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

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 11
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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
Phenomenal wait staff

My husband and I have lived here for 10 years and never felt as at home with a restaurant until we went here. Loved the Professional wait staff and it is really neat that you can see them preparing your food int he kitchen. Hope to become regulars here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Chesapeake, 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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Chesapeake, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I have lived here for 10 years and never felt as at home with a restaurant until we went here. Loved the Professional wait staff and it is really neat that you can see them preparing your food int he kitchen. Hope to become regulars here.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Pirates Cove is a small restaurant with big taste. I have never been disappointed with quality or quantity. There can be a wait as it is popular on the weekends. The prices are a little high so I don't go as often as I might if they were a little lower.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times, and it is consistent with good service, large tasty portions and a lively atmosphere. This is not my favorite food, so that may be a personal point take away for this place. If you are hungry, check this one out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm not a huge seafood person, especially since I'd prefer to get seafood fresh from restaurants closer to the water, but this restaurant was a favorite for lunches and dinner when I was at work. And we all raved about their fish tacos! Fantastic flavors, plenty of food and all for a great price! After I gave birth to my... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been her with my wife for date nights on many occasions, it is fancy enough that I will even bring my In-laws to it. However I went to lunch and was shocked at what a great deal their lunch menu was. YOU CAN NOT BEAT THE FISH AND CHIPS AT LUNCH

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent, and the new owner was very accommodating, particularly considering the crowded conditions of the holiday.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was sad last time we visited Pirate's Cove. We noticed a change as soon as we walked in. After talking to our server, we found out that Eddie has passed away and Stephanie has sold the business. This was apparently in the works prior to Eddie's passing, he was preparing to retire. Our server assured us that the recipes... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Would have never found this place on my own or even recognized it as it is in a strip mall and doesn't really stand out. However, the food was spectacular. I had shrimp and crab cake and they were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The cornbread was probably the best I ever had. Everything was good even down to the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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