5203 Williamsburg Rd
Sandston, VA 23150
Phone: (804) 222-6450
Fax: (804) 226-4305
Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, situated near the beautiful bank of James River, is known for its premium seafood options. From salads and appetizers like Crab Puppies, sushi like Spicy Tuna and pizzas like Spicy Chipotle Shrimp, the menu has something to suit every palate. Their brunch menu, which is offered every Sunday from 10a to 2:30p, includes some sumptuous sandwiches, omelets and some entrees like Organic Vanilla Granola or Egg Benedict that give a great start to your lazy weekend. Boathouse at Rocketts Landing has an award winning wine list. Check website for an upcoming wine tasting event.
The Hill Cafe serves food that is a cut above the usual neighborhood restaurants. Located in historic Church Hill, site of some of Richmond's most beautiful restored homes, the cafe is convenient to the Poe Museum, St. John's Church and Shockoe Bottom. Dark wood and a beautiful bar area, create a plainly decorated but cosy environment with delicious food and a good selection of beer, wine and liquor. The barbecued ribs are exceptional.
WPA Bakery is a place those with a sweet tooth must visit. Along with coffee and hot chocolate, the bakery also has a variety of baked products like caneles, paquets, pastries, pies and cakes. Special orders for cakes, pies and cheesecakes are also taken by the bakery.
The Roosevelt, located in Richmond, is a restaurant that celebrates the food from the South in all of its delicious glory. Breakfast, dinner, brunch and drinks are available to guests in addition to an early bird menu from Tuesday to Fridays. Braised pork shoulders with a side of cheese grits and catfish with creamed farro are definite favorites. One of the best parts about the restaurant is that they serve local wine and beer. Musky and woodsy, the interior of the restaurant gives off an old-timey, classy feel.
Millie's Diner is the delight and quintessential place to go for breakfast and brunch in Richmond. For brunch, order the Devil's Mess, which is an omelet with mild curry and spicy sausages. A corned beef sandwich is a guaranteed thumbs up for lunch, and there is even a dinner menu that features delectable dishes such as the herbed Cornish game hen and spicy shrimp. The staff is incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is perpetually cheerful against a backdrop of a charming interior. The space is a little small, but its entirely worth it for the delicious food offered.
The first thing you'll notice about Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille is how friendly the staff is. But as you peruse the menu and take that first bite of perfectly seasoned Angus beef burger, you'll realize that this charming, casual dining restaurant/bar is something special. Located in the Patrick Henry Inn, a pre-Civil War inn which stands on Church Hill, visitors can stop by for a drink and bite to eat after visiting St. John's Church (where Patrick Henry gave his famous, "Give me liberty, or give me death," speech). Be sure to check out The Patrick Henry Burger, or build your own salad or pasta. Choose from a plethora of beers and enjoy conversations with friends.
A celebrated restaurant in Richmond, the Alamo BBQ is known to serve some of the most exceptional barbecue dishes in town. Located a stones throw away from downtown, this little restaurant serves freshly made delicacies like tacos, burritos, sandwiches and barbecue platters. Their signature beef brisket has won them many accolades, while continuing to be a favorite among customers. Alamo Cuban Sandwich, Texas Train Wreck and Texas Philly are some other crowd pleasers, which can be best enjoyed with soda or homemade drinks.
Head to Tiki Bob's Cantina to unwind the right way after a hectic week. It has a little and the best of all. Quick delicious bites of American and Mexican cuisine, a moderate sized bar and the most enthusiastic yet relaxing atmosphere, make Tiki Bob's a favorite among the college crowd as well as young professionals. Live sports action and music videos on several T.V. screens, great music and a big dance floor have all the patrons grooving till late hours. Food and admission are inexpensive, so party on with no worry.
If you love a good barbecue or a nice rack of spare ribs smothered in smokey barbecue sauce, drop into Ronnie’s Ribs, Wings & Other Things. With a nice selection from Jumbo Wings to Beef Brisket that melts in the mouth, Ronnie's will have you fed-up and fulfilled in no time. Ronnie's is primarily a catering and delivery service, so call ahead to have your meal ready-to-go. You can even pick up your order from their other location, at 25th and Main.
The communal sentiment of sharing food and eating from the same platter is an Ethiopian tradition. At Addis Ethiopian Restaurant, you will certainly get a glimpse of the rich history and traditions of this African land's cuisine. Entrees are served by spreading a soft bread injera on a large plate and lightly placing various beef, seafood and vegetarian delicacies so as to seep the flavor of the food into the bread. The food features the use of exotic spices and unique techniques to bring out mesmerizing flavors. The interiors of Addis Ethiopian are casual and bright, veering towards a lively and communal sense of eating.
Visiting here is like eating comfort food on a "Happy Days" set. The colorful tile counter is a very comfortable place to dine alone; customers and employees are friendly and conversational. River City is a great place to go for breakfast before visiting the Edgar Allen Poe Museum or St. John's Church, both in nearby Church Hill. Breakfast is crowded on weekends, so be prepared to wait for a table but know that it will be well worth your time. Traditional southern biscuits and gravy are the best in the city.
This Cuban-themed restaurant somehow achieves both a lively and romantic atmosphere. At brunch, you can watch the Farmers Market as you dine on the outdoor deck. If you want a spot outside, be sure to make a reservation. The menu is seafood heavy, but those who do not enjoy things fishy will love the shredded pork over rice with plantains. It is one of the least expensive and most delicious items offered. Havana has one of the largest drink selections in the city, including homemade margaritas. Havana '59 opens its doors to guests from 4:30 p.m., all days of the week.