About Us

For many locals in the Tidewater area, Surf Rider is a name that has long been synonymous with terrific home-style cooking. In fact, Surf Rider first opened in May 1980 when Liz Massey and her son, Stanley Bennett, had an idea about serving up real home-style cooking. 

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  • "Only been here once but the restaurant is gorgeous, the service amazing and the food delicious. We ate crab cakes, flounder and yummy fried oysters. Can't wait to go bAck."


    Melissa M.

  • "Oysters were so fresh. Was surprised when my margarita came with OJ in it but they quickly made me another one with out it. Friendly server, great nrw restaurant. We will be back."


    Laura T.

  • "Super! Emily made us feel right at home, and the food, every one of our eight entrees, was great. Each of the fisherman's platters, one fried the other broiled, were excellent."


    Pa Kettle K.