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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

The Tiki Bar at Windmill Point Marina >>
Fish Hawk Oyster Bar At The Tides Inn >>
The Captain's Lounge at Yankee Point Marina >>
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

Fish Hawk Oyster Bar At The Tides Inn >>
Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>
Adrift >>
Lee's Restaurant >>
The Office Bistro >>
Something Different >>
Small Town Burger >>
Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar >>

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.

Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>
The Colonnade >>
Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar >>
Dredge >>
Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar >>
Adrift >>
Big Oak Cafe >>
Miss Mary Seafood >>

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.

Chesapeake Doughnut Company >>
Country Cottage >>
Bethpage Miniature Golf & Ice Creamery >>
Northern Neck Popcorn Bag >>
Bay Bistro To-Go >>
Chitterchat's Second Scoop >>
Out of the Oven Bakery >>
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.

Little Jimmy's >>
Kilmarnock Brewing Company (seasonally closed) >>
Fish Hawk Oyster Bar At The Tides Inn >>
Adrift >>
Dredge >>
Willaby's On the Beach >>
The Table at Wilton >>
The Office Bistro >>

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.

Kilmarnock Brewing Company (seasonally closed)
Kilmarnock
Vine
Irvington
Specials Wine Seller
Kilmarnock
Dog & Oyster Micro-Vineyard
Irvington
Good Luck Cellars
Kilmarnock

Dine With Your Favorite Pup

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

Fish Hawk Oyster Bar At The Tides Inn >>
Willaby's On the Beach >>
The Local - Coffee & Community >>
Stevie's Ice Cream >>
Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek >>
Merroir >>
Chesapeake Doughnut Company >>
Deltaville Tap and Raw Bar >>

Shop The Freshest Ingredients & More

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

Livi's Market
Irvington
Urbanna Trading Company
Urbanna
Urbanna Seafood Market
Urbanna
W.E. Kellum Seafood
Irvington
The River Market
Restaurant Week
R.W. Hall Seafood
White Stone
Old Farm Truck
White Stone
Norman's Produce
Saluda

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.

The Wooden Pickle >>
Where The Sidewalk Ends >>
The Local - Coffee & Community >>
Marshall's Drug Store >>
Chesapeake Doughnut Company >>
Front Porch Coffeehouse and Gathering Place >>
Cafe By the Bay >>

More Culinary Treats To Experience

Virginia's River Realm
Restaurant Week 2024

Virginia’s River Realm’s Restaurant Week is an 11-day celebration of the many restaurants, food trucks, and Bay to Table food retailers throughout our 8 Great Small Towns. From fine to casual dining and the freshest seafood around, you’re sure to find a taste you’ll love. Visit our restaurants from January 11-21, 2024 for NEW menu items, fan favorites, and unique dishes that pay homage to our local culture. #EatLikeALocal

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