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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“chicken salad” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just traveled from Wildwood to Tampa and stopped at the Leaping Lizard Cafe going both ways. Enjoyed it very much. You have to finish with a cookie. Or a couple to go. Had chicken salad--which is world class and fried oysters which were very...More

Thank PangerBoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have wanted to visit Leaping Lizard Café for years, but never seemed to make it. We went with about 20 people and had excellent food and service. This is not a fancy place, but the food is excellent.

Thank johnahales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for brunch with family and ordered the roasted duck hash and my companions both ordered the crab quiche. While they both enjoyed the quiche, the hash had a lot of potential but was a miserable failure. First, the hash was cold and undercooked...More

Thank luv4Kauai
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to VA Beach for the past 4 years, several times a year, and we had missed on this place for most of this time! It's a hard to spot, even though it is on Shore Drive, interesting little place, that has some...More

Thank vasman
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very funky interesting decorated place. Sunday brunch was very good. Breakfast burrito for me with salad. All in the group enjoyed their meal. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. Would definitely return.

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Dinner visit 10/26/17 for a family Birthday celebration. Had 3 different perfect seafood appetizers - shrimp, clams, & mussels each prepared with interesting and delicious ingredients added. Main course orders - scallops, steak, pork tenderloin, & duck and without exception the preparation & presentation was...More

Thank Barry23451
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Found this place while looking on Diners Drive Ins and Dives...we didn't want to eat at chain restaurants on our trip. So glad we did ! Very eclectic decor, delicious food, tasty drinks and friendly staff. Great find !!

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Everything on the menu looked great. Hubby had the breakfast burrito and loved it. I had crab cake Benedict, which I had never heard of. It was excellent. We can't wait to go back. All the food on the menu is paired with food you...More

2  Thank cmsans
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The quirky cute farm- to- table cafe, is family owned. This location was off the beaten path, a bit, maybe a 20 minute drive from the beach. I think there are two locations in the area. Once there, there is a small unpaved parking lot....More

1  Thank A M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

For a healthy, well priced lunch... You can't beat this place. It's kind of tucked away, but once you find it, you'll come back time and time again. Theres no better option in the area, one of our absolute favorites.

1  Thank Steve p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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