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“Awesome Fresh Tuna” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterman's Surfside Grille

Waterman's Surfside Grille
Ranked #5 of 1,406 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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!
Alexandria, VA
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Awesome Fresh Tuna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

I was working in VA Beach last week and stopped in again.
The place was slower than I have ever seen it before.
Gave me plenty of time to enjoy myself and talk to the locals!
I got the Grilled Tuna special with a salad and mixed veggies!
It was all cooked to perfection!
I had the famous Orange Crush to accompany it!
One word of caution1
Every local their, that night had at least one DWI from VA Beach Police on their record!
Not for being drunk, but for drinking anything! One recorded a .03, another a.04, one a .06
legal limit is .08 in VA! VA Beach Police make up their own rules and the courts believe the lies put forward by false testimony! I was shocked by this! So if you are going to drink in VA Beach be prepared just in case and do not answer any questions if pulled over! Research this further! One of the guys there got a drunk in Public for blowing a .06! Walking on the boardwalk! Another person I know got thrown in jail for a broken tag light! Pretty incredible stuff! So know your rights in VA Beach! The Police there are very abusive of power in general and harass you for nothing if you are not very careful!
This really is a great place though but use caution, the Police are out for your wallet, not to serve or protect!

  • Visited May 2014
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New Castle, Delaware
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Food and Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

This restaurant is one of the busiest restaurants in VB. It is hopping all day long. The servers are very cordial and the food is delicious. The prices are comparable to other restaurants. I ate the stuffed shrimp, which was delicious. My husband had the crabcakes and like them very much.

Visited May 2014
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“a destination place to eat and drink”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

fun, lively, the 'orange crush', great seafood , ocean view - what`s not to like ?! - a visit to Virginia beach must include Waterman`s !

Visited April 2014
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Galveston Island, Texas
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423 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great beach view. Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Watch the waves roll in while dinning at this great spot on the boardwalk. Fish was excellent. Service was also very good. I would come again fir food and drinks.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hanover, Virginia
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“Best of Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

I never go to Virginia Beach without stopping at Waterman's. The view, service, and food are all amazing. We try to get there a little before dinner time to beat the crowd and to get a table with the best view of the ocean. We always relax first with a drink and wonderful Waterman's crab dip. They also have early bird prices on their dinners. The fried seafood platter is awesome as are their salads if you prefer to eat lighter. They have several different seating areas to suit your particular taste. There is an outside patio as well as inside and upstairs seating. I have never been upstairs but have seen wedding parties coming down and everyone was smiling so they must have had a great experience there. One thing I can say for sure about Waterman's is that you can't just go there once. There is something about it that draws you back time and time again.

  • Visited April 2014
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