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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 106
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor experience

Our service was a bit rough around the edges and slow, and my hamburger was overcooked. Very small portions of fries but what was given were good. Calamari was good, but sloppily presented. It was just an overall bad experience. Our server was not pleasant, gruff and poor sense of humor.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
thesheriffisnear
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Our service was a bit rough around the edges and slow, and my hamburger was overcooked. Very small portions of fries but what was given were good. Calamari was good, but sloppily presented. It was just an overall bad experience. Our server was not pleasant, gruff and poor sense of humor.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Food was good, price was good too. They were crowded and did not have a larger waiting area for us. Wish they had some TV's in the back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been here many times and have always loved the food. This last visit was not so good. The oysters under all the spinach were the size of dimes. I would not sell them if that is the only size the seafood market has to offer. Also, the waiter did his job and nothing more. I hope this is... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, Usa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very good prices for lunch, but the prices and portions go up for dinner. Great locals place. Good choices for seafood.

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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 February 19, 2015

I went there twice ,if you don't get there early or have a reservation you will wait a while but I enjoyed every bite you certainly get your money's worth and the service is great too

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Hampton Roads
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I heard a lot of people raving about this restaurant and although the atmosphere was nice, the prices were very reasonable, the food was just ok. The portions were huge, but this would be more for a person who does not like their food heavily seasoned.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great steamed shrimp and she crab soup. Good food at a reasonable price. Can get crowded on the weekend

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best crab-cakes in Hampton roads! It is a nice place, hidden in a shopping center, next to a supermarket... You would never imagine it exist unless you live close by or someone tells you about it... but I am glad I live close by since it is probably the only good restaurant, with amazing seafood and the best crab cakes... More 

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Chesapeake, Va
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thursday night crablegs are a real deal. Other nightly specials also on the menu. Good craft beer selection. Friendly staff and nice seating areas.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited this restaurant many times, the food is always good although a little pricy. Probably the best seafood in the area since Rose Bay went out of business.

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

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