Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront

3.6
126 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Surf Club Ocean Grille is Virginia Beach's most elegant oceanfront eatery. Our name has evolved from the history of our property, which goes back to the thirties and forties. Back then, Big Band Leaders such as Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller brought their big sound to our sandy shores. In remembrance of those glory years, we have created an atmosphere with the freshest seafood, contemporary comfort, and of course, a sensational view!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 126 people are saying
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.6
service
3.8
ambience
3.2
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Restaurant was remodel and looks good. The server was friendly and very professional, The food was horrible loaded with grease which made us ill later. I will not return unless they change the cook.

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fljim13
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Reviewed the menu online before booking. Had several items that sounded wonderful. Arrived at the restaurant, and it looked like a school cafeteria. Eventually after being seated, a waitperson arrived with menus. That were one page! None of the items shown online were on the menu. Asked waitperson, and she said it was their first day open after renovations. There was NOTHING online about renovations and a limited menu!! Overall a very disappointing experience, and I will not be returning, ever.

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation through open table for Valentines day, we arrived and the restaurant was under construction and only open to hotel guest. They refused to seat us and did nothing to try and assist. Extremely disappointed and will never eat there.
When I said that we made the reservation through open table, they responded with, Are manager left the restaurant a few months ago and nobody here knows the password to update and we deals with this all time.
Needless to say, trying to find another place to eat on Valentines day at the last minute proved to be unsuccessful and out evening was ruined.
Please make every effort to either remove this restaurant or find a new way to confirm restaurant availability.
I will be sending a complaint to the restaurant and the hotel as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

How hard can breakfast be? Food was cold, service poor, and took forever. It's been a few years since I dined there and remember it as good to very good, overall. This experience wasn't good. It's such a great location and hope that they can improve.

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vip1foodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The restaurant was very empty when we arrived. The view of the Ocean was great.
We were sat at a table and the air condition unit was leaking on the seats. We told the hostess and she said sometimes that happens. We cuddled closer together and ordered. The waitress did not know what veggie they had and told us one thing and something different came-no big deal....but the food took almost an hour to come out. it was just ok. I didn’t eat my shrimp from my salad bc it tasted horrible. My mother got fish and chips and it better. All and all not very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were disappointed in the portion sizes. They were very small particularly Igor entrees. Steaks were incredibly small for the price paid. Overpriced and disappointed. Was not a good place to celebrate our anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dining is run down looking, with clearly not enough tables to fill the space = no demand; food was poorly prepared- definitely using frozen, non fresh ingredients; server was friendly but not attentive. Will never set foot in there again.

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CalvernJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the waitress, she was nice and professional . I would recommend this restaurant to others

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great!

Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience! Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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vipNeil
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The only thing good here was the view of the ocean. We went here for Easter Brunch, but wish we had picked another place. The selections were very limited, the carving station was a disappointment, and the only breakfast items included hotel level scrambled eggs and an omelette station. No toast, waffles, french toast...you know normal breakfast items.

We will not be returning.

Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Neil. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your visit with us. We sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our selections for Easter Brunch. We did advertise all of our menu selections and tried to set it up to have items that were not just breakfast focused. But we'll certainly take your comments to heart and use them as we move forward in to planning for our Easter brunch next spring. Thank you again and we hope that you'll give us another opportunity in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The serving staff forgot about us, the food was horrible and the overall ambiance of the restaurant was just horrible as well. Definitely not a place I’d go to for a first date.

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VictoriaG
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During Restaurant Week we always like to try new places. The food was delicious. Fried green tomatoes especially! Lisa was our server and did a fantastic job. So personable and made sure we were ready to see the dolphins.

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RVBW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there on Christmas Eve. I had made a 5:30 reservation. We rode around looking at Christmas lights and arrived at the restaurant at 5:30. We were seated, served graciously, the manager offered to take a picture of us by the tree on the way out. When I got home I had a phone message from them that they were closing at 5. (Evidently Open Table did not have this information.) I think it was pretty great that they were so gracious and never mentioned that they were keeping the place open for us! We had a great time!

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PBascom
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, went for the Thanksgiving Buffet, we are thinking we'll be there again next year.
We were a little early for our table so we went to the bar for a drink while we waited. Our bartender Chris was so nice we decided to just have our meal there at the bar!
Our timing was spot on as we had no wait for any of our trips through the line, a little later there were a couple of times the line was a bit long , but it moved fast.
Lots of options for food from the traditional spread to local seafood and 2 dessert tables !
We enjoyed the entire experience.

