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11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
+1 804-748-8899
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“crab dip” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
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11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great seafood restaurant. Everything is good. A little pricey but worth it. Great date night place. Make reservations if it is a holiday or at Christmas. Atmosphere and wait staff friendly. No need to get really dressed up either.

Thank Nell P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for my first time saw in their menu they had gator bites. Placed an order to go, wait time wasn't that long which I was impressed with. The price for the portion size was way too much. The price should be at least...More

1  Thank RD915
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there on a Wednesday night and the special was great, but had a few appetizers. The staff is so wonderful and the all of the food was wonderful. This is a good place to relax and enjoy friends.

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 12:30 PM for lunch and were seated right a way. The lunch menu had plenty of choices at reasonable prices. My wife and I split two appetizers and that was a perfect portion at lunch time. Service was great, the dining room...More

Thank Kevy56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love to go to Riptides. The service is great, the food is delicious and it's always worth the trip there.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Wednesday for the buy one pound of steamed shrimp and get a half pound for free. My wife got the pick two seafood items fried. We also had a red San Gria. The drink was wonderful. The shrimp is a great deal...More

Thank Rowdy2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you're not having a meal, this is a great place to relax on the patio, with a cold drink while listening to live acoustic music. Service is great and atmosphere is fantastic. They bring out the heaters when it gets cooler at night,...More

Thank sutton1626
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Service at Riptide was great. At first I thought it was going to be a Wait because I saw many cars but had forgot they have patio seating also and it was a wonderful day to eat outside, so we were seated inside quickly. We...More

Thank GiGimobile
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Came here Sunday afternoon. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It was a bit noisey but otherwise a great meal experience.

Thank Timothy K
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This was a very pleasant surprise after experiencing a string of poor quality / poor service seafood locations in and around the Chester / Colonial Heights area. I was not sure about Riptides, but gave it a try in the form of "Take-Away" pasta and...More

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Questions & Answers
July 3, 2017|
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Response from debbie e |
I don't believe so. However, I recently went on a Friday night. The parking lot was packed so I assumed we would have a wait, but we didn't. We were seated immediately.
Joan S
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
snow crab legs. I think it comes on the "sampler"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 804-748-8899
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