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Pirate's Cove Restaurant

109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, VA 23320-1707
757-549-7272
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Ranked #6 of 429 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This unassuming restaurant in a strip mall has exceptionally good seafood. we especially love the fried oysters. Salads were just ok.service is very friendly. they have nice outdoor seating too. This is our favorite restaurant in Chesapeake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Pretty good seafood, clean establishment, clean servers, diverse employees. ........ but customer service from servers needs work. .....I come here about 6 times a year and everytime we seem to be really rushed by servers..... And servers dont listen well..... but the food is really good

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A locals favorite! We found this new place about 8,9 or 10 years ago. Nothing fancy from the outside (in Food Lion shopping center) we hoped it would make. NO WORRIES! That's the only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating. It's busy for certain. But it's well worth the 20 minute wait. Try the blackened rock fish... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Huge portions and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend this place for seafood lovers.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really good food, serving size is more than one person can eat. Lunch prices are within reason but dinner menu is a little pricey.

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Chesterton,Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We ate here with my wife's aunt and uncle who are all big seafood eaters. The place was clean the staff attentive and friendly. We ate here for lunch, my wife had the broiled seafood platter, it had generous portions and was very good she doesn't usually like hush puppies, but said their's were very good. I just had a... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Even though this restaurant is located in a strip mall near a grocery store, it is a hidden gem! The food is great, service is great too. I can't give it a full 5 stars but it is really close. Portions are very large and prices are good. They have tried really hard to keep up with current food trends... More

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Sicily
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Came on a Friday, the special ribeye tasted livery and was not cooked properly, half medium-rare and half well done. The stuffed salmon special looked nice but was rather flavorless. The spinach casserole was really spinachy, not dirty flavor just really strong. The whole dinner seamed frozen and thawed, eatable just not great. Service was good and late seating was... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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