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Carter's Courthouse Cafe

224 N Main St, Hopewell, VA 23860
+1 804-458-3874
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Ranked #9 of 46 Restaurants in Hopewell
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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11 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family goes here a few times a year. When I'm there I usually get what ever the special is, I've never been disappointed. The meatloaf and seafood platter is particularly good. They also do homemade pies, just had coconut, it was great. They're always advertising peanut butter pie, but its always sold out... Can't wait to try it.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was an old-time style diner/café, where I suspect the locals eat lunch many days. Daily specials, the usual array of sandwiches (tuna salad, BLT, etc) and salads. There's a daily hot special (such as meatloaf, BBQ). Good prices - my meal with tea was $11.

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Richmond, Virginia
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143 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My wife and I stopped by for breakfast while in Hopewell and we both enjoyed our meal. My wife had pancakes and sausage and she was very pleased. I had the western omelet with hash browns and one of the two sausages that my wife had. I must say the omelet was one of the best I have had in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Vacationing with friends and had visited the Berkeley Plantation and were hungry for some lunch. While originally looking for another restaurant, we stumbled upon Carter's and while empty (around 2P in the afternoon) we decided to try it as we saw fried chicken on the menu. Three of the 4 of us had the friend chicken and it was very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

If you go for breakfast, chances are it will be ok. But, as a previous reviewer stated, its pretty hard to screw up breakfast. Anything after that is a real roll of the dice, and more often than not, its just bad. You wait a long time for supposed home made food which most of the time couldn't be father... More

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Winfield, West Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you are watching your figure this is not the place for you. I had what they call a female Ruben. Grilled Rachel instead of sour sauerkraut you have cole slaw, four layers of cornbeef, on rye bread my side I chose was macaroni salad. But you could have fries, pasta, onion rings etc. It looked like all the business... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I have had breakfast here a couple of times. It's kinda hard to screw up bacon and scrambled eggs. Had dinner there 1 time. Trust me, go somewhere else

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29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I went there for lunch today and was terribly disappointed; I truly wanted it to be cute and good and fun so that I'd have a new place nearby. Alas, it was none of the above. The place is "decorated" with way too much junk and no apparent theme. The ceiling is navy, the walls are dark wine, the chairs... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoy Courthouse Cafe! Went to school with Betty and was surprised to run into her there the second time I went. From the first visit, was impressed with how they treat their customers. They make you feel almost like family. Their food is great and if it's not on the menu, they might still have... More

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Courtland, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I love courthouse breakfast! Let Betty or Mouse cook you up a nice omelette or pancakes. The food is fantastic and portions are huge. Better be hungry to eat here. Lunch is very good, too.

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