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Surf Rider Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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622 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 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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189 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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
virginia beach, va
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It wasn't bad - really. And the service was great! I was just disappointed in the food, and, well, that's why you go out to eat. My friend loved her selection so maybe it was just my eats. That will teach me to have fish tacos at a non-Mexican restaurant....I knew better. Anyway, I'll definitely give it another try as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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?