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Food and restaurants in Richmond

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Crowded on weekends. Haute Southern fare. Most anything is a treat. Expensive.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
  • 49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“With an ever changing menu, you can always find something good here. This is one of our go-to's. More than a dozen drafts to choose from and 6 rotating local brews on draft. Also: the cucumber martini is life changing. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Can Can is actually a great place to eat lunch or dinner, but I like it most in the early morning for coffee. it's perfect place for an 8am business date, or to go read a book with french press and the windows open. They also have an absinthe bar for later in the day.”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This restaurant is in my top 5..... Call for reservations. Their 3 course Prix-fixe menu is a deal at $29 per person. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
“The original location of this Richmond favorite is located in a repurposed gas station, across the street from a few cute clothing and vintage shops. Great coffee and a diverse menu of sandwiches. Definitely a hipster magnet and quite a scene--good people watching and lots of outdoor seating. For quieter workspace (but no menu), check out the Summit Street location in Scott's Addition; the Morris Street location near VCU has more indoor seating and a full menu.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Diner
“Huge portions of elevated diner food in a charming ‘been here forever’ setting. Great for brunch ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Brewery
“Been around since 1993, it’s a Richmond institution. Great beers and a fantastic patio with a view over the city and river. Get the smoked wings (tossed in sauce is optional) and the Brussel Sprouts.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
“Absolutely delicious pastries and bread. I love the dark rye bread (you can ask for just half a loaf). You can’t go wrong with any of the pastries. The coffee is great too.”
  • 59 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“With an ever changing menu, you can always find something good here. This is one of our go-to's. More than a dozen drafts to choose from and 6 rotating local brews on draft. Also: the cucumber martini is life changing. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Can Can is actually a great place to eat lunch or dinner, but I like it most in the early morning for coffee. it's perfect place for an 8am business date, or to go read a book with french press and the windows open. They also have an absinthe bar for later in the day.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cafe
“The original location of this Richmond favorite is located in a repurposed gas station, across the street from a few cute clothing and vintage shops. Great coffee and a diverse menu of sandwiches. Definitely a hipster magnet and quite a scene--good people watching and lots of outdoor seating. For quieter workspace (but no menu), check out the Summit Street location in Scott's Addition; the Morris Street location near VCU has more indoor seating and a full menu.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“We love it all -- but maybe its the Bourbon BBQ ribs that we dream about. The Hill Cafe is our local version of "Cheers," the local watering hole. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This Forest Hill institution is a great place to enjoy coffee, ice cream, beer, wine, or a meal. They have live music most nights and an outdoor seating area.”
  • 30 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“One of the first restaurants to open up in the newly, revised neighborhood. I was delighted when they decided many years ago to open up in downtown RVA. Great pizza, crab cakes, salads, the works, huge menu of goodies. Just a block east from your buildings front door. Tell them "Mark from Metro" sent you! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Donuts of all varieties. Good spot for donut lovers. This is the original Sugar Shack location.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Absolutely delicious pastries and bread. I love the dark rye bread (you can ask for just half a loaf). You can’t go wrong with any of the pastries. The coffee is great too.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best pie. In the fall, get the salted caramel pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust. In the winter, try their amazing hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. Cherry pie in the spring, and lemon meringue in the summer. They also have handheld savory pies. The sausage rolls are the best. order to go and eat it in the park, the overlook of the city, or the historic cemetery. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious baked goods with many gluten-free and vegan options. There's also a newer location on the southside.”
  • 29 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“One of the first restaurants to open up in the newly, revised neighborhood. I was delighted when they decided many years ago to open up in downtown RVA. Great pizza, crab cakes, salads, the works, huge menu of goodies. Just a block east from your buildings front door. Tell them "Mark from Metro" sent you! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Donuts of all varieties. Good spot for donut lovers. This is the original Sugar Shack location.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Super chill, loving little coffee shop with sandwiches (breakfast sandwiches all day) , good coffee, and good music ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy, fattening biscuits. Neon sign says "Butter." Coffee is from Blanchard's and that is highly regarded but it always tastes burned to me. Homemade jams. Yummy specials. Caloric.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“I hear this is great. I can never get a seat. Tiny place. Always packed. Carytown.”
  • 10 locals recommend