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“Could be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Restaurant at Smithfield Station

The Restaurant at Smithfield Station
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Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Smithfield
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Suffolk, VA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2008

Dining at Smithfield Station is a real mixed bag. They have a great location with a wonderful water view and new shops adjacent. The food is usually pretty good, if somewhat uninspired, but the service frequenlty leaves something to be desired. Strongly recommend avoiding the noon meal on Sunday, when it tends to be extremely busy and not worth the wait. Smithfield Inn is a better choice.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Elegant, yet relaxed. Friendly, courteous staff and owners. Beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2008

What a wonderful place to go to relax and enjoy yourself anytime of the year. Located on the river and within 5 minutes of historical downtown Smithfield, VA, there's something for everyone.

The employees and owners make you feel right at home. They are courteous and helpful beyond belief. The food is delicious, and the menu offers many wonderful choices.

This is our favorite "getaway" spot within driving distance and I highly recommend it. Try to get the Lighthouse room at least once---it's quite an experience. All of the rooms are nice and comfortable, so you just can't lose when you book a room here.

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Harrisburg, PA
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great lunch, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2006

This is a beautiful restaurant overlooking a marina on the Pagan River. We stopped in for a beer before exploring this lovely town. We asked the bartender for a menu in order to plan a late lunch. I noticed that their signature Crabmeat Smithfield, which I had read about in the AAA guidebook, was not on the menu. He said it had been taken off the menu but they would make it on request. We came back later & requested it, & we were in for a treat. It's sauteed lump crab meat mixed with minced Smithfield ham topped by Monterey Jack cheese. It was absolutely out of this world! If that is not to your liking, the menu is full of other choices...mostly seafood. It was a memorable lunch with fast & friendly service.

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