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“Great location, atmosphere and food!”

Waterman's Surfside Grille
Ranked #6 of 1,413 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Description: Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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91 reviews
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“Great location, atmosphere and food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

My girlfriends and I were in VA Beach last weekend for the Shamrock Marathon. We know the area isn't exactly known for culinary delights, but we stumbled upon Waterman's and pretty much had all of our meals there! It was perfect for sitting on the oceanfront, sipping beers and watching the ACC tournament (Go Hoos!). Their signature drink, the orange crush, is TOO good, and the tuna wrap I had was delicious. You can't get any better on the boardwalk!

  • Visited March 2014
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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Have been here 5 times- this is one of the best restaurants in virginia beach! It is not too expensive and has great seafood, pasta, even burgers! I enjoy the outdoor oceanfront seating whenever weather is nice and the building itself is new, some things I have noticed in the last 5 times that I've eaten here is that the wait times are ridiculous- I do not blame watermans for this because you can't really kick a table out but the hostess told us 30 mins for our table of 5. We waited an hour and 40 minutes, we saw multiple groups go in before us that appeared to arrive after us, this is a little frustrating when there is not a place to sit down! This is a good problem for the restaurant because there's a reason it's always crowded- the food is very good! I would recommend and will eat here in the future but will go earlier

  • Visited March 2014
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Thurmont, Maryland
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75 reviews
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“Had a Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Waited about an hour which is what we told. Went into the bar for a couple of drinks beforehand and the bartenders were extremely busy but I had my 2 drinks in less than a minute. Awesome service. Was seated upstairs in what looks like a banquet room and we were served by a girl who was taking food orders, running the bar and clearing tables. She did a fantastic job. Her first name started with an 'A' and I can't remember the rest. She was a platinum blonde (if the owner reads this then you probably know who she is). She-crab soup was great as was the main meal. We both had the 'Just Seafood' entree.

Visited March 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Delicious food in a fabulous location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were there for Sunday brunch and started off with complimentary sticky buns, then had Eggs Benedict with crabmeat, served with crispy potato bites. All was delicious.
We sat in a booth overlooking the boardwalk and ocean. It was a glorious sunny day so the people and dogs made quite an interesting show. Afterward we walked outside and enjoyed the ocean breeze.
The food and location are topnotch!

Visited February 2014
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Murrieta, California
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“Best Valentine Present!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband and I found this great place on a recent trip to VA while visiting our son. We ate there twice in three days! Since we were visiting off season we had the place almost to ourselves for a peaceful lunch. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. We returned on Valentine's Day with our son, who serves in the military. The place was packed, but the manager remembered us from our previous lunch. After introducing our son, the manager made sure we had a table pretty quickly. It was touching to see such a busy place make a special concession for our family. Again the food was very good, the drinks were also yummy! The views from this restaurant are spectacular! A huge thank you goes out to all the wait staff and the manager for making this a special Valentine's Day for us! When we get a chance to return we are going to be making a stop here...

  • Visited February 2014
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