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vipVgab
Greensboro
74 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The best part of the experience is location. We ate lunch on a porch overlooking the ocean. The food was barely OK (fish and chips a bit to oily) Service was OK. I stayed in the hotel and arrived just before lunch which justify my selection of the place. If you have a bit more time you can find much better places in Virginia Beach

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Oceanblue
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye is cut on site and the best we've ever had!

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Cary
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is always good and the view is Devine.

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EDWARDC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Reasonably priced good food and service shoreside in solarium dining room or seaside on ocean air terrace beside beach sand and beckoning breakers for groups, special occasions, someone you want to impress or to relax peacefully eating, drinking and watching for passing merchant and navy ships or seabirds.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was wonderful, the server Tiara was great and the food couldn't have been. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My brother and his fiancee are searching for wedding venues. I took the family here for brunch so they could check out the space. It was one of the ones my wife and I considered for our wedding and reception. In this particular morning, they were just off. The buffet was nothing special, the server forgot to bring milk for my wife's coffee, there were no spoons readily available. To top it off, the cup that my mother's coffee came in had crusted food stuck to the inside, which she didn't discover until 2/3 through drinking it. I've been here before and it's usually really good so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, it was a bad first impression on my family and I doubt any of them will be back - weeding, brunch or otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My family and I had dinner at the Surf Club for my Mom's birthday in March. We have always enjoyed dining here, especially in past years with my Grandpa, God rest his soul. I received a voicemail from an employee regarding my reservation request: to sit in a round booth over looking the ocean at sunset. The young man said that the round booths were no longer set-up to overlook the ocean and that the sun does not set over the ocean...okay then. When we arrived, there were only two other tables having dinner, so we got to choose the table by the window overlooking the ocean that we preferred, great! When we asked for a drink menu, our server told us that they don't really have one for cocktails, but they have a full bar and can make anything, so my mom and I ordered Bellini Martinis. They were delicious!! The sunset provided an great ambiance with a beautifully colored sky, from our view on the ocean side that is. All of our meals came out together, they were hot, aesthetically pleasing to look at, and wow were they delicious! I don't even think I took home a doggy bag! Both my Mom, Dad & I were thoroughly please with the experience. The manager was lovely and pleasant when he checked on our table and chatted with us for a few. I would definitely recommend this little gem under the Wyndham to anyone. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience5

the window view of the ocean is best.

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vipKenS
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Surf Club is in the Wyndham Hotel on Atlantic Avenue at 57th Street. That's about 17 blocks north of the end of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. So, is it worth the trip? If you're a vacationer staying on the Boardwalk, then "no;" you already have the view and several good restaurants within blocks. If you're staying at the Wyndham, then "yes;" it's convenient, with the Ocean view, but the food is just OK, not great.

On the other hand, when they have live music on the Patio, it's a nice place to sit and have a drink - check the Happy Hour deals.

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vipMelishurls127
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service over the holiday weekend. Recommended it to many friends during our stay in VA Beach. Would definitely go again!

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WDSJr
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice view but menu was not as advertised on Open Table

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daisymae25
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came here the night before the Shamrock Half Marathon because they were offering an all-you-can pasta buffet for runners. The place was crowded with other runners, but we got right in because we had made reservations first. We got a table with an ocean view, and it was wonderful. Our server took a little while to get our drink orders, but it was understandable considering how busy it was. They had 3 kinds of pasta to choose from, along with salad, marinara and alfredo sauces, garlic bread, and even grilled chicken to add to your meal. Definitely a great deal for only $15 a person, and I would highly recommend.

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SarahF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were in town for the Shamrock Marathon Weekend. The restaurant was listed as a recommended spot by the racing organization, so I made a reservation for my family for the night before the race.

There was a great deal of traffic, so I called to say we would be running late. I was told by the person who answered the phone that my reservation would not be guaranteed as they were very busy. Overall the woman who answered the phone was quite rude about it and didn't take my name to note whose reservation I was calling about. When we arrived (@ 6:13) we were told "Oh your table is wide open. " The restaurant seemed busy, but was also not completely full either.

After being sat, we waited TWENTY minutes for water. We waited another ten to have our order taken, and another THIRTY to get our food. And the waiter got the order wrong. We were given several different excuses for all the mess ups.

Overall it was a disappointing experience and I wish we had gone somewhere else when we talked to the rude person on the phone in the beginning.

