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Waterman's Surfside Grille

Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-428-3644
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Visited for dinner while traveling for business on recommendation from several people! The food was excellent as well as the atmosphere. Had BBQ ribs and chicken and the ribs were so tender, fell off of the bone! Pro tip: The wait is typically pretty long and they don't take reservations. Also, they have no parking at the restaurant but they... More 

Thank Caitlinn R
Norwich, New York
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed dining at Waterman's Grill. Getting a timely seating is difficult as with any good spot at the beach. Had to wait 45 minutes but spent time on the beachfront and in gift shop. Staff texts you when table is ready. Staff was great. "Fresh squeezed" margarita....LOTS of alcohol, very little fresh lime. Bacon wrapped sea scallop appetizer was... More 

Thank miggy2016
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have a gluten sensitivity and was assured that my food was gluten free, but found out later it wasn't when I got sick that evening and all of the next day. The food was mediocre, definitely not worth getting glutened and sick from!

Thank Ashley C
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was great and the service was too. Would definitely go again. I would suggest the full rack of ribs and the flash fried calamari. It's was truly outstanding.

Thank Melvin W
Chesterfield, Virginia
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service, the scenery (By the water) and the food for everyone else at my table was great. I ordered a grilled tuna steak rare, it came super well done and ruined, I send it back and I could swear that it was the same piece that they brought back to me because it was hard to believe that they... More 

Thank Ed_Marquez
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was good.Good size portions.flavorful.ther is in and out dining. I had the crabcakes, there were absolutely noooo filler in them.

Thank Enid M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good seafood right on the boardwalk with a view. Nightly it becomes a popular under 30 bar scene. Try their famous orange crush.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waterman's has been around for years and has always been a great restaurant. The food is always good and the staff is great. It gets pretty crowded at times but worth the wait. Have an Orange Crush while you wait. They are great!

Thank MSUTom77
Princeton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waterman's is an amazing restaurant and bar right on the boardwalk/beach with amazing views of the ocean. We had our first Orange Crush (made with freshly squeezed oranges) drinks and loved them. Then, we tried the Ruby Red (with fresh squeezed grapefruit), the Bird Dog (with peach whiskey which for my husband who lives whiskey was delicious), and the Coconut... More 

Thank Keri S
Stevens, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place amazing orange crushes and the food superior the service amazing and the bar excellent fair prices and fresh food great appetizers and nice people all around will definitely return over and over

Thank Mari A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • 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?