank MBhud
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

First went here at the recommendation of my son (lives here) when in town for the birth of my first grandson. Left the happy (and wiped out) couple to enjoy their complementary celebration meal at the hospital while we went to the Lizard. Were sending...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Leaping Lizzard is one of our go-to spots for brunch, but we may need to add it to the dinner rotation more often. The Duck Two Ways was INCREDIBLE...leg that falls off the bone and breast that melts in your mouth. Loved it!

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Whether you are a local or just passing by on your way to vacation, if you get a chance to stop in for a meal, you will not be disappointed. Food is fresh and locally grown and always amazing. Ask about seasonal drinks, they are...More

Thank Hikingshoes
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Went to this small restaurant and glad we did. My daughter and I had the pesto grilled chicken panini, my husband had a roast beef panini with smoked Gouda, all I can say is it was worth the time to try it out. Small inside,...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

While this place is a little out of the way if you're staying at the southend ocean front, it is well worth the trip! This place is practically an oasis compared to the average restaurant here. Went for brunch and had amazing eggs benedict and...More

Thank jxheins
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

My bride and I met up with some good friends for dinner at the LEAPING LIZARD last night. What a fun place. Great atmosphere for casual dining. Really good food, with a selection of small plate and full size meals. The cheese as an appetizer...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This place is incredibly decadent! My friends went for brunch Sunday and were blown away. Ate under a covered patio out back with a charming view of the produce stand. Our host, Laura, was very informative and attentive with meal and drink suggestions for every...More

Thank Kayla G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-460-5327
  • E-mail
Leaping Lizard Cafe happily serves Lunch each day; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday (from 5:00pm-8:30pm) and Brunch both Saturday & Sunday. We were featured on the Food Networks "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives", our quaint cafe location is a popular restaurant for many. Wonderful menu items are prepared daily using locally grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe concept is Simple. We have created a menu with heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients from the Local farms of tidal Virginia, and stock our kitchen with local fruits, vegetables & seafood from our very own produce market. Specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam; Our famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and Homemade Soups. We have scrumptious daily specials based on what is in season. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for a casual and enjoyable dining experience. We bake all of our delicious homemade breads, biscuits, cookies and desserts on property daily! Our services also include both on and off-site catering from small private gatherings to receptions of up to 500 people. Catered functions have included: Weddings; Birthday parties; Fundraisers; Holiday parties; Oyster Roasts etc.
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