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Surf Rider Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Virginia Beach
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928 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 135, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-7112
+1 757-497-3534
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Virginia Beach
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159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flounder is their specialty. I got the broiled special, and those with me ordered the flounder. They are consistent every time. I just wish the hush puppies did not have onions in them. If you don't like onions do not eat them.

Thank picturetakingone
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our "go to" place for seafood with out of town guests. Great service, lots of room for big parties and the food is great.

Thank Jest0147
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Surf Rider Restaurant is a 'local' restaurant with amazing seafood and service. We went there for late lunch and were fortunate to get the last available table--for late lunch! The friendly greeting and service makes this place special. We felt as though we had been customers for years. Exceptional seafood at very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank BillCarolNC
virginia beach, va
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It wasn't bad - really. And the service was great! I was just disappointed in the food, and, well, that's why you go out to eat. My friend loved her selection so maybe it was just my eats. That will teach me to have fish tacos at a non-Mexican restaurant....I knew better. Anyway, I'll definitely give it another try as... More 

Thank vabchtraveler
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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144 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our lunch group met here for lunch on a Thursday at opening and were greeted and seated right away. One member had been here many times over the years so she knows some of the wait staff like family. Candy was our server because of that and she did a flawless job with our group of 6. I asked what... More 

Thank shellback98
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was great. This place is nice but not fancy. Nice selection of entrées and drinks. I highly recommend if you're in the area. We had a mix of steak, fried seafood, and steamed seafood between the 3 of us, and all of it was excellent. Definitely worth the money.

Thank Charles B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped there for lunch. We both had their crab soup - excellent. Manhattan crab soup. We also had the crab cake sandwich. It was so good. We will go back. Clean friendly service. Service was a little slow but we are patient.

1 Thank Iris M
Mission Viejo, California
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271 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Service was good. We felt like there must have been a senior citizen special that we missed out on, as that's who was primarily there!

Thank marc c
Norfolk, VA
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went there with my wife...we were knocked out by the sweet-and-spicy shrimp! Best we have ever had, except maybe Frenchy's in Clearwater, and even that's a stretch. Place was nice and clean, the service was good, and the fried flounder was above reproach! We will definitely be back!!!

Thank capnmike_s
Palisades, New York
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a spectacular place. the food was excellent and the service was great. This was a most enjoyable evening

Thank chuck c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 928 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 135, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-7112
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-497-3534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?