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11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
+1 804-748-8899
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11212 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831-1443
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Riptides is a jewel in Chester. The food is great and filing and the ambiance is "grown and sexy". I have been to this restaurant for dinner and lunch and loved it both times.

Thank Fatima S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I have eaten there several times in the last few months, and we have never been disappointed. The meals are reasonably priced, and the lunch seafood baskets are great for those on a budget. The staff is friendly and courteous.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for a rare date night/birthday combo. Total was $9X.XX with tip. We had 3 alcoholic beverages (sparkler, Bellini, vodka cherry something) all were very good flavor only one was weak on liquor. We had crab dip appetizer which was cheesy,...More

Thank S T
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Had a monthly scheduled lunch with a bunch of “Nifty Fifty” guys from The Highlands. Everyone was impressed with their meal of choice( mostly fish & chips & rockfish tacos). I had the calamari and a chopped salad ... and it was great. Great fun...More

Thank Hhoppin
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Questions & Answers
4 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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