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“Overall it was good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Restaurant at Smithfield Station

The Restaurant at Smithfield Station
415 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430
+1 757-357-7700
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Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Smithfield
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The award-winning Restaurant at Smithfield Station is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and offers a variety of fine cuisine. Renowned for an extensive menu that places an emphasis on Fresh Local Seafood that combines the flair of legendary Smithfield Ham into many of their dishes. Beautiful Water Views, Reservations Recommended.The Smithfield Station IBX Bar & Grill is also located next door and offers the same great view, but with a more casual setting and great bar specials.
Waynesboro, Virginia
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Overall it was good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I ate dinner here after a day of walking around. The waitress was very friendly and prompt. The food was pretty good, we ordered Oysters Rockefeller and they were good, but I have had better. She had a salad that was the same as a salad we could make at home. I had the rockfish that had ham and crab rolled up inside. That was very good but the sauce on top was a bit too sweet for me. Breakfast the next morning was another subject. The omelet bar was incredible and made to order with your choice of standard items such as bacon, onions and peppers, but then you can choose crab and shrimp also. That was a nice touch. But the best thing we ate was the ham. Obviously with Smithfield being the ham capital, it was to die for. I wanted to just keep eating ham! Again, service was great, dinner was pretty good and the Sunday breakfast buffet was great.

  • Visited November 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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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed review of our business. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again.

Brian Pack
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome FOOD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Everything I have ever eaten at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station has been delicious. I love the Sunday Brunch. I love the crabcakes. And, nothing beats The STATION BURGER!

Visited February 2012
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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to leave the Station such an great review. I always enjoy getting feed back on what people like most about our family business.

Thanks again,

Brian Pack
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced, mediocre food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Most entrees are $30, and would be slightly overpriced at $20. The servers don't know much about their wine selection, and will typically point you to the most expensive option they have. The "waterfront view" is scarcely visible inside.

Visited October 2012
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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Scott,

Thank you for taking the time to give Smithfield Station your personal review. Your suggesions will be considered by myself and my staff. Being built over top of the river our restaurant does offer senic veiws from almost every table. I am sorry you table did not meet your standards.

Thanks again,

Brian Pack
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Smithfield Station”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Although the atmosphere was pleasant, I think this restaurant is a bit pricey for the quality of the food I received. I shared a meal and a dessert and it was almost $40 and we both left there still hungry.

Visited September 2012
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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thanks for your review. My staff and I are always on the look out for ways to improve our business. With the cost of quality ingredients and food its always a challenge coming up with affordable meals. We will take your review into consideration.

Thanks you,

Brian Pack
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“Delicious and unique dishes of food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

An easy walk along the marina to the restaurant from the inn. Lovely and clean inside and outside dining.

Visited September 2012
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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Lizzy,

Thanks for the kind words. The staff and myself really enjoyed hearing your feed back.

Thanks again!

Brian Pack
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