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Something Different

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213 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175-2102
+1 804-758-8000
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good food and service

Whenever we are in Urbanna, VA we always visit this place. We have never been disappointed. The owner passed last year - a very nice man and we wondered if the restaurant would continue to meet high standards. We had dinner there last night and it was very good. Nothing fancy, but delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
lynnie l
Charlottesville, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are in Urbanna, VA we always visit this place. We have never been disappointed. The owner passed last year - a very nice man and we wondered if the restaurant would continue to meet high standards. We had dinner there last night and it was very good. Nothing fancy, but delicious. I had the Tri tip which is... More 

Thank lynnie l
sdcsdeli, Owner at Something Different, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I don't normally respond but I wanted to clear up the oyster confusion .... We don't offer oyster on the 1/2 shell due to storage issues.... Instead if you want raw oysters you are served the oysters that we get in that are washed (so they won't have that nice salty just shucked... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service, and perfect location. We slipped in just looking around and everything looks good. So we tried the chicken salad.

1 Thank Paula S
Midlothian, Virginia
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My buddy and I arrived today at the Urbanna Oyster festival for the first time ever. We were in pursuit of excellent oysters and hopefully select golden beverages to accompany them. We were fairly surprised at the lack of drink vendors so we stopped at the fire dept. and they told us about the restaurant. We hit it once around... More 

3 Thank Midlotrails
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something Different has a diverse menu, something for everyone, great service, good value for the money and absolutely delicious food. This is my go to place for lunch with anyone or taking out children that love to eat for dinner.

4 Thank sncathome
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time I brought friends. As usual, the service and food was wonderful. The crab cakes and she crab soup were both as delicious as usual. No filler in those crab cakes and the she crab is the genuine article complete with roe. I believe Taylor was our waitress. She did an outstanding job. I have yet to find anything... More 

3 Thank cowpie9
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a busy Saturday night and were seated right away!. We had a large group, maybe 11 or 12 but our server did an excellent job of explaining all the specials..AND THE PRICES of those specials! That's important because sometimes, that price may be a deciding factor on whether you get that special. Each couple got an appetizer... More 

5 Thank EastCoasterAylett
Richmond, Virginia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were disappointed with our experience here, as the restaurant had been recommended by a few people in nearby Irvington. We had dinner on a Friday night. The place wasn't overly busy when we arrived. Service was a bit slow, but knowledgeable. The crab cakes that had been recommended to me didn't taste like crab. It was more like a... More 

Thank Cristina S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Excellent food and casual atmosphere. Family run. After Oyster Festival (1st Fri and Sat in November) open mic night is on Thursday. Craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Good wine list. Full bar. Excellent smoked meats and bbq and homemade ice cream, dressings,coleslaw and more.Don't forget to ask for peanuts after you get seated. Portions are very generous.... More 

4 Thank helenc312
Morristown, New Jersey
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173 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

In the summer there are lines outside the door, and for good reason! This popular local establishment moved into downtown Urbana, and it's local seafood and meat offerings and well stocked bar are a hit regionally. We ate for the first time in fall, in the afternoon, and it was busy on a weekday. Inventive menu and well prepared food--we... More 

4 Thank Larry D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

atmosphere is great. We eat here whenever we are in town now... There is usually a band on Sat night, so if you want to avoid the crowd, go early or on another day

5 Thank Bryan W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Urbanna
  • Phone Number: +1 804-758-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 am
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?