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 more than 40 years, folks have flocked here for hand-rubbed, air-cured meats. Sandwiches are piled high with silky slices; pick up a bone-in whole ham to bring home.
Inspired by his time spent in southern Provence, chef John-Gustin Birkitt opened this authentic French bistro in a white, Federal-style building near downtown Middleburg.
A classic neighborhood diner.
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).
Known for clam chowder and platters of fried Atlantic shrimp and Chincoteague oysters, this restaurant hits the spot after a long day of beachcombing.
At the intimate Clifton Inn, the decadent rusticity of the rooms—claw-foot tubs, Mascioni linens, fireplaces, but nary a ruffled window treatment in sight—is echoed in the innovative comfort food of its chef, Dean Maupin, who pairs perfectly seared quail with espresso-poached pears, and orange wi
Grab stick-to-your-ribs fare like Virginia ham and biscuits and broiled catfish at this family-style venue.
Attack your dinner with a crab mallet and an oyster knife.