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Waterman's Surfside Grille

$$ - $$$
Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a late lunch there with my wife during a work trip weekend. Great food, great service, loved the text alerts for when our table was ready. We could sit on the boardwalk while waiting and could text them back to say we were on our way back when we were alerted that the table was ready. Would highly recommend... More 

Thank William B
Waynesboro, VA, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff and service were great. The food was really good. The seafood and steaks are premium. I would encourage reservations as it gets busy fast near dinner time.

Thank James B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A warm Saturday in February (80 degrees) brought me to Waterman's for the first time but not the last as we sat on the patio and watched the parade of people pass.The ocean view was outstanding as was the food. I had the fish chowder and fish tacos along with their signature "Orange Crush" drink. The food and service was... More 

Thank K155DSrichardk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Watermans today during Resturant week. Other Resturant week experiences don't compare. The portions at Watermans were good, the food and service was great! Everyone in our party enjoyed all parts of their meal ( surf / turn, flounder, crab legs, scallops ). The crab dip is the best. Highly recommended!

Thank Bill R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love Waterman's! Wonderful service. Starting in the parking lot. Attendants were prompt and courteous. On this particular visit we had relatives in town...one over 80 years old using a walker. The elevator assisted tremendously with her mobility to the restaurant. We were seated immediately and the waitress was considerate enough to seat us at a table close to the restroom.... More 

Thank vell234
Midway, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tuesday night is the time to go if you like crab cakes. During the off season they have a crab cake special meal for $12.00 and it is great. Their special drink is an orange crush, also very good. The valet parking is free.

Thank Roslyn G
Brandenburg, Kentucky
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

3 of us for dinner on a Thursday night...went early (5:30) and we're seated right away. Crowd came around 6:00 and many waiting for a seat when we left. Pros: 1) Great view right on the beach 2) Food was excellent...stuffed mushrooms-5 stars, Buffalo Tuna Bite-5 stars, fish chowder-3.5 stars. Surf & Turf-5 stars, Stuffed Mahi-4 stars. Don't forego the... More 

Thank Mike P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment the parking attendant takes the keys to your car to the browsing of the Waterman's gift shop to the yummy appetizers to the generous portions and quality seafood (especially the lump crab cakes) to the delicious desserts Waterman's made our New years celebration worth remembering. Waterman's also has an "Attic" which is used for special occasions wedding... More 

Thank BK M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a friend there for lunch and we were very pleased. Both had a seafood platter. Service, food & view were great. Valet parking worked well for my friend with disabilities, as extended walking at the oceanfront would have been a problem. Enjoyable for locals before tourist season starts.

Thank bydbeach2016
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best restaurant in VA Beach. The Shea Crab soup is the best!!! Fish tacos are great too. Love to watch the surfers while eating.

Thank Kenneth/Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?