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Pirate's Cove Restaurant

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109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, VA 23320-1707
757-549-7272
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food! Huge portions!

Pirate's Cove is one of our very favorite seafood restaurants to go to, even including those in Virginia Beach. Everything my husband and I have tried here is delish, and I especially LOVE the She-Crab Soup (you gotta try it!). Every night they feature "daily specials", and I would highly suggest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Michele W
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Chesapeake, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Summerville, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fish tacos were good, with a nice blackened char and spice. She Crab Soup very delicious, with an abundance of crab swimmingly perfect inside the cup. My entourage was less impressed with a thin cut Porterhouse drowned within a reduction gravy, and whose steak applied spice profile was either forgotten or intentionally missed. For a Special, my friends received a... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Pirate's Cove is one of our very favorite seafood restaurants to go to, even including those in Virginia Beach. Everything my husband and I have tried here is delish, and I especially LOVE the She-Crab Soup (you gotta try it!). Every night they feature "daily specials", and I would highly suggest you try them ALL! Oh, the prime rib featured... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The seafood is wonderful ! Would recommend dinning outside if you are there for a romantic dinner, and make a reservation , they are very busy in the evening. The food is worth the price, I had scallops, they were awesome, and my husband lobster tail, wonderful place to dine.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Tuck into a strip mall, it is hard to believe that an awesome seafood restaurant exist. The atmosphere is of pirates which help with the atmosphere. The food is awesome and the staff is friendly. There must be something good about this, since there is usually a wait to get in. Please remember that this isn't a chain restaurant, this... More 

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Chesapeake, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Probably our favorite Resturant in Chesapeake .. Betsy behind the bar is one of the best in tidewater.. Never had a bad dining experience in this establishment

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bridgeport Pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stopped In for a quick lunch had cup of the she crab soup wish I got a bowl. This is my new favorite place for this soup. Also had the wings. Great price, food. & service. You could miss it, it's in a strip mall. Don't pass it by or you will be sorry.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Pirates Cove 109 Gainsborough Rd Chesapeake Va. We arrived at Pirates Cove just prior to the early dinner crowd on a Friday evening. It had been recommended by two of my daughter’s friends and co workers Michele & Sophia as a place to try for good seafood in the area. It was a brave recommendation to give hungry New Englanders... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Super friendly staff, but the food never really impressed me. Not bad by any means, but I've been twice and I don't intend a third. Has a older crowd and vibe too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went to dinner at Pirates Cove on Friday night. Three of us were very happy with our meals. The fourth person ordered tuna and it was way overdone. The staff was extremely friendly. Will definitely return.

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Chesapeake, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Imagine not being near the sea yet enjoying tasty and well prepared seafood. Enjoy going here and will go back. Be advised weekends can be crowded so plan accordingly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, VA 23320-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: 757-549-7272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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