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Carib Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Carib Shack ($)
(182 ratings)

2272 W Great Neck Rd Map It!
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 692-6851
caribshack.us
  • 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
182 ratings
moved from Virgin Islands to Virginia Beach in 2014; specializing in Caribbean cooking using family recipes handed down for 3 generations
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  • Meatloaf
    served w/ mash potatoes, gravy & side; looks good
4.5 out of 5
28 ratings
[CLOSED]; inside farmer's market where they get ingredients; moved from original airing location at 2500 Church St; Other Recipes: Mash Medley
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  • "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
923 ratings
serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; Other Recipes: Islander Grilled Cheese
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Pendulum Fine Meats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pendulum Fine Meats ($$)
(80 ratings)

820 Shirley Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 962-6990
https://pendulummeats.com
  • 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
4.5 out of 5
80 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
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Ronnie's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ronnie's BBQSee Ronnie's BBQ Video ($$)
(87 ratings)

2097 New Market Rd Map It!
Henrico, VA 23231
(804) 507-1575
ronniesbbq.com
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
87 ratings
moved from original airing location in Richmond
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Alkaline: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Alkaline ($$)
(373 ratings)

742 W 21st St Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 995-4834
https://alkalineramen.com
  • 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
373 ratings
serving Asian street food; moved from original airing location (820 Shirley Ave)
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Black Sheep: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Black Sheep [CLOSED]See Black Sheep Video ($$)
(755 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
755 ratings
[CLOSED]
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Richmond"
  • Beef Brisket
  • Pork Spare Ribs
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
804 ratings
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  • Crab Cakes
    a signature dish
  • She-Crab Soup
4.0 out of 5
122 ratings
waterfront to Jones Creek in shipping village; fresh seafood; local favorite
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Cheesetique: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
CheesetiqueSee Cheesetique Video ($$)
(363 ratings)

4056 Campbell Ave Map It!
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 933-8787
cheesetique.com
  • Mac & Cheesetique
    mac & cheese w/ goat Gouda, Asiago & Cacio de Roma topped w/ truffle-infused bread crumbs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
363 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Thanksgiving); since 2004; specialty cheese shop, restaurant & "all things to all cheese lovers" (from its website)
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Citrus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
CitrusSee Citrus Video ($$)
(690 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
690 ratings
local favorite; "traditional breakfast & lunch favorites w/ a little beach attitude spin"
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Dirty Buffalo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dirty Buffalo ($$)
(556 ratings)

4012 Colley Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757) 226-7851
thedirtybuffalo.com
  • "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
556 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 Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dots Back InnSee Dots Back Inn Video ($$)
(333 ratings)

4030 MacArthur Ave Map It!
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 266-3167
www.dotsbackrichmond.com
  • 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
333 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
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  • BBQ Fish Tacos
    top seller; served w/ mango bbq, house slaw, tomato, avocado, mixed cheeses & lime crema
4.0 out of 5
219 ratings
"coastal cuisine...upscale taste w/ a tropical atmosphere" (from its website)
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Jessy's Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jessy's Taqueria ($$)
(736 ratings)

3201 E Ocean View Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 531-0033
jessysovmain.integrityb.c...
  • 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
736 ratings
since 1955; family owned & operated market/restaurant
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Kuba Kuba: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kuba KubaSee Kuba Kuba Video ($$)
(804 ratings)

1601 Park Ave Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-8817
kubakuba.info
  • Tres Leche Cake
    soaked in condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream; frosted w/ sweet meringue
4.0 out of 5
804 ratings
Cuban restaurant
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  • 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
4.0 out of 5
388 ratings
opened in 2006; originally a produce stand...and hence, everything is fresh; eclectic café environment
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Lemaire Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lemaire RestaurantSee Lemaire Restaurant Video ($$$)
(209 ratings)

101 W Franklin St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4629
www.lemairerestaurant.com
  • 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
4.0 out of 5
209 ratings
modern cuisine at The Jefferson Hotel
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  • 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
194 ratings
opened in 2006; mother-and-daughter team
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As Seen On:
Buffet Paradise
  • Greek Buffet
    call to see when buffet is available; Greek dishes including Moussaka (ground sirloin, eggplant & zucchini casserole topped w/ Bechamel sauce), Dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves), Baklava (dessert); Chicken Kalamata is a favorite
4.0 out of 5
526 ratings
since 1973; available w/ nightly live Greek music, dancing & traditional plate smashing
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Doumars Cones & Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doumars Cones & Barbecue ($)
(534 ratings)

1919 Monticello Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 627-4163
www.doumars.com
  • Limeade
    signature & top-selling drink
  • Orange Freeze
    like a dreamsicle in a shake
  • Strawberry Willy
    ice cream sundae w/ strawberries, sauce & crushed cone chips
  • Ice Cream
3.5 out of 5
534 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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  • 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
368 ratings
[CLOSED]; in motel; Latin American comfort food; Other Recipes: Sopa de Frijoles (Black Bean Soup)
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Moseberth's Chicken Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moseberth's Chicken PlaceSee Moseberth's Chicken Place Video ($)
(96 ratings)

1505 Airline Blvd Map It!
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-1721
www.moseberths.com
  • Fried Chicken
    cooked low & slow (17 min at 350-degrees); looks good
3.5 out of 5
96 ratings
est. 1940; takeout only
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Thai Basil: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Thai Basil ($$)
(352 ratings)

14511 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Map It!
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 631-8277
www.thaibasilchantilly.co...
  • Pad Thai
    stir-fry rice noodles w/ chicken or shrimp; use freshest & finest ingredients, w/ no MSG
3.5 out of 5
352 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; chef/owner Nongkran Daks is called the Rachael Ray of Thai cuisine
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Village Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Village CafeSee Village Cafe Video ($$)
(267 ratings)

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