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Leaping Lizard Cafe

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4408 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-2822
+1 757-460-5327
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great restaurant, great food, happy servers, what more could I possibly ask for, Loved the restaurant!

Thank KDB21
Va Beach, VA
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit. Awsome place. Food was excellent, staff is friendly. Total experience was excellent, not you routine lunch place. Highly recommended. Lots of choices to choose from. I had the ham and turkey sandwich with potato salad.

Thank Cathy B
Norfolk, Virginia
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820 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit Leaping Lizard cafe for dinner and were glad we did. New Appetizers and Entrees. The house salad was beautifully presented. Shrimp with Smithfield ham appetizer delicious. The Clam Bake my wife described as dessert. My burger was made with pork,lamb and beef with Sunnyside up egg cooked to perfection served with house made pickles and salad.... More 

Thank boxshop
Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

With a blizzard bearing down on us, the staff showed incredible compassion and flexibility to accept our party, larger and later than anticipated. They could not have been more welcoming and attentive. Even though there was close to 40 of us, the food was served quickly and was superb! Diners at my table had the Pan Roasted Chicken, the Atlantic... More 

Thank Diane L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I went in last week for belly up at the bar. It requires reservations as it's only served in the bar area. Great value for a 5 course tasting menu. They have a large, but not overwhelming wine list as well as handcrafted cocktails. It was a great time!

Thank Megan Y
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for a mid-week lunch and loved it. It is a cozy place and the service was good. The blueberry mojito as outstanding. We both had a cup of the snapper chowder which was probably the most flavorful soup I've ever eaten. My chicken salad sandwich met my expectations from previous diners' reviews and the homemade rosemary... More 

Thank doreenva
Claverack, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good service, good food, family owned and operated, home style, good food a feel good kinda place. Healthy choices, good seafood, salads, sandwiches.

Thank lilap25
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a great place to have breakfast, lunch, or brunch. Food is fresh. Ambience of the café is great too. Their salads come with a basil vinaigrette that goes lovely with the greens, Prices are also quite reasonable as well. They do fill up quite quick and the parking lot does get crowded as well. But overall, this is... More 

Thank Frank L
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great fresh food and and an interesting menu. I had the Monkfish that was wrapped around a stuffing of chicken sausage and oysters. I liked the dish but I think it could have used a bit more monkfish and a bit less stuffing. My wife had Rockfish and it was well prepared. We both had a salad of truly fresh... More 

Thank glen a
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Cute eclectic restaurant with garden to table recipes. Excellent duck BBQ and sweet potato biscuits.

Thank Farrah N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 29
American, Cafe, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 15:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?