Allman's Bar B Que – Fredericksburg
1299 Jeff Davis Highway, 540 373-9881
They also have a drive-thru located at 2022 Plank Rd.
Ann's Restaurant – Richmond
216 East Broad Street - 804 643-5337
Two words --- salmon cakes! Open Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday 7:30am – 2pm.
Austin Grill – Alexandria
801 King Street – 703 684-8969
www.facebook.com/AustinGrills (WDC location)
Tex-Mex in historic Old Town area. Six locations and a truck.
Baby Jim's Snack Bar – Culpeper
701 North Main Street - 540 825-9212
Old fashioned hot dogs, burgers, fries, and shakes. Check out their great retro sign!
Big Daddy's BBQ - Richmond
6359 Jahnke Rd. – 804 560-1570
Ribs, burgers and more bargain prices. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 2pm-8pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Bill's BBQ - Richmond
(5805 W Broad St - 804 288-9991)
Pork BBQ, Strawberry Pie and limeades. Serving three meals a day, 7 days a week. Seven Locations
Blue Ridge Restaurant - Floyd
113 E Main Street – 703 745-2147
Brambleton Deli & BBQ – Roanoke
3655 Brambleton Ave – 540 774-4554
Buz and Ned's BBQ - Richmond
1119 N. Boulevard - 804 355-6055
BBQ chicken, pork and more.
Carl's Frozen Custard – Fredericksburg
2200 Princess Anne Street – no phone number available
Open 7 days a week. Started in 1947 and people still come from miles away to enjoy Carl's frozen treats. Richer than ice cream, but sooo tasty!
Cockrell's Creek Seafood – Reedsville
567 Seaboard Road - 804 453-6326
Comfort – Richmond
200 West Broad Street - 804 780-0004
Simple soulful comfort food in upscale setting; located in the "Harlem of the South" jazz district, not far from the convention center; chicken, steak and fish dinners with sides like Mac and Cheese, Black Eyed Peas, etc; lunch Monday-Friday; dinner Monday-Saturday.
Cowling's Barbecue – Waverly
7019 General Mahone Hwy. - 804 834-3100
Popular pig-out spot about an hour south of the state capital of Richmond.
Croaker's Spot - Richmond
1020 Hull Street – 804 269-0464
Neighborhood seafood joint with bar and patio dining. New location downtown. Open for lunch and dinner with”Breakfast Served All Day” items on the menu.
Cuz's Uptown Barbeque - Pounding Mill
15746 Gov. GC Peery Hwy - 276-964-9014
Often noted as the most eclectic, eccentric restaurants anywhere in the US; folks drive from miles around for the great steaks and wacky atmosphere; prime rib, BBQ, ostrich, emu, crab cakes, lobster, and more; huge portions! Open March – December; Dinner is served Wednesday – Sunday; highly recommended.
Dairy Freeze – Altavista
910 Main St. - 434 369-5479
Open Monday through Thursday from 10am-10pm, weekends ‘til 11pm. Closed Sunday.
Dairy King - Damascus
511 E 3rd St. - 276 475-3942
Dot's Back Inn - Richmond
4030 MacArthur Ave. – 804 266-3167
Old Fashioned comfort foods.
Doumar's - Norfolk
1919 Monticello Avenue – 757-4163
Due South BBQ - Christiansburg
1465 Roanoke Street - 540 381-2922
Farm Basket - Lynchburg
2008 Langhorne Rd. – 434 528-1107
A garden and market with a creek-side café. Dine in or order a lunch box to go.
Flavors Soul Food - Falls Church
3420 Carlyn Hill Drive – 703 379-4411
Soul food in the Northern Virginia area; try the fried chicken, pork chops, BBQ ribs, macaroni and cheese, greens, and sweet potato pie; Open Tuesday - Friday from 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 ‘til 9, Saturday 2 ‘til 9, and Sunday from 1 to 7.
Frost Café - Culpepper
101 E Davis St. - 540 829-0344
Galax Smokehouse - Galax
101 N Main St. - 276 236-1000
Great Machipongo Clam Shack, The – Nassawadox
6468 Lankford Highway, U.S. 13 – 757 442-3800
Seafood restaurant and mail order. Try their Seafood Cakes.
Hawk's BBQ - Richmond
439 E. Belt Blvd. – 804 232-7738
"Over 26 Years of Southern Hospitality” with 6 other locations.
Homeplace, The – Catawba
4968 Catawba Valley Dr. - 540 384-7252
Houndstooth Cafe - Hanover
13271 Hanover Courthouse Road - 804 537-5404
Johnson's Grill - Richmond
2305 Whitcomb - 804 648-9788
Soul food; Open Monday thru Friday 10:30 – 3pm
King's BBQ - Petersburg
2910 South Crater Rd – 804 732-0975
King Street Blues – Alexandria
112 N. St. Asaph Street South - 703 836-8800
Two other locations: Kingstown and Crystal City
Klara's Kitchen - Chester
11360 Iron Bridge Rd - 804 796-3737
Southern home-style cooking featuring homemade breads and desserts. Open every day.
