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“Very pleasantly surprised”

Surf Rider Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 302 Restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Panama City, Florida
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1,285 reviews
702 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
“Very pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

To be honest we just took a stab in the dark and Surfrider turned out to be a great choice. We had no wait on a Tuesday evening. The service was great and the food was quick and fresh; pretty good considering there were two groups of 12+ people each. The crab cakes were full of meat. Their soup d'jour (scallop bacon) was phenomenal. Seating is pretty open but they have a smaller area in the back that might give you a "date feel." Kids would be no problem. I would definitely recommend Surfrider for good, fresh seafood in Hampton that won't break the bank.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always great, authentic and fresh”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is one of the places where we locals go for seafood. They always have specials which include fresh local catches and they usually dish out large portions. I have been coming here for years.

Visited July 2012
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Hampon
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun Eats”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Best crabcke I've had so far. Meaty with lots of meat and little if any filler. Tasty and filling. Don't forget the broccoli with sauce. One of my all time favorites

Visited April 2012
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Norfolk, VA
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great local spot for seafood-crabcakes”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The crabcakes at this place are some of the best in the area-if not THE best. Pirces are very reasonable

Visited July 2012
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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We make it a point to eat here every time we come down this way. I always loved this place however last night we stopped and I was surprised to find all good things come to an end. Food average at best...service was good and this place has nice views of the marina. It is hard to find this used to be the magic of coming here "an adventure to great food" waitress said its slowly improving w/ new management so try it and hope I just ate here at an off day

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