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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
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Today
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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
Nice place

Went here for dinner with a family member. It was okay. I had the Riptides Special, which was shrimp, scallops, and crab. The food tasted fresh and they gave a generous portion of food, especially crab. I think the scallps were over cooked - they were still edible, but stlightly over cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sylvia C
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went here for dinner with a family member. It was okay. I had the Riptides Special, which was shrimp, scallops, and crab. The food tasted fresh and they gave a generous portion of food, especially crab. I think the scallps were over cooked - they were still edible, but stlightly over cooked. The wait staff was okay, I've had better... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love seafood, but the prices were all very high. its family run which is nice, but it cost more than red lobster et al and the food is 'okay.'

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Virginia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of enjoying the daily special at this friendly local restaurant. I had the lake trout and she had the crab cakes. Both were delicious. The service was friendly and fast and the price was very reasonable. Will definitely return for more.

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Rice, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ok well the food and service was excellent I would recommend calling ahead they get very busy . It is a little pricey but worth it

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After reading the reviews, thought this would be a great place to take my family friends for dinner. We had not seen each other in several years. This was to be our last meal together before myself and my grand daughter were to fly back to Wisconsin. Greeted with little enthusiasm. Should of been my first red flag. Our server... More 

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What more can you ask for? The food was delicious, My fiance and I both had the calimari for an appetizer and margaritas, we also both had the lobster thermador for out entree and it was the best! The service was top notch, we never wanted for anything, our server was great! He was there asking if we needed anything... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent seafood! Very fresh and good serving! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely will be going back!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Love this place as a local restaurant for seafood. They have GREAT red sangria 🍷too. Nice folks here, always aim to please!

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Chester, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Go here expecting something a little different in terms of the food -- especially the special items. During seasonable weather the outdoor patio is our favorite, complete with live entertainment of weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food and the service was outstanding. The best seafood restaurant that I have visit in the Richmond area. It was my first time but it would not be my last visit.

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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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