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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times and have enjoyed each visit. In an out of the way spot of Va Beach. The decor, staff, food has always been great. Summer be prepared to wait a bit, worth it

Thank rdh2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been trying to stop here for the last couple years since I'm in VB, and finally had a chance to eat here. Tried the hummus wrap and it was average. I've had better hummus at other places. Next time I'll try a different sandwich...More

Thank hokie4beach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here and had a wonderful experience. I have eaten here for lunch several times, but quite some time ago. Since my last visit, the restaurant has expanded and remodeled; much more room and a great bar added. There is also...More

Thank 185patriciae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pulled off just in time when I saw the sign: "Bridge Closed - Accident" to explore an opportunity to spend a pleasant hour vs "stuck in traffic" and so I, per chance, God's Will, whatever, entered the Leaping Lizard Cafe. I first stumpled into...More

Thank picdubois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy, even in the early afternoon. Smells wafting in from the bakery were heavenly. All scratch-made foods--breads, dressings, and desserts. Hard to converse with our table members, as quite loud. We'd still return for the food and good service, though!

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

excellent food. party of 6 and we all loved it. great food, great service, very reasonable prices. the deserts were of the charts!! well done people!

Thank Bpager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this spot, and it lived up to it's reputation. Set back from the road in a quirky old house, we enjoyed lunch on the back porch with view of the barn and chickens. Food was tasty, and the service was excellent. Worth the...More

Thank pantone808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner at Leaping Lizard last night with a friend & her son. We ordered the steamed clam appetizer. The tomatoes & basil in the broth were grown on sight. Loved all the fresh flavors. My friend & I strolled through the raised bed gardens...More

Thank JudyM23692
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the Summer Salad (mixed greens w/ light dressing, tuna & chicken salads), Moroccan Beef (2 small flour tortillas, beef mixture, and mixed green salad), and a Summer Sangria. All were well above average, and we could taste the difference in their ingredients. The...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With all the great restaurants in VB it took us,a long time to get to this one. Boy, did we miss out! Quirky place. You Can Set Out front, the screened in porch or our choice, in back under the trees. The place was packed...More

Thank Cheryl S
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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