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12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
+1 757-249-4000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“cookie monster” (10 reviews)
“chicken tenders” (17 reviews)
“monte cristo” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was great. Even though I didn't feel comfortable eating there, my girlfriends enjoyed their meal and the atmosphere

Thank annette m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the time we entered until we left. Excellent food, fabulous service, Gregory was our waiter and he was great! Good variety of good, good prices and decent amount. Their chicken tenders are IT!

Thank Shirl P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lo e the tilapia, and the honey butter crossaints. I have always had good food, service and drinks here. The atmosphere is always wonderful.

Thank kionnam2017
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I'm hard to impress, but our experience at Cheddar's today was outstanding. We had a late lunch (10/12 at 2:00 PM). Hostess greeted us and took us immediately to a booth. No wait. Our server, Dustin, was there instantly to get our drink order and...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Ate here for a business dinner. The food was very good but the service could have been better. Our server was not very attentive which was not a great impression for our supervisor visit.

Thank Lynda C
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cheddar's. Our meal was fantastic. Very tasty & everything was so fresh. The service was good as well. The home made Cookie Monster was to die for. Loved it. The manager came to ask how our first visit was...More

Thank sharonscottishlass
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Our group of three had a wonderful lunch experience at Cheddar's of Newport News. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Our food was absolutely delicious and the portions were huge. None of us could finish our food, truly an exceptional value for the money. I...More

Thank cat0972
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The atmosphere is great and one of a kind with the live plants and a giant vertical operating ceiling fan. Everything was very clean. The food was good all the way around, I did not hear anyone with complaints about their meal. My food was...More

Thank pd2div
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Great food..good quality for the price...small place..no reservations are accepted. No parking usually available

Thank ItalyAgent
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has gone down tremendously in the service department since our last visit. We were seated promptly upon arrival at ~2000hrs in a half empty restaurant. We waited almost 15 minutes at our table without any waitress/waiter coming to offer water or take our...More

Thank krisbarth
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June 3, 2016|
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Response from VaCruz | Reviewed this property |
I did not take note of their ability to host a large group such as yours. It is very busy though and can be noisy - may not be ideal for an 80th Birthday Party unless you're looking for a high energy venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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