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JoAnn
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had our daughter's wedding reception in the Surf Club Ocean Grill and our son's rehearsal dinner here. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Thanksgiving here, and their buffet was the best we have found. The turkey and prime rib were outstanding. The oyster dressing and array of vegetables were excellent.
We came back for dinner, and enjoyed the seafood platter. They serve plenty of fresh food. Our server Kip took very good care of us. They are located in the Wyndham.

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vipMary
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were starved, decided to eat early. Well, we hit the wrong time. All the events people came at the same time. Although we had a reservation and were promised over the phone a good table with an ocean view, while we were telling who we thought was the person seating that we had a reservation, two non reservation couples jumped ahead of us, the real hostess returned, and the other couples got the last two tables looking at the ocean. The waitress did a good job but was obviously overworked at the influx of people at once. The Caesar salads were great, as were the crab cakes and steak. It was obviously some were not as pleased as we were with their food but ours was good. We would certainly go back again.

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Locals
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Virginia Beach locals try Surf Club Ocean Grille, Bad idea! The food looked nice but tasted awful. The menu sounded great online. The apps were cold and undercooked, the main course was extra cooked- dry and burnt. Was looking forward to a great meal- bummed!

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wineonthebeach
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As a member of a group of best friends, we always like to find things to do together for what we call: "ThirstyThursday."
Well, we've definitely found what we will be doing on the third Thursday of the month at Surf Club Ocean Grille. Not only was the wine tasting extremely affordable, the outside venue in front of the Atlantic Ocean and the knowledge of Hank the Wine Guy added so much value to this outing. The food disappeared quite quickly, though, so maybe a bit more of the hot item being served would be appreciated.
Other than that, this was awesome!

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vipjake
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall2food3service2ambience1

overall a fair experience. food was good, however service was sporadic and disorganized. music was brought inside due to the weather and it was LOUD! Would not go back due to service and noise factor.

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Satcom76
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We took our friends here for a birthday dinner. We sat in the back corner near the glass for a view of the ocean. There were dead flies all over the window ledge, and we had to mention this to the staff for them to clean it up. We also had approx 8 flies buzzing around our food/table all night...disgusting ambience!

The service was poor, as we believe the lady was either new or had too many tables. She would disappear for 20 minutes at a time...even after ordering drinks.

The food was good, but the overall experience was not acceptable. Unfortunately, we will not be coming back to this place. We don't recommend this restaurant.

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Chesapeakeresident
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant and will probably be our last. Our appetizer was the calamari which was a little tough. My crab cake was full of crab but was lacking in flavor. My husband's stuffed flounder was dry. There was a 3-piece band playing but it was too loud for us to carry on a dinner conversation. This restaurant looks out onto the beach which was a plus.

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vipMmirchich
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience1

They claim it is the most elegant seafood restaurant in VA beach, but in no way is that accurate. The decor is dated, and the dining room was full of flies. If I see every table swatting at them, that's a problem. The servers were very disinterested in the customers. It makes you appreciate a restaurant who's staff is personable and engaging. The food itself was equally disappointing. The raw oysters were improperly shucked and they left a butchered oyster crab in one. The entrees were alright, but the presentation was lacking, sprinkling a ton of parsley on the plate doesn't make it elegant. I wouldn't waste a vacation dinner on this place. Many better options in VA beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick trip to Va Beach with my wife. Discovered restaurant on Open Table. Great ocean front location and as we were dining fairly late had a waterfront table. Service was prompt and friendly. Salmon cooked to order and tasty. My wife's seafood pasta with chorizo was also a hit. Excellent dining experience for these first time visitors.

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Samantha
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great view of the ocean with a romantic feel however, service was terrible and slow. We ordered seafood platter and filet and both were cold and had to be sent back. Manager did NOT come over. Server appeared overwhelmed.

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Ddiner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I reserved to dine here for my husband's birthday. They never acknowledged any of the special requests I put in my reservation memo on opentable which was the first pitfall. So I was over that because the venue was the perfect ocean view. Service was average and friendly. The food was subpar, especially for the price you would expect more. We orderd the calamari and shrimp to start and it was extremely salty. We ordered steak and snow crab legs for our entrees. The steak was ridden with fat and was bland. The crab legs were standard. For desert we orderd apple upside down cake which actually was very tasty. Overall I wouldn't go back and pay such high price for a subpar meal. But I would go to have a cocktail to watch sunset.

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HOTTUBHEAVEN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NICE OCEANFRONT AREA AWAY FROM THE NOISE DOWN THE OTHER END NICE QUIET GETAWAY

FAQs

Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 425-5699.

Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront is rated 3.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.