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Exmore Diner

4264 Main St., Exmore, VA - (757) 442-2313
A lovely vintage diner where the locals eat, The Exmore is known for seafood from the bay and the ocean.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Steamed Shrimp
Crab Cakes
Sweet Potato Pie
Puffer Fish
Butterfly Shrimp
Milkshake

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Exmore Diner is old (born in 1954) and a bit rickety, but handsome in its well-worn way; and we found it a wonderful place to eat breakfast. The menu features such mid-Atlantic signatures as creamed chipped beef, sausage gravy biscuits, and scrapple with grits; but ..."   [Read More]
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Catherine Bond
November 27, 2012
"After reading Michael Stern's review of the Exmore Diner from October, I had to add the story of our visit several years back (long enough ago that people were still smoking in there). I remember seeing on the specials list "Swelling Toads." Well I had to ask: they ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

4264 Main St., Exmore, VA
(757) 442-2313

http://www.exmorediner.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:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Crisp, juicy, sweet, and large, Exmore's butterfly shrimp are pride of the fry basket.
"Crisp, juicy, sweet, and large, Exmore's butterfly shrimp are pride of the fry basket."
Michael Stern





The steamed shrimp are plump and a pretty pink.  It comes with butter, old bay and two vegetables, in this case cabbage and mashed potatoes.
"The steamed shrimp are plump and a pretty pink. It comes with butter, old bay and two vegetables, in this case cabbage and mashed potatoes."
Cliff Strutz


While lacking the luxury of a lump crabcake, this crabby pancake delivers plenty of fresh marine flavor.
"While lacking the luxury of a lump crabcake, this crabby pancake delivers plenty of fresh marine flavor."
Michael Stern


The Exmore Diner is a restaurant where locals come to greet their neighbors as well as to eat.
"The Exmore Diner is a restaurant where locals come to greet their neighbors as well as to eat."
Michael Stern


Classic 1950s diner color scheme and decorative pattern
"Classic 1950s diner color scheme and decorative pattern"
Michael Stern


Waterfowl are on people's minds on the Eastern Shore. Here they are flying away from the bathrooms along the monitor roof.
"Waterfowl are on people's minds on the Eastern Shore. Here they are flying away from the bathrooms along the monitor roof."
Michael Stern


There's not a lot of snow in Exmore, Virginia. This photo was taken after the unusual winter storm of December, 2011.
"There's not a lot of snow in Exmore, Virginia. This photo was taken after the unusual winter storm of December, 2011."
Michael Stern


Originally opened in 1954, the Exmore Diner was closed throughout the 1960s, but reopened in the 1970s. Today it is owned and operated by Evelyn Pruitt, a former waitress, and her family.
"Originally opened in 1954, the Exmore Diner was closed throughout the 1960s, but reopened in the 1970s. Today it is owned and operated by Evelyn Pruitt, a former waitress, and her family."
Michael Stern



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