Restaurants to Check out in Irvington, VA

A beautiful town in Lancaster County, Irvington, can be found on a peninsula called Northern Neck. People who visit Virginia come for its tranquil ambiance, exciting attractions and wonderful restaurants. While staying at your Irvington Inn, here are some of the restaurants that can offer a meal that even the most discerning gourmand will enjoy.

Nate's Trick Dog Cafe
4357 Irvington Road
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-6363
www.trickdogcafe.com

One of the most frequented restaurants in Irvington is Nate's Trick Dog Cafe. It's been honored numerous times as the "the best place to eat in Northern Neck." When you enter, you'll see a large painting which depicts the origin of its name in 1917, after the Great Fire in Irvington burned down almost all the establishments along Steamboat Road. In the Opera House basement, a resident found a statue of a black sooty dog, which was fondly called a trick dog because it would sit and stay without having to be fed. The statue can be found inside the restaurant. Pet it for good luck. The food also captivates the curiosity of the customers. Signature dishes include wine braised lamb shanks, lamb loin chops, filet mignon with mushroom cognac and Nate's jumbo lump crab cakes.

The Local Blend
4337 Irvington Road
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-9356
www.thelocalblend.com

From the panini and wraps to the signature salads to the breakfast specials, you'll love everything that The Local Blend has to offer. You should especially try the smoked ham and turkey with Swiss cheese and honey mustard, Rappahannock Reuben with turkey, cole slaw and thousand island dressing, or the Maine Squeeze salad. It's also a favorite local hangout in Irvington.

Chesapeake Club and East Dining Room
480 King Carter Drive
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-5000
www.tidesinn.com

The Chesapeake Club can be found inside the Tides Inn. It's actually the hotel's premier restaurant, and it provides an intimate dining experience, tranquil atmosphere and savory regional cuisine. Aside from the great food, the place is also known for its fine wines. In fact, it's won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. It's a must to visit this place during your stay at an Irvington Bed and Breakfast. At the second level, you'll find the bar and club, which offers specialty cocktails and musical jazz entertainment.

The Pool Grille
480 King Carter Drive
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-5000
www.tidesinn.com

Another fabulous eatery is the Pool Grille, which is a casual waterfront cafe that serves lunch and dinner items depending on what's in store for that season. The eatery overlooks the sandy beach and pool. Apart from the food, you'll also love the signature cocktails such as the Tides Inn Lancaster lemonades, which you can enjoy along with the smoothies and burgers.