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“Best Fried Oysters Ever!”

Surf Rider Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 1,695 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
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Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I get to eat here 4 times a year. It's not near enough. If you have had the best of the Virginia Eastern Shore and Maryland coast, you've eaten enough perfect crab cakes (and SurfRiders are top ten anywhere), so you branch out. They have fresh commercial oysters on the menu from the estuary between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. These oysters have been farmed there for over a hundred years. I was in Chincoteague a while back and took Captain Dan's Round the Island sunset tour and the history they told of the business was very interesting, so I decided to try the oysters. My dad would have shed tears for these guys. Raw is a matter of opinion, but when you have the perfect cocktail sauce and the perfect fried oyster....Oh my! It's just a little strip mall restaurant, and I don't really like their coleslaw, but the wait staff is really great and the rest of the food is wonderful. Y'all Come!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Jim H
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

We love to eat here. It's always fun to be able to sit outside by the water/marinas in the summertime. Drinks were great and so was the food. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating in spite of the fact that they were super busy!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Lisam048
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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Good quality, original menu, not a chain. We all enjoyed our meal, timely, and friendly. The fried oysters were awesome, I had the broiled seafood plate large fresh servings!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank MarkFullen
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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Have even eating here for years every now and then. Good crab soup. Not the best. But good. The Chesapeake Bay Burger however is a treat. It didn't used to be on the menu. You had to know about it and ask for it. Nice burger cooked to your liking with tomato and lettuce and cheese (try it with provolone) and half a crab cake on top. Served with cocktail and tartar sauce.
Reasonable prices, good service, clean dining area.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Mrfiz
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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

2 people, 1 water, 1 tea, 1 oyster dinner, 1 bacon cheese burger. $36.00 Salads great. Oysters great and good size portion. Burger dry and flavorless. Suspect cook pressed juice out while cooking and used zero seasoning. But onion rings good, but a smallish portion.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Larry B
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