20 Hot Southern Restaurants In Virginia


1. Thirty 7 North, Va Beach


2105 W Great Neck Rd, #101, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Thirty 7 North features contemporary dining with a southern accent. This Virginia Beach restaurant provides a casual on-the-water atmosphere in the Shore Drive area that is warm, local, and far north of ordinary.

2. The Homeplace Restaurant, Catawba


4968 Catawba Valley Dr, Catawba, Virginia
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A cozy house tucked away in the Catawba valley, The Homeplace Restaurant serves homestyle southern food.

3. Cotton Southern Bistro, Va Beach & Chesapeake


1637 Hilltop W Shopg Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | 648 Grassfield Pkwy #12, Chesapeake, VA, 23322
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Virginia Beach & Chesapeake’s first choice for authentic Southern Fare, true Farm to Fork concept, using local ingredients in comfort food classics with a twist.

4. The River And Rail, Roanoke

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2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia
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The River and Rail is a southern Bistro, located in the heart of Western Virginia, producing updated Southern/Appalachian and French classic dishes for you to enjoy.

5. Evening Star Cafe, Alexandria


2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia
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Evening Star Cafe is a rollicking neighborhood gem that has a modern take on classic southern cooking and friendly, gracious service!

6. Maya Restaurant, Charlottesville


633 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Maya Restaurant brings back the simple and wonderful flavors of freshly prepared, local foods. Southern Menu. Local Food. Come home to eat.

7. Florida Avenue Grill, DC


1100 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Florida Avenue Grill offers cheap Southern comfort food like grits, half-smokes, cornbread, hash browns and down home breakfast with a lot of flavor.

8. Soul Appetit, Fredericksburg, Chesterfield & Glen Allen

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1580 Koger Center Blvd #B, Chesterfield, Virginia 23235 | 1259 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 | 1080 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Their menu features southern classics such as Mustard Fried Catfish, Anniebell’s Chicken and Waffles, Mac and Cheese and Fresh Collard Greens!

9. First & Sixth, Roanoke


611 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, Virginia
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First & Sixth offers a delicious menu of Southern cuisine with a modern flair, including steaks and seafood.

10. Southern Efficiency, DC


1841 7th St NW, Washington, DC
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Southern Efficiency is a haven for Southern whiskey lovers, highlighting the diversity of Southern whiskey and food.

11. Mike Lund Food, Staunton

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835 Spring Hill Rd, Staunton, Virginia
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Good food starts with the good ingredients! Mike Lund Food & Lundch feature the best of what’s available, supporting numerous small farms and local food producers through out the Shenandoah Valley & Virginia.

12. A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine, Charlottesville


West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia
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A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine is a locally-owned food truck and catering service providing customers with succulent, southern cuisine!

13. Acadiana, DC


901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
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Acadiana is a contemporary Louisiana fish house, the only restaurant in the nation’s capital to serve Louisiana cuisine at a heightened level of elegance.

14. Sweet Teas Southern Cuisine, Richmond

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1700 E Main St, Richmond, Virginia
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Welcome to Sweet Teas, where every guest is addressed with a “ Down home Southern” greeting. Established in the heart of Shockoe Bottom, Sweet Teas is family owned and operated.

15. Julep’s New Southern Cuisine, Richmond


1719-21 East Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia
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Julep’s New Southern Cuisine’s Signature Shrimp and Grits was voted first place in Richmond Magazine’s BEST Southern Inspired Dish and their Fried Green Tomatoes got second place!

16. Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant & Bakery, Staunton


74 Rowe Rd, Staunton, Virginia
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At Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant & Bakery, they know what quality Southern Cooking looks, smells and tastes like. Providing Staunton area residents with delectable home-style cooked meals for more than 65 years!

17. Hank’s Smokehouse, Mcgaheysville


49 Bloomer Springs Rd, Mcgaheysville, Virginia
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Welcome to Hank’s Smokehouse Southern Grillery, serving upscale southern cuisine and barbecues in the Shenandoah Valley since 1988.

18. Boudreaux’s, Blacksburg


205 N Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia
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Boudreaux’s features authentic Louisiana Cuisine, mixing Southern classics with Cajun and French Creole. Made from scratch daily specials, Lunch, Dinner, and Weekend Brunch.

19. Merredith’s Restaurant, Madison Heights


1558 Dixie Airport Rd, Madison Heights, Virginia
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Merredith’s Restaurant specializes in Home Style foods and freshly baked in-house desserts.

20. Cafe New Orleans, Fredericksburg

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218 Williams St, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Southern and French based cuisine with Creole flare and Cajun classics, located right in the heart of historic Fredericksburg. This restaurant is a revamped version of its prior self, under the new guidance of Executive Chef Garth Hansen.

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Judah Witkower

Judah Witkower was born in Southern California and attended USC and SCAD before settling in CVille in 2002. He loves good books, great food and walking around town with his dog, Liza Bean.