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“Fantastic food/Excellent service/Great former soda shop diner!” 4 of 5 stars
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Richardson's Cafe
12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109
804–725–7772
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Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Mathews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Gloucester, VA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Fantastic food/Excellent service/Great former soda shop diner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We've (my husband and I) have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed. Food is always excellent, cooked properly and we love the fact that the dinner menu changes daily - there's always something new to try. On our last visit, we stopped in for a late lunch and I'm happy to report that I can rave about the chicken salad (recommended by the owner, who was sitting behind us) and it was piled on the sandwich (I opted for toasted rye vs. the usual swirly bun advertised). My husband had the Reuben but didn't care for the ample amount of butter used - less is more. We've also had their fried green beans and they are outstanding - you must try them; steaks (great); and fried seafood (also great-especially the oysters). If you check their Facebook page, you will find their daily lunch and dinners specials. This is just a recent example: "Join us for dinner tonight with specials including Prime Rib, Alligator Stuffed Shrimp, Cinnamon Chipotle Tuna, Steak & Scallop Stir Fry, Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Alfredo, Southwestern Grouper, Fried Soft Crab Dinner, and a Blackened Tuna or Salmon Salad. Hope to see you tonight!!!" So, forget heading across the river as we locals say and dine in Mathews - you won't regret it. If you can hold it, also try their delicious desserts or have one boxed up and take it with you! Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Bar b que at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very good beer selection. Service second to none. Surprising menu. Great atmosphere. Local favorite.

Visited July 2012
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Wonderful home cooking and fabulous ice cream! Huge fried oysters! Funky interior, preserving the feel of an old soda fountain drug store.

Visited March 2013
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Prince George, Virginia
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“Honeymoon Dinner. :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I spend our honeymoon weekend at Buckley Hall Inn and ate at Richardson's for dinner. It was a Saturday night and was PACKED. Which shows just how good it is. Great service, fair prices and classic feel. Love this place. :)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southern States
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just Plain Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We eat here each time we visit Inn at Tabbs Creek and we have never been unhappy with our meals. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere. Try it . . .

Visited December 2012
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