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Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (129 reviews)
“seafood” (126 reviews)
“shrimp” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This location is amoungst a Marina so there are great views. Service is always friendly and quick. The food has been consistently great.

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is at the marina across the water from Hampton University. Great views! The food is good!! The menu is varied. The prices are quite reasonable. We frequented the restaurant several times during our visit. We enJOYed every meal we had. We had shrimp...More

Thank NyasaK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good at Surfrider, though it is a bit on the expensive side. However, it is always fresh and tasty and worth the price. The view is exceptional if you are lucky and get a window seat My only complaint is that...More

Thank Scnealon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite seafood restaurant in Hampton. If you like crab cakes, you will definitely love them here. The quality of the food and the ambience and friendliness of the staff are exceptional!

Thank Terezd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was traveling independently of me the last weekend in August and this is her review: I spent a long weekend in my hometown in late August 2017, with my brother as my companion and proposed that we eat at the Surf Rider Restaurant...More

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

can be crowded and noisy, it's a knowledgeable seafood and marina crowd. the atmosphere is functional for this crowd, located on the largest marina in Hampton Va. Shrimp, crab, fish, shell fish, all done in all ways well. Anything deep fried will be some of...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great! Alwayd busy so try to plan ahead. The wait was about 45mins but it was worth it. Great seafood and atmosphere. Prices were good for what you get.

Thank bw319
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great place to go for lunch or dinner. Seafood is great even though last time I got oysters they were a little mushy. A friend got a steak sandwich for lunch and said it was very good. I would go early or late as it...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My first time at Surf Rider was somewhat disappointing. It was extremely noisy and crowded (which is good for the restaurant but bad for us). The wait for a table was 25 minutes so we decided to sit and eat at the bar. The bartender...More

Thank MsMoEd
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I had the broiled seafood platter and was very pleased. Everything was delicious. Only downside was lack of local craft beer on tap. That is something that I like to sample when traveling.

Thank Randy C
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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.
26 January 2016|
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Response from C. Scott E | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list and a good selection of local beers. Prices, I'm not sure about.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
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