Richmond’s Best Food and Drinks


Brunch

Lulu’s
Awesome brunch & dinner spot in Shockoe Bottom, known for their Red Velvet Waffles, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas.
21 N 17th St
Shockoe Bottom
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 343-9771

Lucy’s Restaurant
This Jackson ward restaurant is a go-to brunch spot known for their delicious donuts.
404 N 2nd St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 562-1444

Millie’s
Hole in the wall restaurant known for their huge plates and great drinks. WORTH THE WAIT!
2603 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 643-5512

Perly’s
Creative Jewish deli bites & dinners are served in this funky, retro eatery hung with family photos.
111 E Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 912-1560

Helen’s
American fare for brunch & dinner including sandwiches & steak, also known for their Happy Hour drinks!
2527 W Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-4370

3 Monkey’s Bar & Grill
Greek fare plus sandwiches & pizza are offered in a stylish tavern space with a bar & patio. Open until 2 AM!!
2525 W Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220

 


Cafes



 

821 Cafe
Every type of food you want they have it, breakfast, lunch & dinner, known for their Nutella Stuffed Waffles. Vegetarian & vegan options.
825 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-1042
 

The Fancy Biscuit
Best biscuits in the FAN, featuring huge biscuit sandwiches, great cocktails, right next to Shyndigz 2 Go.
1831 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 938 3449
 

Lamplighter Roasting Company
Hipster coffee shop serving amazing coffee, bagel sandwiches, with vegan and vegetarian options.
26 N. Morris St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Open 7 days a week

116 S. Addison St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Open 7 days a week

1719 Summit, Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230
Closed Mondays

 


Authentic Eats



 

Addi’s Ethiopian Restaurant
A Shockoe bottom favorite, with the best authentic Ethiopian food in the city, known for their sharing style servings.
9 N. 17th St.
Richmond VA 23219
(804) 308-3649
 

Kuba Kuba
Bodega inspired restaurant featuring large authentic Cuban dishes. Great breakfast, lunch & dinner!
1601 Park Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-8817
 

Stella’s
Amazing authentic Greek restaurant, known for the delicious octopus.
1012 Lafayette Street,
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 358-2011
 

Rappahannock
Farm to table style restaurant serving Oysters straight from the Chesapeake Bay. Happy hour Sunday-Thursday!
320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 545-0565
 

Sabai
Best Thai food in the city, with a fun cocktail list, known for their Koa Pad Sapparot. Open until 2 AM!!
2727 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 367-4992
 

Don’t Look Back
Carytown Taco joint with great specials, known for their Frito Pie and delicious guac. Open until 2 AM!!
2929 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-TACO (8226)
 

En Su Boca
Tex-Mex dishes, craft beers & tequila cocktails in a late-night cantina with a patio & live music. Open until 2 AM!!
1001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 359-0768
 

Casa Del Barco
Lively restaurant serving inventive Mexican recipes including tacos, plus a huge menu of tequila.
320 S 12th St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 775-2628
 

Foo Dog
Asian fusion restaurant, known for their Japanese style ramen. They also have amazing fish tacos and great drinks. Open until 2 AM!!
1537 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 342-1800
 

Social 52
Uptown restaurant across from our beautiful 2702 W Main St apartments serving great burger and beer, known for their mac’n’cheetos. Open until 2 AM!!
2619 W Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-9709
 

Sticky Rice
Sushi restaurant and bar with unique and traditional options. The tots are to die for and you can’t miss karaoke Tuesday nights. Open until 2 AM!!
2232 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-7870
 

Buz and Ned’s
Best BBQ in RVA, serving pork, chicken, beef, brisket, ribs, catfish, skewers, shrimp, so much more!
1119 N Boulevard,
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-6055
 

Home Sweet Home
Some of the best southern comfort food in RVA, serving grilled cheese all day. Great brunch and dinner!
3433 West Cary Street,
Richmond, VA, 23220
(804) 355-9000
 

Comfort
Serving home-cooked meals and amazing desserts, famous for their Banana Pudding Crème Brûlée!
200 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-0004
 

Julep’s
Upscale, modern restaurant named one of 25 best restaurants in Richmond by Richmond magazine
420 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 377-3968
 

Dutch & Co.
Looking for fine dining on a budget, you found it! All kinds of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
400 N. 27Th St.
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 643-8824
 

Bottom’s Up
Famous Richmond deep dish pizza featuring gooey, thick toppings located in Shockoe Bottom next to the flood wall.
1700 Dock Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
(804) 644-4400
 

Pasture
Experimental comfort food in small plates with great drinks.
416 E. Grace St.,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 780-0416
 

Mama J’s
Jackson Ward favorite featuring Grandma’s southern style cooking, with dishes like catfish, mac & cheese and cake!
415 N 1st St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-7449

 


Bars



 

Halligan’s
Fire Station themed bar, with BBQ options and great drinks.
3 N. 17th Street
Richmond, VA
(804) 447-7981
 

Sine
Fantastic Irish Pub with outdoor patio and live music.
1327 E Cary St
Richmond, Va 23218
(804) 649-7767
 

Penny Lane Pub
English pub serving fish and chips with an area for billiards and darts.
421 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA
(804) 780-1682
 

GWARbar
This bar pays tribute to the former heavy metal band, GWAR who joined together just down the street, serving burgers, beer, and fries.
217 W Clay Street,
Richmond, VA
(804) 918-9352
 

Mekong
Known as one of the Best American Beer Bars with over 100 beers featuring many unique and rare options, serving amazing Vietnamese food.
6004 W Broad Street,
Richmond, VA
(804) 288-8929
 

Saison
Locally grown & seasonal foods, reimagined Southern cuisine, Latin American dishes, craft beer & over 30 specialty cocktails.
23 W. Marshall St.,
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 269-3689
 

District 5
Bar with outdoor patio located in the Fan, great brunch spot and a party scene on the weekend nights.
1911 W Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 658-1113
 

Cha Cha’s Cantina
Tex-Mex Cantina with fantastic happy hours, delicious margaritas, appetizers and entrees and a party scene on the weekend nights.
1419 E Cary St
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 726-6296
 

Southern Railway Taphouse
Clubby gastropub presenting a long list of craft beers, American eats & live music.
100 S 14th St,
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 308-8350
 


Rooftop Bars

 



 

Quirk Hotel
Upscale bar, restaurant and art gallery, incredible rooftop view down Broad St.
201 W Broad St,
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-6040
 

Kabana
Clubby rooftop bar with indoor-outdoor patio, featuring live music and delicious brunch.
700 East Main Street
20th Floor
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 545-3412