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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
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12:00 pm - 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    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 Experience

Dinner was really good. I would recommend the mussels and oyster Rockefeller as a starter for sure. They were both so delicious. Our waiter Sean was a really good server. Very polite and made sure all of our needs were met. First time visiting and I enjoyed. Only down part was we were told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shimere W
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Petersburg, Virginia
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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Riptides exceeded my expectations. Although a little pricey, the food didn't disappoint. Kelly at the bar was awesome and the atmosphere was very laid back. Can't wait to go back when the weather is warmer and sit on the patio.

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Thank Bobby W
Chester
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here several times and am mostly pleased with everything except their crab cakes. I don't understand how a seafood restaurant can't make a good crab cake. My boyfriend gets the fried seafood platter and really likes everything except the crab cake - when he doesn't eat something you know it isn't good. I usually get some type... More 

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Thank Janet C
Chester, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this place!!!Fresh seafood....Great atmosphere!!! Great for date night or dinner with family..Tasty food....Great menu!

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Thank Tillary B
Chester, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very overpriced!! We had the Jumbo Lump Crab, scallops and shrimp. The scallops were seared very nice, however the crab meat came from a can of pasteurized crabmeat and tasted awful and was not even lump just formed into balls.. The shrimp had no flavor and seemed to be like shrimp cocktail shrimp are prepared. If the dish was all... More 

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Thank Howard M
Petersburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was really good. I would recommend the mussels and oyster Rockefeller as a starter for sure. They were both so delicious. Our waiter Sean was a really good server. Very polite and made sure all of our needs were met. First time visiting and I enjoyed. Only down part was we were told 15-20 minute wait and it was... More 

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Thank Shimere W
Chesterfield, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time we were in there everything you ordered you had to pay for. they didn't have where if you ordered a steak you would get a potato and salad. Each item had a price. To me they didn't have any sides with your order. Needless to say, after leaving this establishment i proceded to get sick sick in... More 

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Thank Davey N Dianne E
Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always find it relaxing and comfortable in this comfy place. Such a large selection of seafood, and I have had one of each. The bacon-wrapped scallops are my favorite, but don't be afraid to try something new. The bar serves excellent martinis and in the summer the outdoor patio is a plus! Very convenient location not far from 288, but... More 

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Thank Tina H
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake trout is the reason that I eat at Riptides, they are the only restaurant close to where I live that serves it. I love seafood, and lake trout is my favorite fish. I also love the patio area during the spring and summer months. If you visit, it is not as crowded during lunch as it is during... More 

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Thank Laura S
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I come from ny so sometimes I expect more the fish was fresh just to salty for my blood but I found that to be true everywhere in the south my biggest pet peav is I wanted ice cream and all they had was vanilla the whole world doesn't run on vanilla some like chocolate

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Thank Jason E
Newark, Delaware
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place might be impressive, if the only restaurants you had to compare it to were in Chester, VA. Tuesday was Prime Rib Night, so happy, happy! But I ordered medium rare and got medium to medium well. And would love to have had a second glass of wine, but the server was nowhere to be found. Next time, I... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?