11 Hole-In-The-Wall Restaurants Across Virginia


1. The Cavalier Restaurant: Lynchburg


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2920 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
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The Cavalier is a funky joint serving up an honest slice of the Lynchburg life! Their infamous fries are served potato-wedge style and come with a distinctly tasty seasoning – a must-order side!

2. El Pollo Rico: Arlington

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el pollo rico

932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201
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Don’t let the long lines discourage you – El Pollo Rico’s amazing service will have you waited upon quickly as you’re on your way to uniting with tender and juicy, Peruvian-style chicken.

3. The Spudnut Shop: Charlottesville

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309 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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One of the few left standing of what was once a legendary potato-flour donut empire, Spudnuts still bakes mouth-watering treasures decades later. For more info, check out 7 Facts About The CVille Spudnut Shop.

4. The Ten Top: Norfolk

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748 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517
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Tucked away into a one-way street in Hampton Roads, The Ten Top is a small, unique restaurant serving up a variety of healthy and local eats.

5. Bernie’s Sub And Pizza Shop: Richmond


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Tuckahoe Shopping Center, 415 N Ridge Rd, Henrico, VA 23229
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A legendary sacred spot in Tuckahoe, Bernie’s has been around as long as most area-dwellers can remember. Their menu reflects traditional sub options, but their formula transcends sandwiches from normal to extraordinary. Warning: you may become obsessed.

6. Bonnie Blue: Winchester



334 W Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601
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Operating out of an old converted gas station, Bonnie Blue is the crowning gem of lunch options in Winchester.

7. The Excellent Table: Blacksburg


119 N Main St #103, Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Squeezed in among other restaurants, the Excellent Table is essentially a take-out window through which passes the most authentic Ethiopian dishes in BBurg! Check out their daily specials.

8. Nick’s Hospitality Restaurant: Virginia Beach

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508 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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A local hidden gem, Nick’s cooks up some of the best seafood in an ocean town!

9. Carolina Brothers: Ashburn

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20702 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Any Carolina native can attest that the BBQ here is the real deal. Their side are also delectable; baked beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, yum!

10. City Corner 2: Roanoke

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3005 Plantation Rd NE, Roanoke, VA 24012
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The City Corner 2 is family owned and operated, preparing authentic Thai food! Also a great pick for vegetarians or vegans.

11. Midtown Eats: Newport News



88 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
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With an expansive menu, Midtown Eats is a lunch or dinner spot that will please eaters with all different tastes!

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Martha Gill hails from Richmond VA. You can likely find her hanging on the James River, reading a book on the Lawn at UVA, or stuffing her face with Mexican food at restaurants across the nation.

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