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Cibus Chophouse, Hampton, VA

Cibus Chophouse

4.5
4.5
154 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Female and veteran owned and operated, we're celebrating the best things in life and bringing it to Mellen St: great cocktails, mouthwatering house-ground burgers and a welcoming environment for the whole family! Our commitment to quality and community shines through every aspect of our establishment. Our burgers are crafted with care, using only the finest ingredients and a secret blend of seasonings that'll have your taste buds singing with joy! But it's not just about the food; our cozy atmosphere paired with our welcoming and knowledgeable staff ensure that every visit to Cibus Chophouse will be one for the books! Whether you're a bourbon aficionado or just looking for a great meal to enjoy with friends and family, our doors are open to all.
Join us at Cibus Chophouse and become part or our growing family. We're more than a restaurant; we're a place where great food, exceptional cocktails, and heartfelt hospitality come together to create unforgettable moments!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 990-3144
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
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What 154 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Contemporary American

154 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing we have the butter board and meatballs for the appetizers and they not had amazing flavor everything fresh and full of flavor then my wife had the crab cake sandwich and I got the ribeye with a side of Mac and cheese we eat out a lot all up and down the east coast the crab cake was the best we have both ever had and the steak was cooked perfect with so much flavor and the Mac and cheese was incredible we had a wonderful experience we will definitely 100% be coming back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome, and the service was excellent. I will recommend this place for good food and service and a causal atmosphere.

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  3. MelindaG

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First, the staff and their service was above and beyond. The food is extremely tasteful and exquisite. Small place but the atmosphere was pleasant. Will be back again.

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  4. MarcC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was good and I’ll will be back real soon

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  5. AmberD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new go to for celebrations and normal dining out. Flawless!

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  6. GeneC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is delicious, good service, drink prices are too high.

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  7. ChamyaS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place! Our sever Harmony was EXCELLENT! The drinks were good and not to strong not to weak. The food was just okay. I would come back to try other things. Really appreciated the owner stopping by our table to see how everything was, makes you feel welcomed and appreciated

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  8. JenniferS

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cibus is a great place to go for dinner and drinks with friends, or on a date. Seating inside is a little more limited than outside (in the back), but that just makes it a more intimate atmosphere Decent drinks menu, food was excellent, the wait staff was very attentive. Highly recommend

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  9. AmberD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing from start to finish! This is just what Phoebus, and the Peninsula in general, needs. Service was perfect - very attentive and knew their stuff, but gave us the space we needed to enjoy our evening. The food was seriously amazing. We had a few apps (meatballs (YUM) and the butter board), a ribeye, smash burger and thick burger, plus about 4 sides. Took 3 desserts home with us to enjoy later, plus a bunch of leftovers that will make for a great few meals. Seasoning and cook was on point and the shareable apps and sides were delicious. This place is going to give allll the other Hampton restaurants a run for their money - and hopefully they'll all rise up to meet Cibus. Kudos!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took a long time to get food. A table that came after mine received their food first. Waited 1.5 hrs to get food. Crab cake sandwich was disappointing. Crabcabe look like it was the scraps, super thin and small. Was told that's how it's supposed to be. Rack of lamb and the Mac and cheese was really good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food experience has always been very good here, but the service needs some work. We waited 25 minutes before we got a server, and then another 15 minutes before we got drinks. The host who is seating needs to be trained to take drink orders if the servers are delayed. The food took quite a while to come out and it was good, although the salmon dish was pretty close to raw. They had plenty of servers, but the kitchen looked a little understaffed last night. The servers need to help each other out for the benefit of the customer. We will return.

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  12. NCarter

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a 530 reservation which we arrived on time for. The hostess informed us that they did not have a table ready even through their were multiple tables open in the front and back of the restaurant. After 5 minutes they seated us in 5he back we placed or orders because we already looked and the menu. Our waitress was very nice and attentive she kept us up dated on what was happening in the kitchen. It took them an hour and a half to bring our food out and we had to get it to go because we were later for a show we had ticked for because they keep saying our food was coming out next. We paid so that we could just go but it took another 15 minutes so we asked for or money back.

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  13. Rkay

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There were four in our group and we all had wonderful meals. The brussel sprouts were excellent.

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  14. DeniseL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish. You should definitely try out. Great burger and truffle fries.

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  15. Michael

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing, literally everything from the apps to the sides to the entrees are delicious. Service is pretty bad. 20 minute wait for two beers we ordered before ordering our food. After ordering the beers it was another ten minutes before she came back to take our food order. Entrees came out but had to wait another five minutes for our basket of fries. Second round of beers took almost as long as the first. I'm not sure what causes the issues; all the employees seem busy, no one is standing around. I think the beer issue is because they have such intricate cocktails that the bartender gets backed up. Someone else should be able to pour beers instead of waiting on the bartender to make five different cocktails with 5+ ingredients each before he can pour two beers. Overall though, great place to eat, food is amazing, ambiance is amazing, just need to get the kinks worked out service-wise. The quality of the food outweighs the bad service in my opinion.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was great. The ambiance, food, service and atmosphere was great. I never expected to find this place in Hampton, Virginia.

