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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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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“shrimp” (32 reviews)
“frog legs” (7 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 today

Don't be scared away by the crowd at the door! We have never waited more than ten minutes for a table. This is a popular restaurant for locals -- for good reason! Riptides offers lots of menu options, but I've only ordered the seafood! It's...More

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have tried about a dozen different items on the menu and each has been delicious. The Fried oysters are to die for and are my favorite. Their sides a deserts are top notch as well - the key lime pie is divine

Thank Kent D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've eaten there several times. On a nice evening the outdoor seating is great and they often have live music. The mussels are great. Be sure to ask about the specials.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know what all the hubbub about this place is. The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. I had a combination of shrimp and oysters, homemade fries, and slaw. The slaw was very dry, which I remixed by adding tartar sauce....More

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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 10 May 2018

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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