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“Good food, great price” 4 of 5 stars
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Cheddar's
12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
757-249-4000
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Ranked #19 of 389 restaurants in Newport News
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Asian fusion, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Coxsackie, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food, great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went here for dinner with our son while visiting him at college. This was not the first time we went there but this is the first time I am reviewing. We were told there would be at least a 15 minute wait...we waited less than 5 minutes. It is a busy place...not quiet, but that doesn't bother us. My husband ordered a drink...twice the size of most and a lot less than most places charge for a "specialty drink". Our meals were served in a timely fashion and nice size portions, as always. Prices are good for the amount of food that you get as well as the quality. This isn't only good for families, but its also great for college students on a budget. We will go again next time we visit as it's one of our sons favorite places to go.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Large Portions With Good Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

When we lived in Illinois we did visit the Cheddar restaurant frequently for their chicken strips. My wife again ordered the strips and they where as in the past large quantity, the plate is full with the sides. My son ordered the fried chicken steak with mashed potatoes also a good choice.

My daughter in law ordered the chicken pot pie and she likes the pot pie with melted American cheese on top and sure enough it had the cheese on top but it looked strange to me. I ordered the Baby Back ribs because of the narrative in the menu and it sounded good, but I was disappointed it was dry and taste less. But I was the only one that had a not to par meal.

Service was good, quantity of food good and a good value for your money.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very nice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I went there for my wife's birthday; she loves it there. We don't go there too often, maybe once every year or so.
My wife always gets the beer battered shrimp.
During my last visit we shared a shrimp and crab meat dip (very cheesy, and good. I had the steak and ribs with mashed potatoes.
They used Montreal seasoning on the steak. I ordered medium and my steak was medium rare, tough and chewy. Maybe it has been frozen? The ribs were good, the BBQ sauce was a little tangy or zesty (but was nice) but the membrane was still on the ribs.
The mashed potatoes were a little on the salty side but were delicious.
The overall diner was very good although we had our drinks at the same time as the appetizer and we had our main course while we were still eating our appetizer.
I like the giant leaf fan on the ceiling that turns like a rotisserie.
Staff was courteous and our waiter checked on us often.
I recommend going there, the food is good and the portions are more than adequate.
The meal was around $35 which isn't bad at all.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I kept driving past here and it was always crowded so one night we decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful and a great value. This is a good place to go if you are on a budget or are trying to feed a family. We ordered the chicken pot pie which was absolutely wonderful and the grilled chicken with rice and vegetables was moist and really good!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glendale, Arizona
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516 reviews 516 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 149 cities Reviews in 149 cities
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Restaurant serves a number inexpensive drinks (for example $3.50 mararitas that are large size drinks) and has an extensive menu. The half rack of ribs (St. Louis style) was very good as was the BBQ chicken. Lots of other things on the menu, .the monster cookie desert was a very large chocolate chip cookie with two scoops of ice cream and chocolate syrup and whip cream for $4.49 was large enough for two people.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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