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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
+1 804-748-8899
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very pleasant surprise after experiencing a string of poor quality / poor service seafood locations in and around the Chester / Colonial Heights area. I was not sure about Riptides, but gave it a try in the form of "Take-Away" pasta and calamari at the end of a long day of County Court research and driving. It... More 

Chester, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent every time we go, best seafood around!! My wife and I Love coming here! Food is Great and the service is top notch, we come often and each time it is better than the previous!

Thank jsensibaughsr
Newport News, Virginia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of friends came to Riptides for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. It took a while to get our orders and twice as long to serve our food. It is unfortunate, because the food is wonderful. The service certainly does not live up to the restaurant name.

Thank kimsatty
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great flat bread pizzas...very little tomato sauce if any but mounds of toppings. I had scallops and shrimp toppings. Delicious. Nice assortment of draft beer. Outdoor seating but rain kept us inside.

Thank Joel T
Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I love coming here. It is a bit on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. I've always enjoyed the meals here.

Thank 1brandih
Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

4 of us all ordered different dishes...I Had a delicious rockfish, another had shrimp scampi, another crabcakes and 1 had redfish. Husband is a big stickler on service and were all well pleased.

Thank realtor4u
Chester, Virginia
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lunchtime on Saturday wasn't nearly as buzzing as dinner hour on any other day of the week that we've been there and especially on the weekends, during the warm season even the patio is full to capacity and folks waiting -- no reservations. The food is always great and our waiter was very friendly and took care of our every... More 

Thank HCrowder
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We just left this restaurant and it was great!!! I had the crab steamers and fresh oysters both were fresh and delicious! My husband had the she crab soup and the ahi tuna and he said both were flavourful. Portions were generous and our waiter was amazing. We sat outside, the weather was perfect. I believe our waiters name may... More 

Thank Darlene T
Prince George, Virginia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Walking in this restaurant immediately sets a great atmosphere. Our waitress, Chelsea, had a terrific attitude and great knowledge of the menu. The riptide sparkler is a sweet drink but very refreshing. The gator bites appetizer are a must. The main course food was fantastic. I've been to specialty steak houses that couldn't beat the cut of beef that was... More 

Thank Chris W
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was busy with a 20 min wait at about 7:00 PM. We actually only waited 15 min or so. But after going with the spot on recommendations of Brandon, I would have waited an hour or more. Brandon was awesome, knowledgeable, and a true ambassador for Riptides. If ever in the area again I will drive out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 804-748-8899

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