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Surf Rider Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
+1 757-481-5646
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (29 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Dinner was wonderful, from the friendly service, ice cold beers and the super fresh, right out of the water seafood. Started with the crab dip and spicy tuna bites, both really hit the spot. Then crab cakes, golden fried butterflied shrimp in a poorboy and...More

Thank JVC3515
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place is so hidden that most tourist will never hear of it much less find it. That said, if you make the effort to go, there are rewards to gain. There is parking and the food has a chance of being good. This Surfrider...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

we sailed i around 5:30 expecting not much of a crowd - temps were hot today and no air conditioning here.....perfect, got right in and ordered. it was sort of down hill from here on. food server brooke was ........sort of rushy and ..........we ordered...More

Thank Tuffy B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love oysters and shrimp! This is the place in Virginia Beach to eat them. Excellent quality and reasonable price. They offer half portions which are plenty for seniors like me. Also try their Cesar salads. Atmosphere is casual the place is clean and spacious.

Thank DonaldHague
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Met some friends here for lunch and had the house salad with blackened tuna. It was great. Menu was a bit more extensive than I remember in the past and bit more pricey as well but still very good.

Thank Marty J
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

If you like fried seafood this might be your place but prices are high for what you got. We ordered the clam strips and got more breading than clams. Drinks are pricey and piurs are modest.

Thank greg m
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We were excited to visit one of our favorite casual waterfront restaurants on a beautiful spring evening. Three hostesses greeted us (not sure why they need three hostesses). They told us it would be 10-15 minutes wait for a table and handed us a pager....More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I have been a loyal patron of Surf Rider Marina Shores for ten years and most of those years the experience has been great. Three years ago things began to change. There was a change in management, an upgrade in facilities, many staff were let...More

1  Thank todd g
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The crab cakes at Surf Rider are the best I have had anywhere and I have had quite a few. Excellent wait staff, too.

Thank CynthiaB52
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Probably the best Surf Rider in the area. This location is closed during the winter months but is well bisited by locals during while it is open. great outdoor seating, and covered seating as well. Same wonderful foods that are offered at other area Surf...More

Thank John J
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Marina Shores Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6819
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-481-5646
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