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Virginia Diner

408 Country Dr N, Wakefield, VA - (804) 899-3106
Posted By Patricia Beninato on 2/13/2008 4:09:00 PM
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, although it is truly not raveworthy.

While the peanut pie, a more earthy version of pecan pie, is good and different, it's otherwise not really that remarkable (but the peanut fans amongst your friends would adore receiving a can of VA Diner peanuts, which are huge and salty and good).

There's a small crowd of locals, and mostly tourists, who frequent the place. Service can be haphazard, but they put on a good plate of Virginia ham and eggs, and the fried chicken is pretty good, with a nice crisp crust. If it's on your way, stop in, but it's really not worthy of a side trip.

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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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