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Address: 12th and Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoyed lunch here

I took a group to Richmond on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The group enjoyed lunch in the various eateries in Shockoe Slip. I also visited Main Street Station which is really nice. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Shocked Slip is one of my "to go" places when in Richmond, make sure that you visit the fountain that dates back to the horse and buggy days, the horses drinker water from this fountain, hungry? All restaurants there are worthy of visiting, the Tobacco Company is one of the oldest there

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

So many shops, restaurants, and art galleries to visit!! We thoroughly enjoyed the entire area and love the historical nature of the streets and buildings. They've done a great job of maintaining the integrity of the historical architecture even though the businesses are trendy and entertaining.

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Roanoke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I took a group to Richmond on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The group enjoyed lunch in the various eateries in Shockoe Slip. I also visited Main Street Station which is really nice. We took the canal cruise after lunch. This was an enjoyable experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Quaint cobblestones with a few little shops and several restaurants. My favorites are Bistro Bobette, La Grotta and Moms Siam, but you'll also find the iconic Tobacco Club, Dining Room at the Berkley Hotel, Sam Miller's, City Dogs, and Urban Farmhouse

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Admittedly we didn't visit historical sites of interest like the Poe Museum, we were just looking for a place to eat for lunch. Many of the more interesting spots were not open for lunch on Saturday. With a canal walk we thought there might be some fun eating spots or shopping. We saw nothing except a closed Mexican restaurant, Cary... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a couple of hours to spend in Richmond, and chose the Shockoe Slip area....what a waste of time. A couple of cobblestone streets, bars and mediocre (by reviews) restaurants, and a little canal with a little bit of landscaping on the sidewalk by the small canal. We were so disappointed...was this all there is? We walked around for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Shockoe Bottom is a very diverse area of our city. From pubs to sidewalk cafés, Main Street Station on over to the Holocaust Museum and then the night life, there's no reason to be bored!

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our first trip to Richmond for a wedding, didn't have much time but drove into this quaint area to have a look around. Really very charming, historical buildings, the train station, small farmer's market and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum on east Main Street are all worth a look. The restaurants on East Cary Street are plentiful, and the area... More 

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were here on Memorial Day week end. Almost nothing was open and the streets were empty. Maybe our timing was off.

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Gloucester, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If nothing else, be sure to visit the old train station, called the Main Street Station (http://www.richmondgov.com/MainStreetStation/), while visiting Shockoe Bottom. It's a glorious building and has quite a history, as evidenced in the exhibits/photos on the 1st and 2nd floors. It felt like a step back in time. Also, be sure to check out the Farmer's Market, just a... More 

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