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“This place needs ‘mo better’ fish”
Review of Surf Rider - CLOSED

Surf Rider
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Norfolk, Virginia
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294 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“This place needs ‘mo better’ fish”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My lady and I patronized this Windsufer at about 4pm on Saturday, 29 December. My lady ordered steamed shrimp and broccoli. She said both were very good, especially the broccoli. I ordered the fried seafood platter (flounder, scallops, shrimp, and oysters) with corn pudding and yams. This dish also came with a few hush puppies. Everything on my order was very good with the exception of the yams. Phew! The corn pudding was a very pleasant surprise. The shrimp, oysters and scallops were fried close to perfection. While the flounder was flavorful, it was mushy. This is the first time I can recall having mushy fried flounder. My understanding is that the fish may have been frozen and/or re-frozen. Regardless of the flavor, I don’t want that kind of fish again.

This Windsurfer is far superior in food quality and service than Windsurfer West. I plan to patronize this restaurant again. It provided me with one of the better fried seafood platters that I’ve had in Tidewater.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Beyondthebull
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English first
Seminole, Florida
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great view at the Marina”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Great view at this newly remodeled Marina restaraunt in the Little Creek Inlet. Relaxing with great drinks and good food. Service is outstanding and prices aren't bad for being on the water in an upscale waterfront area.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank gneher
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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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Thank mojoredbeak
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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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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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