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12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
+1 757-249-4000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken tenders” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I went there last night with my wife and son after a twelve hour drive. One of the few places open at 9:30. Very surprised with how clean and comfortable the place was. This is not your typical chain large menu and great drinks. Santa...More

Thank AJPri61
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a large group for a going away luncheon and the restaurant wasn't staffed to provide the service necessary for us. There were only 2 servers assigned to a group of 30 or so, which resulted in extremely slow service and some folks getting...More

Thank DonT558
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Went there with recommendation from TA - it was very nice and tasty lunch in Newport! Spinach Dip and Grilled Chicken salad - will come back for them!

Thank NZhivago
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

For a chain they do a great job of not seeming like one. Usually there is a line and it's well worth the wait. Nice bar too

Thank alex l
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

4 veggies plus salad less than 8 bucks! Can't beat that! Very nice staff. Will eat here again to try the salmon. Practically everyone there was eating it, so it must be good!

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I love everything on their menu. I enjoy eating there so much. The onion rings are the very best I have ever eaten. They have a grilled cheese sandwich with roast beef on it that is to die for. Chicken tenders are another favorite. In...More

Thank Brenda46
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was the third time I ate at this Cheddar's. Food is consistently good, very nice menu selection. The particular night we were there, service was average; seemed like wait staff was understaffed. But they did accommodate a group of six in a reasonable amount...More

Thank Cargoman53
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Even though they are very busy, the wait to get in typically isn't too long, and it's worth the wait. The food is great and the pricing is logical.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The food is great, the place was very clean. They have a good vary of dishes on the menu. The prices won't break you. The day I was there service was lacking. It was the end on lunch, so staffing could have been on break...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Ask for Autumn. She was a terrific waitress. The food was very good as well. The ribeye and chicken fried steaks meals were both good.

Thank haroldg195
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3 June 2016|
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Response from VaCruz | Reviewed this property |
I did not take note of their ability to host a large group such as yours. It is very busy though and can be noisy - may not be ideal for an 80th Birthday Party unless you're looking for a high energy venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6969
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-249-4000
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