Summer Dining Near Virginia Beach

1. Island Creamery 6243 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague, VA (757)-336-623610321488_748961795156437_1488874594926057890_o

Head to Chincoteague Island in Virginia to enjoy the highest quality of hand-made frozen desserts. Island Creamery has been preparing fresh-baked waffle cones to accompany their creamy, rich aromas of over 34 frozen flavors since 1975. You can choose to treat yourself or a friend to ice cream, sherbet, sorbet or both non-fat and low-fat frozen yogurt. In the mood to relax? You can take your delicious frozen treat or even a cool, frozen cappuccino to enjoy on their outdoor deck. Island Creamery is open from 11a.m. until 10p.m. during the summer, offering some of the freshest ice cream in the state.


2. Breakfast at Citrus 2265 West Great Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA (757)-227-3333

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As seen on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” Citrus definitely ranks top-of-the-list for grabbing the most important meal of the day. Citrus offers a selection of fresh fruit, buttermilk pancakes, any-style eggs and more, complemented by a sparkling, summertime mimosa bar for their visiting guests. A special feature of Citrus’ menu are their special breakfast dishes that change weekly. Even those watching their figure can enjoy a “healthy choices” menu offering calorie-conscious food choices. You can also order select Citrus’ menu items to-go (by the pound), a perfect option for a family picnic or a double-date during an afternoon at the beach. They’re only open for breakfast and lunch so you’ll only get to cool off with Citrus during the summertime mid-day.


3. Whitner’s Real Pit Barbeque 869 Lynnhaven Pkwy Virginia Beach, VA‎  23452 (757) 689-8215

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No summer is complete without indulging in BBQ’d food and Whitner’s has VA beach-goers covered with smoky favorites. In the mood for smoked turkey, chicken, ribs, pork or brisket? Whitner’s offers all four options and a few other meats along with a variety of country-side dishes to make the meal complete. Restaurant guests can chow down on a meat dish, two side dishes and a slice of cornbread for less than $10, what a deal! Whitner’s was also a restaurant featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” as a tourist and neighborhood favorite. This restaurant is only open after 8p.m. Thursday through Saturday so an earlier dinner is ideal to enjoy.


4. Tautog’s Restaurant 205 23rd Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 422-0081

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Everyone knows that summer is the best season to indulge in succulent seafood on the shore. Tautog’s on Virginia Beach offers a full menu of seafood salads, soups sandwiches and entrees, each no more than $20. Guests can also choose from a full-selection of wines and beers, both imported and domestic. Tautog’s prides themselves on delivering top-notch customer service and a fine-dining experience so eating in-restaurant is sure to leave customers satisfied. They’re only open for the evening but they welcome night-owl guests each day of the week. Additionally, on Thursday nights they feature live music performances (schedule can be found on Depending on the week you choose to dine-in, you’ll be available to order seasonal specials off of a “Weekly Selections” menu with exclusive seafood selections.


5. Baja Cantina 206 23rd St Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 437-2920

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 10.55.39 AMGrab some authentic Mexican food on the Virginia Beach shore at Baja Cantina. High-quality meets prices you can’t beat with $1 beers and tacos on Monday nights and every Baja Cantina menu item under $10 all week long. They open for lunch at 11a.m. and continue serving up delicious fish tacos and well-mixed margaritas until 2a.m. seven days a week. You can indulge your inexpensive Mexican comida in their outdoor seating or inside at their full bar. Baja Cantina is the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed evening with good friends.


Top Restaurants in Alexandria VA

Top Restaurants in Alexandria VA

index~~element33Do you enjoy some quality dining? Then Alexandria, VA has some excellent places to eat, whether you’re dining in, eating on the go, or ordering delivery service. Places that offer such a variety of options range from international cuisines to local foods, and from those aimed at health aficionados to those aimed at the less health-conscious.

