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Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (137 reviews)
“seafood” (146 reviews)
“shrimp” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 !

Thank AJAL42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank bolingerbruceandval
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Came here with some friends we were visiting in Hampton. My wife have the crab cakes and I had the steamed crab meat with old bay. Talk about hitting a home run this place is great. Will be back on our next visit.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

After a Naval Boat Tour in Norfolk we picked Surf Rider in Hampton for dinner. Couldn’t have had a better meal. Best seafood. We tried the crab cakes, fried clam strips, seafood platter and the tuna steaks. Excellent food and excellent service. Thanks Dana!

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Met some friends here last weekend for dinner. It's always a pretty View at the marina. The crab dip is the best on the peninsula. The broiled shrimp flounder scallop platter with crab cake and hush puppies was really good. Salad was fresh. Good service....More

Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Surf Rider is The Best!! Great food, several locations, great staff, excellent fare, prices and all around Fabtastic! When you want excellent seafood, great atmosphere and a real dining experience, celebrating or just casual, this is the place! It's Alllll Goood! Surf on over for...More

Thank 181dianah
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We so enjoyed a meal at Surf Rider after seeing an IMAX movie at the NASA Center in Hampton. Feel like we made a great discovery. We took two friends visiting from England. One had fried shrimp. The other had the grilled Tuna salad. My...More

Thank Gracie B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nice, simple setting and wonderfully fresh sea food. The wedge salad was outstanding-- tender baby lettuce and a fantastic dressing. Service was pleasant and the place was wholesome and fun.

Thank travelswitht0mat0es
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Four of us stopped in for lunch. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We all ordered something different and it all came out fairly quick. I had the fish tacos and they were awesome.

Thank ice1955
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

To be fair I would give this place 3 1/2 stars not 4 but that is not an option and I am being nice! Certainly a nice view of the water and all the boats here. Crab cakes pretty good although not quite up to...More

Thank scotl589
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine
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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