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Surf Rider - CLOSED

8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
+1 757-480-5000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
12 Oct 2016
“great fried seafood, oysters, shrimp, etc”
6 Oct 2016
“GREAT local seafood restaurant”
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8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Not only were the crabcakes delicious but the broccoli (the side I chose) was perfect. My husband had the sandwich and the fries were very good. I hear the fried oysters are excellent.

Thank likestotravel53
Reviewed 25 February 2015

This place has this reputation around town. I couldn't believe how awful the service was when I went alone. Sat at the bar inside and was waited on by a skinny blonde woman with the worst attitude I've ever encountered. I swore I'd never go...More

1  Thank 663bevg
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Love to sit outside when it is warm. They truly have the best crab cakes and best friend shrimp ever!!!!!!! Very casual atmosphere located at a marina.

Thank Debbi B
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local for having the best crab cakes. So true! We ordered the fried shrimp & crab cake platter. The shrimp was lightly breaded & large. The crab cake was large, no filler, all crab. There was a good variety...More

Thank jcaeiouy
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Surf Rider is always on our itinerary when we visit Norfolk, and it has always been great. Very casual atmosphere with big windows overlooking pretty lake and the marinas. Food is fresh and delicious without fillers... seafood done right. I'm only sorry we didn't discover...More

Thank Sheri R
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

we my wife and I went for dinner at this restaurant. the food exceeded our expectations we had the fried sea food plater it comes with two sides so I had the mashed potatoes and Caesar salad. the salad was very fresh and loaded with...More

Thank Hanlan C
Reviewed 7 January 2015

As regular visitors to family in Norfolk, for several years we've been eating at this branch of the Surf Rider . . .and for good reasons: they have the best seafood--crab cakes, broiled or fried seafood platter, raw and fried oysters--in the area between the...More

Thank Jack1941
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I had been passing the Surf Rider sign on my way to work for over 15 years, but it looked so small (judging only from the sign) I decided that it probably wasn't a place we would enjoy. However, I had several people tell me...More

Thank JACK10171
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We showed up for dinner with a party of 21. After we waited for a few minutes the manager came out and asked if we could spread out over 4 tables that were next to each other. We agreed, and we were seated very quickly....More

Thank JWC_54
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Crab cake was good it's sits on the water nice view sweet tea good husband enjoyed the blackened chicken salad I'm sure in the day the view would be better

Thank yellowbug44
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  • Address: 8180 Shore Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518-2451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-480-5000
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