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Leaping Lizard Cafe

) #35 of 1,152 Restaurants in Virginia Beach €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, Healthy
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“chicken salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Leaping Lizzard is one of our go-to spots for brunch, but we may need to add it to the dinner rotation more often. The Duck Two Ways was INCREDIBLE...leg that falls off the bone and breast that melts in your mouth. Loved it!

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you are a local or just passing by on your way to vacation, if you get a chance to stop in for a meal, you will not be disappointed. Food is fresh and locally grown and always amazing. Ask about seasonal drinks, they are...More

Thank Hikingshoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this small restaurant and glad we did. My daughter and I had the pesto grilled chicken panini, my husband had a roast beef panini with smoked Gouda, all I can say is it was worth the time to try it out. Small inside,...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this place is a little out of the way if you're staying at the southend ocean front, it is well worth the trip! This place is practically an oasis compared to the average restaurant here. Went for brunch and had amazing eggs benedict and...More

Thank jxheins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My bride and I met up with some good friends for dinner at the LEAPING LIZARD last night. What a fun place. Great atmosphere for casual dining. Really good food, with a selection of small plate and full size meals. The cheese as an appetizer...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is incredibly decadent! My friends went for brunch Sunday and were blown away. Ate under a covered patio out back with a charming view of the produce stand. Our host, Laura, was very informative and attentive with meal and drink suggestions for every...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don't need a special occasion to go here but it's perfect for any and all. Everyone I take here loves it! Live chickens out back with their own gardens feeding your meals and cocktails. Casual but high class - enjoy!

Thank handwandw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a farm-to-table style café/restaurant with wonderful atmosphere and unique and delicious food. Great from breakfast. brunch or lunch. We sat on the back patio (highly recommended) that overlooks the farmer's market, garden and chickens. Even though its in the middle of chaotic Virginia...More

Thank MaggieJ1020
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Leaping Lizard Cafe is a great little place for lunch or dinner with friends and family. Just a little way off of the beaten path (if you are at the oceanfront), it's a fun little place to visit. We learned about the Leaping Lizard...More

Thank Hotrod_Hammer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Set back from the main road, I almost missed it though Siri insisted it was there, down a shirt gravel driveway. My persistence paid off as I approached a yellow house, converted into cafe, and surrounded by large oak and magnolia trees. Inside, the environment...More

Thank Tammi F
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Mindy R
Does this establishment allow dogs on the patio?
11 February 2015|
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Response from Rohansays | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-460-5327
  • E-mail
Leaping Lizard Cafe happily serves Lunch each day; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday (from 5:00pm-8:30pm) and Brunch both Saturday & Sunday.
We were featured on the Food Networks "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives", our quaint cafe location is a popular restaurant for many. Wonderful menu items are prepared daily using locally grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe concept is Simple. We have created a menu with heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients from the Local farms of tidal Virginia, and stock our kitchen with local fruits, vegetables & seafood from our very own produce market. Specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam; Our famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and Homemade Soups. We have scrumptious daily specials based on what is in season. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for a casual and enjoyable dining experience.

We bake all of our delicious homemade breads, biscuits, cookies and desserts on property daily!

Our services also include both on and off-site catering from small private gatherings to receptions of up to 500 people. Catered functions have included: Weddings; Birthday parties; Fundraisers; Holiday parties; Oyster Roasts etc.
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