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Waterman's Surfside Grille

415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (289 reviews)
“seafood” (443 reviews)
“signature drink” (64 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been a server in my much younger years, being from a third generation family of servers. Yes, I know what service I should expect from a fine dining establishment to a truck stop and everything in between. Mark {my server} was polite, however I...More

Thank Roger033
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterman's has the freshest seafood at Virginia Beach! The scallops are expertly prepared. The mussels melt in your mouth. The She Crab Soup is the finest on the Eastern seacoast. The restaurant is immaculately clean. The waitstaff attentive , helpful and professional. They make an...More

Thank sl123095
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Waterman’s several times. Food has always been good and met our expectations. Will visit again.

Thank mashelto123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The She crab , thick tasty and hot soup. Maybe a little skimpy on the crab though ?! Nice atmosphere in the bar on a stormy day. Super friendly service !

Thank LisaWvt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood restaurant with delicious fried oysters and crab cakes. Great service and nice atmosphere. We would highly recommend this place if visiting Virginia Beach.

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean view. The seafood was good and the price reasonable. The menu included seafood and steaks. We got there on Saturday night before 6pm and went right to a table. As we came out an hour later, there were lots of people waiting for a...More

Thank The_Pantologist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a hometown favorite, not a stereotypical tourist trap. Yes, during the in season the wait can be over an hour, but off season sees a full house on most nights, too. We locals love it! You must order an orange crush, even...More

Thank 8karen3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not good. The hype about this place is missplaced. The location was good but food was so-so. Too expensive for what was offered.

1  Thank nyc3253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a delicious coconut shrimp wrap, a strong rum drink, and a slice of key lime pie while people watching with an ocean view. For lunch, the restaurant is casual. I'm not sure if it gets fancier for dinner. The prices indicate that it...More

Thank Tara Heagele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it so much, went for dinner, then a couple days later for lunch. Food is delicious, and the wait staff are on top of it! Flounder was exceptional!

Thank laredo11
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Questions & Answers
Jeff S
27 October 2017|
Response from Erich G |
Mon-Thur--11 PM Fri.-Sat--2AM
Jean H
17 September 2017|
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Response from bachman2016 | Reviewed this property |
yes they're open year-round allowing for holidays etc.
Julian K
7 November 2016|
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Response from Courtney B | Property representative |
That's correct! We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day so our staff can spend time with their families :) Enjoy your holiday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
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