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Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (126 reviews)
“seafood” (123 reviews)
“shrimp” (56 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant location is right on the water in a marina. Atmosphere is super casual, food was great. Our teenager kids loved the crab legs and our flounder sandwich was yummy. Our daughter said the chicken tenders were the best she's ever had! The kids enjoyed...More

Thank Lynette K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better arrive early to get seated without a wait! The restaurant is at a marina, waterfront setting. Many boaters park their boats, come to eat and depart. Service is efficient, tables are clean, servers are friendly and attentive. Food is delicious, nice presentation, just as...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here off and on for years. This is a small family owned chain. It is known for its seafood and it is wonderful. This latest time we went for drinks in the afternoon and just ate tuna bites. They were as we...More

Thank LisaSmith703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous Fried Shrimp & Seafood platter. Baked potatoes are wonderful as well as french fries. A number of great desserts to choose from.

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go with an appetite, these shrimp are huge and very well done! Worth every penny. Great service, great atmosphere.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, causal and overlooking the Waterfront. Seem to be a very popular place as there were a lot of people here celebrating either birthdays or graduations. Very reasonable menu with seafood and other fried fare. Service was a little slow on the Saturday that we...More

Thank pjthomas807
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Asked to be seated at a high top in the bar area. The marina was beautiful on this particular day with the sun streaming in and the big luxury yachts lining the docks. The drinks were tall and cool, and the food was good. Only...More

Thank Sharolyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our office went to eat there for lunch for a co-worker's going away. There were about 15 in our party. You cannot make reservations, but you can call ahead to give them some heads up of large group. I wish we could have all sat...More

Thank AnnaRVRoadTripUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in an excellent location for a seafood restaurant. Great variety of dishes. The waiteress were friendly and helpful. Food was a good value. We had excellent views from our table. The only down side that put me off a little was that...More

Thank JJCBrumUK
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Probably some of the best seafood in the area. The best fried scallops that I've ever had. Can be very busy and VERY noisy. No beer on tap.

Thank SkyPilot1949
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26 May 2017|
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Response from BURGESS-IN-VA | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But, Deadrise at Fort Monroe has patio on which you can eat. Good food too.
1 June 2016|
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Response from GrandpaGene | Reviewed this property |
Soft shells are in season - but you need to contact the restaurant itself for the definitive answer.
26 January 2016|
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Response from C. Scott E | Reviewed this property |
They have a nice wine list and a good selection of local beers. Prices, I'm not sure about.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-723-9366
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