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1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
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Ranked #5 of 128 Restaurants in Suffolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $200
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bridge Road / Route 17
Description: Now open since April, 2006, Vintage Tavern at Governor's Point is owned by Brian and Teresa Mullins. Located in the hunting and fishing community of Northern Suffolk, Virginia the restaurant features 'Seasonally Southern' fare. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas both with fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the covered veranda and a 400 plus selection wine list. The perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. Voted #1 by Hampton Roads magazine 2012 Platinum Plate Awards. Recognized by Open Table as one of America's Top 50 Restaurants in 2009 and 2010, and by Sante magazine for Wine Hospitality in 2010.
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Ahoskie, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was an annual gathering of friends from work and this was the best location that we have tried yet. There was 15 of us and we reserved the upstairs dining room, which was very inviting, with a fireplace at one end and plenty of room for us to walk around and talk while we were waiting for everyone to... More 

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Hampton Roads, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Five of us had dinner here on New Years Eve. I had the tenderloin which I asked for medium well (probably should have asked for medium) and it was well done. Part of it was charred on the outside. I probably could have sent it back but I didn't want to wait for another and hold up everyone else. The... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My friends and I reserved a table on New Year's Eve to enjoy a good meal before the evening celebrations. The décor and ambience are very nice as was the service. The cocktails were good also. My only problem was with the food itself. There was nothing bad about the food, but there was nothing special either. For the prices... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice restaurant in stone building right past the bridge from Suffolk. Food is excellent including specialty items like Edwards Hams (local). And seafood. Good, reasonably priced wine list and locally produced beers. You can eat lunch at the bar or go a little more formal in the main dining room. Same options for dinner although dinner is best with reservations.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My Husband and I decided to take in a movie and try a different spot for dinner. We decided to stop a the Vintage Tavern it being Christmas it was lit up with Christmas lights and a beautiful tree. It put me in the mind of a steak house but it was more than that. We decided to eat in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife in eye enjoyed a night out without the kids. The setting on the bar side of the house was a nice change of quietness and provides a great menu if you are not looking for a heavy dinner. It's been on our top 5 list of places we like to get to when we are family-free for years... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant give you the feel of being at your favorite hunting lodge. The food is quintessentially Southern and local/fresh, prepared well and presented artistically. Service is very nearly as good. Though some have noted high prices, this is actually a better deal than their sister restaurant, River Stone. We much prefer Vintage and have never had a bad experience... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Most of the recent reviews are accurate. The word pricey comes up often . This week its restaurant week so they have a menu that may be more economical for many. The main menu offers few choices if you are worried about your wallet. The atmosphere and food are very good while service is also good ,however the bread basket... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a fantastic spot for our anniversary dinner. Pricey, but delicious! The decor inside was like an elegant cavern. You won't be disappointed!

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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited on second Sunday of month and was treated to a wonderful brunch. Great service and an excellent meal. The staff makes you feel special, and I appreciate the special touches & attentiveness.

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Additional Information about Vintage Tavern

Address: 1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
Phone Number: 757-238-8808
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Suffolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 200
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Wine Bar

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