We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vintage Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138 (Bridge Road / Route 17)
757-238-8808
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 148: English reviews
New York
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and service but the restaurant seems focused on serving business travelers or those hoping to impress. Food is wonderful but a bit too planned. Seems like they are trying very hard to tell you know you are eating real Southern food. Perfect for the business traveler who wants to feel like they didn't miss out on a Southern... More 

Helpful?
Thank NorthernSpie
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Last night my wife and I experienced one of the best meals we have had anywhere. Even though soft shells were only listed as an appetizer, Chef Kenny whipped us up an incredible dinner plate of Nansemond River soft shells over baby greens, field peas, and asparagus topped by their remoulaude sauce. We had our favorite 'crab' Chardonnay with it,... More 

Helpful?
Thank MuleHead2
Suffolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is always deliciously perfect, the ambiance is great, and the waitstaff are fast, friendly, and attentive with just the right amount of care. I recommend it for your next "occasion."

Helpful?
Thank Leslie H
Suffolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Service is very polite and attentive and the menu features locally-sourced food products. The ambience is warm and inviting. However, the with all that up front, I expected the food to match in quality. While our meals were good, they did not meet our expectations and this is true over several visits in the last year.

Helpful?
1 Thank DocChesapeake
Portsmouth
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The Vintage Tavern is our go to spot when we feel like a quiet celebration, with the cozy unique bar area, excellent drink menu, and great local fare the Tavern is an outstanding spot for a date night or couples outing. Save room for the desserts and don't ignore the specials they are seasonal and delicious. We have been several... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shannon C
Suffolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Service was good. food average, Restaurant very clean and well appointed. Too expensive except for a special occasion

Helpful?
Thank AngelBrigade
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

You won't find a better resturant with better atmosphere in Hampton Roads. From the hearth fireplace and quaint garden to the prime rib and pulled pork, this place has Southern comfort written all over it. You won't be disappointed.

Helpful?
Thank Dez S
Smithfield, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My wife and I scored big when our "kids" took us out to dinner at the Vintage Tavern in Suffolk VA to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. We had reservations in the bar so we could relax a little more. The bar service also offers a full dinner menu. Had a great time, food was excellent, as was the service.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lance D
Suffolk, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The service was wonderful. The food was outstanding. I had the grilled venison & my husband had the grilled flounder. Both dishes was very delicious & filling. Of course we had to start off with the pimento cheese platter. Our waitress Stacey was on point. They even had our menus personalized with our names wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Now... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mona M
Yorktown, Virginia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We visited the restaurant on 2/6 and then place is very nice and the service was very good. I Had the Delmonico which was cooked to my request but for 42 dollars it wasn't that impressive it came with fingerling potato's which were just cooked with no or little seasoning. My wife had the flounder which she stated did not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Larry W

Travelers who viewed Vintage Tavern also viewed

 
Suffolk, VA
 

Been to Vintage Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $200
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
    (Bridge Road / Route 17)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Suffolk
  • Phone Number: 757-238-8808
Description
Now open since April, 2006, Vintage Tavern at Governor's Point is owned by Brian and Teresa Mullins. Located in the hunting and fishing community of Northern Suffolk, Virginia the restaurant features 'Seasonally Southern' fare. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas both with fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the covered veranda and a 400 plus selection wine list. The perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. Voted #1 by Hampton Roads magazine 2012 Platinum Plate Awards. Recognized by Open Table as one of America's Top 50 Restaurants in 2009 and 2010, and by Sante magazine for Wine Hospitality in 2010.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vintage Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?