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Strawberry Street Cafe

421 Strawberry St, Richmond, VA 23220-3421
804-353-6860
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Ranked #86 of 1,360 restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Here at Strawberry Street Cafe, we have been providing great food and service in an inviting, casual atmosphere since 1976. Located in the Historic Fan District, we are only about a ten minute drive from the Landmark Theatre and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. What we are best known for is our famous salad bar, which is actually situated in an old-fashioned bathtub and filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, prepared salads and homemade soups. The menu includes such specialties as Maryland Crabcakes, Pasta Jambalaya, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, and Spinach Lasagna.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Here at Strawberry Street Cafe, we have been providing great food and service in an inviting, casual atmosphere since 1976. Located in the Historic Fan District, we are only about a ten minute drive from the Landmark Theatre and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. What we are best known for is our famous salad bar, which is actually situated in an old-fashioned bathtub and filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, prepared salads and homemade soups. The menu includes such specialties as Maryland Crabcakes, Pasta Jambalaya, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, and Spinach Lasagna.
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We recently had brunch here. A friend had recommended the place while we were in Richmond. OMG the food was AMAZING! My husband and daughter ordered from the menu, however, I had the "bar" and there was so much food! Part of the food is actually in a bathtub! Everything was great! My husband had the crab quiche and was... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Everything on the menu is good, but I LOVE their all you can eat lunch buffet! I always start with a bowl of their homemade soup and then a big plate of salad! They have lovely fresh veggies, pasta salad with shrimp, hummus and tuna salad. For desert, I get a bowl of fresh fruit and cottage cheese. Plus, its... More

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Long Island, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to the Strawberry Street Cafe for dinner one evening after hearing people mention it in the past. I did not try the famous bathtub buffet, however I did see it. The waitstaff was friendly and the place wasn't too noisy. We tried the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and honey as an appetizer. The tomatoes were more... More

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Forest, Virginia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Four of us stopped in for lunch on a weekday. The service was friendly and prompt. We all ordered sandwiches and they were very good. The sweet potato fries might be the best I've had anywhere, ever. We would return.

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Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Bathtub brunch was good. I think I had higher expectations and was a little let down with the buffet but good nonetheless. I wouldn't say you HAVE to go or anything but it was a good brunch...

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It is a nice place and average food. People talk about it like it is so good and cool. I fail to see it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In Richmond for business, my colleague suggested we eat at the cafe, where she remembered a wonderful meal a few years back. Instead we both found the place to be noisy (though not packed) and food mediocre at best. But, even that could be overlooked as an "off night." The clincher was the long black hair I found in my... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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128 reviews 128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Strawberry Street Cafe has been a mainstay of the fan for 37 years. Good food at a good price with a stellar soup and salad bar. The Sunday brunch is fantastic.

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Knoxville, TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Excellent food, with good size portions. Neat little restaurant located in the middle of an urban neighborhood. Has the feel of a place the locals would frequent, so you know it will be good.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had lunch here on a Friday and were promptly seated with our reservations. There was a varied menu and a salad bar in a bath tub. You can tell there is a lot of history and the atmosphere was awesome. Good food and excellent service. When in Richmond, I would definitely eat here again.

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