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Trick Dog Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480-2120
+1 804-438-6363
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was excellent, especially at bar. Friendly and warm environment in recently redecorated space. Lynn at the bar is terrific, and Lisa and Hailey do excellent jobs as servers.

Thank LynnP11
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this spot. Great bar and superb restaurant in the cozy village of Irvington. The Caesar salad is authentic and the Duck was delicious. Don't pass this up when traveling the Northern Neck. Oh - try to get Julie to serve you. She is so pleasant, thorough, and cheerful. Thanks Julie for helping make our outing so special.

1 Thank franko1208
Midlothian, Virginia
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256 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on an slow night. Very attractive place with a handsome bar. Oysters on the half shell, cheese board, and very tasty salads. They offer lamb shanks, tasty crab cakes, chicken cordon blue, filet, duck, and steak. Salmon was on the menu but they were out. Service was terrific. I would go here again if I was in the... More 

Thank B W
Norfolk, Virginia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here on our first night in Irvington. We were put off almost immediately by our waitress's overly familiar and somewhat odd demeanor. Over the course of the meal, the service only got worse. She criticized my husband's choice of appetizer (mussels because he planned to eat plenty of oysters the next day). She disappeared... More 

Thank ecc1002
Irvington, Virginia
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Trick Dog has been an Irvington institution over the years and was recently sold. We were there not long after it changed hands and were concerned about both the food and the service. Obviously these were growing pains. Our visit last night was totally delightful and the food extraordinary. We were a party of five and almost all of... More 

1 Thank DnYC176
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261 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This was a special night for family and friends and we were not disappointed. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Good food paced nicely with good presentation. Wait person did her best to make our meal a treat. Definitely will return.

Thank sncathome
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The decor is so deceiving! It has a big city feel in a little town. Slightly loud; but overall a fun experience. Nice selection of cocktails, wine and beer. Attentive staff. Food was good. vegetable pot-stickers especially delicious Kale salad also very nice

Thank jefrench
Irvington, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

contribute to a fine experience at the hands of new owners and skilled new management of a local property.

Thank George K
Kilmarnock, Virginia
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Open the door to a restaurant & think of NYC! The menu is limited and there are rarely any changes to the menu or additions. But, the food is generally very good & consistent. The bar is well stocked & the barkeep very adept at making almost any drink you need. lots of "regulars" keep the bar hopping!

Thank sarek1cat
Williamsburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive going to the Trick Dog based on recent reviews but could not have been happier with our visit. Cocktails were first rate, my salmon entry from the menu and my spouse's grouper special were both fantastic, and even the coffee was noteworthy. And, Mathew, our server, could not have been more efficient, responsive nor friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480-2120
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Irvington
  • Phone Number: +1 804-438-6363
Great small town rest. with bigger city attitude...great food and service

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?