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Pirate's Cove Restaurant

109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, VA 23320-1707
757-549-7272
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Ranked #5 of 427 restaurants in Chesapeake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was part of a large party celebrating a former coworker's retirement. We had to stand around in the front door area for a while because it seems to be the policy to seat everyone at once. We had a big table in the back room. I had the fried scallops dinner with cole slaw, fries and hush puppies. The... More

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Zelienople
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The fried Pollock is truly a "pile of fish". Surf N Turf was loaded with shrimp and a good but slightly overdone steak. The spinach casserole was great. Waitress was very helpful with advising what to order since this was our first visit. The servings were Hugh, so we had a box to go.

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Get there early or you will wait a long time for a table. But, totally worth it! I had 1 lb of king crab legs and they were the best I've ever had. 2 daughters had crab cakes and husband had Pile of Pollock. The corn bread is to die for, but portions are such that you can easily share... More

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VA Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Read the reviews, and then go for the Crab Cakes! The pile of fish on Sunday aren't bad either, or the crabs on Thursdays. Lunch specials are good also. PS. Please don't bring any bad spirits (ask the owner mom)!

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Longmont, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped here late evening, we were not that familiar with the area, this was highly rated and maybe it is for Chesapeake but we would not return. Chef heavy handed with oil / butter. Outdoor seating adjacent to a parking lot. If you have arrived in town late and stumble across this place it might fill the bill but... More

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Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Because of the name I thought it would be over the top in pirate decor and the food so so. Very pleasantly surprised. Pirate decor was at a minimum. Waitress was very friendly and gave recommendations to have the crabcake broiled rather than fried. Very tasty. Wealso had the fish and chips. The fish was plentiful and very good. Thick... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend of mine from out of town suggested lunch here. She makes a point of eating here every time she is in town. I have to agree with her that it is a memorable place. I had a crab cake sandwich and my friend had fish tacos. Both were excellent and a good value.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a most delicious lunch here this week. World Famous Fish and chips. Great fresh fried fish, steak fries and cold slaw. So delicious and a very large serving. Sweet ice tea with lemon the perfect beverage with such a great meal. Nice atmosphere and great service. Love this restaurant.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Here's where the locals go for the best crab cakes and spiced shrimp in Coastal VA. This place is large, probably seats over 120, which is good, because the Friday night we dined here the place was full with Family groups, yet we got a reservation for 2 at 8:00 no problem. The diners were young and old, black and... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A cozy little seafood restaurant in Great bridge! Tucked away I. A strip mall is this delicious restaurant! Servings are enormous! Wait staff friendly! Definately a delightful dining experience!

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