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Virginia Diner

408 Country Dr N, Wakefield, VA - (804) 899-3106
The Virginia Diner is most famous for its superb peanuts, which are great as a snack or as the basis of peanut pie. Pre-pie, the dishes to eat are country ham and fried chicken.
68% Approval Rating (19 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
peanuts
peanut pie
Peanut Butter Silk Pie
Country Ham

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern
Roadfood.com Editor
"Signs along Route 460 invite travelers to come to the Peanut Capital of the World. Peanuts grow on vines in fields for miles around the town of Wakefield, but the true epicenter of the peanut universe is the Virginia Diner. It is a large restaurant that is a store and ..."   [Read More]
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Rebecca Christian
October 17, 2008
"We eat at the Virginia Diner periodically when we are passing through en route to our NC home. The country ham is really wonderful--salty yet moist, whether served on a plate or in a roll, Virginia-style. Their fried chicken is crispy and succulent. However, the ..."   [Read More]
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Patricia Beninato
February 13, 2008
"If you drive down US-460, which roughly parallels Interstate 64 going towards the Virginia coast, you'll see lots of signs for the Virginia Diner, almost "South Of The Border"-like in their frequency. Once there, you'll find fairly edible food at the restaurant, ..."   [Read More]
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Nick Dedi
October 04, 2011
"The Virginia Diner, based on my one visit, is the "Emperor's New Clothes." I ordered the continental breakfast special: two biscuits with country ham, juice and coffee. The biscuits were a joke: two inches across, devoid of any flavor let alone a biscuit taste; ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

408 Country Dr N, Wakefield, VA
(804) 899-3106

http://www.vadinerrestaurant.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Served warm, this thin crusted, not-too-sweet unique dessert lived up to its billing as the Virginia Diner's signature item.
"Served warm, this thin crusted, not-too-sweet unique dessert lived up to its billing as the Virginia Diner's signature item. "
Cliff Strutz





This bears little resemblance to what one expects a silk pie to be.  It is incredibly thick and rich and begs to be eaten with a tall glass of milk.
"This bears little resemblance to what one expects a silk pie to be. It is incredibly thick and rich and begs to be eaten with a tall glass of milk."
Cliff Strutz


Not as salty as typical country ham, it still packs a flavor wallop.
"Not as salty as typical country ham, it still packs a flavor wallop."
Cliff Strutz


The surprise of our meal was the peach cobbler.  It was loaded with cinnamon which, to our tastes, blended well with the peaches.
"The surprise of our meal was the peach cobbler. It was loaded with cinnamon which, to our tastes, blended well with the peaches."
Cliff Strutz


They were just setting up the lunch buffet as we were leaving.  The fried chicken looked good and deserves further investigation!
"They were just setting up the lunch buffet as we were leaving. The fried chicken looked good and deserves further investigation!"
Cliff Strutz


A few of the many different flavors of peanuts available in the gift shop.
"A few of the many different flavors of peanuts available in the gift shop."
Cliff Strutz


The Virginia Diner feels much more like a family restaurant than a diner.
"The Virginia Diner feels much more like a family restaurant than a diner."
Cliff Strutz


It doesn't change, so you don't have to worry about missing it!
"It doesn't change, so you don't have to worry about missing it!"
Debi Schaefer


No false modesty here.  The Virginia Diner bills itself as
"No false modesty here. The Virginia Diner bills itself as "Peanut Capital of the World" and "A Legend in a Nutshell.""
Cliff Strutz



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