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“Best view in town - great seafood”

The Restaurant at Smithfield Station
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Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lobster ravioli and tuna steak could not have been more fresh or tasteful... Watching the small boat traffic at dusk helps to slow the world down... We will be back...

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Thank UncleSkip
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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Hi Uncle Skip,

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review of our business. Please introduce yourself next time your in to one of the Packs so we can put a face to the name.

Thanks again,

Brian Pack and Family

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had lunch today at one of my favorite places in Smithfield VA and was yet again WOW-ed! They now offer a "Order Healthy Menu" that had fabulous lunch and dinner selections, is priced well and made it easy to have a delicious healthy meal! They even worked with a dietitian with the Town's Wellness Program to develop this menu! Kudos to the Station!

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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Hi Gina,

Thanks for the great review of our healthy choice menu- not that you need it. It seems to be a real hit so far and I have really enjoyed it myself. Thanks again for the support!

Brian Pack and Family

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Restaurant at Smithfield Station has a nice location with convenience parking. According to the Host my wife and I were lucky to be seated at the last available table facing the water on a Sunday for lunch. I compare independent restaurants with the large chains like Red Lobster and Cracker Barrel. This restaurant compares with Red Lobster in prices and menu selections, the difference being several Smithfield ham menu items. We both had the fried seafood combinations platter for $15.95 that was quite tasty. Our main objection on this visit was very slow service. It was a long wait for beverage refills etc. Perhaps it was our waitperson that dimmed our visit. The drive there from Williamsburg via the ferry and route 10 is very pleasant so we may try again in a few months.

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Thank K H
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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear KH,

Thank you for taking the time to review our business and having such nice things to say about our seafood and views. Please introduce yourself next time your in and I will make sure the service is speedy and up to par with our price point.

Thanks again,

Brian Pack and Family

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I were very much looking forward to date night here. The location was nice, it is on water (river) and considering that, you do have a view of water and boats, but not an expansive view. We didn't let the "great-grandparents house" smell deter our attitude to have a nice, expensive meal. We allowed ourselves to order whatever we wanted because we have been disappointed over and over in the Hampton Roads area and were sure we would be satisfied here. We were not. We had a $100 bill and the food quality just did not match the price. My husband had jambalaya and I had a steak; we also had spring rolls for an appetizer (they were the most pleasing) and wine. While there was nothing truly wrong with any of our items, they were certainly not impressive nor even tasty enough for us to return. Service was also average, very courteous, but a bit slow.

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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Browns208,

Thank you for your thoughts on our business and taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry you feel our menu does not match our price points or service level. We will continue to work hard to improve our business and hopefully win you over on your next visit.

Thanks again,

Brian Pack and the Pack Family

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ate dinner here, prices are very reasonable, service was great, views of the water, very strong como from the bar hit the spot,,, good menu lots of good choices.

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Brian P, Owner at The Restaurant at Smithfield Station, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear APN006,

Thanks for such a great review. Feed back like this makes the hard work worth every moment for myself and family.

Thanks again,

Brian Pack and the Pack Family

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