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The Ultimate Foodie Guide

Virginia’s River Realm is home to the freshest seafood, and some of the finest dishes, chefs, wineries, and more. Wine & Dine your way through our 8 Great Small Towns, sample our Signature Dishes, slurp your first oyster, and take our fresh ingredients home with you.

Unique Culinary Experiences Throughout The Realm

Experience the many culinary treats unique to our area!

Waterfront Dining

The River Realm is known for their beautiful waterscapes, and we have plenty of restaurants where you can grab dinner & cocktails with a view and “Dock & Dine” options are always a weekend boater favorite

Willaby's Cafe >>
Tides Inn >>
Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar >>
Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>
Merroir >>
Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar >>

Foodie Favorites

You’ll find plenty of Instagram worthy plates and delectable dishes throughout The Realm. Our local Chefs & Foodie Experts never let us down

Mi Jalisco >>
Dredge >>
Thai Pot >>
Steamboat Restaurant at Piankatank Golf Club >>
Chao Phraya Thai and Sushi Grill >>
Adrift >>
Tides Inn >>
Willaby's Cafe >>

The Freshest Seafood

With the River Realm being located on the Rappahannock River & Chesapeake Bay, we have access to the freshest seafood, and our local restaurants know just how to serve it up right.

Adrift >>
The Office Bistro >>
Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>
Willaby's Cafe >>
Bubba's Shrimp Shack >>
Big Oak Cafe >>
Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar >>
Merroir >>

Gourmet Finds

Once you sample these unassuming treats you won’t be able to stop thinking about them. Check out some of our favorite delights that keep us coming back.

Bethpage Miniature Golf & Ice Creamery >>
Country Cottage >>
Chesapeake Doughnut Company >>
Out of the Oven Bakery >>
Northern Neck Popcorn Bag >>
Stevie's Ice Cream >>

Craft Cocktails

The drinks flow easy around here, and we love getting crafty with our cocktails, like our River Realm favorite and The Tides Inn’s Signature Drink: Featuring fresh lemon, limoncello, vodka, and fresh garnishes, the Lancaster Lemonade is a must-do on your Virginia’s River Realm culinary bucket list.

Adrift >>
Dredge >>
Willaby's Cafe >>
Tides Inn >>
The Table at Wilton >>
The Office Bistro >>
Something Different >>
Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>

Wine A Little

We love the water, but we love the earth, or “terroir” as we call it, for giving us wine. Our two River Realm wineries are experiences all on their own. You’ll discover a list of award-winning wines including a Chardonnel Reserve and a Rosie Rose. Each one pairing perfectly with the Virginia Oyster.

Vine >>
Specials Wine Seller >>
Dog and Oyster Vineyard >>
Good Luck Cellars >>

Dine With Your Favorite Pup

Enjoy a delicious meal or snack with the whole family, Fido included, with these great dog-friendly spots!

Willaby's Cafe >>
Tides Inn >>
The Local- Coffee & Community >>
Stevie's Ice Cream >>
Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>
NN Burger >>
Merroir >>
Chesapeake Doughnut Company >>

Shop The Freshest Ingredients & More

Take home the taste of the River Realm with fresh ingredients & gourmet finds from our favorite markets & farm stands.

Urbanna Trading Company >>
Urbanna Seafood Market >>
W.E. Kellum Seafood >>
The River Market >>
R.W. Hall Seafood >>
Old Farm Truck >>
Norman's Produce >>
Miss Mary Seafood >>

Quaint, Little Cafés

In the River Realm, there’s always a cute little coffee shop or cafe around the corner waiting to be discovered and filled with the aroma of freshly brewed local coffees and maybe even a panini hot off the grill.

Where The Sidewalk Ends >>
The Local- Coffee & Community >>
Chesapeake Doughnut Company >>
Front Porch Coffeehouse and Gathering Place >>
Cafe By the Bay >>

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