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“Nice lunch.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leaping Lizard Cafe

Leaping Lizard Cafe
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Ranked #50 of 1,405 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$29
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Virginia
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306 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Nice lunch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We decided to give this place a try. We had lunch there and had a good meal.

Standouts were the chicken salad and the fresh fruit.. The chicken salad was very tasty with large pieces of chicken and the cantaloupe was some of the best I have ever tasted.

The egg salad was okay. I felt it needed some seasoning, especially salt. It was bit bland for my taste. The pimento and cheese was average...nothing special. Good, but not memorable.

The desserts were good. The standout was the carrot cake.

Our server was very good. She was very attentive and personable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mid Atlantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Excellent dinner and very reasonably priced. Restaurant menu changes frequently (daily?) relevant to fresh catch of the day and available produce. We had a table for 10 and all seemed very satisfied with their meals. Service was excellent and server went out of her way to be helpful and suggested some great items. If you are a "buffet all you can eat, quantity versus quality" type this place is not for you. But, if you are looking for a great meal featuring fresh and healthy options in a funky, eclectic atmosphere, you will want to try this place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EliMidAtlantic
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place for Sunday brunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I so enjoyed sitting out on the porch on a beautiful Sunday morning and enjoying brunch. I had the cantaloupe gazpacho, and it was refreshing on a warm day. On a previous visit I had the Mahi-mahi, which was delicious. Go early and be prepared to wait. This place is very popular!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HJeffreys
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Walnut Cove, North Carolina, United States
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I will keep this short ans sweet. All the hot food was cold and the sandwiches were nothing special. After watching Diners Drive Ins and Dives and talking to local friends, I was expecting much more than I got. Would not go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BFMitchell893
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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“33 Anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had a wonderful night at Leaping Lizard the staff is very friendly they were busy but still very attentive to the customers.I had the Pork Carnitas and Betsy had the Tuna. Great presentation on the dishes and we had their signature flatbread for appetizers.We got a takeout of their famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.Remember to make reservations it fills up quickly. We were very happy with our dinning experience it is a fun atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank boxshop
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