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11212 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831
+1 804-748-8899
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Chester, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've often seen this place from the roadside but have never stopped by to try the food. My wife and I tried it tonight and we were totally disappointed. This fish seemed as though it had been refried; the crab cakes was mostly mashed up crackers and the sautéed spinach tasted as though it was boiled in water (not sautéed).... More 

Thank Winston M
Chesterfield, Virginia
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outdoor patio with music. Watch the sunset and have your meal. Great place to enjoy the locals and relax. I've been many times and will go back.

Thank Rountwells
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best seafood places in the Richmond are. Had sea bass special which was absolutely sublime. Desserts are also excellent. Took my Sister from the Massachusetts coast who is very used to good seafood and she also thought it was excellent

Thank Jane H
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good as always. Our waiter had a great personality and it was appreciated. We talked a while and no one every pushed us to hurry up. Love this restaurant.

Thank audreyb42017
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the area on business..Had the fish tacos. Really good tacos and portion was good. Great friendly service. This is my second visit to Riptides. Will definitely come back if I return to the area.

Thank Eric L
Chester, Virginia
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199 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent this establishment regularly. Most often on the weekend when they are very busy and you may have to wait for a table. The friends we met this time were aware that Wednesday night has a shrimp special: buy a pound and get a half-pound free (plain, Cajun or spicy). They were jumbo and prepared to perfection. We were... More 

Thank HCrowder
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was really excited to eat here because I love seafood but I was sadly disappointed. I ordered the Bacon wrapped Scallops and they were overcooked and way to salty. I literally could only eat 2 of the 5 that were served and my table mates didn't even want to eat them because they looked so bad. Then I ordered... More 

Thank lamontmc
Chester, Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A surprisingly diverse menu to accommodate even the most finicky of eater. You must try the crab dip, and the innovative toast points that accompany it. If the menu selection is not enough, they provide multiple options on their daily specials, or you could ask the Server for a special preparation such as seared or blackened instead of fried on... More 

Thank Colleen R
Midlothian, Virginia
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249 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The menu is varied and there are many choices of seafood. Three of us enjoyed our dinners, all different choices. Two specials were red snapper and rockfish, both were nicely prepared but my husband said his red snapper was not hot when it was served and he was disappointed. The yellow fin tuna was tasty. This was a busy weeknight... More 

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Jamesburg, New Jersey
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Food was excellent, atmosphere is very casual. Creative cocktails too. Service good. Menu is quite varied from the usual seafood and specials to steaks and chops as well.

Thank CollegeDad08831

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
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 Road, Chester, VA 23831
  • 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?