Located just between the cities of Richmond and Petersburg, Chester can easily be overlooked when it comes to exciting local dining! But locals to Chester know it can still serve up culinary treats from a variety of excellent restaurants, diners, breweries, cafes, bakeries, and more! The next time you are looking for a new restaurant, check out some of our favorites in downtown Chester!
The top-rated restaurant on Trip Advisor, Riptide Seafood Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Chester, off of Iron Bridge Rd. Riptides offers more than just the finest quality seafood, with signature steaks, flame-broiled burgers, homemade soups, and inventive salads, Riptides has something for everyone!
Located in the heart of Chester in the Village Green, the locally owned Howlett’s Restaurant and Tavern offers a diverse menu of Americana, including seafood, steaks, delicious desserts including peanut butter pie, a bar featuring a wide range of craft beers on tap, an outdoor patio and more!
Sibley’s Bar-B-Q has been a staple in Chester for almost 20 years! Sibleys offers southern-inspired recipes including Bar-B-Q, Pulled Chicken, Brisket, Country Ham, Catfish Fillet, and other down-home favorites, that celebrate the flavors found across the southern United States!
A local downtown classic, the Village Grill offers affordable breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Perfect for a quick bite, meeting friends, or taking the kids, the Village Grill provides friendly, small-town charm along with their delicious comfort foods!
This is just a taste of the amazing selection that Chester has to offer! There are many more restaurants in Downtown Chester just waiting for you to discover them and make them your new local favorite! Bon appétit!