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  17. DeniseL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time visiting and I’m so glad I did. I was a party of three. We started with the baked meatballs and lemon pepper wings. Both were excellent. Dinner was lamb chops and half chicken with truffle fries and Mac n cheese. Again, all was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised on the portion sizes and the price was right. I will definitely be visiting again and telling friends about this place. This is a must try place. You will not be disappointed.

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  18. MarkW

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I put in the reservation that wife was gluten sensitive, her meal was served on a pita or nann, that was not mentioned on the menu. They wanted to know if it was a special occasion, it was our anniversary. Absolutely nothing was mentioned or done.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!! We couldn’t even finish all of our food because the portion sizes were so abundant. The service was great, they truly made you feel at home.

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  20. yosoyashley

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Marcus was OUTSTANDING! He was very attentive and sociable. He even challenged us with some trivia during dinner. The food was great. We started with truffle fries and Brussel sprouts. The sprouts were so good we ordered a second plate. For out main we split a grilled chicken sandwich and had the shrimp appetizer. Both were perfectly done. Where Cibus fell short was the drinks. We had a vodka mule which tasted flat and bland. The cafe con leche martini tasted like a watered-down stale coffee with way too much liquor. We were seated near the door which was a bit chilly but not enough to be an issue. Towards the end of our night, a large group came in and the ambiance got a bit rowdy. Other than that, there was a great flow of people in and out in the two hours we were there. We will be back, this was a great date night spot. We had a chance to talk and have privacy while also people-watching. The service was great and we got our dishes in a reasonable amount of time even on a busy Saturday night.

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  21. RenardA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 would recommend for anybody who likes to eat out.

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  22. EmmanuelW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awful and they forgot about our orders after we waited over an hour

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  23. JillR

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service here is consistently good. We have been several times and the servers are always attentive and the food is delicious! The restaurant is accommodating to requests regarding special diets and we'be been very grateful! Prior to thus ownership change reservations weren't always necessary, but they are now ! Glad to see the success and we'd love to see it continue!

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  24. ArceliaW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for Lunch. I'll have to come back for dinner soon. Food was great and service was awesome.

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  25. LindaC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was excellent! Food was delicious and carefully prepared. The brussel sprouts were as good as my homemade. Reasonable prices too. I've experienced 5 or more iterations of this space. This one is the best overall.

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  26. CrosswordKathy

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table ordered crab cakes, pork chops, Brussels sprouts and salads. All were delicious. Would definitely go back.

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  27. MeredithR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food! The place was enchanting and lovely! Service was great! Will go back again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing! The service was outstanding by Eli and team! Eli was great with my many dietary needs and kudos to the kitchen for creating a meal I got to enjoy with my daughter! We’ll be back! My only negative was the boisterous patron seated next to me. No fault of the restaurants.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very good, nice-looking, trendy restaurant. Will be back. Just one issue, it took much too long to receive my cocktail and wine with dinner. It took about 10 minutes to get my cocktail and I was halfway through my dinner before I got my wine. At their prices, this should be a much smoother task. Fortunately, there was a waiter who I knew since he was a teenager that helped us with this error. But I still highly recommend and know they will work it out and wish them the best of luck!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and food! We had the rack of lamb, salads , and homemade lemonade, spoke with rum! Very tasty meal.

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  31. Tatiana

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had such a great time here! The service was amazing, Greg did such a great job ! The manager came to see how we enjoyed the food and everything was delicious, can't wait to come back!

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  32. JamesB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food we will definitely be back and will recommend to our friends

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  33. Kyle

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Burgers were excellent, butter board was unique but good, espresso martinis were on point! Server catered to the table. Only complaint was the draft from the door from time to time. Definitely give this place a try. We did make reservations and had no issues.

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  34. LanikaA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. The experience was great. Our food was done in a timely manner. Everything was spectacular. Our waiter was very attentive. I will definitely be returning in the future.

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  35. MichaelJ

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. Food was exceptional and very friendly service.

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  36. JalilL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great friendly atmosphere. The menu is very small but everything we tried was very good.

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  37. JillR

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The change from Drexlers to Cibus Chophouse is a welcome one. The food is upscale casual and the drink menu is an interesting mix of all types of libations. We have been back several times, and we look forward to the 2nd venture of this group across the street with even more delicious fare. Looking forward to enjoying burgers on the porch in the warmer weather !

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  38. rakbar

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was lovely - going for a drink at the bar seems a better choice than dining in. The service was slow and minimally attentive, and the kitchen took their time with three burgers and some fries. None of the burgers were cooked as ordered, and flavor-wise, there was nothing spectacular for a menu that definitely suggested sandwiches were their specialty. I'd go back, but drinks and an appetizer only.

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  39. BrittanyD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been living in the area for 3 years and now that we are moving in two months, I discovered this gem too late😭. My husband, daughter and I absolutely love the food, staff and cleaniness of the bathroom! I will make sure i dine there at least 3 times before my March move

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  40. AshleyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant. Our wait time for our food was a bit long. The steak was very well prepared and cooked! Lemon pepper wings was a bit salty. Overall it was a nice restaurant

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Cibus Chophouse is rated 4.5 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Cibus Chophouse

30 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663-1710

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hampton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
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