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Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Rd, Moneta, VA 24121-4994
540-721-4333
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Ranked #2 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
Moneta, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Moneta, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sooner or later this place will cease to exist, and IMO, it won't be soon enough. We had a horrible experience with the waitress, and then let the owner know, and he listened - and then said "Well this is her last week" as if this will solve the problem. Somehow, a bit more concern from the owner would have... More

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Tom G, Owner at Blackwater Cafe, responded to this review

I am not sure why your visit to the Blackwater Café was in September 2013 (per your review) and you are just now writing this poor review. I do not remember any discussion with you about your experience and poor service. I take service very seriously and would not have responded as you indicated. Please call me if you would... More

Zebulon, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I dined at this restaurant on Saturday evening, August 2. There were 5 members in my group and we each ordered something different, then passed around the plates when they arrived. Everything was cooked exactly as it was ordered and was absolutely superb! The only drawback to the Blackwater Cafe is the lack of a view of the Lake but... More

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OBX
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Took my parents to dinner here while on vacation at Smith Mountain Lake. Glad we found the restaurant. Our server was very good. My wife and mom had the Salmon Cakes and both enjoyed them very much. My dad had the steak and said it had a great flavor. Shrimp and Grits were also very good. I had a Caesar... More

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Staff & service were very good. Our server was knowledgable and very attentive. Menu prices were fair. The only knock is our entrees lacked seasoning. Salmon special was fresh but a little bland. Shrimp & Grits were very good as well, but also needed s&p. We will return next time we visit SML.

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Cary, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Moneta and the Smith Mountain Lake area doesn't have too many restaurants; this could cause the few restaurants to take advantage of the public looking for a place to eat but not the Blackwater! The Blackwater Cafe offers specials during the week and weekends, and a menu to satisfy not only your taste buds but you pocketbook. The nightly specials... More

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