Richmond is a vibrant city full of culture, entertainment, and fantastic restaurants. Get a taste of what this city has to offer with a visit to one of these renowned restaurants.
Foo Dog is a hotspot that brings Asian street food to RVA. Located in the Fan, this is a great casual restaurant with manga-inspired décor. The most popular items from their menu are the many varieties of Ramen, and their selection of craft beer. Make sure to stop by for their happy hour from 4pm to 7pm for $1 off all beer and $4 rails.
PBR stands for Pizza & Beer of Richmond, and this is an all-time favorite here. Handmade dough is used at this Italian spot, and they are also known for their artisan sandwiches and craft beer selection. This restaurant features a large indoor seating space with lots of televisions to watch sports games, as well as an outdoor patio area with games such as cornhole.
The Daily Kitchen and Bar
Located in Carytown, The Daily serves up fresh organic plates with unique cocktails. This restaurant also provides a variety of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan options, all of which are delicious. In an elegant casual setting, this spot is an attraction to all visitors of Carytown and has a great view.
Kreggers at Hand
This Gastropub located in the Fan features two bars, a large outdoor seating area with a fireplace, and live music. They also have a massive local beer selection and craft cocktails. Make sure to try their Moscow Mules, they are very popular! The outdoor seating area is the most crowded, so if you want to ensure a spot outside, call ahead.
NarWhals Rolled Ice Cream
This is the best ice cream in Carytown! It is the perfect spot to stop after a stroll through town and features their famous rolled ice cream. Pick your base, mix-ins, and toppings, and watch them make it right in front of you. Relax inside and play one of their many board games while you enjoy your treat!
This family-owned Greek restaurant is a hidden gem and local favorite. It features family recipes for rustic & modern Greek cuisine in an upscale setting. Pair your meal with one of their delicious wine selections or cocktails. This spot is always packed with a line out the door, so make sure you make a reservation. If you don’t have time to stop in for a bite, Stella’s Market is right across the street and features fresh single servings of some of their menu items for takeout.
The Village Cafe
Possibly the most known restaurant in the Fan, the Village Café has been serving up the best comfort food in Richmond since 1956. Their most famous item is their beer-battered onion rings, which were featured on an episode of Diner’s, Drive in’s, and Dive’s on Food Network. Open nearly 24 hours a day, this is one of the few spots that offers every menu item all day. Pancakes for dinner? Sure, why not!
Shyndigz is a vibrant dessert specialty restaurant that features a rotating menu of cakes and pies all made from scratch. Make sure to check out their cake calendar to see what specialty items they are serving that night! Their most famous desserts, which are available every night, are their salted caramel chocolate cake slices and oatmeal cream pies. They were both featured on Diner’s, Drive in’s, and Dives on Food Network in 2019.