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Nate's Trick Dog Cafe

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4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480
804-438-6363
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great small town rest. with bigger city attitude...great food and service
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great dining experience on the Rappahannock

Always ready to jump at the chance to dine at the Trick Dog Cafe and I've had that wonderful experience over a dozen times over the last few years.... and I have never been disappointed. Trick Dog deserves being saved for the special treat or big celebration! The menu is creative and even with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
northernneckinn
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Tappahannock, Virginia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Always ready to jump at the chance to dine at the Trick Dog Cafe and I've had that wonderful experience over a dozen times over the last few years.... and I have never been disappointed. Trick Dog deserves being saved for the special treat or big celebration! The menu is creative and even with repeat visits there is enough diversity... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It maybe locals in there or it might be the crowd staying for the wedding at the Hope and Glory, but its a great place to meet people and great food for this small town. I must stop if open. I think they are closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If red is the color of romance, this bistro brings romance to the highest level. Red is evident in low lighting, wall and ceiling fabrics; all create a warm and comforting mood to enjoy an outstanding meal. While we thought it was closed upon driving up, the low lighting outside just prepares you for an intimate experience inside. Don't pass... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

What a find. A quaint little restaurant with lots of atmosphere, wonderful service and find food. The evening started off with trying to decide on a bottle of wine. Well the bartender helped us by providing a tasting of five different wines. We selected a Malbec and went from there. Two of us had the pork shank that blended a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you are in irvington, do not miss Nate's Trick Dog Cafe. Wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff and great food. We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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Alexandria, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

First visited the Trick Dog Café on our first wedding anniversary. Made a return visit to the Irvington area and celebrated with dinner at what is now Nate's Trick Dog Café ... still excellent! The food was delicious, the service lovely. So glad they kept the décor - which I find charming. With the great wineries that have sprung in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nate's is wonderful! The food, the decor, the dark-red-low-light elegant ambiance surprising for such a small town. Our meal couldn't have been better, and we felt lucky to get a table at this upbeat establishment, full of locals and visitors all having a great time! This is a small popular place; Reservations are recommended; my emailed request was answered immediately... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Best in the area. All good. Don't miss this one! Could not get a reservation; however we showed up thinking we would eat at the bar and we were placed at a romantic 2 top with a delightful server and seemingly by accident had a wonderful dining experience.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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277 reviews 277 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

An enjoyable dinner. We dined on the Calamari antipasto ($13) which was the best I've ever had. My husband enjoyed the special of Soft Fried Clams ($31) and I had the Duroc Pork ($28) which I thought was slightly overcooked. They have a nice selection of draft beer ($7). Wish the staff was a little more diligent about taking reservations.... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was wonderful. Creative menu with good bar and wine list. Ambiance of the restaurant lends itself to comfort and good conversation. A very lovely spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Irvington
  • Phone Number: 804-438-6363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Great small town rest. with bigger city attitude...great food and service

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?