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Surf Rider - CLOSED

8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
+1 757-480-5000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
12 Oct 2016
“great fried seafood, oysters, shrimp, etc”
6 Oct 2016
“GREAT local seafood restaurant”
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8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

this is a go-t0 place, esp on your way to or from the beach. not gourmet but really good, and service is fine

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank rustyroohoo
Reviewed 6 October 2016

One of the better crab cakes in the area, and if you aren't driving, you have to treat yourself to their signature "Rum Runner", or better yet perhaps two of them! While I haven't had dessert there in a while due to always being too...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank lsbernst
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Frequently dine at Surf Ryder and have eaten at several locations. Food is always delicious. Great service. No waiting.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank cathy b
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The cool breeze blew thru the restaurant like we were seated on some Island. The smell of the salt air mixed with the fresh prepared seafood. The large ceiling fan moves air thru the restaurant, but may take you napkin away, or blow your menu....More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank mikemarsala
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Surf Rider is one of my favorite places to go in the VA Beach area. While it is a (small) chain of restaurants, each one if different with it's own character. Don't get me wrong, the food is consistent and very good at all locations,...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank davidpU9254YX
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We went to the Hampton Surfrider Restaurant lastnight, the wait wasn't too long, and the service was pretty good also. The problem we had with all 4 dinners, they were cold when they hit the table. The steak and crabcake combo was cold, the hushpuppies...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Frank4861
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is your standard mom and pop fried seafood restaurant except the crab cakes are spectacular. All crab, minimal fillet, no shell! As for their special broccoli, it's just steamed broccoli (a head of it) with hollandaise. Stick with the crab cakes!

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Erica B
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I had the crab cakes, which are really baked crab in a dish! SO this means not much filler, just yummy crab meat. I also had broccoli as a side, and it was good too. Definitely a place to try.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank WendyHMartin
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A Norfolk chain of Seafood resturants that are very enjoyable. Always good food, cold drinks, friendly service and plentiful food. There are several other locations through out Hampton and VA Beach.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank jrtravers
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This was my 2nd visit to the Surf Rider. I've been thinking about their crab cakes for over a year. I think they were better this year! Totally delicious! I ordered the 1 crab cake platter that comes with 2 sides. The sides were tasted...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Ames025
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  • Address: 8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-5000
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