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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%
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“crab cakes” (288 reviews)
“seafood” (423 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love Waterman's, but WTF??? After being told of a 20-30 minute wait for outside seating, we were called after 44 minutes (I have the time stamped texts). We were escorted to a cramped booth, scanning the other three booths revealed that two people were...More

Thank thechanggang
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was busy, but it offers outdoor seating, seating inside by a window with a view to the beach and completely indoor seating (nice a/c). Good food, fairly priced for on the beach. Good service.

Thank MakoRad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We lucked out and chose this place. It was a Friday night in the off-season at about 9-9:30, but we still had a little wait. The food was well worth the wait. First time I have liked mussels - anywhere! Crab was delicious. Nothing bad...More

Thank DrBuckwheat
Reviewed 2 days ago

The two best things about this place was the freshness of the lobster (double tail) and the Key Lime Pie. I've had Key Lime before but never as good as this place with fresh baked daily. It is simply uncomparable and worth the visit alone....More

Thank ronDover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The orange crush and lemon crush drinks were so yummy and a must to start or enjoy while waiting for a table. The crab cakes were delicious! Husband had a seafood trio that he thoroughly enjoyed. Parking is tricky. We parked in a lot a...More

Thank SallyA731
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outside seating in view of beach. Super service. Loved the food. Plenty of food too. We interacted well with our server Nick.

Thank lovs2fish
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Believe it or not, we did not eat seafood. First visit. We had fried mozarella and hush puppies for appetizer, both were very good. We both ordered NY strip. They came out as ordered. Our server was friendly, efficient, and attentive, without overdoing any of...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good food, good drinks, great ambience! Only complaint was some of the portion sizes we on the smaller side. We paid $28 for a seafood platter & the piece of fish included was very small. Aside from that it was great. Excellent service & tasty...More

Thank DierdraH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pros: Restaurant is on the beach. Excellent views. Most seating is tiered so that almost any table and booth has a view of the ocean. Service was very good, cheerful and attentive. Our server was Samantha and she made great recommendations. The food came out...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our group had a burger, fried shrimp, she crab soup, chicken sandwich and bacon wrapped scallops, all which were excellent!

Thank Symecat
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Jean H
18 September 2017|
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Response from Elwood H | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open year round but you should call them.
Julian K
8 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!
15 July 2016|
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Response from Chuck F | Reviewed this property |
We didn't need them but I believe that they do - it depends of the timing. Also, I did notice that they had arranged for a private are for an engagement party so I would definitely give them a call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View
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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