Let’s start off with two that offer great fine dining. The first is Bastille Restaurant and Wine Bar. Since its birth in 2006, it has been an award-winning, intimate bistro and wine bar located in Old Town Alexandria. It has an amazing contemporary spin on classic French fare at great prices, all set in a warm and upscale environment. The restaurant recently began offering delivery service, which allows people to enjoy fine dining at home. They use some of the best and most fresh seasonal ingredients, accompanied by a classy wine list, a unique bar selection, and creative cocktails. By offering a little something for everyone, Bastille Restaurant and Wine Bar has quickly become a fan favorite in Alexandria. The restaurant is definitely a charmer—a cozy, softly-lit wine bar of a place.

Another great place for fine dining is Two Nineteen Restaurant, which offers an elegant Victorian setting in which it has been serving genuine New Orleans cuisine since 1979. The nearby Basin Street Lounge has live jazz & blues on Friday and Saturday, and the nearby Bayou Room has dancing with a DJ, private dining and a cigar section. This is no doubt a place to go out and enjoy, but it also allows you to enjoy the food from the comfort of your own home. Two Nineteen specializes in New Orleans style French-Creole. The restaurant has an elegant appeal with amazing food at competitive prices, plates varying from seafood to hamburgers and salads.

Let’s appeal now to the casual food and look at a few places that offer less sophistication in the setting, but with no compromise to price and satisfaction. The first is the Bilbo Baggins Restaurant, a local family-owned restaurant with party options, reception, luncheon, or any other dining event for work or your family. This restaurant is equipped with a global menu with a wide range of items including craft beer, global wines, and a fully stocked bar with seasonal cocktails. This place offers free delivery within a 10 mile radius. This restaurant has been in existence since 1971, offering a variety of foods ranging from Steaks to Seafood to salads with prices ranging up to $25; it is also open later for the night eater.

Now let’s look at Union Street public house, which is an eye catcher because of its variety of food and drink selection. Here you will get the finest steaks and the freshest seafood. It is conveniently located a block from Old Town Waterfront, and it does provide diners with a delivery option. Union Street Public House features fresh oysters, 20 beers on tap, and a varied wine list at good prices. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch at the bar, seating for a party for 12, or the right space for a large banquet or reception, this place offers great amenities for it.

Lastly but definitely not least we look at Finn and Porter, which is well known for fine steaks. It also offers delivery so you may enjoy its fine foods from your workplace or the comfort of your own home. Finn & Porter gives surf and turf a contemporary twist that appeals to many people. The freshest seafood, prime steaks and creative regional sushi add a little different twist to the restaurants. Its appeal is its gleaming glass windows and soaring spaces. A nonstop bar with innovative cocktails and different drinks and select wines at great prices makes this a must try.


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Best Delivery Restaurants in Richmond VA

We’ve all been there, comfy and cozy on the couch on a Friday night when hunger strikes. What’s better than making whatever’s leftover in the fridge? How about having your favorite restaurant deliver? Here’s a guide to some of the best delivery options in the Richmond area:

Tarrant’s Cafe | American Food  1 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-4212

tarrants-entrance-2With super-fast delivery and amazing food, you can’t go wrong with this place! There is something for everyone on a menu this diverse. And their pizzas are so unique and fresh that I can guarantee you’ll rethink the way you do pizza. One review raves: “Tarrant’s has wonderful food and a great atmosphere. Each dish has flavors that you taste, and it’s not just another franchise place..”-Phil J on Trip Advisor.  All in all, you can’t go wrong with the awesome food and quick delivery!

Elephant Thai Restaurant | 1100 W Cary St. Richmond, VA 23220

“Fastest Delivery I’ve EVER experienced. The food is great whether I go with the Pad Thai standard or try something new like the spicy Basil Fried Rice.
Do yourself a favor on a cold or rainy day and stay in with great food delivered. Take friends and impress everyone when you dine in or hell, walk out of a class at VCU and great yourself right. You can’t go wrong it’s great!” (yelp!)

Bistro 27  |  27 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

“Best meal I’ve had in a while!  The carpaccio and sweetbreads were amazing, as was the calamari.  The Monk Fish and Duck Breast were as good as I’ve had and the bread pudding was melt in your mouth good.  We had cocktails and wine to drink, the wait staff was phenomenal.  Can’t wait to feast here again.” (yelp!)

