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“Great views and lots outdoor seating”

Conch Republic Rocketts
Ranked #197 of 1,603 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great views and lots outdoor seating”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has some of the best views of any restaurant in Richmond. The atmosphere during warm months make it a great place for some drinks in the sun. The food is pretty good, but not fantastic. There are some interesting items though, like gator bites.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awful Experience!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We went here on Sunday, April 14th, to take our son, a VCU student, out for a nice lunch - NOT! We sat outside and enjoyed the view, however, everything else was terrible! We ordered drinks and lunch. It took over an hour and two inquiries, to actually have our food finally served! I oredered the chicken taco sald, which was cold, dry, and taseteless ($13.95)! My husband ordered the "blackened" chicken sandwhich, which was about the size of a deck of cards and tasteless also. Our son ordered the flounder, which was dripping with grease and with cold, tasteless mashed potatoes ($16.95).
A waitress told us the manager would be over to speak to us - no show - we had to ask to speak to him. He was less than helpful and told us that the kitchen is too small for the size of the restaurant and the cooks are "...doing best they can." He offered no compensation for anything.
Two waitresses told us that this is a chronic problem there and they often have customers walk out after being tired of waiting so long. They also commented that the management is very bad (obviously!). With tip, we spent almost $100, for a subpar experience!
The next time, we eill go to The Boathouse instead!

  • Visited April 2013
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Williamsburg, VA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Go for the View and Drinks, Not the Food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Because of their lack of performance in the food area, the Conch Republic is fast becoming a place to go have a drink and enjoy the view... not the place for a well prepared meal at a reasonable price. Our party of eight's experience on March 24, 2013. was not good. Waited 1.5 hours for food to be served, and some of that was cold. Grouper BLT with bacon is an impossibly constructed mess to eat. Red beans and rice with Andouille sausage had one tiny piece of sausage. If you decide to go, do so in good weather and sit outside by the river, which is hardly pretty, but passes for a scenic view. The Conch Republic has some serious work to do in order to overcome the image they have created with their indifferent food and service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great location; don't expect great service.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great atmosphere with awesome view of the downtown skyline. Food is average. Best in warmer months when all doors are opened. Servers, especially bartenders, have little to no personality. After 2 hours, I never saw the bartender smile once.

  • Visited April 2013
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richmond
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sunset city view cold brew - all good !”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Great meal and visit with outstanding aerver Sara I believe. Very busy for a warm and sunny Saturday in RVA.

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