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Pirate's Cove Restaurant

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109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, VA 23320-1707
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove 45 minutes from Suffolk to try this place out on a recommendation. If I lived closer I would probably try it again but not worth 35-45 drive. I had the broiled flounder which was a little overlooked and dry. My daughter had the chicken Napoli. She liked the chicken but it is drowned in the sauce. My son did... More 

Thank Sprout211
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been going to Pirates Cove for several years now... We have always enjoyed the crab and prime rib nights and we have even come in for lunch and had the prime rib sandwich... Here lately, we've not been overly joyed with the food being served... The crab wasn't cooked as well as it should be or it wasn't the... More 

Thank Tandkams
PiratesCChesapeake, Owner at Pirate's Cove Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate your feedback. I have owned Pirates Cove now for 2 years. Our reviews and rating are better now than ever. My kitchen manager had worked with the prior owner for 20 years. In your message you state that you always enjoyed the CRAB. I'm sorry but not sure what you mean - Crab legs - crab cake -... More 

Tampa, FL
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217 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Why is this place at the top? Their she-crab soup is really good. I think too rich, with a touch of sherry. More like very thick lobster bisque but plenty of crab. There is a ton of fried food, their specialty. Seems they added the broiled food as an after thought. And the crab dip was terrible. Super super thick... More 

Thank Froggy1313
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really like this place. People who live in this area had to take me here and I am glad they did. I think if you eat here you will not be sorry. Please start out the the she crab soap...! I live about 2 hour away and I am thinking about a road trip..:)

Thank Zonebylaw
Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was awesome and the atmosphere is great. We got there about 5:45 and got a seat right away without any problems. I had a pina cola from the bar, and it was very soothing to the taste and relaxing. My ten year old son loves the clam strips from here.

1 Thank grits1970
Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first time going to this restaurant, I was not impressed. I'm glad I tried it again. It's food and service was much improved. I'm not a fan of fried seafood, but my friends that are like it. The salads and non-fried options are tasty. They have a good wine selection too,

Thank mscahill007
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a busy night when my wife and I needed to eat and then leave to go to another commitment. Got seated pretty quickly and the waitress understood our situation and did a nice job of expediting the meal service.

Thank Michael S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It had a nice environment and the service was extremely good; however, the food is too pricey for the portions and overall quality. There are better sea food restaurants in the area that are much cheaper. Cannot decide on whether or not to give them a second chance!

Thank henrya638
Princeville, Hawaii
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife, & I, and in-laws had great meals at a reasonable price. The scallops were good. Our server was friendly and efficient.

Thank Carl L
Chesapeake, VA
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask to be seated on the left side as it is quiter than the far right room. Also get a booth if you can. This place is amazing and always crowded so get there early. The waitstaff is very courteous and efficient. The only negative this last visit was the She crab soup was not hot, barely lukewarm. They had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, VA 23320-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chesapeake
  • Phone Number: 757-549-7272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?