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.
Experience the many culinary treats unique to our area!
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
You’ll find plenty of Instagram worthy plates and delectable dishes throughout The Realm. Our local Chefs & Foodie Experts never let us down
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a delicious meal or snack with the whole family, Fido included, with these great dog-friendly spots!
Take home the taste of the River Realm with fresh ingredients & gourmet finds from our favorite markets & farm stands.
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.
There’s a saying: “In good wine there is truth.” During October, we hope to find a lot of truth. It’s National Wine Month. We’re ready
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
Are you the type that loves an outdoor adventure? Or are you looking to spend quality time with your loved ones splashing along our shorelines?
Discover your perfect path for exploring the wonders of Virginia’s River Realm.