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Virginia’s River Realm Businesses Shine in Best of Virginia Contest

It’s no secret to us that Virginia’s River Realm is the best place to both live and visit. From fine dining to epic golf course views to quality shopping, we’re proud of the hundreds of businesses who make the River Realm so special.


We’re so glad you see what we see! In the latest Best of Virginia list from Virginia Living Magazine, we’re proud to see so many of our local businesses shine. Explore our list of BESTS in dining, shopping, entertainment, and beyond…


The Book Nook – 1st Place Book Store

Burkes Fine Jewelers  – 1st Place Fine Jewelry 

The Dandelion – 1st Place Women’s Clothing

Kilmarnock Antique Gallery – 1st Place Antiques

The Wild Bunch – 1st Place Florist Shop

Rivah Consignments – 1st Place Consignment Shop

River Birch Gifts – 3rd Place Gift Store

The Rivah – 1st Place Gift Store

W.F. Booth & Sons, Inc. – 1st Place Home Furnishing Store

Weekends Fashions – 2nd Place Men’s Clothing Store

Waterline – 3rd Place Men’s Clothing Store


Rappahannock Animal League (RAL) – 1st Place Art Gallery

Rappahannock Animal League (RAL) – 1st Place Art Events

Arts In The Middle Fine Arts Festival – 3rd Place Art Events


Taste By the Bay – 3rd Place Festival

Urbanna Oyster Festival – 1st Place Festival


Adrift – 2nd Place Fine Dining

Chao Phraya –  2nd Place Asian Restaurant

Great Fortune – 3rd Place Asian Restaurant

Car Wash Cafe – 1st Place Brunch Restaurant

Mi Jalisco Family Restaurant – 2nd Place Mexican Restaurant

Merroir  – 1st Place Outdoor Dining |  1st Place Seafood  Restaurant

Northern Neck Popcorn Bag – 3rd Place Specialty Foods

One Cracked Yolk – 1st Place Food Truck

Stevie’s Ice Cream – 2nd Place Ice Cream Shop

Terrie’s Place – 3rd Place Food Truck

The River Market –  3rd Place Catering Company

Willaby’s Cafe –  3rd Place Burger Joint  | 2nd Place Catering Company


Ditchley Cider Works –  2nd Place Cidery

Good Luck Cellars – 1st Place Winery 

Specials Wine Shop – 1st Place Wine Shop

Coffee Shops

Front Porch Coffee House – 1st Place Coffee Shop

The Local –  2nd Place Coffee Shop


Hope & Glory Inn – 1st Place Bed & Breakfast

Kilmarnock Inn – 2nd Place Bed & Breakfast

Tides Inn – 1st Place Hotel + Resort | 1st Place Spa


Belle Isle State Park – 1st Place State Park

Compass Entertainment Complex  – 1st Place Entertainment Center | 1st Place Family Entertainment | 1st Place Movie Theater 

Deltaville Maritime Museum – 2nd Place Special Event Venue

Historic Christ Church – 3rd Place Historic Site

Lancaster Players – 2nd Place Performing Arts Theater  + Company

Music on the Halfshell at Kilmarnock Town Centre Park – 1st Place Music Venue

Piankatank River Golf Club – 1st Place Golf Course

Tides Inn Golden Eagle Golf Course – 2nd Place Golf Course


Front Porch Coffee House – 1st Place Coffee Shop

The Local –  2nd Place Coffee Shop

Show Us Your Best!

Show off your River Realm Bests! Go ahead and brag that you ate, shopped, sipped, and stayed at Virginia’s best businesses. Tag our local businesses and us using @virginiasriverrealm and we’ll share your photos.

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