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Waterman's Surfside Grille

415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
+1 757-428-3644
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (103 reviews)
“crab cakes” (344 reviews)
“seafood” (512 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
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Reviewed yesterday

We were very disappointed with our last visit. The Waterman's was probably our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach.We had made a reservation in November for Christmas Eve (2 adults and 2 children) a month in advance, and by 8 pm everything seemed to be ok....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 63kjulien
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place rocks! We love coming here. The scallop app is never disappointing. Listen to the sounds of the Jets flying high and sip the top or bottom shelf spirits. Specials in winter are reasonable and yummy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MiamiChicVa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner one night after work. Excellent atmosphere and really good food. We had a large group so we were seated upstairs and even had our own small bar and bar tender. I enjoyed the orange crush drink and the scallops were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank src1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel clerk recommended this place. Was blown away with their winter special! Monday through Thursday they have a $12 special. Today was crab cakes. Two crab cakes with mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies for $12. Unbelievable flavor and perfect portions. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jasonsK1873TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place may very well be the best VA Beach has to offer. The drinks are great. The ambiance is fantastic and the food is exceptional!!! I had fish taco's on multiple nights, the largest mozzarella sticks I've ever had and several Orange Crushes!!! Parking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MisaelWNY
GeorgiMartin, Manager at Waterman's Surfside Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making our day! We hope to see you back again for some orange crushes very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bar none best food and view of ocean in VA Beach. The pasta seafood is great on the pallet for pasta lovers but the best is typically their fresh catch which varied from mahi mahi to tuna and oysters. There is nothing on their menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ObieX B
GeorgiMartin, Manager at Waterman's Surfside Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We love reviews like this so thank you for taking the time to do so!! I hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time with this place. The food is awful and the service is just as bad. The waiter was not friendly and did not know the food menu. It was very pricey for the quality of food. Will not go back to this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 184KarenS184
GeorgiMartin, Manager at Waterman's Surfside Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am so sorry that you had a bad experience. It is very clear that we missed the mark and I would like to know more about what happened to ensure that this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the clam chowder, salad and seafood platter. Great chowder. Fried seafood platter was very lightly, not heavy .

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lglamdin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice comfortable little ocean side grille. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient. The food was wonderful, including the warm fudge brownie with ice cream and Gharadelli chocolate desert.It was a great experience for a time of year when most restaurants are closed. Valet parking...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kevincN212MK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a little lunch. We both had the She Crab Soup. The soup was good but not great. The server was attentive and the view from the boardwalk porch was nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michael s
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Questions & Answers
Leamon D
9 July 2018|
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Response from Gary K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they bring their food out first
28 October 2017|
Response from Erich G |
Mon-Thur--11 PM Fri.-Sat--2AM
Jean H
18 September 2017|
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Response from bachman2016 | Reviewed this property |
yes they're open year-round allowing for holidays etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
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