Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Virginia

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Pendulum Fine Meats ($$)
(147 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
147 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 ($)
(275 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
275 ratings
moved from Virgin Islands to Virginia Beach in 2014; specializing in Caribbean cooking using family recipes handed down for 3 generations
Egg Bistro ($$)
(194 ratings)

1033 Independence Blvd Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 524-5488
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Virginia Beach, VA"
  • The "Rueben’s Reuben" Challenge
    4-lb omelet w/ 12 eggs, slow roasted corned beef brisket, house corned beef hash, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, garlic thousand island aioli, roasted potatoes & biscuit; finish in under 30 minutes to win a t-shirt & be added to website wall of fame; Casey won
4.5 out of 5
194 ratings
est. 2007; breakfast & brunch spot for Southern American favorites
Fancy BiscuitSee Fancy Biscuit Video ($$)
(729 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
729 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 [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
Grilled Cheese Bistro ($$)
(1313 ratings)

345 Granby St Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 233-2512
  • "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
1313 ratings
serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; Other Recipes: Islander Grilled Cheese
Leaping Lizard CafeSee Leaping Lizard Cafe Video ($$)
(583 ratings)

4408 Shore Dr Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 460-5327
  • 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
583 ratings
opened in 2006; originally a produce stand...and hence, everything is fresh; eclectic cafe environment
Lemaire RestaurantSee Lemaire Restaurant Video ($$$)
(339 ratings)

101 W Franklin St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4629
  • Barnyard Burger
    house-ground beef tenderloin, pig bacon, sunny side up chicken egg, farmhouse cow cheddar, duck foie gras emulsion on brioche bun; served w/ side of creamy mac-n-cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
339 ratings
modern cuisine at The Jefferson Hotel
May's Parlor ($$)
(259 ratings)

2708 Pacific Ave Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 278-5559
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Virginia Beach, VA"
  • Mocha Meringue "Cruffin"
    croissant crossed w/ muffin, filled w/ espresso cream, dipped in meringue, toasted, topped w/ chocolate ganache & crushed chocolate espresso beans
4.5 out of 5
259 ratings
est. 2017; artisan coffee shop & bakery specializing in French pastries, plus sweets & sandwiches
Perly'sSee Perly's Video ($$)
(1443 ratings)

111 E Grace St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 912-1560
  • "Benny Goodman"
    2 potato latkes topped w/ smoked salmon, poached eggs, dill hollandaise & salmon roe, served w/ sour cream, mixed green salad & challah bread; "totally blew my mind!" -Fanny Slater; eggs Benedict dish w/ 2 potato latkes, smoked salmon, poached eggs, dill hollandaise & salmon roe; looks good
  • 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
1443 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 [CLOSED]See Pop's Market On Grace Video ($$)
(271 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
271 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2015; cafe & grocery serving breakfast, lunch & dinner w/ a deli counter & bakery
Proper Pie ($)
(780 ratings)

2505 E Broad St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 343-7437
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Richmond, VA"
  • Pork Chile Verde Pie
    homemade puff pastry filled w/ marinated pork butt, house salsa verde & cheddar cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
780 ratings
est. 2018; rotating menu of sweet & savory New-Zealand style pies
Ronnie's BBQSee Ronnie's BBQ Video ($$)
(157 ratings)

2097 New Market Rd Map It!
Henrico, VA 23231
(804) 507-1575
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Bar-B-Que"
  • BBQ Pork Ribs
    at closed-down gas station parking lot; looks good
4.5 out of 5
157 ratings
moved from original airing location in Richmond
Soul Taco [CLOSED]See Soul Taco Video ($)
(400 ratings)

321 N 2nd St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-1010
4.5 out of 5
400 ratings
[CLOSED]; 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)
Union Ale House ($$)
(184 ratings)

2224 Virginia Beach Blvd Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 431-7322
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Virginia Beach, VA"
  • Elote Burger
    Mexican street corn fritter, queso fundido, red pepper pico & house sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
184 ratings
est. 2018; traditional pub grub w/ a creative twist, responsibly sourced w/ health conscious options
ZZQSee ZZQ Video ($$)
(743 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
743 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
Alkaline ($$)
(583 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
583 ratings
serving Asian street food; moved from original airing location (820 Shirley Ave)
Black Sheep [CLOSED]See Black Sheep Video ($$)
(766 ratings)

901 W Marshall St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 648-1300
  • USS Virginia
    2-foot sub w/ fried chicken livers loaded into a toasted french baguette w/ shredded cabbage, green onions, granny smith apple & remoulade sauce; winner of Best Sandwich (Mid Atlantic)
  • USS Brooklyn
    2-foot subs w/ jerk barbecued chicken, loaded into a toasted french baguette w/ shredded cabbage, roasted banana ketchup & peach chutney; looks good
4.0 out of 5
766 ratings
Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue [CLOSED] ($$)
(902 ratings)

1119 N Blvd Map It!
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-6055
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Richmond"
  • Beef Brisket
  • Pork Spare Ribs
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
902 ratings
Captain Chuck A Mucks ShipSee Captain Chuck A Mucks Ship Video ($$)
(215 ratings)

21088 Marina Rd Map It!
Carrollton, VA 23314
(757) 356-1005
  • Crab Cakes
    a signature dish
  • She-Crab Soup
4.0 out of 5
215 ratings
waterfront to Jones Creek in shipping village; fresh seafood; local favorite
Cheesetique [CLOSED]See Cheesetique Video ($$)
(458 ratings)

4024 Campbell Ave Map It!
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 933-8787
  • Mac & Cheesetique
    mac & cheese w/ goat Gouda, Asiago & Cacio de Roma topped w/ truffle-infused bread crumbs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
458 ratings
[CLOSED]; #2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Thanksgiving); since 2004; specialty cheese shop, restaurant & "all things to all cheese lovers" (from its website)
CitrusSee Citrus Video ($$)
(835 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
835 ratings
local favorite; "traditional breakfast & lunch favorites w/ a little beach attitude spin"
Dirty Buffalo ($$)
(770 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
770 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
Dots Back InnSee Dots Back Inn Video ($$)
(413 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
413 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
Flip Flops Grill + ChillSee Flip Flops Grill + Chill Video ($$)
(278 ratings)

2217 Upton Dr Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 427-3547
  • BBQ Fish Tacos
    top seller; served w/ mango bbq, house slaw, tomato, avocado, mixed cheeses & lime crema
4.0 out of 5
278 ratings
"coastal cuisine...upscale taste w/ a tropical atmosphere" (from its website)
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Virginia   (45 restaurants)    
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