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12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
+1 757-249-4000
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Newport News, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is wonderful, the staff is friendly, and the prices are good. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's usually hard to get a seat around dinner time. After your 30+ minute wait, expect to wait just as long for your food to arrive.

Thank weluv2scuba
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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223 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have tried this place many times over the years. The main reason being my mother loves it, and she's treating. A few times it has been a date night. If you go when they are not crowded and you can actually get a seating away from the bar you will have a pleasant quiet meal. The chicken pecan salad... More 

Thank Idreamov
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently delicious food...My favorite is chicken tortilla soup. Onion rings are a great splurge on calories that is worth it!

Thank ANN G
Newport News
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs, veggie plate, salad, baked potatoes were awesome; appetizer fries were hard & just warm; we were never offered more water either although server came around often.

Thank Kathryn K
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good Newly remodeled and updated Service was good, food was good ,went back again,same thing! Wow Keep it going! In this day and age can't find good food at reasonable prices with good service

Thank nedlam
Williamsburg, Virginia
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a group of ladies and we each ordered different things. Consistently everyone had a lot of food on their plates. Portion sizes is big. The quality of the food was excellent.. I had the tilapia with shrimp on rice with sides of green beans and cheesy broccoli. Fantastic. Others had bowl of soup with half a... More 

Thank ki0ki
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go there for 3 things every time. Monte Cristo, broccoli Castrol, and thier dinner rolls. No Idea if the rest of the menu is any good. I've been there 20+ times and couldn't think to order anything else. Service is mediocre. Atmosphere is decent. Clean. I'll go again for sure

Thank David L
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and you get a huge portion. The onion ring tower is the best app. Fair price and good service.

Thank Rodney B
Newport News, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheddars has the best food! Love the chicken tenders, pot pie, best ribs ever and key west chicken and shrimp...can't really go wrong with anything you get here!!! If you want the BEST server, ask for Alexis! He is top notch!!!

Thank PmprShf
Newport News, Virginia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Cheddar's bacon burger is the best! Order jalapeños on the side and pile them on top of the burger under the cheese. The burgers are delicious and the buns are perfect. The fixings are plentiful, crisp lettuce, pickles, and onions, honey mayo, and four perfectly cooked slices of bacon. I want another one just remembering it!

Thank MaryannDA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-249-4000

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