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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
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12:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Chesterfields best seafood

Excellent food with variety of seafood delights to choose from. Good location on Iron Bridge Rd.(Rt. 10). Outside patio available with plenty of space for large groups. Service has always been above average. Check for evenings when band provides entertainment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Hhoppin
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food with variety of seafood delights to choose from. Good location on Iron Bridge Rd.(Rt. 10). Outside patio available with plenty of space for large groups. Service has always been above average. Check for evenings when band provides entertainment.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We sat outside and were immediately waited on by Megan, who did a great job waiting on us all night. We had a dozen raw oysters, which were excellent, followed by the evening special, steamed crab legs. We initially ordered 2 orders but Megan suggested we share one order, and we are glad we did. 3+ pounds of sweet crab... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had dinner here after a swim meet at a nearby pool. The food was very good. I have the Surf and Turf and the shrimp was good and cooked to perfection. The steak was good and cooked the way I wanted. They had a house steak sauce that was also good. Would eat here again.

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Northern Virginia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was a wonderful gem. We attended a multi-day softball tournament nearby. We stumbled upon this place based on customer reviews. We ended up eating lunch there for 3 days in a row. The lunch specials were amazing - everything was delicious. We loved the she crab soup and the hushpuppies. I wish we had an excuse to go back..

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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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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?