Restaurants in Virginia

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.

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.

The menu is full of locally sourced dishes (quail with vanilla-bean sauce).

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.

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.