Restaurants in Virginia
Virginia restaurants offer everything from traditional American cooing to southern cuisine, to international flavors and styles. Whatever your appetite, you’ll find a meal you’ll enjoy. Restaurants in Virginia are serving up some of the most delicious home-style southern food, including Sally Bell’s Kitchen in Richmond – where President Eisenhower once dined. Their aesthetic even includes a cardboard lunchbox tied with butcher’s string.
Richmond is home to some of the best restaurants in Virginia. Along with Sally Bell’s Kitchen is Jamaica House and Carena’s Jamaican Grille. In historic Fredericksburg, you can dine outside at Bistro Bethem. Take a load off from shopping, for some people watching complimented with garlic muscles or an artisan cheese plate. Great fish can also be found in Virginia restaurants, like the trout at The Local in the Blue Ridge Mountains. True to its name the restaurant uses local produce and fish to create unique dishes. See more recommendations below.
Housed in the old post office building, this family-friendly restaurant serves generous plates of comfort food, everything from cheese fries to lasagna and create-your-own sundaes. The real stars here are the sandwiches—some 20-plus varieties.
For the Beltway crowd ready to loosen their belts, this all-American comfort food hangout is where chef Liam LaCivita keeps two wood-fired ovens roaring hot.
Early birds get a deal, a candlelit boîte with reduced prices for prix fixe dinners of classic French cuisine before 7 p.m. But no matter when you book, you won’t forget top dishes such as the seared Chesapeake Bay rockfish.
About 15 minutes from D.C., this small Cantonese restaurant is renowned for its lunchtime dim sum, as well as the house specialty: roasted Peking duck, served in a scallion pancake with homemade plum sauce.
Amid the inner workings of a historic gristmill, the Waterwheel Restaurant offers stylish country dishes like Allegheny Mountain trout pan-fried with black walnuts.
Town House closed in February, 2012.
Pick up a picnic of crab salad sandwiches.
Less than a mile from I-95, Sally Bell's bakes on the premises all manner of Southern breads, pies, and cakes, but it's the white cardboard lunch boxes, tied with butcher's string, that have locals lined up 10 deep at midday. In addition to your choice of dainty sandwiches (the pimento-cheese or
Pour on the sauce at this corner bbq joint, famous for serving the town’s best barbecued pork sandwiches.
Despite its location on the ground floor of an office building, this French-American restaurant evokes the serenity of the countryside with expansive views of the surrounding forest and Fairview Lake.
The menu is full of locally sourced dishes (quail with vanilla-bean sauce).