4 Recommended Hole-in-the-Wall Hampton Restaurants

Hampton, Virginia is located at the end of the Virginia peninsula on the ocean front. This growing city of 150,000 has much to offer visitors. There are many Hampton restaurants just off Highway 64 in the heart of the city that offer quality food and a relaxing atmosphere.

Marker 20
21 E. Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
www.marker20.com

Marker 20 is the place to go for seafood. It has specials daily with menu items such as tuna, shrimp, flounder and oysters, just to name a few. The seafood comes grilled, fried or combined with spices and seasonings to make it mouth watering and delicious. Marker 20 also has a variety of beers on tap, and about 30 different bottled beers. There are special events throughout the week such as open mic night, football night and more. The restaurant can accommodate large groups of people and offers catering for special events. It's open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., with Sunday brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Grey Goose
101a West Queens
Hampton, VA 23669
www.greygooserestaurant.com

The Grey Goose is a family owned business that is just down the road from your Hampton bed and breakfast. It's open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and serves breakfast and lunch. The restaurant prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. The menu is filled with home style food in a variety of choices. There's even a kid's menu with hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and peanut butter. The restaurant offers "dinnertainment," which is similar to a dinner theater. Dinnertainment includes a three-course meal and musical entertainment for $32, as of 2010. Call ahead for reservations. The restaurant also serves wine and beer.

Goody's Pub and Deli
11 Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
www.goodysdeliandpub.net

Goody's Pub and Deli is one of the Hampton restaurants that is open seven days a week. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches and wraps, with sides such as cole slaw, chili, nachos and more. All sandwiches cost $7.15, as of 2010, and the restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily. Sundays and Mondays are free pool days for customers. Goody's is a place to relax and enjoy good food and drinks before heading back to your Hampton inn.

Smitty's Better Burger
1313 N. King St.
Hampton, VA 23669
www.smittysbetterburger.com

Smitty's Better Burger has been owned and operated by the same family since its opening in 1956. Located just across the bridge from the Langley Air Force Base, this drive-in restaurant serves a variety of burgers, hot dogs and even barbecue sandwiches. It serves lunch and dinner, and the prices are great. You can get a burger meal with fries and a drink for less than $5, as of 2010. If you're in the mood for something heartier, try a bowl of chili, fried chicken or a shrimp dinner. This is one of the Hampton restaurants that is a favorite for locals, yet still sees many return customers from out of town.