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.
Stop into the delightful wooden house on Sperryville’s Main Street for a Sunday brunch of mushroom crêpes or French toast.
Tastes great, extra filling? Beer inspires ice cream makers all over the world, it seems, from random beer gardens in Europe to craft-beer establishments in the U.S. It also tends to be seasonal.
Dishes at wood-beam–ceilinged The Local showcase homegrown ingredients, as in Blue Ridge Mountain brook trout with Cajun rémoulade. Virginia gets its own section on the wine list.
Part café and part gourmet food shop, Market Salamander is a collaboration between owner Sheila Johnson and D.C. chef Todd Gray.
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.
A former drugstore that's now known for jazz and blues.
A classic neighborhood diner.
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.
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.