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.

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.

Dave Matthews, who was born in Johannesburg—and who formed Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville in the early 1990s—might enjoy the "boerie burgers" at the Shebeen, a South African restaurant.

In season, cozy up to the Victorian fireplace for grass-fed-beef meatloaf and pecan pie.