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Waterman's Surfside Grille

$$ - $$$
Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sacramento, CA
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered hushpuppies, fish type appetizers, crab cakes, fish pasta dish. The crab cakes were big ones, so mushy in middle and crispy on outside. I'm from California and have had crab cakes in San Francisco that are smaller and not so powerfully fishy. So if you like that taste, you will like these. The pasta dish was good but... More 

Thank ProudMilitaryMom
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love Watermans they have one of the best outdoor dining areas at the oceanfront, great fish tacos and the orange crush is a must.

Thank RMad99
Belleville, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends and found out that they have a $12 crab cakes dinner special. That dinner was really good! Great flavor. I recommend that you try them! Also had the she crab soup, that too was very flavorful.

Thank Rnh8
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a laid back, but fun, nightlife experience you should go to Waterman's! I LOVED the crushes (the good ice, fresh squeezed fruit, and great price) and will go back for just those alone! I haven't tried the food but I am sure it is just as tasty!

Thank Kala D
Hampton, Virginia
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219 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit here, request a table on their patio area. It is not open air so if its winter or cold, you will be fine. The view is amazing of the ocean while eating your lunch or dinner. The seafood was good, not the best I have had, but good. The boiled shrimp were as fresh as can be,... More 

Thank MasCabron23
Norfolk, Virginia
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291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Lady and I ordered crab cake dinners. She got hers broiled and I got fried. We each got French fries and cole slaw. We agreed that the lump crab meat was good, but it was like eating it out of the can ... no seasoning. The fried crab cakes had heavy breading, not a light dusting you find in... More 

Thank Beyondthebull
Roanoke, VA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here several times and recommended it to all of our friends. However, 2 week ago we called first since it was a Sunday to be sure they had their "famous happy hour". We were told yes and we asked the hours and were given these. We again made sure they had it on Sunday. We walked in... More 

Thank Roanoke2012
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here hoping for a nice bunch of oysters on the half shell. No go, as they pretty much only serve fried seafood. Had decent fish and chips, but pretty costly / upscale appearing for a fried seafood place.

1 Thank fbergthorson
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want fish please go here view 10 stars staff 10 stars food 10 stars parking help 10stars many many years of excellent restaurant business

Thank william o
Cornelius, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many seafood restaurants to choose from in Virginia Beach...we feel like we chose the best using their web site as guidance. Location on the south end on the beach, next to Rudee Inlet is perfect, with free municipal parking just half a block away. Our lunch couldn't have been better...best she crab soup I''ve ever had, with great service.

Thank Roger S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!

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