Restaurants in Virginia

Unique Old Dominion dishes that make eating through the state such a pleasure include peanut soup, ham with red eye gravy, and peanut pie. In and around Charlottesville, outstanding fried chicken is a staple, the best of it cooked and served in gas station convenience stores. Seafood from the ocean and from the Chesapeake Bay is at its finest all along the Eastern Shore, which also happens to boast a crop of ne plus ultra sweet potatoes – the basis of sweet potato pie, sweet potato French fries, and sweet potato biscuits. In southernmost Virginia, you’ll find cafes that serve what is — let’s be kind — a challenging dish: chitlins steamed in vinegar.

Virginia’s Best Restaurants

Southern Kitchen - Country Breakfast
Southern Kitchen

NEW MARKET, VA

Fulks Run Grocery - Ham Sandwich
Fulks Run Grocery

FULKS RUN, VA

Wright’s Dairy Rite - Superburger
Wright’s Dairy Rite

STAUNTON, VA

Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue - Strawberry Cone
Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue

NORFOLK, VA

Virginia Diner - Peanut Pie
Virginia Diner

WAKEFIELD, VA

Chutzpah

FAIRFAX, VA

Galax Smokehouse

GALAX, VA

A plate-size slice of country ham is bathed in caramel-colored red-eye gravy
Roanoker

ROANOKE, VA

Woodruff’s Cafe & Pie Shop

MONROE, VA

Dark, syrup-sweet pecan pie is further sweetened by a crowd of chocolate chips (and, not seen, bourbon).
Red Truck Rural Bakery

MARSHALL, VA

Rudy’s

SPERRYVILLE, VA

24 Crows

FLINT HILL, VA

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Fried chicken thigh enveloped in crunchy golden crust
Wayside Takeout & Catering

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Triple Oak Bakery

SPERRYVILLE, VA

Roanoke Weiner Stand

ROANOKE, VA

Piled-high burger includes lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and melted cheese.
Dude’s Drive-In

CHRISTIANSBURG, VA

Marshall Diner

MARSHALL, VA

Market Burger

PURCELLVILLE, VA

Orlean Market

MARSHALL, VA

Charlie’s Cafe

NORFOLK, VA

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