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Surf Rider Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Northwest Virginia Beach
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928 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 135, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-7112
+1 757-497-3534
11:00 - 21:30
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we go for dinner, it always seems that they have a full house. If you're flexible, just grab a seat at the bar! I think that's because the food is dependably good. It may not be the fanciest place or food, but it's good. My go-to is their Greek salad topped with blackened chicken or whatever fish I'm in... More 

Thank Barbara L
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy Surf Ryder. The crab dip is the best. Fried flounder is moist and always cooked perfect. A favorite place of ours

Thank Swill7885
St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Seafood was delicious and reasonable.........took my family and enjoyed very much....No waterview. ...but hey.....food was great

Thank pinkstud
Brick, New Jersey
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I love this restaurant! The crab cakes are the best I've ever eaten. No fillers, just crab broiled and delicious!

Thank bopahay
Buena Vista, Virginia
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Haven't been to a seafood restaurant in a while since I moved to the mountains of Virginia. Ordered my favorite scallops with a salad and baked potato. Could not even finish the scallops!! So many and sooooooooo delicious!! The best I have ever had!!

Thank Susan S
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Surfrider is a locals restaurant with several locations in the area. There are restaurants with better views but if you want the best seafood in the area, choose Surfrider. It's definitely our "go to" for out of town guests! The crabcakes cannot be beat- lump crab, no filler. Oysters are always cooked to perfection, never rubbery. The best side is... More 

Thank hokiegirl
Norfolk, Virginia
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638 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Having been here a couple of times before, and having been to its Little Creek waterside location, I always have to adjust my expectations. There is no view but there is plenty of parking and loyal local crowds on a weekend night. We enjoyed not only the seafood but their famous broccoli and other side dishes. Crab cakes were very... More 

Thank Robert B
Virginia Beach
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196 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Flounder is their specialty. I got the broiled special, and those with me ordered the flounder. They are consistent every time. I just wish the hush puppies did not have onions in them. If you don't like onions do not eat them.

Thank picturetakingone
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our "go to" place for seafood with out of town guests. Great service, lots of room for big parties and the food is great.

Thank Jest0147
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Surf Rider Restaurant is a 'local' restaurant with amazing seafood and service. We went there for late lunch and were fortunate to get the last available table--for late lunch! The friendly greeting and service makes this place special. We felt as though we had been customers for years. Exceptional seafood at very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank BillCarolNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 135, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-7112
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-497-3534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?