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“Formerly Roach Coach, Joni is doing it right in planting her roots” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Almost There Diner

Almost There Diner
6501 Richmond Highway, Tappahannock, VA
(804) 443-2622
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Ranked #9 of 32 Restaurants in Tappahannock
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Formerly Roach Coach, Joni is doing it right in planting her roots”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Joni used to have a food truck which was lovingly nicknamed "Roach Coach" by everyone I know who ate there- which was pretty much every early-morning workingman I know. I've been told people called it that to deterr "Come-Here's" people so It could stay a best-kept secret in the community. Joni's (everyone i know now never calls it "almost there", but says, "hey, do you wanna go to joni's?") has now moved into a permanant building where her truck used to park- a veeeeerrrry! small! Quaint! Tiny! restauraunt with a take-no-prisoners- additude and great food. from the mismatched, hodge-podge decorations and whimsical murals and paintings on the walls to the diversity of the menu-(you want seafood? sandwiches? burgers? chicken? breakfast? take your pick!) Joni's has got it goin on. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just to stop in an grab some fresh coffee and one of joni's mind-bogglingly outrageous desserts. Friendly service, intimate, folky setting, and do yourself a favor and get to meet Joni if she's there- this lady is a geniune trip.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Mom & Pop Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very good little place. If you pass by it, you might not stop - but don't let the outside fool you!

My coworkers and I ate lunch there one day - good selection of lunch fare - and the food was very good. Country folks - country food - good eating!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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