Strange Matter  |  929 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220

“Fantastic environment.
Adventurous menu item names.
Great selection of classic arcade games.
Great for the 21-30 year-old alternative crowd.
Vegan-friendly menu!
Very friendly and helpful staff.” (yelp!)

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Best Options for Food Delivery in Newport News VA

Best Options for Food Delivery in Newport News VA

If you’re in Newport News and in the mood for something quick and easy, delivered right to your door, we have 35 different food delivery restaurants in Newport News.

Simply enter your location to browse restaurant menus, compare prices and quickly place delivery orders through the Web. No phone needed!

Here’s a guide to some of the best delivery options in the Newport News area:

Dragon Garden  11006 Warwick Blvd Ste 446A, Newport News, VA 23601

“Excellent flavor, speedy delivery, fairly affordable. I loved that my food was almost too hot to eat when I unpacked it! I’m happy to have FINALLY found awesome Chinese delivery here!” (Yelp!)

Danny’s Deli Restaurant  10838 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

“A local legend around here located near hilton village and a lunch only spot.   You don’t get the mile high piles of the north but what you do get is 50 years worth of experience perfecting the local sandwich joint scene.   Cold or hot ask the server what’s best.  Every meal is served with their famous pickles. It’s that mom and pop you gotta eat at. And then come back.” (yelp!) 

Gus’s New York Pizza  620 Stoney Creek Ln. # 16, Newport News, VA 23608

“I absolutely love this Gus’s. Located in the new Stoney Run shopping center, it is home to reasonably priced food, quick service, friendly staff and a clean relaxed dining environment. It is relatively new and tucked away behind a couple of other establishments but now you can order them online so you can satisfy your New York pizza cravings even if you don’t have time to dine in.” (yelp!)

Rocky Mount Bar-B-Q  10113 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605

“We had our first barbecue in Virginia here and it was a great experience!  While I believe Georgia pulled pork is superior and Texas BBQ is better than any in the nation, the ‘cue here was pretty good.  The complimentary hush puppies were delicious and the amount of choices of sides was outstanding (fries, applesauce, macncheese, and the list goes on).” (yelp!)


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Top Restaurants with Food Delivery in Virginia Beach VA

Top Restaurants with Food Delivery in Virginia Beach VA

Are you hungry and looking for some awesome restaurants to try out? Whether you are in the mood for dessert, bar/grill food, or want a new experience for your taste buds with some ethnic food, you’re in luck because Virginia Beach has a plethora of food delivery choices. The following establishments have great reviews and would be great to order from.

Smoked from Above BBQ and Ribs – 3376 Princess Anne Rd Ste 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

smoked-from-above-bbq-virginia-beach-va“This place was SO good. We are pretty picky about our barbecue and this place didn’t disappoint. The staff was friendly, the owner/cool was so nice and personable and the food was sooo good. The ribs were sweet and perfect, the Mac and cheese delicious, the hush puppies were perfect too! We also got a kids chicken mini BBQ plate which was a big hit! I definitely recommend this BBQ joint!”. (Yelp!)

Bravo! Cucina Italiana – 193 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

“I’ve eaten at Bravo twice and gotten carry-out several times.   Each time I’ve had a good experience!  The “Pasta Woozie” (chicken fettucine alfredo) with a caesar salad is great!  The tiramisu was also good.”. (Yelp!)

YNot Pizza & Italian Cuisine – Great Neck – 2102 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454

“I’ve been going to Ynot for 15 years and it’s one of my favorite VB restaurants. The pizza is fantastic and while it may have started as a pizza joint, it has grown into a classy Italian restaurant! They have amazing calzones, lasagna, other pasta, etc., not to mention the huge variety of sweets.” (Yelp!)

China Moon – 2346 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

“Very good Chinese. The egg rolls are superb. The dumplings are good – dipping sauce could be better. Fried won tons and sweet and sour chix come with an excellent sweet and sour dipping sauce. Lo Mein is OK – could stand a little garlic and less faux smoke flavor. General tso was ok, but the sauce needs some spice. Crab rangoon was good, almost tasted like there was real crab in there, but the wrap they use is too heavy and overpowers it.” (Yelp!)


