The coastal Virginia area was once referred to as the Tidewater region. If you have ever flown in or out of Norfolk, you have seen first hand the amount of waterways we have been blessed with. One of our favorite pastimes is taking the family to dinner and being able enjoy the beauty of the water. Here are some of our favorite waterfront restaurants.
Surf Rider - Tucked behind what used to be Marina Shores is the Surf Rider. It sits on the Lynnhaven River a stones throw from the Chesapeake Bay off of Great Neck Rd. Home to what some say is the best Crab Cake in the city and the famous Rum Runner frozen libation.
Dockside - If you are looking for traditional seafood with an amazing view, look no further than Dockside. With both indoor and outdoor seating it is a perfect place to enjoy a sunset with your family and friends. Bonus Tip- There is live music most weekends on the dock.
Bubbas - Located right next to the Lesner bridge, Bubbas is similar to Dockside. Great seafood and great views. What more can you ask for.
Chicks Oyster Bar - If you are looking to watch a game or meet up with a group of friends, Chicks is the party spot on the water. It is still tame enough to take the kids to, so don't worry about it being too rowdy.
The Porch on Long Creek - This is the newest addition to the waterfront dining scene. Upscale comfort seafood is how I would describe the menu. The decor is straight out of Coastal Living Magazine and it sits on a beautiful piece of riverfront property.
Watermans - Most of our favorites are on the bay or river but no waterfront restaurant list would be complete without mentioning the infamous Watermans. Situated on the oceanfront, this restaurants claim to fame is the invention of the Orange Crush.