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.