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The Restaurant at Smithfield Station

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415 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430
+1 757-357-7700
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

15 friends went to the Station for their Sunday Brunch. Reservations accepted and seating was very good. Seated in timely manner. Food very good. Omelet station excellent. Variety of food on buffet. Enjoyable outing for our friends. will be back & would recommend to others.

Thank Fred C
Williamsburg, Virginia
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Came here to visit with out-of-towners we'd not seen in a while. They were staying at the Station Hotel for a long weekend and we're just a hop across the ferry away. The restaurant was surprisingly only half full for Saturday evening (our reservations were at 6). We had a table overlooking the marina. Note there is outside dining but... More 

Thank Burgie64
Summerfield, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a family get together thursday evening prior to a weekend event. The family sport is fishing from Alaska to Florida so we are spoiled when it comes to fresh fish but always pleased by good preparation and presentation. The folks in the galley did a great job. Our server Tori was pleasant,helpful and very efficient. She deserves a... More 

Thank jim49580
Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

The bride and I are still on our lunch safari so we went to the Smithfield Station's IBX Bar and Grille for our Saturday lunch. I had the Chicken Salad Plate w/ fruit and she opted for the Seafood Caesar salad. Mine was ok, the chicken was cooked too long rendering it a little tough. The lettuce was fresh but... More 

Thank r s
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food good, service good, bar very pretty and fun. Seafood primarily but not exclusively. Prices reasonable but not cheap.

Thank Constance B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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178 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

You're better off throwing your money into the street than spending it on the swill served at Smithfield Station restaurant. The chicken fried steak is godawful. Remember when you were a kid and the lunch lady served up beef fritters? Beef fritters, for the uninitiated, are thin, dry, tasteless beef patties with a lackluster coating resembling paste. That's what Smithfield... More 

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rpack76, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. To be fair though, I think you have the wrong restaurant. We do not have chicken fried steak on our menu. We have never had chicken fried steak on our menu. I understand everyone has a right to their opinion but with such a terrible review I would ask that you remove... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such a beautiful place for an upscale dinner. However, we love to go on Monday's with the family for the $5.00 hamburgers :)

Thank Mlanzalo
Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

The view is pretty and that's about it. The food is average at best and does not support the prices.

Thank Lyle S
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful dining room on the water. Great local seafood,attentive staff. Nice bar area. I had the crab cake sandwich (recommend to me ) delicious. The menu is a little pricy ,however it is summertime. I do try to eat there each time I'm in town.

Thank MHLaBar
Hampton, Virginia
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

The "station" is a local favorite and one the most reliable restaurants in Smithfield. The food is good and the staff efficient and friendly. But the real draw is the dockside location and waterside atmosphere. We prefer eating in the bar area which is casual and always friendly. Prices are a little higher than some other local spots but still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $32
American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-357-7700
  • This restaurant is at Smithfield Station
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?