Foodies unite! Are you on a seafood diet? Do you SEE food and then eat it? Perhaps you just love the fruits of the rivers, creeks and bays that define the Middle Peninsula? Either way, the region features some of the very best the Chesapeake Bay has to offer, curated and presented by some of the most talented chefs and restauranteurs this side of the Mississippi.


Lulu Birds Kitchen

Lulu Birds Kitchen pride themselves on their scratch kitchen. Each meal is made with fresh, local ingredients and are “eclectically American.” Don’t forget to look at the wine list, artfully designed by owners Isabelle and Kevyan.

Bangkok Noi

Bangkok Noi is Gloucester’s premier restaurant for Thai cuisine. With a huge variety of dishes from sushi to curry, Bangkok Noi is both authentic and delicious.

Scoots BBQ

Found in Gloucester Point, Scoots BBQ serves up delicious, smoked pork, beef, chicken and more for a great price. Even better, as of 2019, Scoots was also named best barbecue in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine!

Olivia’s in the Village

Visit Olivia’s for some for steak and seafood. Head Chef and Owner Gary Ward has been cooking delicious food to order since 2003.

Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina

For great, family owned and authentic Mexican food, look no further than Juans Mexican Cafe and Cantina.

Tony and Melina’s

If you know one thing about Tony and Melina’s, you know that they know pizza. New York style, European, or Traditional, it is amazing. In addition to pizza, Tony and Melina’s offers many other types of great Italian foods that you’ll be sure to love.

Gloucester Brewing Company

As Gloucester’s first microbrewery, Gloucester Brewing Company was started by owner Mike Brewer who turned a passion project into an entire store and brewery on Main Street. In store or via their website, you’ll find many varieties of beer, including “John Beere” (a cream ale), “DeadRYEz” (a rye ale), and “Shucking Good” (an oyster stout).

That Damn Mary

Found in Whitemarsh (10 minutes from Gloucester Main Street), That Damn Mary prides themselves on their individuality, their sustainability, and, of course, their beer. Despite having been founded only two years ago, That Damn Mary already has numerous beers available including “Oh Mama!” (a milk stout) and “Morning Glory” (a coffee IPA).

Halterman’s Eatery

Halterman’s Eatery is not just your typical restaurant. It’s a symbol of love of family, hard work, passion in what we do, and of course a love of food and fellowship!

Chillin & Grillin Shack

Southwind Pizza

Enjoy outstanding food with the freshest ingredients whether relaxing in the dining room, making friends at the bar, or on the front porch overlooking the Historic Mathews Court Green. Featuring specialty pizzas, sandwiches and fresh salads. Daily specials use seasonal ingredients.

White Dog Bistro

One of a kind. Classy, yet still casual fine dining in Historic Mathews County.

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall specializes in serving fresh food using  local sources. Open year round. Drive, cycle or boat on over.​

Beach Bum BBQ

Island Stop Market

The Table at Wilton

The Table at Wilton is located in the heart of Deltaville. Working with the finest and freshest ingredients in all of our recipes, they strive to make your meals for everyday and special occasions something to remember.


This is where it all started – on the banks of the Rappahannock River overlooking where we grow our oysters. We like to call Merroir a “tasting room,” just so people know to expect something different. Everything is either served raw or cooked on an outdoor grill, small-plate-style, and beautifully paired with craft brews and world-famous wines. Each menu item is singularly-focused, seasonal, and ever-changing, so there’s always a surprise in store.

NN Burger

With locations in Tappahannock and Kilmarnock, NN Burger is a hand-crafted burger restaurant which also serves Freakshakes, salads and sandwiches, craft beer and cocktails, and live music seven days a week. Voted ‘Best Burger’ and ‘Best Desserts’ in Virginia.

Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant

Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant has been family owned and operated for over 80 years. Lowery’s is a great place to enjoy wonderful seafood and delicious American favorites with family and friends. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Los Portales

Los Portales has become one of Essex County’s favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner, serving authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine in a clean, family-oriented environment. Los Portales has been family owned and operated since it opened in 2006.

Something Different

Specializing in fine Neanderthal cuisine, Something Different is guaranteed to serve just that. Fresh, quality foods all made from scratch. From homemade buns and subs, to in-house roasted coffees and peanuts, all of which are prepared daily and made to order.

Cool Beans Café

Portside Grill

Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek offers new American comfort food including seafood, steak, chicken, sandwiches, and salads. Offering dockside dining, a full bar, and a family friendly atmosphere. The only waterfront restaurant on Urbanna Creek.

Mi Jalisco

Mi Jalisco Family Mexican Restaurant is a family restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine in Urbanna.

The Blue Crab of WP

Restaurant situated in the heart of the Beautiful Town of West Point. Seafood restaurant with a number other options for non seafood eaters.

Lovell’s Place

Great food & friends. Live entertainment every weekend. Pool tables, dart boards and golden tee.

Tony & George’s Seafood and Italian

Seafood and Italian dishes along with other American favorites all prepared by the owners themselves.

West Point and King William County

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