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Surf Rider Restaurant

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” (132 reviews)
“seafood” (137 reviews)
“shrimp” (65 reviews)
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1 Marina Rd, Bluewater Marina, Hampton, VA 23669-4548
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a good meal. I did a good deal of research first on tripadvisor before finally picking this location. First I should say that for a city by the Bay i felt like I had a hard time finding places with authentic, fresh seafood...More

Thank Page V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended to us and we were glad we went. Great shrimp and corn chowder with crab. My husband does not enjoy seafood but had a wonderful steak that he did enjoy. Overall, great meal along the water front.

Thank MequonTripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surf Rider is a great place to go to enjoy a good meal while looking out on the water. Their burger with the crab cake is delicious and the calamari is great with the sweet chili sauce.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my family and our food was great. It was a Friday night and we arrived right at the start of the dinner rush, but we didn’t have a long wait for our food. They make this Shecrab soup on the weekends that...More

Thank tialia08
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This restaurant was very accommodating on a week night, for a group of about 15 co-workers. The crab-stuffed flounder was outstanding. Our group had reservations and the staff was pleasant and very knowledgeable about their extensive menu. The atmosphere is spot-on for a typical fish...More

Thank Fedtravelertoo
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This place was recommended to us by a local. The food was average and the decor was nothing to speak about The culinary scene in Hampton is average at best but this place was definitely underwhelming.

Thank matthewmV3026XW
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Had high expectatjons based on reviews from friends, so maybe that set the bar too high. Nothing was bad or wrong, but it wasnt awesome. The calamari and fried oysters were the hughlights for me, tho the scallops were good too. The only other thing...More

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

My husband is a HU grad and my daughter graduated in 2016, so we have spent many years in this area. We didn't hear about Surf Rider until we came down to bring our son for a personal department tour. The lovely administrative assistant at...More

Thank distewave
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Not a huge seafood fan, but their blackened or Cajun tuna bites are amazing!!! Great bloody Mary's and the seafood is fresh, which really, to me , is the only seafood worth eating! Beautiful views of the water and small marina too, and a decent...More

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Surf Rider Is One Of Hampton's Hidden Treasures,The Atmosphere Is Great The Food Is Awsome Because Of The Variety Is So Great The Staff Is Out Of This World,And The Senery Is Unbelieveable I Thank You And My Family Thanks You Keep Up The Good...More

Thank Algustus T
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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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