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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” (126 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
“scallops” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably some of the best seafood in the area. The best fried scallops that I've ever had. Can be very busy and VERY noisy. No beer on tap.

Thank SkyPilot1949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here three times, each time the service has been wonderful. Unfortunately I can't speak the same for the entrees. Fish tacos were decent but overpriced. Most recently I had a sirloin that was undercooked initially, sent back to kitchen and undercooked again. It...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like being on the water looking at boats while eating great seafood then this is a must stop . Located right on the marina docks the view is very good . If you have not been there before , trust the directions because...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 8.50 and staff didn't seem too pleased to see us as they were starting to pack up. The tuna bites were delicious as an appetizer. The daily special chicken dish was really tasty. Sides were late arriving and the gravy arrived when...More

Thank alisonmuir60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit hard for us to find but we just didn't follow the signs far enough. Very nice place on the water. The menu had surf and turf offerings and a children's menu. They have a full bar for those of you that are...More

Thank Teri G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering the building...I thought all the rave reviews must have been referring to a different restaurant. The inside of the restaurant reminded me of a diner. But once I received my food...all thoughts of diner food was changed. The food was so good. I went...More

Thank kimberlye520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner together here on vacation. The food was good and plentiful. Prices are not bad. Our server was very pleasant. It is down on the bay with nice big windows. Our hotel desk clerk recommended it and she was right. The calamari...More

Thank Bkwrm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual atmosphere, great food, great location. It was extremely crowded with a 45 minute wait. It was worth every minute. We were stuffed when we left.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got here after the lunch crowd before dinner crowd. When I worked brought clients here for lunch and usually get very busy for that 2 hr period. We arrived around 2pm and was clearing out. Lovely location on the water in Hampton. I have...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had been eating plenty of seafood, so tried their pork chops and BBQ, both were excellent. Service was a bit brief, but they were very busy. Prices are reasonable and portions good sized.

Thank OWJohn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there outside patio?
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.
Are you serving soft shell crabs today?
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.
do you have a wine list? prices?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, 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, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
  • E-mail
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