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11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
(804) 748-8899
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Chester, Virginia
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Service! Full pound of crab legs, reasonably priced. Live music on the patio Thursday-Friday-Saturday (maybe Sunday) seasonal.

Thank HCrowder
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Riptides has the best seafood around for the price with a wonderful atmosphere a truly enjoyable experience, conveniently located off of rt 10 in chesterfield co. I will definitely be returning for some more delicious shrimp and fish!!

Thank F8146ILrobertt
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard and read a lot of good things about this restaurant but was disappointed. My wife ordered muscles and marinara linguine and I got the swordfish special. Both tasted okay but expensive for what you get.

Thank KerryLDS
Chesterfield, Virginia
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been to Riptides for at least 6 months. It was "shrimp night" and what a pleasant surprise. There was a very large serving that was enough for two people. We split the house salad also making our savings a notable amount.

Thank Hhoppin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A worthwhile dining experience. Attentive wait staff and managers. Food tasty and well proportioned.

Thank Norry370
Brant Lake, New York
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful menu Lots of choices and fair prices Wanted seafood for my birthday After touring the battlefields we chose this resturant near our hotel

Thank Nancy K
Chester, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best Sangria ever and the seafood was fresh and delicious - will be going back soon. The services was excellent and our food came very fast

Thank tothegreens
Chesterfield, VA
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent seafood restaurant - good service, great food, but pricey. If the weather is nice they have a very nice patio area.

Thank JEHfromVA
Chester, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about Riptides is great - except the wait on busy nights!! The appetizers, bang bang shrimp and crab dip were fantastic! The fish, seafood and children's meals were all great. The drinks were terrific. And the service was excellent. Just call ahead to see how busy they are!!

Thank rnamen
Richmond, Virginia
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Food, Beach feel & nice classy atmosphere, Absolutely the best seafood this side of the state of VA. Tonight my husband & I had the make your own fried combo, mine shrimp & oysters and his oysters & fish and you cannot eat it all! We added a salad and you get to choose from any of their salad... More 

Thank Cassjede

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
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: (804) 748-8899

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