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Address: 12th and Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Fri 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Shockoe Slip, when living in Richmond I lived here for two years in a loft apartment. It has great restaurants, shops, everything...:-)

Thank 1Souci
Boynton Beach, Florida
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170 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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

Thank Pedro C
Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank CapChaos
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234 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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.

Thank Touring16
Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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

Thank Liz_F121
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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248 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

Thank Loveacorona
Knoxville, Tennessee
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476 reviews
89 attraction reviews
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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 

3 Thank Gatorgolfer
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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!

2 Thank Sheilagail
Bedminster, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank msc44
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365 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank pucgal

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