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Leaping Lizard Cafe

4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken salad” (22 reviews)
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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and enjoyed everything about this eclectic eatery. We shared a meal if salmon as well as the quiche. They both were delicious and we can't wait to go back for another visit.

Thank Karla P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place started as a produce market and has evolved into a first rate bistro. The food seems simple enough but is always very very good, expertly prepared and tastefully presented, Maybe the produce beginnings gave the proprietor a special insight into the business. Make...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! Stopped for a relaxing after work dinner and couldn’t resist the scrumptious Duck Tacos and the thirst quenching Spiked Ginger Lemonade. This is absolutely one of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach!

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go here every year on vacation. Never a bad meal, never bad service. Very busy place. Great food, all fresh and natural. Check out the farm market in the back. You will not be disappointed eating here.

Thank L586DEkevin
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Everything was delicious and FRESH! this is what food should taste like. I couldn't help but sit there and look around the restaurant and think, I can't wait to get back during the summer and see what it feels like to have lunch here. The...More

Thank sorr826
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Lived in Norfolk. Took my parents here for dinner on a whim. Could not have been more pleased with the whole experience. Food excellent Experience excellent Service excellent. Our waitress really made us feel welcome, took care of us, met all needs with out hovering....More

Thank docholiday174
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went out for a lunch date to Leaping Lizard Cafe after she saw a video of them on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. What a treat! She had the Grilled Chicken Salad Sandwich, which replaces the usual boring mayonnaise with a rich...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We just traveled from Wildwood to Tampa and stopped at the Leaping Lizard Cafe going both ways. Enjoyed it very much. You have to finish with a cookie. Or a couple to go. Had chicken salad--which is world class and fried oysters which were very...More

Thank PangerBoy
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We have wanted to visit Leaping Lizard Café for years, but never seemed to make it. We went with about 20 people and had excellent food and service. This is not a fancy place, but the food is excellent.

Thank johnahales
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I went for brunch with family and ordered the roasted duck hash and my companions both ordered the crab quiche. While they both enjoyed the quiche, the hash had a lot of potential but was a miserable failure. First, the hash was cold and undercooked...More

Thank luv4Kauai
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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.
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