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Top 5 Restaurants in Fairfax VA

Top 5 Restaurants in Fairfax VA

restaurants in Fairfax VA


I recently was assigned to Fairfax, VA for one month on business, and I did not have a proper kitchen to work with. Needless to say, I ate out a lot! I made it a personal goal to eat at a different place each time, and I found several restaurants that were so noteworthy I would recommend them to anyone. Here are the top 5 restaurants in Fairfax VA that really reeled me in.  See here for other food delivery restaurants in Fairfax.

1. Coastal Flats:

This place was my top choice hands-down! They are always busy, and you can count on having to wait a little while—but, as I discovered, there is a good reason this place is so crowded. The food is to die for, and with an atmosphere that combines casual dining with upscale style foods, you simply can’t go wrong. I had the crab cake and filet minion, which was out of this world! The meat was cooked perfectly, and the crab cake was the best I’ve ever tasted. All in all, absolutely 10 out of 10.

2. Dogfish Head Ale house:

Second on my “most noteworthy” list is the namesake of the national beer brewery which blew me away with the amazing beer flavors and selections. The gustatory adventures didn’t stop there, however—I had a fish and chips platter for my dinner course, and it was beer battered in the homemade pale ale. What an amazing touch! Despite a sports bar type atmosphere, this place is a winner for the whole family.

3. Texas de Brazil:

This Brazilian steak house is hands down top-notch! At first I was a little thrown off by the price, but by the end of my fine-dining experience I actually felt like the price tag was more of a bargain than anything. You start off with a salad course that is nothing less than exquisite and finish with fresh cuts of different meats. There are so many flavors that go into all of the food that it’s nearly a sensory overload! Plus, after dinner you can sit and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a cigar and just enjoy the classy atmosphere. Absolutely a gem in the world of fine dining!

4. Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine:

This authentic Indian restaurant has something for everyone. From vegetarian to meat lovers, there is a dish to suit any dietary need. The ambiance is a little more upscale, but it embodies the traditional Indian style. The flavorful food also perfectly reflects the cuisine of the northern Indian/Bengali region, and the bold spices are far beyond what I expected. This is surely the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had!

5. Dolce Vita:

This Italian restaurant is a casual dining favorite. The Italian fare is generously portioned and made with fresh ingredients. I was so surprised at the quality of food I received, since most Italian food served now-a-days comes out tasting like dominos pizza.  But not these guys! For absolutely fresh, fast, perfect Italian food, choose Dolce Vita every time!

Hopefully, this short guide will take you on a tour of flavors next time you’re looking to go out in Fairfax, VA!


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Best Restaurants With Online Delivery in Norfolk VA


Eating in Norfolk, VA is a great experience with incredible variety of styles and flavors at your fingertips. If you are trying to find a great place to order online, check out these restaurants to order food delivery in Norfolk, VA.

Ten Top  748 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517

The first place that you should check out when you are in the area is Ten Top. This place has a nice mix of eclectic, international, and vegetarian dishes for you to use. You can even get the food delivered to your home if you want to spend the night in. This place is not a typical chain restaurant so you are able to try some unique foods.

Dragon City  2301 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517

“Dragon City is a great greasy Chinese takeout. Make sure you check out their separate vegetarian menu. Plenty of awesome dishes with really GOOD fake meat. The shrimp is scarily close to what real shrimp is like. Some favorites:

Veg Shrimp Lo Mein
Veg General Tso’s Chicken
Veg Shrimp w/ Garlic Sauce
Veg Spring Rolls” (Yelp!)

Pasha Mezze  350 W 22nd St Ste 114, Norfolk, VA 23517

This is a great Turkish restaurant that you can enjoy if you are looking for something new. It has a grill-like atmosphere which is a lot of fun if you want to take the family out. People rave about this restaurant and how they want to go back again and again.

Pollard’s Chicken  3033 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23509

“When I think of fried chicken there’s only one place that comes to mind, Pollards. This is one of the older locations and it’s been here in Norfolk since I was a child. The building they’re in now was a BK years ago, the original location was about a half mile up the road.” (Yelp!)  If you’re looking for fried chicken to be delivered, Pollard’s is your best bet…by a mile!

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