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“Great place when you are out on the water.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Heron Restaurant

Blue Heron Restaurant
9100 Wilcox Neck Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-4109
804-829-9070
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great place when you are out on the water.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have eaten here on several occasions for lunch while out boating on the Chickahominy river. Very good crab cake sandwiches good burgers. Great view of the river from the outdoor seating.

Visited June 2014
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Sandston, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A change of scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Summer Saturday 6:30 pm reservation for 8. They did an excellent job: service, menu, price. The fried catfish was crispy and light, salad beautiful. While not on tap, good beers available. Views outstanding and it was nice to walk out on the docks after dinner. My only redo would be reserving an outdoor table next time; it was a ( too) loud busy place last night. Def worth the drive, which takes you thru big farm country.

Visited July 2014
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“Best Resturant in the county”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On a 3 day trip we ate here twice. Food and service was super, never had to ask for a thing, refills came before drinks were empty. Order anything and get dessert!

Visited July 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A seafood haven”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Restaurant is on the water near a boat dock. It seemed quite a distance from the highway., so keep your Gps tuned in. A good variety of seafood dishes. Reasonably priced. Attentive wait staff and wiling to explain dishes. Very busy at certain hours even had entertainment. Real down home atmosphere on the water front.

Visited October 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Worth the drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Blue Heron Restaurant sits at a marina on a bend in the east side of the Chickahominy River. On a nice day, take the time to drive up Rte 5 from Williamsburg, then north on a route whose number frankly escapes me right now - maybe a half hour from downtown, about 20 minutes from our house. Plan on arriving a little before sunset, try to grab an outdoor table, and savor the view – odds are good that you will actually see a blue heron crossing the river. They serve simple down-home cooking and a good assortment of seafood. I have particularly enjoyed fish and prime rib meals here, for much less than I would pay in Williamsburg. Nothing fancy, but well-prepared. Well worth going out of your way.

Visited June 2014
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