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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Crowded on weekends. Haute Southern fare. Most anything is a treat. Expensive.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Garden
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“Stunning arboretum and gardens ($) with outstanding holiday light display. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great local spot with sandwiches and salads and local music. Has a small grocery as well.”
  • 49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“With an ever changing menu, you can always find something good here. This is one of our go-to's. More than a dozen drafts to choose from and 6 rotating local brews on draft. Also: the cucumber martini is life changing. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Can Can is actually a great place to eat lunch or dinner, but I like it most in the early morning for coffee. it's perfect place for an 8am business date, or to go read a book with french press and the windows open. They also have an absinthe bar for later in the day.”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This restaurant is in my top 5..... Call for reservations. Their 3 course Prix-fixe menu is a deal at $29 per person. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The original location of this Richmond favorite is located in a repurposed gas station, across the street from a few cute clothing and vintage shops. Great coffee and a diverse menu of sandwiches. Definitely a hipster magnet and quite a scene--good people watching and lots of outdoor seating. For quieter workspace (but no menu), check out the Summit Street location in Scott's Addition; the Morris Street location near VCU has more indoor seating and a full menu.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Diner
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“Huge portions of elevated diner food in a charming ‘been here forever’ setting. Great for brunch ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Been around since 1993, it’s a Richmond institution. Great beers and a fantastic patio with a view over the city and river. Get the smoked wings (tossed in sauce is optional) and the Brussel Sprouts.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Cuban diner that has been a main stay in Richmond for decades. You can't go wrong with the Cuban sandwich, the roast pork platter, or the huevos rancheros. The tres leches cake is a must- it was featured on the food Network a years ago for "best thing I ever ate." ”
  • 44 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Walkable, super affordable, huge portions. Two people can split a baked spaghetti. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“We love it all -- but maybe its the Bourbon BBQ ribs that we dream about. The Hill Cafe is our local version of "Cheers," the local watering hole. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Local fav BBQ, window service with patio, also just opened related Frontier restaurant on 25th St”
  • 33 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“A lunch, brunch, and dinner staple in my life. The mezze plates are large- get a few and share. Show up early or late if you don't have a reservation- they also have a community table.”
  • 32 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“food is amazing, innovative - Metzger means Butcher in German, so for meat lovers... ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
“Pink, Instagram worthy lobby with excellent cocktails and nibbles. Rooftop bar with warm weather views. ”
  • 33 locals recommend