We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
+1 757-723-9366
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (132 reviews)
“seafood” (141 reviews)
“shrimp” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (519)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 517 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is excellent if you are a seafood lover. The only downside is the noise when busy. The view out over the adjacent marina is lovely. Hampton skyline and Sunset Creek at to this beautiful setting for a nice evening out.

Thank Canalboater29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surf Rider in Hampton, VA has one of the best crab cakes I’ve ever eaten! Their portions were ample for the price and the food was delicious. They had great hush puppies as well.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I love Surf Rider. Good is always hot and freshly cooked. Portions are large and servers are friendly. We always try to get a booth by the window so we can look out at the bay and boats. Great place!

Thank 1QueenBee2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on 105 Rens Road in Poquoson. The food was very fresh and tasty, we liked the presentation and friendly service in and out

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, a bit overpriced Nice view, easy accessible parking. No handicap accessible entrance of easy to access.

Thank cwewelliii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my husband and my first visit to this restaurant. I ordered the crabcakes which were cooked to perfection. My husband ordered the shrimp tacos. We were both very pleased with our choice.

Thank martinamF7360IP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch with friends . Beautiful view , food was good. Had the fish taco, which was not the best I’ve ever had. Others had the cabcake sandwich , always delicious.Our waitress was the bartender and very attentive. Over all, , it is consistently an...More

Thank labgrl402016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my husband and I want the best crab cakes in Virginia, we take a trip to the Surf Rider. Absolutely delicious and the onion rings and brocolli are great side dishes.

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is beautifully appointed and commands a great view over a local harbor. The windows are such that all tables, not just the window ones, get a fantastic view. The food is very good and the service also very good. It's standard seafood, good...More

Thank geebee789
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Enjoyed my food and service the food was great the people were great and the experience is wonderful. I enjoy it so much when I am back in town I will revisit again for sure. Seafood never taste so good.

Thank Terry H
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 hotels in Hampton
Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina
499 reviews
.86 km away
Super 8 Hampton
91 reviews
2.68 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa
1,219 reviews
4.27 km away
Motel 6 Hampton
3 reviews
4.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Venture Kitchen and Bar
157 reviews
1.00 km away
The Barking Dog
141 reviews
.82 km away
Glazed Doughnuts
35 reviews
1.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Virginia Air & Space Center
424 reviews
.82 km away
Hampton History Museum
54 reviews
.98 km away
Hampton University
51 reviews
.42 km away
Hampton City Hall
12 reviews
1.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing