Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Virginia



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Pendulum Fine Meats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pendulum Fine Meats ($$)
(145 ratings)

820 Shirley Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 962-6990
  • Cuban Sandwich
    smoked pork, spicy mustard, red onions, pickles & Swiss cheese; pressed on a griddle w/ our house made flat bread; looks good
  • Roast Beef Sandwich
    smoky medium rare roast beef, w/ homemade spicy ancho mayo, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions on focaccia; looks good
5.0 out of 5
145 ratings
husband-and-wife team buy house, turn it to a butcher shop, and then a restaurant, which they rent out to another guy to do another restaurant at night (Alkaline); "one of a kind joint you've got to check out" -Guy Fieri
Carib Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Carib Shack ($)
(274 ratings)

2272 W Great Neck Rd Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 692-6851
  • Mama's Stew Beef Bowl
    slow cooked angus beef, lentils, served on rice; looks good
  • Shack Jerk Pork Bowl
    spicy boneless roasted pork, cabbage & carrots on rice; looks good
4.5 out of 5
274 ratings
moved from Virgin Islands to Virginia Beach in 2014; specializing in Caribbean cooking using family recipes handed down for 3 generations
Fancy Biscuit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fancy BiscuitSee Fancy Biscuit Video ($$)
(715 ratings)

1831 W Cary St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 938-3449
  • "The Black Dog"
    buttermilk biscuits topped w/ Tasso ham gravy, white cheddar grits & jumbo gulf shrimp; looks good
  • Tasso Ham & Cheese Grit Tots
    stone ground grits w/ Tasso ham & cheddar cheese, cooled, cut into cubes & deep fried; served w/ Sriracha aioli & green onion
4.5 out of 5
715 ratings
opened in 2016; cafe & bakery serves biscuits & southern staples; located near 2 popular sister businesses: Shyndigz dessert-only cafe & Shyndigz 2go take-out café
Get Fresh Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Get Fresh Cafe [CLOSED]See Get Fresh Cafe Video ($)
(30 ratings)

2500 Church St Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 962-4677
  • Meatloaf
    served w/ mash potatoes, gravy & side; looks good
4.5 out of 5
30 ratings
[CLOSED]; inside farmer's market where they get ingredients; moved from original airing location at 2500 Church St; Other Recipes: Mash Medley
  • "Don Quixote"
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ fontina, parmesan, caramelized onion, oyster mushroom, roasted red pepper & olive tapenad; won best grilled cheese in VA (from its website); looks good
  • "The Hangover"
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ black truffle mac & cheese; Guy had lobster added to it; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
1291 ratings
serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; Other Recipes: Islander Grilled Cheese
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
    chicken salad in peach chutney and curry yogart-mayo; looks good
  • Duck Barbecue on Sweet Potato Biscuit
    pulled duck BBQ w/ apple slaw
  • Rockfish
    w/ parsnip puree
4.5 out of 5
578 ratings
opened in 2006; originally a produce stand...and hence, everything is fresh; eclectic cafe environment
Perly's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Perly'sSee Perly's Video ($$)
(1413 ratings)

111 E Grace St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 912-1560
  • Jewish Egg Rolls
    filled w/ chopped corned beef, kishka & sauerkraut; served w/ honey mustard schmaltz & amba sauce; looks good
  • Potato & Duck Pierogies
    dumplings stuffed w/ duck confit & potatoes; served in sauteed mushroom & onion sauce
4.5 out of 5
1413 ratings
originally est. 1961; re-opened in 2014 after closure in 2013 following more than 50 years in business; modern take on a Jewish inspired deli
Pop's Market On Grace: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pop's Market On Grace [CLOSED]See Pop's Market On Grace Video ($$)
(272 ratings)

415 E Grace St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 644-7677
  • Banh Mi
    pork belly, chicken liver pate, pickled vegetables (onion, radish & carrot), cucumbers, cilantro, scallion, sesame, hibachi sauce & ginger chili mayo on house baguette; shrimp, vegetarian & vegan options available
  • Hanger Steak Gnocchi
    gnocchi, steak, arugula; "that's dangerous!" -Guy Fieri
4.5 out of 5
272 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2015; cafe & grocery serving breakfast, lunch & dinner w/ a deli counter & bakery
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Soul TacoSee Soul Taco Video ($)
(416 ratings)

321 N 2nd St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-1010
4.5 out of 5
416 ratings
owned by 3 friends w/ diverse backgrounds serving soul food & taco fusion for unique dining experience; "our culinary vision is to combine the robust flavors of Latin America, the comfort & nostalgia of Southern Cuisine & the fresh & vibrant ingredients used in California-style cooking" (from its website)
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ZZQSee ZZQ Video ($$)
(711 ratings)

3201 W Moore St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 528-5648
  • Smoked Habanero Fontina Sausage
    freshly made smoked sausage w/ ground beef, pork & fat back mixed w/ Wisconsin fontina cheese, habanero peppers, cilantro & peach puree; served w/ side of pickled red onions, ceviche onions, pickled carrots, jalapenos & pickles; looks good
  • Tres Hombres Sandwich
    smoked pulled pork, beef brisket & sliced habanero fontina sausage, covered in signature house thick sauce made w/ 3 types of toasted chiles & molasses caramelized onions & topped w/ pickled red onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
711 ratings
est. 2014; restaurant inspired by husband & wife's passion for authentic Texas bbq; "it's like I'm right in Central Texas!" -Guy Fieri
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Alkaline ($$)
(568 ratings)

742 W 21st St Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 995-4834
  • Asian Sticky Wings
    Korean-style fried chicken wings w/ garlic sauce & house sticky sauce; looks good
  • Taiwanese Beef Oxtail Noodle Soup
    beef broth, braised oxtail, beef tendon, cabbage; so good that Guy took a picture of it; looks good
4.0 out of 5
568 ratings
serving Asian street food; moved from original airing location (820 Shirley Ave)
  • Crab Cakes
    a signature dish
  • She-Crab Soup
4.0 out of 5
212 ratings
waterfront to Jones Creek in shipping village; fresh seafood; local favorite
Citrus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
CitrusSee Citrus Video ($$)
(831 ratings)

2265 W Great Neck Rd Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 227-3333
  • Citrus Pancakes
    signature pancakes; topped w/ sliced bananas, pineapple and citrus orange glaze
  • Soft-Shell Crab Benedict
    egg-washed-and-floured soft-shell crab, deep-fried, served in eggs benedict and topped w/ homemade hollandaise sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
831 ratings
local favorite; "traditional breakfast & lunch favorites w/ a little beach attitude spin"
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Dirty Buffalo ($$)
(748 ratings)

4012 Colley Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757) 226-7851
  • "Dirty Chick"
    most popular dish; two breaded chicken tenders coated in choice of sauce piled on a bed of homemade mac 'n cheese & crispy home-fried potatoes; shredded chicken available upon request; looks good
  • Wings
    signature sauces include: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Stupid Hot, Dumb Dumb, Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Cajun Buffalo, Sweet Buffalo, Pineapple; looks good
4.0 out of 5
748 ratings
est. 2012; family-owned and operated; bringing upstate NY wings (where owner is from) to VA; Football star Bruce Smith made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Buffalo Soldier Wing Sauce
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Dots Back InnSee Dots Back Inn Video ($$)
(407 ratings)

4030 MacArthur Ave Map It!
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 266-3167
  • Chicken Macarthur
    sautéed strips of chicken breast, artichokes, onions, garlic, wine and pasta with feta cheese; served w/ one side; looks good
  • Mediterranean Pie
    pesto, feta cheese and tomatoes baked on pita bread; looks good
  • Sailor Sandwich
    fan favorite; knockwurst, pastrami, Dijon & Swiss on rye
4.0 out of 5
407 ratings
neighborhood atmosphere w/ retro 1950's décor; trivia: Dot is a waitress who started in the 1940's and waited tables for nearly 50 years
  • BBQ Fish Tacos
    top seller; served w/ mango bbq, house slaw, tomato, avocado, mixed cheeses & lime crema
4.0 out of 5
276 ratings
"coastal cuisine...upscale taste w/ a tropical atmosphere" (from its website)
Jessy's Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jessy's Taqueria ($$)
(1052 ratings)