Kline's Dairy Bar - Harrisonburg
58 East Wolfe Street - 540 434-6980
Rich frozen custard, a step up from the expected soft serve ice cream.
Leesburg Diner – Leesburg
9 South King Street – 703 771-2233
We have always loved their sandwiches and peanut soup.
Little Chef Diner – Danville
2337 North Main Street - 434 836-2228
Mabry Mill - Meadows of Dan
266 Mabry Mill Rd., SE (Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 176) - 504 952-2947
Open from early May through October 31st every year. Hours: Opens at 7:30am, closed Monday through Thursday at 6pm and Friday through Sunday at 7pm. They serve breakfast all day.
Marion's Cafe - Covington
804 S Highland Ave. – 504 962-7407
McLean's Restaurant – Richmond
3205 W. Broad Street – 804 358-0369
Breakfast and lunch every day.
Michie Tavern - Charlottesville
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway – 434 977-1234
Nanny's - Petersburg
11900 South Crater Road - 804 733-6619
Good old home cookin!
Nottoway Motel & Restaurant – Rawling
20316 Boydton Plank Rd – 804 478-7875
Motel: 804 478-4421
Okra's Louisiana Bistro - Manassas
9110 Center Street -703 330-2729
Good Bayou-inspired cuisine in a festive, Mardi Gras setting. Cool folk art pieces adorn the walls. Vvisit Okra's on Mardi Gras or any other day of the year. Menu features Blackened Filet Mignon, Tabasco Mixed Grill, Po Boys, and Muffulettas. Dessert offerings highlighted by Sweet Potato Pecan Pie and Bananas Foster. Open for lunch and dinner.
Old Chickahominy House – Williamsburg
1211 Jamestown Road – 757 229-4689
Pig 'N Steak – Madison
313 Washington St - 540 948-3130
Pierce's Pit BBQ - Lightfoot
447 Rochambeau Dr – 757 565-2955
Little Pig Barbecue - Petersburg
3329 W. Washington St. - 804 861-4046
Red Hot and Blue BBQ – Arlington
1600 Wilson Blvd. – 703 276-7427
Roanoke Weiner Stand - Roanoke
25 Campbell Ave – 540 342-6932
Store No. 2 is at 3601 Brandon Avenue
The Roanoker - Roanoke
2522 Colonial Ave – 703 344-7746
Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant & Bakery – Staunton
74 Rowe Rd - Exit 222 off I-81 - 540 886-1833
Breakfast only, folks. They are open from 7 am ‘til 10:45 am daily. Nice hours, huh? Mrs. Rowe's has been a treasure in the Shenandoah Valley since 1947. Pumpkin pancakes, creamed chipped beef, giant sticky buns ... give 'em all a try
Rudee's Restaurant & Raw Bar - Virginia Beach
227 Mediterranean Avenue – 757 425-1777
Sally Bell's Kitchen - Richmond
708 W Grace St – 804 644-2838
This Richmond favorite is the most famous take-out joint in town; Great sandwiches, ham biscuits, cupcakes, deviled eggs, and potato salad; lunch only, Monday thru Friday; most entrees are under $6; highly recommended.
Seabreeze Restaurant - Mathews
123 Old Ferry Road (Gwynn's Island) - 804 725-4000
Sibley's Bar B Q - Chester
12000 Winfree Street - 804 748-3299
Smithfield Inn – Smithfield
112 Main Street – 757 357-1752
Smythe's Cottage & Tavern - Fredericksburg
303 Fauquier St - 540 373-1645
Southern Kitchen - New Market
9576 South Congress Street - 703 740-3514
Peanut soup and fried chicken!
Surrey House - Surry
11865 Rolfe Hwy - 757 294-3389
Texas Tavern - Roanoke
114 W Church Ave – 540 342-4825
Vienna Inn – Vienna
120 East Maple Avenue – 703 938-9548
Virginia Barbeque - Ashland
600 England Street – 804 752-4838
Authentic hickory smoked pulled pork barbeque is the specialty! This original location is the best. They have franchised locations as far as Texas. BBQ must be good!
Virginia Diner - Wakefield
408 County Drive North - 757 899-3106
Open 7 days a week
Wayside Inn - Middletown
7783 Main Street - 540 869-1797
Try the peanut soup, a specialty that seems to be somewhat unique to this part of the country; perhaps an acquired taste, but we just can't get enough of it!
White Spot - Charlottesville
1407 University Avenue - 434 295-9899
Home of the famous "Gus Burger," which is a good greasy burger topped with a fried egg; hey, don't knock it till you try it!
Willard’s Real Pit BBQ – Chantilly
43000 Chantilly Shopping Ctr – 703 488-9970
North Carolina, Kansis City, St. Louis, Texas … no matter what style of BBQ you prefer, our boy Willard has got you covered. A welcome find in an area lacking lots of top notch Q.
Wright's Dairy-Rite – Staunton
346 Greenville Avenue - 540-886-0435
Open every day 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday they stay open ‘til 10pm.