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Surf Rider Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Tuna Bites
grilled or spicy cajun
Steak Bites
beef tenderloin grilled or spicy cajun
Shrimp Cocktail
served with cocktail sauce
Crab Cocktail
6 oz’s of the finest jumbo lump
Calamari (fresh)
extra crisp with marinara sauce
Sweet & Spicy Chicken
fried and tossed in our honey chili sauce
Sweet & Spicy Shrimp
10 shrimp lightly breaded, fried and tossed in our honey chili sauce
Hot Crab Dip
served with pita rounds
Cup $3.99
Bowl $4.99
Soup Of The Day
Cup $4.99
Bowl $5.99
Seafood Soup Of The Day
House Salad
crisp greens with tomatoes, broccoli, carrots and cucumbers
Greek Salad
romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, feta cheese finished with our special feta cheese vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, shredded parmesan, croutons and the best caesar dressing in town!
Chicken Salad Cold Plate
house made and accompanied by one side of your choice
Shrimp Salad Cold Plate
made fresh daily and accompanied by one side of your choice
add any of the following to your salad to make a meal:
Blackened Chicken
Cold Shrimp
Grilled Tuna
Grilled Tenderloin Of Beef
One Of Our Famous Crab Cakes
100% fresh angus ground beef. served with french fries or house salad and your choice of toppings. substitute onion rings $1.99
1/3 Pound $6.99
american, provolone, swiss or cheddar
Bacon Cheeseburger
hickory smoked bacon
Chesapeake Bay Burger
topped with 1/2 crab cake and cheese
10 Oz. $8.99
Surf Burger
double patties
Super Surf Burger
our surf burger with bacon and cheese
Mega Blt Wrap
a new twist on a classic with bistro sauce
Black And Blue Tuna Wrap
blackened tuna with lettuce, tomato, bacon, red onion and blue cheese
Caesar For An Additional $2.0
Chicken Caesar Wrap
make it a grilled tuna or steak
Fried Chicken Tender Wrap
with honey mustard sauce
Greek For An Additional $2.0
Chicken Greek Wrap
make it a grilled tuna or steak
all sandwiches and wraps served with old bay chips and your choice of toppings. substitute french fries for $1.49; add a 1/2 crabcake to any sandwich for $3.99
Shrimp Salad
house made, delicately seasoned. served on a roll or as a wrap
Add A 1/2 Crab Cake For An Additional $3.99
Grilled Tuna
Add A 1/2 Crab Cake For An Additional $3.99
Grilled Chicken Breast
Fresh Chicken Tenders
Chicken Salad
served on a roll or a wrap
Add Chicken $3.0
Add Steak $6.0
Monster Quesadilla
tortilla stuffed with cheese. our version of a grilled cheese
World Famous Crab Cake
never duplicated
Fried Oyster
from local waters
Flounder Fillet
lightly breaded, deep fried
Shrimp Po’ Boy
fried shrimp, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sauce
served with choice of two vegetables or steamed broccoli
Filet Mignon
8 ounces hand cut daily and grilled to order
10 ounces of the most flavorful cut
Add Mushrooms $1.0
Add Cheese $1.0
Hamburger Steak
a generous size portion of angus beef topped with grilled onions and gravy
Pork Chops
2 center cut chops seasoned and grilled or fried golden brown
Doughties Bbq Plate
8 ounces of doughties famous hand pulled bbq
served with your choice of house or caesar salad. choice of penne or 5 cheese stuffed pasta purses with your choice of sauce. with grilled chicken tenderloins $14.49; with grilled tuna $17.99; with shrimp, scallops & crabmeat $19.99
chopped tomatoes, ripe olives, garlic, onion and spices
rich cream, white wine and a blend of cheeses
Parma Rosa
tomato basil cream sauce with a hint of parmesan. the house favorite!
½ Pound $9.99
1 Pound $16.99
Steamed Shrimp
Crab Legs
over a pound of sweet and succulent snow crabs!
½ Dozen $7.29
1 Dozen $11.49
Steamed Or Raw Oysters Or Clams
locally aquacultured chincoteague
Steamed Shrimp & Broccoli Platter
½ pound steamed shrimp with broccoli and hollandaise
Add ½ Pound Crab Legs For $5.0
Steamer Combo
6 clams, 6 oysters, ¼ pound shrimp
Surf Rider Crab Pot
crab legs, shrimp, clams, smoked sausage, corn on the cob and broccoli with hollandaise
all specialties served with choice of two vegetables or steamed broccoli
One Cake $14.49
Two Cakes $23.99
Crab Cakes
our award winning recipe
Broiled Seafood Platter
fish of the day, scallops, shrimp and a crab cake kissed with old bay and broiled to perfection (no substitutions)
Fried Seafood Platter
fish of the day, oysters, shrimp and scallops (no substitutions)
Fried Oysters
from local waters, hand breaded and lightly fried
Crab Cake And Shrimp
one of our delectable crab cakes joined by 4 colossal fried shrimp
Steak And Crab Cake
10 oz. delmonico with one of our famous crab cakes
Steak And Crab Cake
8oz. filet mignon with one of our famous crab cakes
Fresh Scallops
sweet, jumbo, chemical free, and perfectly broiled or fried
6 Shrimp $14.49
10 Shrimp $19.49
Fried Shrimp
colossal sized, lightly breaded, fried golden brown
Clam Strips
crisp and golden
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Views are great service is good food is great and tasty however prices are just high...but then so is thrle quality

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alexlL3654CM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great seafood. View of the river and dock while eating. Great services as well. I have gone here several times for team functions during the daytime as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Renita757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at most of the Surf Rider Locations. Each one of them has food that does not let you down. Home style favorites and fresh tasting seafood.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've always enjoyed our trips to this Hampton institution. Nestled away on the Hampton River with great views, it is well worth the winding road in to enjoy the well cooked seafood and friendly service. Funny that the broccoli is their signature side. It is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J1367MCjohnm
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We got to go back recently and the service was even better, and the food was as good as we've always remembered. No one does better crab cakes ANYWHERE!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A local marina restaurant with an expansive menu. Generous servings, casual atmosphere, scenic view.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank crawleyl
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Typical marina bar & restaurant so you have seating in the bar area or bar, or for a family feel the restaurant. The menu has a good variety of seafood. Great view of the marina.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Well we’ve been going here for years.. this was one of my parents favorite restaurants. The last 2 times I’ve gone, I ordered fried clams. They did not look like fried clams. They looked more like half calamari and half oyster. They did not taste...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Shannonpurple823
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We were so thrilled with the excellent taste, friendly service and beautiful location on the water. The crab cakes were delish, and the kids loved their choices too !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AJAL42
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Excellent choices, cooked to perfection and if you love broccoli this is the place to go. The fried fish platter is a perineal favorite.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bolingerbruceandval
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Linda C
9 January 2019|
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Response from Kimberly O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I would call ahead to make a reservation just to be sure. It is a beautiful view and you MUST order the crab dip.
26 May 2017|
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Response from BURGESS-IN-VA | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But, Deadrise at Fort Monroe has patio on which you can eat. Good food too.
1 June 2016|
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Response from GrandpaGene | Reviewed this property |
Soft shells are in season - but you need to contact the restaurant itself for the definitive answer.
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