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The Cove Tavern

711 Lakefront Cmns, Newport News, VA 23606-3322
+1 757-596-1830
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (10 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 12:00 am Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
711 Lakefront Cmns, Newport News, VA 23606-3322
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

A small family group of us went there for dinner. waiter was spot on with everything we asked for. She crab soup was good but overly salty, all the dishes of that night had way to much salt in them and that included the BBQ...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fsouth
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Recently choose the tavern for a Birthday luncheon. We had 24 folks and only one of our guests had been to the restaurant before. The service was fanastic and the food was hot and delicious. Everyone commented on the service and food. Huge variety to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Beartravel143
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Ate here twice last week. Each time I was quickly seated and asked for my drink order. The brown ale was near perfect on first taste so I stuck with that both times. I particularly enjoyed the crab bisque, so nicely balanced with big chucks...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Burnman53
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Normally I would give a place at least two tries before I write it off completely, but I can't be bothered to give this place a second try if no one could even come over to say hi. Came in on a Saturday evening with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank naaticakess
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Went with a large group and couldn't be happier with atmosphere, service and food! We had a very large group and the servers were quick and efficient. I had the crab cake sliders appetizer and ahi tuna entre. Both were excellent, particularly the ahi.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank normf416
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My family has been going to The Cove for years in the summers for meals and to people watch from their patio. This time was different. The past visits had good service and decent food. We are there enough to know they changed the menu...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sandralp2016
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

My grilled chicken quesadilla was just okay, a little stingy with the Pico de Gallo and sour cream. My son raved about the chicken and waffles, though - he couldn't eat fast enough. Our server was sweet. A good place for standard offerings.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hsteinmiller
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Hostess and wait staff were friendly but the restaurant is in need of TLC. Bathroom paper towels were not installed. It was early afternoon. No excuses for the restaurant to not be ready. Food presentation was horrible. Salad was a big disappointment. I came because...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank shesailedvictory922
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Served as soon as we sat down with a vibrant bartender. Immediately handed us menus with our drinks which included the happy hour menu. She was knowledgeable of the menu and gave great input of what tasted great. Interior is very spacious with a plethora...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Autumn R
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Quick service and fresh food. Good variety of beers. Calamari pretty tasty and not oily, crab cake sliders good and excellent burger. I would certainly go back!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Margherita G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Lakefront Cmns, Newport News, VA 23606-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-596-1830
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