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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh, Locally Owned

I love that Riptides is locally owned. When I was still in high school, the owner bought an ad in the school newspaper from me when no one else would. I have not forgotten that nearly a decade later. Riptides used to be a gas station, but it's hard to tell now due to extensive remodeling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
OliviaJ91
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Richmond, Virginia
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English first
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I can't speak for the seafood, but the steaks and burgers here are great and the prices are reasonable. In my mind it's better than Ruth's Chris. Great lunches too. My dad loved the raw oysters.

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Blackstone, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Anytime we want to go somewhere special, Riptides is our choice! Great environment, Great food, if you love seafood, this is your place!:-)

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Midlothian, Virginia
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This revamped gas station is great for groups and friends, comfortable and casual. Short lunch menu, with full dinner menu available, and plenty of choices of seafood and non-seafood items. Food came out hot and was presented well, and overall quality is good. What's missing is really noticeable seasonings; the fish, black beans and broccoli were competently prepared, but nothing... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love that Riptides is locally owned. When I was still in high school, the owner bought an ad in the school newspaper from me when no one else would. I have not forgotten that nearly a decade later. Riptides used to be a gas station, but it's hard to tell now due to extensive remodeling, landscaping, and a beautiful... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stopped at Riptides after traveling cross-country on a military move. They have a great menu. They have the best scallops I've had in awhile. There is a great patio to sit and enjoy your food on if the weather is nice. We will be back.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Food is always great! Service too! Riptides is a family favorite and we often come for lunch as well!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

greatoutbreak seafood place. waitstaff was excellent. a nice place for family, friends and couples. I have eaten here many times and will continue to go

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Hopewell, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A Thursday night at 5pm. Dining area filling quickly. Our group was10. Service good. Salad was fresh. Ordered 1/2 dozen steamed oysters on half shell, she-crab soup, and shrimp, mussels, scallops and clams on linguini with white wine sauce. Soup arrived before oysters but was hot and tasty, a little salty. Entre arrived at same time as oyster appetizer. Oysters... More 

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WDC
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I ate here on June 23, 2015. The food was just OK. I asked the waitress where they source the crabmeat. She looked at me with wide eyes and said "the ocean". I couldn't tell if she was a comedian or an idiot. The correct answer is Indonesia. As a Maryland resident who knows good crab, I passed.

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Its the MR. Riptides is a local favorite of ours. Very nice lovely décor along with space and professional service. Usually rolling, enough parking. Wish I could go more.The best place for Seafood around this area.

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Additional Information about Riptides

Address: 11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
Phone Number: (804) 748-8899
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: (804) 748-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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