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. Together they would do it all- from cooking to serving to bussing and cleaning up. Mother and son built a restaurant that soon became a favorite spot for many, serving friendly fare.
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Our History

The original Surf Rider restaurant which was located in Virginia Beach at 17th and Mediterranean, closed after 20 years. But, prior to its closing, the family-run business gave birth to other locations which began popping up across Tidewater in 1988. Afterthis latest opening at Whitehouse Cove Marina in Poquoson there will be sevenlocations in all-Still run by family members. Chris, Stanley’s son has taken the helm of the family business, while dad Stanley has taken a more “behind the scenes approach.” Most days, you can find Chris hustling from one location to another; creating daily specials, placing orders, training new employees, handling book work or even cooking a few nights a week. A devoted staff helps keep things running smoothly at all locations. Stanley and Chris, have a hand in running six of the locations, while Stanley’s brother Jim owns a Surf Rider location on Newtown Road in Norfolk along with a third partner, Bobby Pallet.

Marina Shores
2100 Marina Shores Dr,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone. 481-5646

105 Rens Rd,
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone. 868-0080

Western Branch
2449 Taylor Road,
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Phone. 966-5840

Cypress Point
928 Diamond Springs Road,
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone. 497-3534

725 Eden Way,
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone. 757-549-2626

Blue Water
1 Marina Road,
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone. 757-723-9366

Contact Information
2100 Marina Shores Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States 23451
Phone: 757-481-5646