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₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
+1 804-748-8899
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service was not warm and friendly. I came for a lunch meeting which ended before the food even came. To make matters worse we were unable to get any wait staff to give us service until we had to ask the host. The restaurant wasn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Riptides several months ago and were not impressed. But we decided we wanted seafood on Mothers Day - no reservations but the wait was only about 30 minutes. Dakota was our server and was busy but took good care of us....More

Thank VAPeggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A highly rated restaurant, and I wasn't disappointed. Service was attentive and the meal (tilapia with a sweet chilli sauce) was excellent.

Thank marguerite p
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great selection and quality food, a great spot in Chester. The menu is outstanding and the quality of the food was excellent. The price was reasonable as well.

Thank Brr4346AD
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Whenever my husband and I are in Richmond Virginia we always make sure to stop by this restaurant. We are never disappointed their scallops are always very fresh and also any other Seafood is cooked to perfection.

Thank PattiSnowHare
Reviewed 5 March 2018

First coupla times I went, wasn't impressed. This time everything was fantastic! The food, our server, the hostess, the wine :) --even seemed that the atmosphere was different. "Warmer" Will be back.

Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place has the best seafood around. The atmosphere is wonderful. Service was good too. We will be back soon.

Thank Terri D
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

While we go to Riptides often and find the food fabulous, our recent visit was a bit below their usual standards. The new waitress was rather slow but that will not deter us - the food is worth it!!!

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Went to Riptides late in the day. The salad was really good. We substituted the house dressing for ranch, after hearing the table next to us complain about the house dressing. Next came the fish and chips. They had obviously been cooked many hours prior...More

Thank G6981CApatricias
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The wait staff was very gracious and patient for a Sunday night, and we came in an hour before closing! Especially, my co-worker was not accustomed to the restaurant's style of "grits" and returned her plate twice, but the waiter was gracious, the manager came...More

Thank Portia A
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Questions & Answers
3 July 2017|
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Response from debbie e |
I don't believe so. However, I recently went on a Friday night. The parking lot was packed so I assumed we would have a wait, but we didn't. We were seated immediately.
Joan S
29 September 2016|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
snow crab legs. I think it comes on the "sampler"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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 Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 804-748-8899
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