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.
The juicy pulled-pork platter draws ‘cue fans from across the state. Sides of sugary baked beans and heaps of crispy fries don’t hurt either.
Part café and part gourmet food shop, Market Salamander is a collaboration between owner Sheila Johnson and D.C. chef Todd Gray.
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.
Town House closed in February, 2012.
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.