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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-8899
11:30 am - 9:00 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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Chesterfield, VA
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
The Villages, Florida
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for dinner - they Had closed the outside patio so requested a quiet spot. Had an window booth to the left as entering. Weds a peel and eat Special night (buy 1 lb for $18.99 and get. Half pound free). We ordered it to split between us with Wine. They were delicious. I also had the French... More 

Thank Brenda B
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Riptide has evolved into an excellent seafood restaurant. The menu is reasonably diverse with traditional seafood entrees as well as varying special dishes. The service is very good with the servers being well versed on the menu. The décor is traditional but the grounds sport incredible landscaping. On site parking is available. The restaurant is very busy, particularly on week... More 

Thank Wilma N
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Came here twice during a tense week (Family Emergency/Death in the Family). What a great place to unwind and have a great meal. First off, we had 2 great servers--Megan and Pam (the first time, although Megan was our Prime Server). They both worked hard with smiles to provide our large group great service and the food was exceptional and... More 

Thank FlyBearSF
Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Brought some friends here from out of town. Hadn't been here in a while but its convenient to my house so we went. The staff is friendly and the food was amazing. Much better than I remember previously! Not sure what steps management took but bravo!

1 Thank 787sully
Chesterfield, Virginia
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Over the past several years l have tried most all of the specials here. The crab legs are always great. They've expanded the space for more seating outside several years ago to make it a delightful roomy environment.

Thank Hhoppin
Chester, Virginia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The food is good, the atmosphere is terrific and the patio is beautiful. It is not an inexpensive night out, but it is a great place for celebrations or meeting friends on the patio. There is an outdoor bar as well and often there is live entertainment (usually acoustic). No worries that the dump is down the street, I have... More 

Thank glasshalffull2015
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good food. Always yummy. The space is a little tight and the parking lot is always full. When I order to go, it's always correct and my order is ready really fast.


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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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 Road, Chester, VA 23831
  • 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?