We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (123 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
“shrimp” (55 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
Write a Review
Reviews (460)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 460 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a nice dinner together here on vacation. The food was good and plentiful. Prices are not bad. Our server was very pleasant. It is down on the bay with nice big windows. Our hotel desk clerk recommended it and she was right. The calamari...More

Thank Bkwrm
Reviewed 3 days ago

Casual atmosphere, great food, great location. It was extremely crowded with a 45 minute wait. It was worth every minute. We were stuffed when we left.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got here after the lunch crowd before dinner crowd. When I worked brought clients here for lunch and usually get very busy for that 2 hr period. We arrived around 2pm and was clearing out. Lovely location on the water in Hampton. I have...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been eating plenty of seafood, so tried their pork chops and BBQ, both were excellent. Service was a bit brief, but they were very busy. Prices are reasonable and portions good sized.

Thank OWJohn
A TripAdvisor Member
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a family dinner on May 3, 2017. It was absolutely the worst service I have ever experienced. I have always had better experiences at fast food restaurants. The parts of my meal that actually made it to the table was very good. The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't beat this place for great seafood. I had the soft crabs the other night and as always, they were great.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set your GPS up for this restaurant. Go there via road or water. Just go there. My gold standard for any seafood restaurant is their crab cakes. The Surf Rider scored a 10/10. Be aware that ONE crab cake is enough for any person. The...More

Thank Madeline103119148
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a mixed experience at this meal on a Friday evening. We were seated promptly in a booth by the window, so we could see all the nice boats/yachts moored at the marina. Server was very distracted and in conversation with what I assume...More

Thank PastorLin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tips: Ask for a table by the large windows for a pleasing view of the marina and get a least one crab cake. Positives: Seriously the best crab cakes I've ever had; savored every last bite. The soup of the day was very good. The...More

Thank HonestObservation
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Food was delicious! Best crab cake I have ever had - bar none! Good view of the marina and water. Salmon special was to die for as well.

Thank Lyn S
Nearby Restaurants
Venture Kitchen and Bar
137 reviews
1.00 km away
The Barking Dog
124 reviews
.83 km away
Glazed Doughnuts
30 reviews
1.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Virginia Air & Space Center
369 reviews
.84 km away
Hampton University
46 reviews
.80 km away
Hampton History Museum
47 reviews
.98 km away
Hampton City Hall
12 reviews
1.36 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there outside patio?
26 May 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from BURGESS-IN-VA | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But, Deadrise at Fort Monroe has patio on which you can eat. Good food too.
Are you serving soft shell crabs today?
1 June 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from GrandpaGene | Reviewed this property |
Soft shells are in season - but you need to contact the restaurant itself for the definitive answer.
do you have a wine list? prices?
26 January 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from C. Scott E | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list and a good selection of local beers. Prices, I'm not sure about.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
  • E-mail