15 Virginia Restaurants To Try


1. commonwealthSKYBAR, Charlottesville

422 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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commonwealthSKYBAR has a classy Library Bar downstairs and a fun rooftop bar that’s great for a sunny day or some late night mingling.

2. Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill, Blacksburg

1470 S Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill is a brewpub with both an upscale dining room and a separate sports bar with a casual dining area. They have a wood-fired grill, on-site smoker, an ice rail integrated into the granite bar, 20 HDTV’s, and 7 championship pool tables!

3. {RA} Bistro, Lynchburg

1344 main street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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Combining style and substance perfectly, {RA} Bistro is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lynchburg and features seasonally inspired American cuisine. The polished casual design and sophisticated atmosphere is built around the 75 year old rustic commercial dry cleaning building with open truss ceilings, painted brick, city scape art, alluring front and back patios and a Turkish tree root Martini Bar.

{RA} Bistro is a showcase of American diversity and cuisine, with an eye for detail and a passion for food.

4. FoodE, Fredericksburg

1006 C/D Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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FoodE is the hot, new kid on the block. With heavy emphasis on farm to table preparation and cooking, you’ll be delighted with the southern, home cooked style they feature. With some of the most experienced chefs the Fredericksburg area has to offer, you will not be disappointed with your experience there.

5. Food For Thought Restaurant, Williamsburg

1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Food For Thought’s food is prepared with love and served with pride. The foundation of their menu is built upon Classic American dishes such as Fork Tender Pot Roast, Grandma’s Meatloaf, and “fall off the bones” ribs. These are meals that America grew up on. To complement these American favorites they’ve added some newer, more contemporary flavors and ideas like Pad Thai, Jamaican jerk chicken, flavored butters, and original vegetarian dishes.

6. The Black Sheep, Richmond

901 W Marshall St, Richmond, Virginia
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The Black Sheep is a fun Cajun restaurant with great sandwiches.

7. 202 Market, Roanoke

202 Market Square, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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A 5-star restaurant by day, amazing entertainment at night! The NEW 202 Market is Downtown Roanoke’s place to be!! Whether you’re looking for chic cuisine, a tasty brunch or a night on the town, 202 Market has what you need.

8. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, Harrisonburg

80 S. Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
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Check out The Cowboy Burger at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint. It’s a tasty burger topped with BBQ sauce, Applewood smoke bacon and cheddar.

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint offers over 100 craft beers and an award winning burger menu. They have beers from around the corner and from around the world. Let their highly trained staff guide you through our extensive menu, and experience the burger people love to talk about.

9. Waterman’s Surfside Grille, VA Beach


415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Mouthwatering, buttery seafood is what you’ll find at this southern style seafood joint. Be sure to check out the 80’s party in the attic on Thanksgiving Eve.

10. Michael’s Bistro, Charlottesville

1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Michael’s Bistro is a fantastic restaurant, especially for a date or when family is in town. Their craft beer selection is wonderful.

11. Stella’s, Richmond

1012 Lafayette St, Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Stella’s is a classic Greek restaurant. It’s a wonderful place for unusual seafood like crispy fried octopus and an intimate atmosphere for brunch.

12. Catch 31, Va Beach

3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Start your exciting, beach-front dining experience with an open-air kitchen and hardwood grill. Serve only the freshest fish; fifteen or more varieties, flown in fresh. Add the Catch 31 raw bar overflowing with iced shellfish: oysters, crab, mussels, shrimp and other seasonal seafood. And already you know, this is where you’ll have that perfect Virginia Beach oceanfront meal.

Catch 31 is the ultimate year round destination for the stylish, hip and high energy crowd. Featuring the area’s most extensive raw bar,largest variety of fresh fish,and amazing views from the outdoor patio featuring fire pits and seasonal live music.

13. Blue Talon Bistro, Williamsburg

420 Prince George St, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Blue Talon Bistro offers a rare combination of casual comfort and quality that makes both newcomers and regulars feel completely at ease. Chef David Everett’s focus on Serious Comfort Food gives him and his staff the chance to offer both traditional favorites and original creations that demonstrate both his renowned culinary talent and insight into modern dining.

14. Wildflour Market and Bakery, Roanoke

1212 4th Street, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Wildflour Market & Bakery, located in the heart of Roanoke’s Old Southwest Historic District, prepares fresh, wholesome, delicious food made from their own original recipes.

15. Clementine Cafe, Harrisonburg

153 S Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
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Clementine Cafe provides quality food, live music, creative drinks, art, films and community events in a comfortable urban atmosphere. They provide an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and accessible to everyone. They are always seeking artists, musicians, photographers, amateur filmmakers, community organizers, grassroots journalists, and pretty much all types of creative folks that want to engage and utilize their lounge or stage.

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Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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