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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
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
girls night out

greatoutbreak seafood place. waitstaff was excellent. a nice place for family, friends and couples. I have eaten here many times and will continue to go

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
grammie28
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, VA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

greatoutbreak seafood place. waitstaff was excellent. a nice place for family, friends and couples. I have eaten here many times and will continue to go

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Hopewell, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A Thursday night at 5pm. Dining area filling quickly. Our group was10. Service good. Salad was fresh. Ordered 1/2 dozen steamed oysters on half shell, she-crab soup, and shrimp, mussels, scallops and clams on linguini with white wine sauce. Soup arrived before oysters but was hot and tasty, a little salty. Entre arrived at same time as oyster appetizer. Oysters... More 

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WDC
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I ate here on June 23, 2015. The food was just OK. I asked the waitress where they source the crabmeat. She looked at me with wide eyes and said "the ocean". I couldn't tell if she was a comedian or an idiot. The correct answer is Indonesia. As a Maryland resident who knows good crab, I passed.

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Its the MR. Riptides is a local favorite of ours. Very nice lovely décor along with space and professional service. Usually rolling, enough parking. Wish I could go more.The best place for Seafood around this area.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Oh my this was such a great find. We went on Wednesday night and they have a peel and eat shrimp special that night. We were not disappointed. There were five of us and we each got something different. My blackened swordfisn was delicious. The fried entrees were good as well and one of our group got a combination pasta... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I expected Riptides to be good based on reviews but I was pleased none the less. Nice place with indoor and outdoor seating. It was way too hot to eat outdoors. Had the rockfish, a special for that night, and it was good and fresh. Broccoli was also well prepared. Environment was good and though the restaurant was mostly full,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Never a bad experience here. They have amazing seafood. Great patio area and even live bands. We have never been disappointed with this place. The prices are a little high but it's so worth it. I wouldn't go to any other restaurant for what they serve. Make sure you try the crab cakes or lobster ravioli. Those are the favorites!... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife and I both purchased the $27 specialty platter that included shrimp, scallops, and crab meat. We also had soup. The service was very good and the food excellent and plentiful. My wife could not finish her crab meat. We arrived Saturday night around 8:10 PM and had to wait about 20 minutes. We had drinks and talked. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. The food and service is great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for great seafood.

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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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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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