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.

Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“chicken salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (304)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is fresh and delicious. Back porch is a place to sit and enjoy your lunch with loved ones. Service is very good, food is fresh and delicious. Best place on Shore dr.

Thank Derya S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting from Fort Myers,Fl. First time eating at this cafe. Loved the atmosphere, the employees are friendly, service was excellent. Bakery was closed but they got to get 4 sweet potatoes biscuits (which were delicious 😋). Everything we order was awesome! Veggies so fresh.... even...More

Thank Anna J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food is awesome, great place to eat and catch up with friends. Relaxed environment. Anyplace away from the main oceanfront strip with less traffic is good and this is a great place to try. Watch out for the limited parking.

Thank hokie4beach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this amazing treasure of a restaurant last month and went twice for lunch. First of all, they are good enough to take reservations! This restaurant gives you the feeling that it is a cottage in the happiest woods around. There are tables indoors...More

Thank LindaW60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a find! Sometimes a before and after picture says it all but since TripAdvisor has a minimum restriction let me just say the basil vinaigrette is amazing on this salmon topped salad. I would have to say with some local ingredients because...More

Thank Ruby W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the quinoa salad (black beans, chick peas, chicken w pesto sauce, etc) which came with a side of seasoned cauliflower and a large cantaloupe wedge. Friends I was with had salmon and a veggie sandwich. All of us loved it. On vacation in VA...More

Thank MellOctopus
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The first thing that you know this is a popular place is the amount of cars parked every which way in and around the yard. It looks like a rag-tag beach cottage with patios and decks under trees all around the central cafe. Walk inside...More

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This morning arrived for breakfast at 915 with friends.... we all ordered breakfast and about 1015 we paid our bill and remained seated to finish the last of our coffee..... at 1020 a woman walked up and said we had to leave as our table...More

2  Thank cowgirl8888
Reviewed 24 April 2018

From the outside it looks like an electic cafe. The food is superb and the various rooms are decorated in a very fun way. The prices are very reasonable. Entrees are in low $20 range. Drinks are not too expensive. We had Duck two ways...More

Thank momskier
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Our family decided to try this place while on vacation based on Trip Advisor reviews and a website recommendation for the ten best restaurants in Virginia. The Leaping Lizard didn't disappoint. It was obvious this is a local favorite: Everyone seemed to know everyone else....More

Thank areader2013
Nearby HotelsSee all 109 hotels in Virginia Beach
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Virginia Beach
136 reviews
2.26 km away
Quality Inn Little Creek
51 reviews
2.34 km away
Travelodge by Wyndham Virginia Beach Bay Beach
260 reviews
4.39 km away
Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center
1,118 reviews
4.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Anchor Allie's
97 reviews
.88 km away
TASTE at Bayville Farms
102 reviews
.66 km away
Zia Marie
156 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chicks Beach
189 reviews
1.24 km away
Thoroughgood House
44 reviews
1.65 km away
Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation
16 reviews
1.83 km away
Lynnhaven House
37 reviews
3.57 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mindy R
12 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Rohansays | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-460-5327
  • E-mail
Leaping Lizard Cafe happily serves Lunch each day; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday (from 5:00pm-8:30pm) and Brunch both Saturday & Sunday. We were featured on the Food Networks "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives", our quaint cafe location is a popular restaurant for many. Wonderful menu items are prepared daily using locally grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe concept is Simple. We have created a menu with heavy emphasis on fresh ingredients from the Local farms of tidal Virginia, and stock our kitchen with local fruits, vegetables & seafood from our very own produce market. Specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam; Our famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and Homemade Soups. We have scrumptious daily specials based on what is in season. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for a casual and enjoyable dining experience. We bake all of our delicious homemade breads, biscuits, cookies and desserts on property daily! Our services also include both on and off-site catering from small private gatherings to receptions of up to 500 people. Catered functions have included: Weddings; Birthday parties; Fundraisers; Holiday parties; Oyster Roasts etc.
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