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Cotton Southern Bistro

644 Grassfield Pkwy., Suite 12, Chesapeake, VA 23322
757-609-3156
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Ranked #184 of 434 Restaurants in Chesapeake
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Bistro, Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Just as cotton is comfortable to wear, Cotton Southern Bistro seeks to bring comfort back to dining. Cotton wants to offer traditional southern/regional cuisine by using familiar recipes and fresh “farm to table” ingredients in a comfortable and family friendly setting. Upon entering the focus is on our market boards with the fresh fare of the week. These specials will be ever changing with the season and availability in order to celebrate our extraordinary region and wonderful cuisine. Our staff has been trained to offer friendly and attentive service, and our menu will be prepared on premise by our chefs led by Executive Chef Jeff Brown. We look forward to spending time with your family and thank you for your support.
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The word on the street was that this place was awful, but I had to see for myself. I had a special - scallops and crab au gratin. I counted 4 scallops and couldn't taste the crabmeat but I think I saw a little in there. For sides I had roasted cauliflower & fried okra. The cauliflower was ok but... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The numerous choice of entrees and sides is to die for , you will not find the quality nor quantity of the country cooked food served in this restaurant anywhere in this area!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We tried this cotton bistro and found a family operated business a child behind the counter sneezing as well . They have best tasting perfectly seasoned lukewarm chile, I found the baked pasta derived from a recipe unlike I've experienced where's the toasted garlic bread or type of bread cornbread or any southern bread I would describe my companions entree... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Service was horrible, the manager didn't have a clue, and the food if you prefer and, if you like burnt and under cooked food then this certainly the place for you.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Had been waiting to try the Cotton Southern Bistro for some time because it is relatively close to our home. It sits in the shopping center by the Super WalMart on Dominion Blvd. The wait was definitely worth it! The food, the staff, the drinks were all very good! I have heard the Sunday brunch is worth a try but... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a down-home restaurant with an amazing selection of vegetable side dishes and daily specials -- the very sort of restaurant I searched for when I first moved to the south. Portions are generous. On Friday evenings, you can't beat the price on raw or steamed oysters -- $3.90 for 10.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We ate here for a comfort food type dinner. My husband had ben here for breakfast. I had a delicious meatloaf. ..so large that I brought some home. I would go back for meatloaf! Did not try anything else.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had the chicken & dumplings last night. Was not impressed. It was overpriced chicken noodle soup. Country chicken and dumplings should have a thick broth and thick dumplings.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Food was too salty. I complained and they didn't seem to care. We haven;t been back since. I hope it has improved.

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jsuperjeff, Owner at Cotton Southern Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your experience at Cotton, Did you ask for a Manager. We are able to adjust the seasoning on 98% of our items to order. We hope to see you again. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

While tucked away in a strip mall, the atmosphere of Cotton Southern is lovely. The wait staff is very friendly and the food is delicious. While the menu does tend towards the high calorie, you can find food grilled, broiled and steamed dishes that rival the fried food. Their grilled green beans were wonderful and their fish specials very tasty.... More 

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Additional Information about Cotton Southern Bistro

Address: 644 Grassfield Pkwy., Suite 12, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone Number: 757-609-3156
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Bistro, Family Fare

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