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Surf Rider Restaurant

) #4 of 248 Restaurants in Hampton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab cakes” (128 reviews)
“seafood” (124 reviews)
“shrimp” (58 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to go for lunch or dinner. Seafood is great even though last time I got oysters they were a little mushy. A friend got a steak sandwich for lunch and said it was very good. I would go early or late as it...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time at Surf Rider was somewhat disappointing. It was extremely noisy and crowded (which is good for the restaurant but bad for us). The wait for a table was 25 minutes so we decided to sit and eat at the bar. The bartender...More

Thank MsMoEd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the broiled seafood platter and was very pleased. Everything was delicious. Only downside was lack of local craft beer on tap. That is something that I like to sample when traveling.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We do go here on occasion but the food is not very good and the atmosphere is terrible. They built windows in the building that a tall person might be able to see out of and it's just tables in a big room. No atmosphere....More

Thank VAmotorcyclecouple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive takes you through an older residential area, and then you drive through an active marina (with some very nice boats). All four of us ordered the crab cakes, and they were very good. Our server Kiera (sp?) was very friendly and helpful, the...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at a marina that was a little difficult to find, due to a detour and road construction. We waited quite a while to give our order because the waitress said she did not realize it was given to her, but once ordered the food...More

Thank Angel Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Will be back grade A service The crabcakes were so amazing every bite you taste a big chunk of crap doesn't get any better if you want crabcakes this is the place to go will be back again

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A date brought me here since this is one of his and his kid's favorite places. We requested a booth in the back next to the windows. The sun was setting and there were no shades so my date was constantly shifting in his seat...More

1  Thank Mean B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 13 July 2017

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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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