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Cheddar's

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American, Bar, Asian fusion, Soups
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12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
757-249-4000
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was good, but restaurant was very loud

We just had apps and dessert. Went late on a Sunday, and they seemed to be out of a lot of things. What we did get was good and generous portions. The restaurant was open with high ceilings and there were lots of large parties at tables. It was very loud!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
virginiamom_9
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Virginia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We just had apps and dessert. Went late on a Sunday, and they seemed to be out of a lot of things. What we did get was good and generous portions. The restaurant was open with high ceilings and there were lots of large parties at tables. It was very loud!

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Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Has excellent food and the atmosphere is spectacular. I recommend when you are in town to eat there. Drinks are good and the food also. also a family restaurant.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a brief lunch and had a great one. Their lunch specials of half sandwich and a salad were just right. The choices are good and have quite a few.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Being unfamiliar with Newport News, Va, we picked Cheddar on a chance. What a great selection!!! Excellent food, excellent service, pleasant (but slightly noisy) environment, and surprisingly good prices. One gets the impression that this venue is well known by the locals as the place to go for an excellent meal at an affordable price. Highly recommend this venue!

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Virginia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Love this place. I try to go whenever I'm in Newport News. I had the painkiller drink and it's definitely a painkiller. No one should even want 2. The chicken tenders are my favorite. This place has a variety of dished and what's amazing is the price. I think this place may be the first having such low prices for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We eat there every year when in town. For the first time I had a server who went out of their way to make sure the food I ate was vegetarian (I thought the corn was; it wasn't!).

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Newport News, Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Cheddar's the name alone does no Justice, if you're anything like myself, when traveling, I love to try different establishments aside from the national chains! Cheddar's is a MUST for the Brave! They serve everything from Pasta to Ribs, to Burgers, to Fish! Not to mention it's GOOD! Anticipate a wait time for larger parties and don't bother making RSVP,... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, it is not anymore. Food choices have been reduced and they have removed almost everything great in their menu, replacing everything with fried cooked stuff. Burgers are barely edible... and they now charge you for everything even your fries. Clearly, the service level, table location, respect and wait time is related... More 

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va
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have eaten at this Cheddar's a couple of times over the last 10+ years when those I was dining with wanted to visit, but have never really liked the food. I am happy to say that my most recent dining experience for a birthday celebration was very good and, in my opinion, the food has improved dramatically since it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The waitress was far too busy to pay any attention to me not making eye contact the entire time I was there. After all she did have three tables. I told her it was my first time here and asked what they were known for she said the chicken tender and New Orleans pasta. I got a salad and pasta.... More 

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Additional Information about Cheddar's

Address: 12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
Phone Number: 757-249-4000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bar, Asian fusion, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-249-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Asian fusion, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?