3201 E Ocean View Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 531-0033
  • Consome De Borrego (Lamb Soup)
    lamb soup w/ side of 3 tacos; "one of my new favorite Mexican dishes" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Huarache ala Mexicana
    huarache (oblong tortilla w/ masa on the outside &beans on the inside) topped w/ arrachera (marinated skirt steak), fried cactus, jalapeno & Vidalia onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1052 ratings
since 1955; family owned & operated market/restaurant
Moseberth's Chicken Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moseberth's Chicken Place [CLOSED]See Moseberth's Chicken Place Video ($)
(105 ratings)

1505 Airline Blvd Map It!
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-1721
  • Fried Chicken
    cooked low & slow (17 min at 350-degrees); looks good
4.0 out of 5
105 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1940; takeout only
  • Florintina on Focaccia
    top seller; Marsala wine-marinated shaved steak, caramelized onions, sharp provolone and tomatoes served on homemade focaccia bread; "like a gourmet Philly cheesesteak"; looks good
  • Stuffed Meatballs
    meatballs stuffed w/ diced & sliced Genoa salami, spicy capicola, Black Forest ham, provolone and mozzarella; served w/ spaghetti and tomato sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
264 ratings
opened in 2006; mother-and-daughter team
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Village CafeSee Village Cafe Video ($$)
(360 ratings)

1001 W Grace St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-8204
  • Calzone
    ricotta, parmesan & mozzarella, Italian sausage, grilled onions & green peppers; comes w/ tomato sauce on side
  • Onion Rings
4.0 out of 5
360 ratings
est. 1956; Richmond institution; college hangout; eclectic and eccentric
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Beach PubSee Beach Pub Video ($$)
(211 ratings)

1001 Laskin Rd Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-8817
  • Fish Hash
    3 steamed spot fish served at table side; you take the meat off the fish and add to a bowl of steamed cubed potatoes, raw onions, bacon bits, cider vinegar & ground pepper; mix and eat
  • Oyster Rockefeller
    mix of wilted baby spinach w/ garlic & olive oil, bacon bits, feta cheese, pecorino romano cheese and whipping cream topped on half shell oyster steamed and broiled
3.5 out of 5
211 ratings
opened in 1993
Carena's Jamaican Grille: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Carena's Jamaican GrilleSee Carena's Jamaican Grille Video ($$)
(339 ratings)

7102 Midlothian Tpke Map It!
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 422-5375
  • Island Fried Chicken
    w/ sweet ginger gravy; "this is one of my all-time favs now" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Oxtail Stew
    beef marinated for 24 hours, braised w/ peppers, onions & butter beans; served w/ Island slaw & "rice 'n peas"; "it's luscious!" -Guy Fieri
3.5 out of 5
339 ratings
opened in 2007 as an extension of The Jamaica House (est. 1994), both specialize in Caribbean flavors
Doumars Cones & Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doumars Cones & Barbecue ($)
(679 ratings)

1919 Monticello Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 627-4163
  • Limeade
    signature & top-selling drink
  • Orange Freeze
    like a dreamsicle in a shake
  • Strawberry Willy
    ice cream sundae w/ strawberries, sauce & crushed cone chips
3.5 out of 5
679 ratings
since 1904; legendary landmark diner that offers curb-side service; making ice cream cones onsite since 1904...using the "world's first cone machine"; according to owner, they invented the ice cream cone introducing it in the St. Louis World Fair in 1904
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La Caraquena [CLOSED]See La Caraquena Video ($$)
(378 ratings)

300 W Broad St Map It!
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-0076
  • Reina Pepeada Arepas
    fried or grilled cornmeal bread stuffed with a chicken salad blend made of avocado and mayonnaise
  • Saltenas
    baked empanada stuffed w/ ground beef stew-like gravy w/ slices of boiled egg and an olive; recommend eating w/ hot sauce
3.5 out of 5
378 ratings
[CLOSED]; in motel; Latin American comfort food; Other Recipes: Sopa de Frijoles (Black Bean Soup)
  • French Toast
    use homemade challah bread; additional choices include ham, bacon, sausage, Canadian bacon, one egg, or two eggs; looks good
  • Leg of Lamb
    available only on Sundays (?)
3.5 out of 5
687 ratings
classic diner decor
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