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“Best Crab cakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Surfrider

Surfrider
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Poquoson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Phone: 757-868-0080 Also on Facebook at "Poquoson Surfrider."
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“Best Crab cakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Recently had dinner at Surfsider and Enjoyed öne of their Award winning crab cakes. It was all crab meat with no fillers, quite tasty. Chased it with large tasty oysters. Sevince was great and the food was worth every dollar.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was our first visit to the Surf Rider in Poquoson. It was located closer to our hotel then the Hampton location. A new restaurant in the family owned local chain. The restaurant was not crowded, but we had arrived just before the "dinner rush". We had a party of 9 and they were able to seat us all together. The service was very good +, as they were still having "opening" type problems. Nothing that could not be overcome with time. FANTASTIC seafood, prepared perfect.I had my favorite - crab cake with fried shrimp, cole slaw, bake potato. The crab cake at Surf Rider is the best I have had anywhere. Very little if any filler and they are broiled rather then fried. In the week we were in the area, ate at Surf Rider 3 times (1 at Poquoson, and twice at Hampton). Will definitely return to the Poquoson location.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

First off there were 9 of us with 3 being children and 2 difficult grandparents. There was a cobia tournament going on at the marina so parking was difficult at best but that was the only negative. We walked in and there was going to be about an hour wait to get seated inside but the hostess gave us the option to eat outside and we could be seated right away, this worked out perfectly. I know there have been quite a few poor reviews about the service here but our experience was completely opposite , our waitress was very attentive and friendly. There were a few problems, wrong food brought out and forgotten condiments but her attitude and quick recovery made up for it. There were no complaints about the quality of any of the food orders and the desserts were prepared beautifully and tasted just as good. Look forward to eating here again.

Visited August 2013
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“Go for the view, the appetizers and the cocktails. Skip the dinner.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

The view at the water is great. Also recommend the crab dip, calamari and sweet and spicy shrimp. They were awesome. As for the dinner? Not so much. Shrimp tacos were average, crab and shrimp were completely dry and unseasoned, and the steak was literally served raw. Service was pretty good (above average) but not exceptional.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Horrible Experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The service was horrible and the food was poor. The management and owner are a joke. If you are looking for good service and appetizing food don't waste your money or time at this place

  • Visited July 2013
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