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All 39 Moneta Restaurants

Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Rd, Moneta, VA 24121-4994
540-721-4333
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Moneta
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here for New Years' Eve. Some very unusual dishes (bone marrow - not recommended) but in general very good food. Service was poor, but they appeared unprepared for a full restaurant and hopefully that was an aberration. Definitely will go again, but I would hope that for a special occasion they would acknowledge a special evening and do... More 

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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a local restaurant at Smith Mountain Lake. My husband is very fond of the special steak nights. I think they do most everything well except the seafood. It appears to always be overcooked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have dined at Blackwater Cafe a few times this year. The Shrimp and Grits entree is tasteful and plentiful. Also, on Friday nights during the summer, they offer $4 martinis! I intend to attend one of their wine and dine dinners in the near future.

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Cary, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

New chef - new menu items. As much as we enjoy this restaurant the appetizer menu was disappointing - 1 scallop for 12.95!? Some menu items remain and some new but nothing WOW! This is a good restaurant and has good service and I think it will take time for the menu to evolve. On that note, the new pastry... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner tonight at Blackwater Cafe. Our server was very nice. The quality of the food was exceptional. The dining room is a little dated but we liked the table cloths and candles. The menu is not large but everything we had was delicious. I had a filet. It was perfectly cooked, tender, and... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Well we have 3 other people that watched our discussion - so you can say you don't remember, but your total lack of concern is part of the problem. If you want more details I wrote a review on Yelp shortly after the incident. I just wanted to make sure all the social media received the same message. I will... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you step foot towards the entry, a cordial hostess gives you a warm greeting. As you enter the well-appointed dining room, expect to breathe a sigh of relief. Unlike the uber-casual, boring American food joints and carb-laden cafes strewn across Moneta, Blackwater offers something unique. The chef created a unique menu with loads of high protein and... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Best place we have ever been at SML. burgers were out of this world! I will be recommending this place to everyone I know vacationing in SML.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of the upscale choices at SML. Atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. The food is very good but a bit overpriced. These folks are bit full of themselves. Their place is nice but not as nice as they think it is. Perhaps they have never been out of Westlake. However, it is a good choice for those who demand something... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food, service and atmosphere was great. Our server was friendly and helpful. The owners were present and out visiting with patrons. We enjoyed prime rib friday. We will definitely return to this restaurant and hope to hit seafood Wednesdays.

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Address: 4730 Scruggs Rd, Moneta, VA 24121-4994
Phone Number: 540-721-4333
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta
Cuisine: American

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