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Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab cakes” (133 reviews)
“seafood” (145 reviews)
“shrimp” (67 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fried oysters were superb as was the flounder. Everything fresh, good service. The Manhattan drink ordered by my husband was curious at best with a huge slice of orange in the bottom with a smashed cherry on top of that, then ice and who...More

Thank Paminhampton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do you like shrimp? This restaurant has some of the best fried shrimp! The tuna is also very good. Great place to eat lunch and or dinner.

Thank Robinsons4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Surf Rider is justifiably famous among locals for its excellent seafood. This is the place to go, on a fishing harbor, big room with lots of tables and benches. It is casual, very busy, with good service. Its hush puppies and crab cakes are...More

Thank TravelNut12309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seafood restaurant is a light and airy location with views of maritime Hampton and Hampton University. Wait staff and kitchen were very quick and thorough. Both dishes my party had were at the bar and were delicious; crab cake sandwich and flounder sandwich. This...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Surfrider's often over the years. When I worked mainly on Southside. I find all the different locations I have frequented to be very consistent. Now we mainly end up at the Surfrider in Hampton. It never disappoints. Service is generally very...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has a great view of the bay and Marina. Fast and very friendly service. Large portions with your meals.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is outstanding! The food is soooo good and the prices are very fair! I had the Broiled Seafood Platter and everything on it was fantastic. The crab cake was probably my favorite though.

Thank brabfarrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on a Thursday evening and were seated immediately. The roasted oysters and calamari were awesome for starters. I had the seafood platter with broiled shrimp, scallops, and crab meat. It came with two sides. The view is spectacular especially at...More

Thank BeachesNwine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was pointed out to us on during a midday cruise on the Miss Hampton II. Based on that recommendation, we decided to have lunch there afterwards. It was as good as recommended. They were offering a luncheon special of broiled scallops which were...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

M family and I dinner at the Surf Rider. The food was very good. We had crab cakes, the broiled seafood platter, fried shrimp, and pork chops, everyone loved the food. The views of the Bay were very nice as well. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Tracyite
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
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