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“Excellent food”

Leaping Lizard Cafe
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Ranked #35 of 1,450 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Leaping Lizard Cafe happily serves Lunch each day; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday (from 5:00pm-8:30pm) and Brunch both Saturday & Sunday. We were featured on the Food Networks "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives", our quaint cafe location is a popular restaurant for many. Wonderful menu items are prepared daily using locally grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe concept is Simple. We have created a menu with heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients from the Local farms of tidal Virginia, and stock our kitchen with local fruits, vegetables & seafood from our very own produce market. Specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam; Our famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and Homemade Soups. We have scrumptious daily specials based on what is in season. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for a casual and enjoyable dining experience. We bake all of our delicious homemade breads, biscuits, cookies and desserts on property daily! Our services also include both on and off-site catering from small private gatherings to receptions of up to 500 people. Catered functions have included: Weddings; Birthday parties; Fundraisers; Holiday parties; Oyster Roasts etc.
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nothing better than outdoor seating at the Leaping Lizard on a nice spring or fall day. The food is wonderful, everything made fresh and probably a lot more healthy than we'd like to know. The chicken salad sandwich is the BEST. If you are in the area, I highly recommend this place for a casual lunch at this friendly, quaint restaurant and shop.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Our friends saw this place on a Food Network show, and wanted to go. It's a cutesy little establishment with a friendly staff. The food is oriented towards healthier fare, with an emphasis on using freshly caught, local seafood. I had the Crab risotto, and my wife had the Quinoa salad. Both were delicious, but neither were spectacular. If you're in the mood for a light lunch and like seafood, I'd give it a try.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The staff prepared sweet potato biscuits for our event and worked extremely hard to make them perfect.They were incredible and enjoyed by about 100 people.Thank you again for your hard work and a 95 year olds wonderful event.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Blueberries and sugared almonds on a mixed greens with chicken salad was great. If you are sitting outside you can see their herb garden . Nice shady area to walk around with kids or dog. This is not your Boardwalk Beach Cafe. Great dishes and sandwiches. Their cakes were made by a local person. Carrot cake was great but very thin slice....Seating inside is small; but they have a screened porch in the back. It was 90 ,but we were still cool outside.

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Thank Papx5
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great food. Well prepared and with fresh ingredients. Presentation was excellent too. Highly recommend.

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Thank oggi4me
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