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Northeast Virginia Beach
1.1 miles from Virginia Beach Boardwalk
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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!
$12 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best food!The orange crush is wonderful! My friend from here said they had the best seafood. They are also so friendly and have free Valet parking. Definitely a keeper!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous pre-Valentine’s 4 course dinner with wine pairings at The Attic of Waterman’s! It was a perfect evening with my love and good friends! The view was beautiful and the food absolutely delicious! The wine was chosen well and the atmosphere spot...on! Waterman’s never disappoints but tonight the chef’s from Waterman’s and Chix really shined! The service was excellent as well, such a wonderful night! The gift shop always has such nice items, I never walk out empty handed, check it out!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice late lunch there on their covered and heated patio. Food was served quick and was very good. Waitstaff was very friendly and did a great job serving us.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 17, 2021 via mobile

We always come here when we’re in VA Beach. The crab cakes are good and the atmosphere is fun and it’s right in the beach.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 26, 2020

We were invited to a small company Christmas Dinner/Party. We arrived and took advantage of valet parking(nice offering). Covid precautions in place for any movements beyond your dining table. We were seated on the ocean side of the resturant. Pre-dinner cocktails were made to perfection....Dinner was surf n turf and crab cakes. Both entrees were made to perfection too. After dinner we were able to find a table at the back bar. Our bartender made drinks strong and great. Overall a great dining experience with great food, service and entrees.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

Best crab cakes! Food was fantastic and service was wonderful! We will definitely return when we return!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 17, 2020

Had dinner there and it was excellent. My wife had baby backed ribs which were on sale for only $14. I had the rockfish which was excellent. We shared the she crab soup which was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

All the places have the same seafood menus. Just a matter of the particular chefs. They have the best crab cakes and my friend enjoyed the orange crush :)

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 2, 2020

If in Virginia Beach - you mush eat here. Best crab cakes and she-crab soup ever. Best drinks, best service. A+++++++. We look forward to eating here everytime we visit the area.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 30, 2020

Nice location you can look out at the ocean while you eat. The food came in very large portions.I think we all needed a to go box !

Date of visit: November 2020
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Derrick M
January 9, 2020|
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Response from ColinW1431 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Derrick; No specific dress code but beach casual is assumed. While not a formal place, they expect basic decorum. Anything from jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes and up will be fine. Regards, Colin
August 20, 2019|
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Response from Tiffany G | Property representative |
You are correct, this establishment used to be called Fogg's Seaside Grille until the owners changed the name to Waterman's in 1981.
May 19, 2019|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations, especially on weekends, holidays
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