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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
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Ranked #17 of 107 Restaurants in Chester
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
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chester, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 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
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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stanb8
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If the grouper was real, what I had in Mexico must have been chicken. Stay with local seafood if you want better food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We are long time customers. Went in last Wednesday...ordered tuna and steamed shrimp. The portion of tuna was tiny and part tasted fishy. The shrimp were not huge but ok...so we thought. They did relace the tuna with a piece that was not fishy...just flavorless. Unfortunately, but of us got sick when we got home. I'll spare the details. What... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You'll need to go on Wednesday nights to get their steamed shrimp special - nice size, nicely spiced, and a lot of them. Other meals the other 4 got were nicely prepared and good. Place is a little pricy - $7.00 for a glass of wine, and $8.00 for mixed drinks, but overall a nice experience. We sat on the... More 

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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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