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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Great Seafood

Had a great seafood chowder and awesome tuna bits for lunch! The service was great as always. Love coming here and can't complain about the quality of the food or the service we receive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
EnonBarbie
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Chester, Virginia
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Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had a great seafood chowder and awesome tuna bits for lunch! The service was great as always. Love coming here and can't complain about the quality of the food or the service we receive.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best seafood restaurant in the Chester area. Beautiful atmosphere. Great wait staff. Food is to die for and they make their own desserts. Bar and music in evenings.

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Chester, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've gone to this place quite a few times, and it's consistently declined. The menu is tired and the skill of the cooking isn't very good. They need to step up their game, or they won't be here much longer. Just not very good seafood.

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Chester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had not went for several months as the food quality gad declined. We went twice with friends and there had been substantial improvement so over Christmas took my son and his fiance, Overall we were disappointed. Waiter was friendly but poorly trained. There was a pad at the table saying margaritas on special. Asked price, he did not know, asked... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I frequent this restaurant about once per month for lunch with friends and dinner occasionally. I enjoy their variety of seafood and superb service. We enjoy sitting in their outdoor patio and bar as it is lovely and relaxing in the Spring, Summer, & Fall. Although a bit pricey, the quality, atmosphere & level of service from Christine & Jason... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I used to come here shortly after they opened and enjoyed it each time. We moved away and I have recently returned to the area. Thinking of treating myself to a nice meal, I decided to try here based on past experience. It was busy when I walked in, so not wanting to take a table for... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stopped here for an early dinner, the fish tacos were excellent, our server suggested the seasonal hot apple cider, the perfect thing for a cold overcast day. Outside seating was available, even a patio heater for cold days. Would eat here again, even though it was a little pricey.

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Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I ordere frog legs for an appetizer. They were over cooked. For my main, I had fish and chips. The fish was too greasy for me. The Bloody Mary was pretty good. The atmosphere was too loud as I couldn't hear the other people at my table. I expected a better meal and atmosphere for the price. I wouldn't go... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Who knew you could find a great seafood restaurant in the middle of Virginia, miles from the ocean! Riptides is family-owned and staffed. Our server was the daughter of the owner. We went for a birthday celebration and really enjoyed the food, service and personal attention displayed by our server, Rachel. We went on a Thursday "Oyster Night" (Oysters raw... More 

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North Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While trying a new route to avoid traffic between Richmond and Washington D.C., we asked for a restaurant recommendation at a Chester gas station and found ourselves at Riptides. This turned out to be more upscale than our usual road trip dining, but we liked the atmosphere, enjoyed the food and had excellent service. Lots of plants outside, what appeared... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?