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Surf Rider Grill - CLOSED

Newtowne Road, Virginia Beach, VA
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried oysters” (2 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
“crab legs” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
Newtowne Road, Virginia Beach, VA
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Reviews (18)
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were with a party of 10. Our server, Rachel, did a good job of keeping us set with drinks, salads and the entrees. I had the crab legs & shrimp, my wife had pasta with marinara....More

Thank Mike353632
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Crab Cakes have been a favorite of mine for a long time. Some are good and some are not. The one enjoyed tonight was unique in the fact it was not the usual cake but in a small serving dish. (see picture). The server said...More

Thank 4bird1
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Great location, right adjacent to an active marina. Varied menu selections. Fish tacos were very well prepared and were delicious. My wife had the clam strips and they were succulent, very tender, and delicious. A bit difficult to find, but worth the effort...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We went to the Surf Rider Grill for a drink and food on a Wednesday evening. It was not crowded and its very open with a nice breeze coming off the water. But it took 10 minutes before the waitress took my order, she walked...More

1  Thank 4Orr12
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Superb food at a good price. Restaurant is popular with locals, especially at weekends. Go......try the food....you won't be disappointed!

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 23 May 2016

When we lived in this area, my wife and I frequented this location a lot. We came back for a family dinner since it was somewhat centrally located. There were 9 of us and everyone proclaimed their food very good - even the grandson who...More

Thank lburke19
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I had a T bone and crab cake. The crab cake was really good. The T bone was thin and not much flavor. The She Crab soup was awesome. $40 dollars with 2 beers.

Thank bradystark638
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Every year Surf Rider wins the "Best of" for their crab cake.Just get the single - it's bigger than the picture. Do you see the broccoli in the picture? Yes, it's that large, steamed to perfection and served with a side of Hollandaise sauce -...More

Thank whatkey
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Very causal, great family, couples dining. Best crab cakes in Hampton Roads, all crab meat, no filler, consistently same quality and serving size. Highly recommend oysters steam, fried or Rockefeller, side salad with peppercorn parmesan, French fries, chunky applesauce. Very friendly waitresses always. Priced right...More

Thank 24USN
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Hidden away from the crowds but on the water, this busy restaurant serves delicious seafood. Their crab cakes are a specialty items on the menu but I love their grilled shrimp. I am not an Old Bay fan but getting the shrimp without it wasn't...More

Thank 179maryannk
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtowne Road, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-416-5300
They have several locations, but the one on Newtown is the one I have had dinner at.
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