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Vintage Tavern

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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138 (Bridge Road / Route 17)
757-238-8808
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Now open since April, 2006, Vintage Tavern at Governor's Point is owned by...
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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    Very good
  • 15
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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
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Very nice restaurant with great food. Wonderful atmosphere with an excellent service staff. I love their shrimp with grits. The very best I have ever eaten. As a starter their homemade pimento cheese is a winner & end your meal with their homemade ice cream. A very nice place to eat for that very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice restaurant with great food. Wonderful atmosphere with an excellent service staff. I love their shrimp with grits. The very best I have ever eaten. As a starter their homemade pimento cheese is a winner & end your meal with their homemade ice cream. A very nice place to eat for that very special occasion. 1 Reply

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I wanted to treat my out of town friend to something different than the state-by-state ol' characters of chain restaurants. Through 'Open Table' I found Vintage Tavern. We were having a record breaking snowfall in SE Virginia which kept many people off the road, thank goodness, we were able to book a table right away. I was surprised by the... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

7 People in our party and the Portions of food was so small we all were amazed that they charge such high prices for them??? For the money you are better off staying away from here unless you want to spend alot of money and go home still hungry? Food was good but, not the Quality or size of Portions... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We dined at Vintage Tavern for our anniversary and were pleased with our choice. We've been here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is freshly prepared and locally source to help the farmers in our area. So, the specials may vary based on what they are able to prepare. The game will vary on occasion, i.e., buffalo,... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I want to again thank the staff at this restaurant. We were there to celebrate a birthday with several other peaple when my husband needed to get some air. The staff could not do enough to help him or myself. They took a plate of snacks out to our car, set him up on the patio for his dinner and... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First visit for a Birthday Celebration only to be refused to have my meat entree refused to be cooked to my taste specifications. The impression given was that the chef knew best how I would like my food. I seriously doubt that I will be returning since it appears they forgot the "Southern Hospitality" to go with the southern menu.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have been to Vintage Tavern several times, including New Year's Eve with a large group......I must say I am puzzled by the few bad reviews as we have never experienced a problem. I will say that if you are looking for a "family" restaurant you should go elsewhere since this place is geared to providing a romantic, quiet dinner... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's a hidden gem right over the James River and you can get a fireside table for a cozy dinner with someone special. It's got a lot of southern comfort food--pimento cheese and biscuits. We loved the sampler platter--especially the applewood smoked jam! We ended up just enjoying the appetizers, but the entree selections of other diners looked tremendous as... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a very different restaurant in terms of the choices that are offered. Menu offerings are diverse and unpredictable. Atmosphere is warm and cozy and comfortable. Staff is unusually attentive and forthcoming. Overall, a great venue to enjoy for both special occasions and romantic outings with your special someone. one might think a bit on the pricey side, however,... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My hubby and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early. Good thing we did as Vintage Tavern was completely booked! The service was excellent (and I don't say that easily). We enjoyed a local appetizer and were particularly fond of the the made-in-house raspberry preserves. All the specials sounded wonderful. I went with the Venison Bolognese as... More 

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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 to $200
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
    (Bridge Road / Route 17)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Suffolk
  • Phone Number: 757-238-8808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $200
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?