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“Pretty View”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Surf Rider - CLOSED

Surf Rider
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pretty View”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

The food is good. It is kind of homestyle cooking nothing fancy, but they do it well. The view is outstanding. The only really fresh vegetable they have is they broccoli which is a must have. The she crab soup is very good too. The outside bar is great in warmer weather!

Visited November 2012
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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food and Service”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The seafood here is excellent and served at a reasonable price from a friendly staff. If your like crab meat, you will love their crab cakes. They are almost all crab meat. The restaurant has a rugged ambiance and could use updating but I choose a restaurant based on service and great food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mitchell S
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Maryland style crab cakes in VABeach!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

For some strange reason restaurants in Virginia have not learned how to make crab cakes....theirs are flat, fried and tasteless. Surf Rider restaurants in VABeach know that they must be made with the best lump meat, very little filler and broiled...not FRIED. Whether you get the crab cake platter, sandwich or Caesar Salad with crab cake on top, you can't go wrong at any of the Surf Riders in the Norfolk, Hamptom, Virginia Beach locations.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank mseibel
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Norfolk, Virginia
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nothing to look at but great food”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is like an old mom-pop place. It's nothing to look at (kind of cheesy actually), but the fish is consistently fresh and good. Sides are, well, like a mom & pop place, but they have a little specialty: Side of an entire head of broccoli - go for it! with the Friday fried fish special.

Visited October 2012
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Thank louann_for
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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407 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Pretty good waterfront eats”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

I think the the seafood here is really good ... the large salads are a good size, but the burgers are a no no ... the soups were really good

I sat both at the bar and at a table a coupla times ... as usual, bar service was excellent and happy while the table service was slow and indifferent ... but then again that's been my experience everywhere .... there is an outside bar with rocking chairs and an excellent view (closed for the season, I presume) ...

All said, I would surely eat there again if we ever stayed in the marina .....

  • Visited November 2012
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