Virginia

Restaurants in Virginia

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.

A modern oyster bar and fish house located on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Black’s Bar & Kitchen serves organic and coastal selections. More than 300 varieties of wine are housed on racks inside a floor-to-ceiling glass room visible to guests.

Owned by Irish chef Cathal Armstrong and his wife Meshelle, also the creators of nearby Restaurant Eve, this fish-and-chips restaurant is modeled after the traditional “chippers” Armstrong frequented while growing up in Dublin.

Pick up a picnic lunch of fried chicken, pulled-pork barbecue, and coleslaw at this casual restaurant.

Pick up a picnic of crab salad sandwiches.

A small coffee shop on Merchant Square serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside or on its outdoor patio.

A former drugstore that's now known for jazz and blues.

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.

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.