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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything on the menu looked great. Hubby had the breakfast burrito and loved it. I had crab cake Benedict, which I had never heard of. It was excellent. We can't wait to go back. All the food on the menu is paired with food you...More

Thank cmsans
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The quirky cute farm- to- table cafe, is family owned. This location was off the beaten path, a bit, maybe a 20 minute drive from the beach. I think there are two locations in the area. Once there, there is a small unpaved parking lot....More

Thank A M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

For a healthy, well priced lunch... You can't beat this place. It's kind of tucked away, but once you find it, you'll come back time and time again. Theres no better option in the area, one of our absolute favorites.

Thank Steve p
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I ate here as our last hoorah leaving VA beach. This place did not disappoint. Lovely outdoor and indoor seating options and polite wait staff. Lots of great sounding options with detailed descriptions. We opted for roast beef sandwich with veggie gazpacho soup...More

Thank Stacy-Ann C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Sitting on the back porch admiring their chicken coop, fresh vegetable garden and smelling the delectable aroma of fresh bread baking in their bakery while waiting for our food. The service and food delivery was outstanding. My wife had the green tomato BLT sandwich which...More

Thank K155DSrichardk
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is quirky, eclectic & hip. Reminds me of restaurants I've ate at in Asheville, NC. We ate on a pergola screened covered porch with swirling fans, all kinds of hand-crafted, upcycled glass objects to look at. There are...More

Thank midhudsonvalley
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have eaten here several times and have enjoyed each visit. In an out of the way spot of Va Beach. The decor, staff, food has always been great. Summer be prepared to wait a bit, worth it

Thank rdh2go
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Have been trying to stop here for the last couple years since I'm in VB, and finally had a chance to eat here. Tried the hummus wrap and it was average. I've had better hummus at other places. Next time I'll try a different sandwich...More

Thank hokie4beach
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined here and had a wonderful experience. I have eaten here for lunch several times, but quite some time ago. Since my last visit, the restaurant has expanded and remodeled; much more room and a great bar added. There is also...More

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I pulled off just in time when I saw the sign: "Bridge Closed - Accident" to explore an opportunity to spend a pleasant hour vs "stuck in traffic" and so I, per chance, God's Will, whatever, entered the Leaping Lizard Cafe. I first stumpled into...More

Thank picdubois
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-460-5327
  • E-mail
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.
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